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Monday, September 23, 2013

Province's Energy Institute Still Valuable To NBers

The President of the Atlantica Centre for Energy says it's unfortunate the province's Energy Institute got off to a false start. 

With the head of the institute, Louis Lapierre, stepping down amid controversy surrounding his academic qualifications, John Herron tells CHSJ News the institute still has value to New Brunswickers.

He says energy is a very complex issue and having academic thought leadership coming from leading academics around the continent makes sense to help us find our way forward on issues that do have complexity so we can make sound science-based decisions and observations.

a component of the body is holding a citizen roundtable on energy, and he says that aspect is another illustration of why the institute is valuable.

Herron tells us Lapierre's mandate was to get the institute up and running and had no aspirations to stay in the position permanently.