A publication addressing Canadas massive energy resource endowment and the opportunities for both economic growth and carbon footprint reduction was launched today, June 26.
Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse, co-edited by Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), Memorial University, and president, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Clement W. Bowman, chair, Energy Pathways Task Force, was launched at the Canadian Academy of Engineerings annual general meeting and symposium in St. Johns.
The book proposes three objectives for Canada:
Add value to Canadas energy exports, extending our countrys value chain and strengthening our innovation ecosystem
Contribute to reducing North Americas carbon footprint, such as being the lowest cost producer of low-greenhouse gas electricity; and
Contribute to the increasing global energy demand, recognizing Canadas huge energy resource base.
Canada has an abundance of unique energy resources, both renewable and non-renewable, that present incredible opportunities for innovation, economic growth,
job creation and lowering carbon footprint, said Dr. Marceau. Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse builds on Canadas historically successful big project innovation strategy to point the way forward for unleashing its economic potential across the nation, while building a foundation for a more sustainable long-term energy future.
The book is the latest initiative undertaken by the Canadian Academy of Engineerings Energy Pathways Task Force, which has published a number of important reports since 2005. It brings together contributions from national experts and leaders in the fields of energy, resources and economic strategy.