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A CBC Calgary podcast exploring the profound challenges of the sudden energy transition. Energy analyst and economist Peter Tertzakian and CBC business journalist Tony Seskus look at human effects of accelerated, large-scale economic change.

A CBC Calgary podcast exploring the profound challenges of the sudden energy transition. Energy analyst and economist Peter Tertzakian and CBC business journalist Tony Seskus look at human effects of accelerated, large-scale economic change.

Location:

United States

Description:

A CBC Calgary podcast exploring the profound challenges of the sudden energy transition. Energy analyst and economist Peter Tertzakian and CBC business journalist Tony Seskus look at human effects of accelerated, large-scale economic change.

Language:

English


Episodes

Selling Dreams

5/6/2021
In this episode of Disruption, Peter and Tony talk to three entrepreneurs going all in on green energy technology. From their eureka moments, to their hardest days, to the successes they are most proud of, these change-makers speak frankly about the highs and tolls of the entrepreneurial life. It’s an insight into what it takes on a personal level to be part of the energy transition. Our guests are Amanda Hall, CEO of Summit Nanotech; Grant Strem, Chair and CEO of Proton Energy; and Apoorv...

Duration:00:53:07

Big bucks and business in the energy transition

4/22/2021
Remember that old song “Money Makes the World Go ’Round”? In this episode of Disruption, we explore how money makes the business of energy — oil and gas, and green tech — go ’round. We talk to people who make decisions about investments and spending, and learn how different strategies can drive technological innovation, create jobs and open new opportunities for individuals as we move towards a net zero industry. Our guests are Kevin Neveu, President and CEO of Precision Drilling, and Jason...

Duration:00:44:58

Lost jobs, retooled lives and a greener future

4/8/2021
“I've laid in bed depressed because there was more money in my son’s piggy bank than there was in our account.” Behind every layoff in the energy industry there is a person with their own story. In this episode of Disruption, Peter Tertzakian talks to four people affected by the downturn of oil and gas: the choices they faced, the changes necessary to move on, the support they found and how, now, they’re positive about the future — both for themselves and the energy industry.

Duration:00:54:03

Stairway to Hell

3/24/2021
Will small-town Alberta lead the energy transition? Or suffer the fate of ghost towns like Bankhead? Energy analyst and author Peter Tertzakian shares the story "Stairway to Hell" from his Energyphile project (check it out at energyphile.org), about a town that went bust during the shift from coal to oil over a century ago. He and cohost Tony Seskus ask what lessons could be learned today for the small towns of southern Alberta

Duration:00:43:14

Coming soon: An exploration of the profound challenges of the sudden energy transition

3/18/2021
What are the human effects of accelerated, large-scale economic disruption? In each episode of Disruption, energy analyst and economist Peter Tertzakian and CBC business journalist Tony Seskus talk to the people on the frontlines of this monumental change. Disruption explores the impacts on individuals, businesses and communities: from energy workers in the field to green technology innovators, from boardroom decision makers to small-town mayors.

Duration:00:02:10