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198. SolarShare largest coop with $60 million in projects

7/5/2018
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SolarShare founder Mike Brigham talks about the little solar co-operative he co-founded that has grown up to the be largest renewable energy co-operative in North America. Learn more on #CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solarshare-coop-reaches-60-million-in-projects

Duration:00:03:59

197. Metamorphosis - From climate crisis to brave new world

7/5/2018
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Metamorphosis is the near-miraculous process of nature and it's the name of a new film by Canadian Filmmakers Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper about the art of climate change. Join them on a stunning visual journey from crisis to brave new world. #CKUA #GreenEnergyFutures Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/metamorphosis-the-art-of-the-climate-crisis

Duration:00:03:59

196. Meet "Rocky" of Riverdale the Sustainable Community League

7/5/2018
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Riverdale Community League has embraced sustainability in their neighbourhood. It's powered by solar electricity, has a community garden, a food forest and the league is inspiring neighbours to embrace sustainability. Meet Raquel Feroe, aka "Rocky" their director of sustainability and learn how Eco-City helped the community group go solar! Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/riverdale-sustainable-eco-city

Duration:00:03:59

195b. An Economy of Well Being - Natural Capital Assets and Balance Sheets

7/5/2018
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Balance sheets are out of wack if they fail to account for natural capital, environmental liabilities and well-being says Mark Anielski, the author of the new book An Economy of Well-Being. This is part 2 of our series on well-being on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/195-an-economy-of-well-being

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195a. What if we had an Economy of Well Being?

7/5/2018
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Can incorporating well-being as an asset on the balance sheets of a nation improve our quality of life? We talk to Mark Anielski the author of the new book "An Economy of Well-Being" about economics that measures what matters. #CKUA's #GreenEnergyFutures. See blog for more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/195-an-economy-of-well-being

Duration:00:03:59

193. Eco-Solar Home Tour

7/5/2018
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Ever wondered about going net-zero with your home? Curious about solar, heat pumps or geothermal systems? We talk to Andrew Mills, boss of the Eco-Solar Home Tour in Edmonton about why people just love to see and discuss eco-home strategies with real owners in their homes. #CKUA #Green Energy Futures Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/edmontons-eco-solar-home-tour

Duration:00:03:59

192 The PACE Revolution comes to Alberta

7/5/2018
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In the wake of news that Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE) is coming to Alberta, we re-visit our interview with Leigh Bond and Brian Scott to learn about how PACE financing came make adding solar or energy efficiency to your home a no-brainer! #CKUA #GreenEnergyFutures Learn more:http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/pace-makes-easy-invest-solar-energy-efficiency

Duration:00:03:59

191b. The Surprising success story of the Peace Energy Co-operative

7/5/2018
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On this episode of CKUA's Green Energy Futures we talk to Don Pettit about the amazing success of the Peace Energy Co-op that built the first big wind project in British Columbia and recently helped a small northern community go all-in with solar! See story and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/hudsons-hope-solar

Duration:00:03:59

191a. Hudson's Hope the "solarest" community in B.C.

7/5/2018
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On CKUA's Green Energy Futures we present Hudson's Hope Solar, the story of a small community in northeastern British Columbia that has installed more solar per capita on their municipal buildings than any other municipality in BC. We talk to Mayor Gwen Johansson. See Green Energy Futures story and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/hudsons-hopes-solar

Duration:00:03:59

190. Energy Disrupted - 5 Trends in global energy transition

3/27/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

189. Simons is first net-zero store in Canada

3/19/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

188b Iron and Earth: oil workers and Louis Bull Tribe train solar workers

3/9/2018
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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:...

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188 CKUA - Louis Bull Tribe goes solar and trains workers

2/27/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

187. Greenhouse heated by ethanol smoke stack

2/12/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

186B Father of net-zero builds first net-zero church and social housing project

2/2/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

186A Canada's first net-zero church

1/29/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

185. Energy Efficient Cooking - Cooking Lentil Soup in a Thermos

1/18/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

184. Year in Green Energy with Tim Weis

1/7/2018
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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

Duration:00:03:59

183. EnerGuide: How does your home rate?

11/1/2017
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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 ‎

Duration:00:03:59

181. The Energy Detective is in the house

10/12/2017
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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.

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