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203. Rae-Anne Wadey - A Diesel Truck or a Career in Solar

10/11/2018
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Rae-Anne Wadey is a Face of the New Energy Economy. She was one of the first students of Alternative Energy at NAIT, she struggled to find a job and today, just a few years later, she's one of the most experienced solar installers in the business. On this week's episode of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we trace Rae-Anne's journey into the solar business. See blog, video and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/rae-anne-wadey-nait-alternative-energy-pioneer-rocks-solar-biz

Duration:00:03:59

202. Brandon Sandmaier - Faces of the New Economy

10/3/2018
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CKUA's Green Energy Futures presents Brandon Sandmaier an oilsands heavy duty mechanic who retooled and started a solar company, even before he completed the Alternative Energy Program at NAIT - Faces of the New Economy. See blog, video and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/brandon-sandmaier-oilsands-mechanic-to-solar-company-owner

Duration:00:03:59

201. Summerside using BluWave AI to boost renewable energy

9/26/2018
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This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we talk to Bevashish Paul CEO of BluWave AI, an Ottawa-based artificial intelligence company that hopes to boost efficiency 5-20% in pilot project with Summerside PEI Utility - Summerside already has among the highest wind power integration rates in Canada at 46%. Learn more in Green Energy Future's blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/summerside-using-ai-to-boost-renewable-energy

Duration:00:03:59

200B. Solar + Batteries + Electric Cars = The future

9/5/2018
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Who wouldn't want to drive 10,000 km for $150 bucks? This week in Part II of our exclusive CKUA Green Energy Futures interview with Gary Holden, the CEO of Pulse Energy in New Zealand we talk about how distributed renewable energy is changing everything. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-battery-revolution-time-of-use-pricing-new-zealand

Duration:00:03:59

200A. Solar-battery storage revolution in New Zealand

9/5/2018
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Solar with batteries are revolutionizing the grid in New Zealand. On this week's episode of @CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Gary Holden CEO of Pulse Energy about why time-of-use electricity pricing and solar-battery systems could be the future of electricity grids around the world. Learn more in our blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-battery-revolution-time-of-use-pricing-new-zealand

Duration:00:03:59

199. Going Solar Good for Business

9/5/2018
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Going solar is good for business says a Calgary medical device manufacturer that exports products all over the world. “We're trying to demonstrate what we think Alberta's new economy should look like—we should be using viable innovations where we can," says Carl Denis CEO of CDR Systems. CKUA Radio - Green Energy Futures - Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/alberta-manufacturer-solar-key-to-future

Duration:00:03:59

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...

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:...

Duration:00:03:59

188a 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

187b No waste! Biorefinery is amazing example of industrial symbiosis

2/15/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:03:59

187a. Greenhouse heated by heat from ethanol stack

2/10/2018
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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 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: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/canadas-first-net-zero-church

Duration:00:03:59

185. Super Energy Efficient 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