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204. NAIT Alternative Energy Program hardly "Alternative" anymore

10/22/2018
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When NAIT started its Alternative Energy Program in 2012 it was ahead of its time–since then solar and wind power have boomed and its grads are now leaders of the emerging renewable energy industry. CKUA Green Energy Futures. Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/nait-from-the-cutting-edge-to-leaders-of-the-energy-revolution-in-seven-short-years

Duration:00:03:59

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

179. Edmonton hosting first ever cities climate change science conference

9/26/2017
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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:...

Duration:00:03:59

178. Renovating your home to net-zero - it can be done!

9/17/2017
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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

Duration:00:03:59

177. Smart Homes Pt. 1 - Hot Water Heaters 101

9/12/2017
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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.

Duration:00:03:59

176. Simons store is solar powered

9/12/2017
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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.

Duration:00:03:59

175. NFL Eagles fly on 100% renewable energy

9/12/2017
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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 blog and photos.

Duration:00:03:59

177. Water Heaters 101 - choosing the best high efficiency water heater

9/1/2017
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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. See blog and video http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/water-heaters-101-getting-yourself-in-hot-water

Duration:00:03:59

175. NFL Eagles fly on 100% renewable energy

8/22/2017
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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

Duration:00:03:59

176. Simons store has largest solar system in Edmonton

8/21/2017
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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. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/176-simons-solar-largest-edmonton

Duration:00:03:59

174. Edmonton Folk Festival Rocks Energy Efficiency NEW

8/4/2017
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On this episode of CKUA's Green Energy Futures we take you to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival where intrepid volunteers have found a way to save 170,000 watts everytime they turn on the lights at this amazing festival, now in it's 37th year. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/?p=1890&preview=true

Duration:00:03:26

173. Gordon Howell - Solar pioneer with a vision of a solar future

6/27/2017
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On this week's edition of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we present: Gordon Howell a solar pioneer and the first to install a grid-connected solar system on his home in Western Canada in 1995. We talk to Gordon about his solar past, and his vision for our solar future. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/gordon-howell-solar-pioneer

Duration:00:03:59

172. Sustainival, the world's first green carnival comes to town

6/23/2017
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This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures program "Life is a carnival." We talk to Antoine Palmer co-founder of Sustainival the world's first green carnival. It's a full-sized carnival complete with rides, games and popcorn and it's powered by biodiesel energy it's absolutely infused with messages of sustainability. See story and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/sustainival

Duration:00:03:59

171. Canadian home builders launch net-zero labelling

6/13/2017
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Net-zero homes are the way of the future! On this week's CKUA Green Energy Futures episode we speak to Sonja Winkelmann of the Canadian Home Builders Association about a new Net-Zero Home labelling program. The idea: help consumers and builders understand and embrace super energy efficient, net-zero homes.

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170. Brazeau County: Solar in the heart of oil and gas country

5/25/2017
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On this week's CKUA Radio Green Energy Futures episode: Brazeau County may be in the heart of oil and gas country near Drayton Valley, Alberta, but the county recently installed solar on most of their municipal buildings to support low carbon sources of alternative energy, save money over the long term and avoid future price increases and carbon levies. See story and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/170-brazeau-coun…olar-oil-country

Duration:00:03:59

169. PACE financing key to stimulating energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

5/8/2017
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PACE financing has generated $3.4 billion worth of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on buildings in the U.S. Brian Scott and Leigh Bond believe it could be the key to unleashing a wave of projects in Alberta. This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we talk to Scott and Bond about financing clean energy in Alberta. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/pace-financing-produced-3-4-billion-energy-efficiency-projects-u-s

Duration:00:03:59

168(b) Will affordable net-zero homes become the new norm?

5/8/2017
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This week on CKUA's Green Energy Energy Futures we visit Landmark Home's new affordable net-zero home just as they put the "0" gigajoule EnerGuide label on the home. As net-zero becomes affordable will solar-powered net-zero homes become the norm? We think they might! See video, blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/affordable_net-zero

Duration:00:03:59

168(a) This solar-powered net-zero home is actually affordable!

4/18/2017
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This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures podcast, we look at the Pisa from Landmark homes, an Edmonton-based developer. It's the first net-zero home in Canada to sell for less than $400,000! See blog, photos and video: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/affordable_net-zero

Duration:00:03:59