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October 3, 2017 | Two Perspectives on Carbon Pricing, Future Fuels and Prosperity

Stewart Muir is founder and executive director of the Resource Works Society, a Vancouver-based group open to participation by British Columbians from all walks of life who are concerned about their future economic opportunities. He is an author, journalist and historian with experience on three continents including a financial editor of The Vancouver Sun responsible for mining and markets coverage. Since Resource Works was established in 2014, the group has gained international recognition for its practical approach to the public challenges of responsible natural resource development and use.

Global demand for crude oil and natural gas is not credibly forecast to diminish over most of this century, but there is increasing pressure to change our energy systems. Some leading-edge thinkers examine the thorny issues that result.

In this article, two prominent thinkers look at Canadian climate policy and how the country can avoid shooting itself in the foot.

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Here’s a fresh perspective from energy thinker Alexander Green.

Green is saying: Fossil fuels are the lifeblood of the world economy. They are indispensable. Let’s do what we reasonably can to reduce greenhouse emissions. But that doesn’t require returning to a pre-industrial age. At some point – and it may be sooner than we think – human ingenuity, technology and entrepreneurship will deliver alternative energy sources that are safer and greener…

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October 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Resource Works

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