Every energy sector out there wants a piece of the Peace River Valley, one of the last great wild places in North America. The oil industry wants it, the frackers, the solar, wind and nuclear industri
Every energy sector out there wants a piece of the Peace River Valley, one of the last great wild places in North America. The oil industry wants it, the frackers, the solar, wind and nuclear industries.
As Charles Wilkinson paddles through the issues he engages hydro and natural gas energy executives, oil company reps, nuclear spokesmen, scientists, academics and activists. What starts to becomes clear is that the tricky business of energy supply and demand does not play out in isolation. It involves everyone who turns on a computer, starts a car, charges a cell phone. With clarity, even handedness and a good deal of wit, Charles Wilkinson connects all of us all to this sweeping energy issue that is rapidly transforming our world. The Peace River is in northwestern Canada, but it could be anywhere as the issues are universal. Peace Out was inspired by Charles Wilkinson's award-winning documentary of the same name.
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is an award-winning filmmaker and author of, most recently, The Working Film Director, (2nd edition MW Press in LA), and Oil Sands Karaoke, a multi-award winning feature documentary film about the Alberta oil patch. His most recent film is a Spring 2015 release, the very hopeful environmental film - An Alternative Universe Called Haida Gwaii. Charles lives in Vancouver.
"Peace Out: Adventures on the Road to Green Energy is one of the best environmental books that I have read in some time. . . His (Charles Wilkinson) personal adventure into the world of energy production is interesting, well-written and contains liberal doses of humour making Peace Out not only an important read, but an entertaining one as well.
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— The Muskokan