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Book Title: After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians|
The author of the book: Gordon Laxer
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 481 KB
Edition: Douglas & McIntyre
Date of issue: June 7th 2016
ISBN 13: 9781771621007
Read full description of the books After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians:Hailed as "a myth-destroying blockbuster book" by Ralph Nader, After the Sands outlines a vision and road map to transition Canada to a low-carbon society: a plan lacking within all of Canada's major political parties.
Despite its oil abundance, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. Canada imports 40 percent of its oil, yet—unlike twenty-six of the other twenty-eight international energy agency members—has no strategic petroleum reserves to meet temporary shortages. Canadians use 27 to 39 percent more oil per capita than other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden.
After the Sands sets out a bold strategy using deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective. The goal: to end oil and natural gas exports and ensure that all Canadians get sufficient energy at affordable prices in a carbon-constrained future.
Read information about the authorGordon Laxer is the founding Director and former head of Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Parkland is a non-corporate, research institute that does public policy research to serve the public interest. When the Conservatives ruled Alberta, the Globe and Mail called Parkland Alberta’s ‘unofficial opposition’. Parkland’s mission has been to change the political culture of Alberta. Gordon is delighted that Rachel Notley, a former student, is now Alberta’s premier.
Gordon is a Political Economist and professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. He is the author of After the Sands. Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians (Douglas & McIntyre http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/book/...). After the Sands has met critical acclaim, winning the Errol Sharpe book award and was a finalist for the John W. Dafoe non-fiction book award. After the Sands reached number five among current affairs best-selling books across Canada.
Gordon is an author or editor of five other books, including Open for Business: The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada (Oxford University Press), which received the John Porter Award for best book written about Canada. He has published over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters and reports.
Gordon is a socially-engaged, public intellectual. His op eds have been published in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Edmonton Journal, the Calgary Herald, the Montreal Gazette, the Vancouver Sun, the Province (Vancouver), the Winnipeg Free Press, the Victoria Times Colonist, the Hill Times, the Saint John Chronicle Herald, the St. John’s Telegram, Canadian Dimension, and other publications. He has been interviewed on venues such as the CBC’s The Current, As it Happens, and the House. He was on the board of the Council of Canadians from 2004 to 2009.
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