After the Sands

After the Sands

Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

Book - 2015
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A bold plan to address climate change and provide energy security for Canadians. Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. Political economist Gordon Laxer proposes a bold strategy of deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective to ensure that all Canadians have sufficient energy at affordable prices. Canada has all the oil, gas, and coal needed to transition to a low-carbon future. Remarkable hydro power resources give Canadians a large base of renewable energy, which can be expanded with wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. Few countries have these options in adequate quantities. But, as Laxer argues, Canada will not get there until we overcome the power of vested interests and untangle the trade agreements that block Canadians from secure and fair access to the nation's own energy resources.
Publisher: Madeira Park, BC :, Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781771621007
Branch Call Number: 363.73 LAX
Characteristics: 278 pages


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Dec 28, 2015

An excellent sequel to William Marsden's Stupid to the Last Drop. Hope this book has an influence on our political leaders.

Nov 24, 2015

The author offers a breathtaking list of policies to shift the Canadian economy from fossil fuels (especially tar sands) to renewable energy. The book has extensive endnotes, an index, and supporting graphics. This audacious polemic would have received a 4-star ranking but for its repetitiveness, harping on history, and lack of a concise concluding statement of key policies.

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