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Green Energy Futures is a multi-media series that tells the stories of people engaged with sustainable energy solutions in their homes, communities and businesses.

Green Energy Futures is a multi-media series that tells the stories of people engaged with sustainable energy solutions in their homes, communities and businesses.
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Green Energy Futures is a multi-media series that tells the stories of people engaged with sustainable energy solutions in their homes, communities and businesses.

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231. The University of Calgary renovates the brutalist MacKimmie Library to net-zero

10/1/2019
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This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures – How the University of Calgary — yes, that University of Calgary, at the heart of Canada’s conventional fossil fuel industry — has turned their ‘60s-era brutalist MacKimmie Library into a building designed to reach net-zero carbon emissions. See blog and photos at www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

230. Raffi's "Young People Marching" – for Greta Thunberg

10/1/2019
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This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we talk to Raffi about his song “Young People Marching” a tribute to Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist who has inspired millions of youth around the world to call for action on climate change. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/raffi-young-people-marching-for-greta-thunberg

Duration:00:03:59

229B Recycling Energy Part II - Overcoming recycling complacency

9/5/2019
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Recycling was once a badge of honour – I recycle therefore I am helping the environment. But have we turned our backs on the three Rs as we walk down the street with single-use cups as if it were a fashion statement? We talk to Christina Seidel of the Recycling Council of Alberta about rebooting recycling. See Green Energy Futures story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/229-recycling-energy

Duration:00:03:59

229A. Recycling Energy Part I - Do we need to double down on recycling?

9/5/2019
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Recycling just might reclaim a place in the sun as one solution to climate change and some of the waste issues plaguing us today. As plastics, microplastics and other waste issues plague the environment and hit the news there are calls to double-down in our efforts to truly reduce waste and emissions. see Green Energy Futures story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/229-recycling-energy

Duration:00:03:59

228. Solar displacing diesel in Fort Chipewyan, Canada

8/20/2019
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Fort Chipewyan is going solar? Solar will replace 25 per cent of diesel generation in Fort Chipewyan a small community of 1,000 people in northern Alberta. See Green Energy Futures video, blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-for-diesel:-the-sun-shines-on-fort-chipewyan

Duration:00:03:59

227. Life with an EV: Kevin Ma enviro reporter and the long road to EV ownership

7/31/2019
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Kevin Ma knew he wanted an electric vehicle soon after a series on watersheds led him to the issue of climate change. This is the story of his long and winding road to EV ownership in Alberta. Episode 227, part III in our Green Energy Futures series LIfe with an EV broadcast on the CKUA Radio Network in Alberta. See blog, photos and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/life-with-an-ev-kevin-ma-environment-reporter-long-and-winding-road-to-electric-vehicle-ownership?preview=true

Duration:00:03:59

226. Life with an EV: Carol Bishop – Fill it up for 3 bucks!

7/22/2019
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Life with an EV Part 2 – Carol Bishop bought her Nissan Leaf "mostly for environmental reasons" but she also loves driving it! In part 2 of our series, CKUA Radio and Green Energy Futures present Carol Bishop's experience with her EV. Spoiler alert, she also likes paying only $9 in fuel costs to drive 600 km!

Duration:00:03:59

225. LIfe with an EV: Ed Ma and Electrifying performance

7/15/2019
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Life with an EV Part 1 – Ed Ma was bitten by the EV bug in 2009 when "I made the mistake of taking a Tesla Roadster for a test drive." In the first of our series CKUA Radio and Green Energy Futures present Ed Ma and Rhonda Blair who've owned three Teslas and one Smart Cabriolet EV and will never go back! See blog, photos and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/life-with-an-ev-ed-ma-electrifying-performance-electric-vehicles(opens in a new tab)

Duration:00:03:59

224b. Burning Souls – A climate breakdown thriller by David Chernushenko

7/4/2019
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"Burning Souls" is a new book by David Chernushenko, activist, former Ottawa City Councillor and tireless crusader for sustainability. We talk to David about his "climate breakdown thriller" on this episode of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. See blog and part 1 of this series: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/224-activist-david-chernushenko-climate-thriller-burning-souls

Duration:00:03:59

224a. Burning Soul – David Chernushenko's journey to sustainability

6/28/2019
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David Chernushenko is the author of the new climate breakdown thriller entitled "Burning Souls." In this episode of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures, we talk to David, a filmmaker, former Ottawa City Councillor and author about his journey to sustainability in Part I of our 2 part series. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/224-activist-david-chernushenko-climate-thriller-burning-souls

Duration:00:03:59

223. Solar thermal home still cool after all these years

6/13/2019
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Twelve years ago Ed Ma and Rhonda Blair of Calgary, Alberta built the greenest home they could long before all this talk of net-zero homes and it's still pretty cool! What did they do in this amazing home? And what would they do differently today? Find out in this week's episode of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures.

Duration:00:03:59

222B. Geothermal Revival Part II - This could be the only way to make big buildings net-zero

5/23/2019
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In Part II of Geothermal Revival Jacob Komar says super-efficient geothermal heat pumps make bigger buildings much more efficient and may be the most economical way to make bigger buildings net-zero. We dig deeper into geothermal this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. See blog and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/geothermal-revival-getting-to-net-zero-the-easy-way

Duration:00:03:59

222A. Geothermal Revival - Getting to net-zero the easy way

5/23/2019
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This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures Jacob Komar tells us why Geothermal Energy is about to experience a great second coming! He says on a renovation project you can get to net-zero for half the cost of using a more passive heating approach. Find out what's shaking up the green building industry. Check out our blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/geothermal-revival-getting-to-net-zero-the-easy-way

Duration:00:03:59

221. Tesla Model 3 Best Selling EV in Canada

5/8/2019
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The Tesla Model 3 is the best selling electric vehicle (EV) in Canada and electric vehicles have eclipsed internal combustion engines in Norway. So says Matthew Klippenstein, EV columist from Vancouver, Canada on this week's edition of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

220. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions finds fertile land on Alberta farms

5/1/2019
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Derek Leahy is a farmhand, podcaster and the guy behind Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, an innovative project that works with farmers on farm solutions that are climate solutions in Alberta. Learn more about this CKUA Radio Green Energy Futures episode at http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/alberta-farms-fertile-land-for-rural-routes-to-climate-solutions

Duration:00:03:59

219. Osnabrück county produces 80% renewable energy

5/1/2019
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The county of Osnabrück in northern Germany produces 80% of its electricity from renewable sources, smashing national goals that call for 60% by 2050. We talk to Andreas Witte, head of climate change and energy about how the county is meeting Germany's Energiewende goals. CKUA Radio, Green Energy Futures. Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/osnabruck-county-produces-80-renewable-energy

Duration:00:03:59

218. Effect Homes has off-electricity grid office in the big city

5/1/2019
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Mike Holmes was on had when Effect Homes has cut the cord to the electricity grid in their new off-grid solar-cogen office in Edmonton, Alberta. This self-sustaining office produces its own electricity using solar and micro combined-heat-and-power units. Learn more in this week's episode of CKUA's Green Energy Futures. See blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/office-goes-off-grid-in-the-big-city

Duration:00:03:59

217. Geothermal promise of endless heat in agriculture

3/27/2019
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Geothermal energy could be harvested from tens of thousands of spent oil wells in Alberta––enough to support a revolution in agriculture. So says Dr. Johnathan Banks of the UofA in this co-production between CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures and Rural Routes to Climate Change. See blog, full-length Rural Routes podcast and our CKUA Green Energy Futures episode: www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

216. German waffle cone factory heats the homes of the village

3/22/2019
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A German waffle cone factory has sparked an ingenious small-scale green energy initiative. Waffel Meyer, the largest manufacturer of waffle cones in Europe is using its waste heat to heat the homes in the tiny village where it operates. We talk to owner Christian Meyer zu Venne on CKUA's Green Energy Futures. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/waffle-cone-factory-shares-its-warmth

Duration:00:03:59

215. Energy Efficiency essential for the planet, great for the economy

3/12/2019
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Doubling down on energy efficiency in Canada could create 118,000 new jobs, save 40% on home energy costs and secure half of the emissions reductions need to meet Paris goals. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to international energy expert Philippe Dunsky envisioning Canada's energy future. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/energy-efficiency-essential-for-the-planet-great-for-the-economy

Duration:00:04:00