DALE EISLER Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy University of Regina, Saskatchewan
ENERGY IN MY OWN WORDS. Why is energy so important? Quite simply, energy is the lifeblood of the economy. There is a direct link between secure, affordable, sustainable energy supply and quality of life and standard of living. In a world where the energy market of supply and demand is changing dramatically, coupled with the on-going need to address climate change, energy policy is more important than ever. For the United States and Canada, which have the largest, most stable and mutually beneficial energy relationship in the world, how we manage our energy relations will be key to long-term energy future that is secure and sustainable.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL THE STRONGEST? The realization that many young children are growing up in poverty, that they start their life without an equal chance for success and a good life like other more fortunate children.
WHAT SHOULD WE STOP DOING? We should stop being so convinced that our individual, particular views and opinions are absolutely correct. Compromise can be a virtue.
WHAT ARE WE MISSING? The realization that working together is essential to progress.
WHAT IS THE MOST URGENT AND ESSENTIAL MATTER IN ENERGY? That we must balance the economic essential need for energy development, with a commitment to an environmentally sustainable future.
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