Areas of Expertise:Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Infrastructure, Innovation, Liquid Fuels, Natural Gas, Oil, Regulation, Smart Grid, Transportation
Additional Areas of Expertise:
auto industry, North American integration, Canadian energy
Christopher Sands is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a professorial lecturer in Canadian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Concurrently, he holds the G. Robert Ross Chair in Canada-United States Business and Economic Relations at Western Washington University, and serves on the advisory boards of the Canada-United States Law Institute and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He is the author of "Alternative Energy Futures for North America" (Hudson Institute, 2013)
Recent Comments by Christopher Sands
- "One problem with alternative fuels has been the desire of governments (and politicians) to pick winners: by mandating or subsidizing a particular alte"
Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles — Heads You Win, Tails You Win
- "Thanks to David Manning for entering this forum and making the case for the Keystone pipeline. The debate won't be resolved here, but I think that rea"
The Keystone Pipeline Controversy: What’s Really At Stake?
- "The problem with government as a venture capital source is both the poor track record of governments in picking winners and the fiscal constraint on g"
Should the Federal Government Provide Energy Loan Programs?
- "The effort by Maine is a good one, and such an examination of preparedness is useful. The great thing about our federal system is that other states ca"
What Maine Did to Secure Its Electric Grid from Electromagnetic Pulse and Geomagnetic Disturbance
- "Of course, it would be better if the US RFS was focused on the outcome (percentage of renewable fuel) than prescriptive (specifying ethanol or another"
Does the Renewable Fuel Standard Raise Food Prices?
- "Andrew, you raise a good question and I cannot answer it either. It does strike me that the EU-ETS needs a non-political "central bank" to limit the ""
The European Union’s Emissions Trading System: Climate Model, Now Climate Muddle?