Athabasca University launches new open access book on sustainability: Energy Management and the Environment: Challenges and the Future

    ST. ALBERT, AB, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Athabasca University's Centre for
Innovative Management (CIM) announces the release of a new open access book,
Energy Management and the Environment: Challenges and the Future. Edited by
CIM's Dr. Anshuman Khare and Joel R. Nodelman, the book features the work of
practitioner-authors from CIM's extended community of business leaders, alumni
and academics who share successful energy management practices from their own
organizations. "It took two years and lots of support from our alumni network
who contributed papers and found authors and reviewers to participate in the
project," said Dr. Khare. It highlights the power of online collaboration to
promote advances in environmental sustainability in the energy sector. This
project is a follow-up to the highly successful Emerging Dimensions on
Environmental Sustainability: A Canadian Perspective of Innovative Practices,
which was released in 2005.
    In his foreword to the book, Simon Knight, President and CEO of Climate
Change Central, writes, "The transition awaiting our fossil-fuelled nations
remains unclear, but we know that our current energy sources of coal, oil, gas
and nuclear energy will be with us into the foreseeable future. We must design
solutions to cope with their impacts and finite supply in order to continue to
enjoy their benefits. In reading this book I found much useful information and
possible solutions to help our way forward. My hope is that books like this
will engage more people in the crucial energy debate to help shape our
societies' life blood well into the future."
    As an open access book, Energy Management and the Environment: Challenges
and the Future, is available as a free download from the CIM website at Athabasca University has committed itself to the open
access movement by creating Canada's first open access press, AU Press.

    About Athabasca University's Centre for Innovative Management

    In 1994, Athabasca University's Centre for Innovative Management launched
the world's first online MBA program. Since then, the program has grown to
become Canada's largest Executive MBA with over 800 students world-wide, and
an alumni population approaching 2,000. The Financial Times of London has
recognized the AU MBA as one of the "top Executive MBAs in the world."

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For further information: Media inquiries: Marilyn Wangler, Director of
Marketing and Communications, Athabasca University's Centre for Innovative
Management, Ph: (780) 418-7553 or Cell: (780) 965-0457, Email:

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