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Sustainable energy principles for Canada proposed in new report

Calgary, AB -- A new report from the Canada West Foundation, Getting It Right: A Canadian Energy Strategy for a Ca...


Calgary, AB — A new report from the Canada West Foundation, Getting It Right: A Canadian Energy Strategy for a Carbon-Constrained Future, argues that todays national policy debate on climate change will quickly slide into a national debate on a Canadian energy strategy.

The report, written by Dr. Roger Gibbins, president and CEO of the foundation, outlines a set of principles that might be used to frame the national debate, and thus ensure that it is both constructive in tone and respectful of the huge differences in the regional distribution of energy resources. The report is part of the foundation’s Getting it Right Project, which is focused on the supply side of energy (i.e., what the energy sector can do to address climate change rather than what the demand side — users of energy — can do) and on the role that public policy can play.

The report also notes that provincial ownership of natural resources means that any truly national energy strategy will necessarily be an amalgamation of federal, provincial and territorial initiatives.

To download a copy of the report, visit: www.cwf.ca/V2/cnt/publication_200710311700.php.