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Lawrence Solomon

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Lawrence Solomon, a columnist with the National Post, was formerly a columnist with the Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine. He is author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best seller in both Canada and the U.S.

In the late 1970's, he was an advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on Global Resources and Environment (the Global 2000 Report). Since 1980 he has directed Energy Probe Research Foundation, one of Canada's leading think tanks, where he has been at the forefront of movements to promote conservation and clean energy, to stop nuclear proliferation and nuclear power expansion, to reform health care, and to convert free roads to toll roads.

He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research and a founder of the World Rainforest Movement, Friends of the Earth Canada, and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.

Mr. Solomon's 1982 model for electricity reform was adopted in the UK in 1989, leading to the demise of nuclear and coal power in the UK and its adoption of high efficiency natural gas technologies. His recommendations in the late 1980s and early 1990s for reforms in Ontario's natural gas sector contributed to an industry restructuring that yielded both economic and environmental benefits. His 1996 model for the satellite tolling of roads is being adopted in the U.S. and Singapore. He holds patents for toll road technology for the U.S., the EU, China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Brazil.