The Lightfoot Institute


Papers & Publications

What engineers and scientists should know about scales for measuring primary energy: why they are necessary and how to use them. Lightfoot, H.D., (2009) 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference. May 12-15, 2009, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

A method for constructing scenarios of future world energy demand
. Lightfoot, H.D. (2009). 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference May 12-15, 2009, Hamilton, Ontario.

Required improvements to primary energy in the IPCC scenarios
. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Energy, 2008, 161, No. 3, 127-132, doi: 10.1680/ener.2008.161.3.127.

Chapter 9: The Potential for Increasing the Contribution of Renewable Energies towards Replacing Fossil Fuels is too Small to Justify the Expenditure of Government Research Funds. Lightfoot, H.D. (2008) In: Climate Change Research Progress, Editor: Lawrence N. Peretz, pp. 291-312. ISBN: 978-1-60021-998-6. © 2008 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Understand the three scales for measuring primary energy and avoid errors, Energy (2006), doi:10.1016/

Nuclear fission fuel can be considered as inexhaustible. Canadian Nuclear Society Bulletin, June 2006, Vol. 27, No. 2.

A Strategy for Adequate Future World Energy Supply and Carbon Emission Control, Engineering Institute of Canada, Climate Change Technology Conference: Engineering Challenges and Solutions in the 21st Century, Ottawa, Canada, May 10-12, 2006, Lightfoot H D. doi: 10.1109/EICCCC.2006.277266 Available at:

Nuclear Fission Fuel is Inexhaustible, Engineering Institute of Canada, Climate Change Technology Conference: Engineering Challenges and Solutions in the 21st Century, Ottawa, Canada, May 10-12, 2006, Lightfoot, H D, Manheimer W, Meneley D A, Pendergast D, Stanford G. doi: 10.1109/EICCCC.2006.277268 Available at:

Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet. Science, 1 November 2002, Volume 298, pp. 981-987. Martin I. Hoffert, Ken Caldeira, Gregory Benford, David R. Criswell, Christopher Green, Howard Herzog, Atul K. Jain, Haroon S. Kheshgi, Klaus S. Lackner, John S. Lewis, H. Douglas Lightfoot, Wallace Manheimer, John C. Mankins, Michael E. Mauel, l. John Perkins, Michael E. Schlesinger, Tyler Volk, Tom M. L. Wigley

New Sources of Energy are Needed to Halt Global Warming, Policy Options, May 1998, 16-19, Lightfoot H D, Green C.

Muka in use as an animal feed, Pulp and Paper Canada, Vol. 81. No. 9/September 1980, 116-120.

A Portable Monorail System for Wood Transportation, Forest Management Institute, Canadian Forestry Service, Department of the Environment, Ottawa, Ontario, Information Report FMR-X-73, February 1975.

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Reports for the McGill University Centre for Climate and Global Change Research (C2GCR) – now the Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre (GEC3)

No. 2002-9 Lightfoot H D, Green C, Observations on the IPCC Working Group III scenarios in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, November 2002.

No. 2002-5 Lightfoot H D, Green C, An assessment of IPCC Working Group III findings in Climate Change 2001: Mitigation of the potential contribution of renewable energies to atmospheric carbon dioxide stabilization., November 2002.

No. 2001-7 Lightfoot H D, Green C, Energy Intensity decline implications for stabilization of atmospheric CO2 content, October 2001.

No. 2001-1 Lightfoot H D, Green C, Climate change is an energy problem, March 2001

No. 92-6 Lightfoot H D, Green C, The dominance of fossil fuels: technical and resource limitations to alternative energy sources, May 1992.

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Domtar Research Centre Reports

Between 1971 and 1989, wrote 21 research reports as sole author plus 18 with co-authors.

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Domtar Patents

Partition System, CAN 990,040 June 1, 1976. Partition System U.S. 3,393,670 October 5, 1976.

Linear Corrugating Roll Deflection Control CAN 1076401 April 29, 1980. U.S. 4,179,253 December 18, 1979.

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