After the Sands
Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

Laxer, Gordon
Date Written:  2015-09-25
Publisher:  Douglas and McIntyre Ltd.
Year Published:  2015
Pages:  288pp   ISBN:  9781771621007
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18793

After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society. Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. There's no good reason for Canadians to use much more oil per capita than people in other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden -- nations that use 27 to 39 percent less oil per person. In After the Sands, Alberta-based 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.

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