On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures Energy Disrupted: Five trends driving the global energy transition – we talk to Clean Energy Canada policy director Dan Woynillowicz about energy trends that are changing the world. See blog: https://wp.me/p7ImKe-DE
La Maison Simons has opened the first net-zero department store in Canada. In this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures feature we talk to Peter Simons, CEO about what it takes to create the first net-zero store in Canada powered by 100% solar energy and heated and cooled by a geothermal system. This new store at Galeries de la Capitale in Quebec City follows on the heals of a Simons store in Edmonton powered in part by solar energy. See our blog and photos at www.greenenergyfutures.ca
Jen Turner knows what it's like to be outside covered in drilling mud, out at 3:00 o'clock in the morning when it's -40. She's an oil worker who wants to see more renewable energy and more renewable jobs. That's why her organization Iron and Earth has partnered with Louis Bull Tribe in Alberta to run solar training programs for oil workers and Tribe members alike. That's on this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures feature. See blog, video and photos:...
On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures episode we bring you the story of The Louis Bull Tribe goes solar and partners with Iron and Earth to do solar training for oilsands workers and tribe members alike. It's all about jobs, training and diversification. See video, blog and photos: https://wp.me/p7ImKe-D1
On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures feature: Industrial symbiosis. Corn comes into a biorefinery that produces ethanol, industrial alcohols, corn oil, and distillers' grains. And then ALL wastes from this plant are used as well to heat a greenhouse, grow tomatoes and much, much more. It's a virtuous cycle of products and wastes, that each turn are used to produce other products. See blog, photos and video:...
In a cliché moment in 2010 a greenhouse guy meets an ethanol guy outside of the Woodstock farm show and says "Wouldn't it be cool if we could heat a greenhouse with heat from the smoke stack at the ethanol plant?" Such a cool project – In this CKUA Green Energy Futures podcast we discover there is enough waste heat in that stack to heat 1,000 homes or 45 acres of greenhouse. Learn more in our blog and see photos at www.greenenergyfutures.ca
It's a heart warming story of sustainability that started with a church in crisis, a shortage of social housing and a school slated for closure. Peter Amerongen is a father of building net-zero buildings––this week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we learn how he took this impossible situation and built the first net-zero church and social housing project in Canada. See story and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/canadas-first-net-zero-church
The Westmount Presbyterian Church had a decrepit old building they could not longer afford to heat. So they entered into a very creative partnership with a housing society. They provided land to build desperately needed social housing and got a new net-zero church, the first of its kind in Canada. On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures it's a heart-warming story of how a solar powered church came to be. See story: www.greenenergyfutures.ca
CKUA's Green Energy Futures and the Energy Detective compares cookers to find the best and most energy efficient way to slow cook lentil soup! We compared slow cookers, pressure cookers and the Thermos slow cooker. See our story on The Energy Detective: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/181-the-energy-detective
Green Energy Futures looks back at 2017 with Dr. Tim Weis. It was a big year for green energy in Alberta. The province secured 600 megawatts of wind power at the lowest prices in Canadian history and built the first utility scale solar project in Western Canada. This and more in our year-end review story on CKUA's Green Energy Futures. Learn more at www.greenenergyfutures.ca
This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we tag along with EnerGuide auditor Jeff Paton as he assesses a 1956 home. The new EnerGuide label shows how much energy a home uses, where it is losing energy and what improvements can produce the biggest bang for the buck. See story, video and blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/energuide-how-does-your-home-rate
On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures Ron Kube really wanted a solar system on his house, until he found out he was using nearly twice the average electricity. So he became a full-fledged energy detective, saved more than half on his electricity use and then installed a smaller solar system.
Producing your own solar electricity, it's a cool idea right? On this week's episode of Green Energy Futures on CKUA radio we talk to Ron Kube, who installed solar on his home and Clifton Lofthaug of Great Canadian Solar about everything you need to know before going solar. See video, blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/180-solar-101
On CKUA's Green Energy Futures this week: The City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was selected as the host for the first ever Cities and Climate Change Science conference. We talk to Seth Schultz, of C40 about Edmonton, climate change, cities and action on Climate Change. The conference is March 5-7, 2018. The conference is sponsored in part by the IPCC, the organization that hosts the big climate change conferences such as COP21 in Paris and COP22 in Marrakech. See blog and photos:...
On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures Peter Darlington is an exterior contractor who decided to super insulate his home, install an energy efficiency heat pump furnace and power his home with solar energy. He was so taken with the project he created a new company to help others renovate their existing homes to net-zero energy homes. See blog, video and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/178-renovating-your-existing-home-to-net-zero
In part 1 in our Smart Home series we search for the most energy efficient water heater. Ever thought about going tankless? Heard of electric heat pumps? Just want more efficiency? Spend more on your tank and save even more on energy costs – this week we compare three options for high energy efficiency and install the one we like best in host David Dodge's home. That's this week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures. See blog, photos and video.
We visit the new Simons store at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton to see the largest solar system in the city. On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures we talk to Peter Simon CEO of La Maison Simons about their new solar-powered store and why energy sustainability is the issue of our time. See blog and photos.
In part 1 in our Smart Home series we search for the most energy efficient water heater. Thought out tankless? Heard of heat pump electric? Just want more efficiency? Spend more on your tank and save even more on energy costs - this week we compare three cool options and install the one we like best in host David Dodge's home. That's this week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures.
The new Simons store at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton has the largest solar system in the city. On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures we talk to Peter Simon CEO of La Maison Simons about their new solar-powered store in Edmonton, Alberta. www.greenenergyfutures.ca
On this week's episode, CKUA's Green Energy Futures takes you to Philadelphia to soar with the NFL Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field that has 11,000 solar modules, is powered by 100% renewable energy, diverts 99% of its waste and might be one of the most sustainable football stadiums anywhere. See story and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/175-nfl-eagles-f…renewable-energy