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Owning an EV in Snow Country

Last Christmas and over New Year’s 2022, a friend’s daughter and her husband and dog drove from Banff, Alberta to Sarnia, Ontario and back in a Hyundai Kona EV. This was across the Prairies and Northern Ontario in the teeth of winter in the space of 18 days.

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Bill Gate’s Favourite Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
ONE OF THE ECONOMIST’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR
“My new favorite book of all time.” –Bill Gates (2018)

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Economics for Students

Students enrolled in courses from international relations to environment to engineering are confronted with a mountain of detail in their pursuit of higher education and finding a means of establishing a clear perspective is challenging.

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Urban Sprawl: Pick your Insanity

Canada (particularly Ontario) vs. Saudi Arabia

Here is a faceoff between two apparently doomed-to-fail projects.

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Canada’s Unlimited Farmland

In some circles Canada is portrayed as underpopulated because it covers a huge area and has low population density.  Growth promoters suggest that a large proportion of Canada could be converted to farmland to feed both a much larger population and much of the world.

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The EROI of Fusion

EROI is a critical social metric* that reflects the ease with which energy can be produced.  It is a ratio between the energy produced and the energy used in the production process.

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