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The CKUA Radio podcast of the GreenEnergyFutures.ca series. The multi-media series is hosted by David Dodge and tells the stories of Canadians involved in the green energy revolution.

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The CKUA Radio podcast of the GreenEnergyFutures.ca series. The multi-media series is hosted by David Dodge and tells the stories of Canadians involved in the green energy revolution.

Twitter:

@gef140

Language:

English

Contact:

780-232-6162


Episodes

232B. Heat Pumps 101 - Magical Mystery Tour - Part 2

1/19/2023
In part 1 we unravelled the mystery of how a heat pump works. In part 2 Jean-Marie Robert is back to help us understand what heat pumps can do for us in our homes and buildings. Spoiler alert - they can do everything! Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00

232A. Heat Pumps 101 - The Magical Mystery Tour Part 1

1/19/2023
You hear about heat pumps everywhere these days, but how do they work and what can they do in my home? In part 1 of our series about Heat Pumps Jean-Marie Robert a heat pump expert with NAIT's Alternative Energy Program presents us with a simple guide to how heat pumps work and what they can do for us in our homes. Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast - Episode 232A www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00

331B. Why geothermal will heat our homes of neighbourhoods in the future

1/10/2023
Geothermal heating systems are not new, but this niche heating system is poised to be the heating system of the future. Efficiency, no emissions, and 700% efficient air conditioning are a few reasons. This week to find out why and how geothermal heating and cooling systems are scaling up. Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

331. Geothermal 101 - How to heat your home with 400% efficiency

1/5/2023
Geothermal heating isn't new, but we predict the 400% efficient heating and 700% efficient cooling system is the ultimate system of the future for our homes, buildings and entire neighbourhoods. Here's why. Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/231-geothermal-101-how-to-heat-your-home-with-400-efficiency

Duration:00:04:00

330. Racing the Tide - Nova Scotia's Dream of Tidal Energy

12/13/2022
Nova Scotia just might be on the verge of realizing its long sought-after dream of harvesting tidal energy. We were there in 2012. This week we follow Ian Austen of the New York Times as he retraces those steps to look at the latest technology for harvesting the tides at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast Learn more: www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:49

329. It's go time for wind, energy storage and solar says Bellissimo new CanREA CEO

11/24/2022
"It's go time for wind energy, energy storage, and solar energy" says Vittoria Bellissimo the new President and CEO of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association. "What we need is rapid decarbonization and a great expansion of electricity production to achieve an at zero economy," says Bellissimo. She replaces the long serving and much lauded Robert Hornung at CanREA. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast

Duration:00:03:51

328. Athabasca Chipewyan Launches Three Large Solar Farms in Alberta

11/14/2022
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) just launched three large solar farms in Vulcan, Monarch and Coaldale in southern Alberta. The ACFN has a 50% ownership stake with Concord Green Energy in these solar projects which total 68-megawatts, making it one of the largest First Nation ownership stakes in a renewable energy project in Canada. The solar projects will produce enough energy to power 10,000 homes. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Video Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00

327. SolShare - At Last Solar for Apartment Dwellers

11/4/2022
SolShare, a company out of Australia has created a solar sharing device that enables apartment dwellers to share a single solar system. The innovation has helped more than 1,000 apartments go solar down under. Now SolShare is moving into the U.S. and UK markets and may be interested in undertaking pilots in Canada. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00

326. Indigo Park Adding 500 EV Chargers in Canada

10/13/2022
Indigo Canada is adding 500 EV Chargers at its parking facilities in Canada. This is in addition to the 800 they have already installed. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Indigo CEO John Laires about how electric vehicles are transforming the parking industry.

Duration:00:04:00

325. Green Leagues Bringing Climate Action to the Hoods

10/5/2022
Community Leagues are taking climate action to neighbourhoods all over Edmonton, Alberta. About 50 of these local volunteer groups are taking action on climate change. This week on Green Energy Futures we talk to Laura Cunningham-Shelpeley of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues about so-called Green Leagues. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Video Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:52

324. Is now the time to go solar?

9/22/2022
For many years it was mostly keeners going solar. But solar is now 10 times cheaper than 20 years ago and the cheapest way to generate electricity, but what will it cost for you to go solar? We look at the cost of going solar in Alberta and discovered a few surprises. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Video Podcast https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/time-to-go-solar

Duration:00:03:59

323. Skyfire Shoots for the Moon with Zero Carbon Solar

9/14/2022
Solar already produces emissions free electricity, but Skyfire Energy wants to also eliminate all of the embodied emissions associated with the manufacturing, and construction of their solar projects. We talk to David Vonesch, president of Skyfire Energy. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast See story: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/skyfire-energy-zero-embodied-carbon-solar

Duration:00:04:00

322B. Designing a 100% Hydrogen Furnace-Hot Water Heater

8/22/2022
Cameron Doepker started Gradient Thermal, a small furnace company in Calgary, Alberta to design a more efficient combined furnace and hot water heater. Now he's adapting the unit to run on 100% hydrogen. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00

322A. How a Calgary entrepreneur created a 95% efficient combined furnace and hot water heater

8/22/2022
Cameron Doepker was inspired right after graduating in industrial engineering to design a better mousetrap - ok, it wasn't a mouse trap, but he did design a combined furnace and hot water heater that is 95% efficient. That's pretty cool, but now he's looking to the future of the hydrogen economy. Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00

321. NAIT Alternative Energy - 10 Years of Fuelling the Clean Energy Revolution

8/3/2022
When NAIT's Alternative Energy program started 10 years ago they were teaching some pretty cutting edge stuff and their grads struggled to find jobs. Today grads are leading the renewable energy revolution. We sit down for a chat with Dr. Jim Sandercock, program chair about the success of the program and of its grads who are busy changing the world.

Duration:00:03:56

320. Heat Pumps Sexy as George Clooney

7/20/2022
This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast we track down Mike Fell the social science researcher from the UK who is trying to make Heat Pumps a wee bit more sexy as a climate change solution. Spoiler alert, this involves George Clooney and a pretty CHIC website.

Duration:00:03:59

319. Thriving in the Net-Zero Economy

6/22/2022
You often hear oil and gas pitted against renewable energy as if they are in an all-out war for supremacy. But Alberta, Canada's oil province is also blessed with the best renewable and clean energy resources in the country and the energy expertise to build the net-zero economy of the future. We have done so many Green Energy Futures stories about inspired Albertans building the sustainable economy of the future we thought we'd take this conversation live. In this preview, we speak to four...

Duration:00:03:57

318. $3.7 Billion Investments in Renewables in Alberta

6/17/2022
There has been $3.7 billion in investment and 4,500 jobs created by municipalities and companies alike procuring 100% renewable energy from private developers in Alberta: companies like Amazon, RBC, Telus, Bimbo and more. We talk to Nagwan Al-Guneid, director of the BRC. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:51

317. Can Smart Homes Help Fight Climate Change? - Survey Says

6/2/2022
A recent survey says Canadians care deeply about climate change, but fewer than one in five Canadians are investing in energy efficiency and smart home devices. We talk to David O'Reilly at Schneider Electric Canada about the potential of smart home technologies to save energy, save money, and take a dent out of the 13% of greenhouse gas emissions that come from our homes.

Duration:00:03:59

316B. Zibi - Climate Resilient Design, Block 206 and Coliving

5/24/2022
Climate Resilient Design takes on a whole new meaning at Zibi, Ottawa's Carbon Neutral Community. Sure the buildings get electricity from run-of-river, and heat from district energy, but what will living in this new kind of community be like? We talk to Sean Lawrence of Kohn Partnership Architects about climate-resilient design and new ideas for living sustainably in the middle of the Ottawa River. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:04:00