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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.

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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Canada

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Podcasts

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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

288B. Hydrogen key to a zero emissions future

6/2/2021
Hydrogen is no magical solution, but it just might be the lynchpin to integrating and optimizing renewable energy and creating a pathway to a zero-emissions future. We talk to Dr. Walter Merida at UBC's Renewable Energy Hub where they are integrating the use of hydrogen, solar, batteries and electric vehicles to find a pathway to a zero-emissions future. Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast.

Duration:00:03:59

288A. Renewable Energy Hub - Integrating solar, batteries, EVs and hydrogen

5/25/2021
Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are building a $23 million Renewable Energy Hub to learn how to integrate solar, batteries, electric vehicles (EVs), and hydrogen production. They believe integration will maximize our use of renewable energy while converting some solar energy into hydrogen for mobility use in trucks and planes and space heating in buildings. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast we talk to Dr. Walter Mérida of UBC about how we can get...

Duration:00:03:59

287. Plastic Bank - Deposit plastic waste, withdraw food, supplies and medicine

5/19/2021
Plastic Bank tackles poverty and pollution at the same time by paying thousands of the world's poorest people to collect plastic pollution in more than half a dozen countries around the world. This week on Green Energy Future's CKUA Radio Podcast we talk to David Katz, founder of the Plastic Bank social enterprise. See blog and video: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/plastic-bank-deposit-plastic-withdraw-food-supplies-and-medicine

Duration:00:03:59

286. GreenShows - Carbon neutral virtual events in a new world

5/11/2021
When COVID shut down the events industry worldwide, David Betke created GreenShows a carbon-neutral online event hosting service that radically reduces travel, increases participation, and plants trees instead of handing our swag. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast. See blog and more: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/greenshows-carbon-neutral-virtual-events-made-for-the-times

Duration:00:03:59

258B. Solar RVs - Don Riep's Off-Grid Solar Airstream

5/6/2021
This week on Green Energy Futures we return to CBI Solar's pop-up solar RV workshop in the parking lot at West Edmonton mall to take a tour of Don Riep's off-grid, solar-powered Airstream trailer. Don is just one of many people adding high-end solar systems to their RVs to go off-grid on the open road. Demand for these $2,000 to $20,000 solar systems is up more than 10 fold thanks to COVID-19. Learn more in our blog:...

Duration:00:03:59

285A. Solar RVs – Business is booming for off-grid solar on wheels

4/30/2021
Remi Watts and CBI solar do all sorts of solar systems, but these days business is booming for off-grid solar systems for recreational vehicles. We meet with Remi at a pop-up workshop in Edmonton, Alberta at the famous West Edmonton Mall.

Duration:00:03:59

284. Mayor Don Iveson FULL INTERVIEW Edmonton's 1.5 Degree Energy Transition Plan

4/30/2021
FULL INTERVIEW - On the same day, Edmonton's Mayor Don Iveson was awarded a national Clean 50 Award and city council passed its landmark 1.5-degree Energy Transition Plan. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast we sit down with Mayor Don Iveson to talk about energy transition and the economy of the future. See blog, video and more: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/edmontons-energy-transition-plan-targets-1-5-degrees-an-interview-with-mayor-don-iveson

Duration:00:32:14

284. Edmonton targets 1.5 degrees - An interview with Mayor Don Iveson

4/22/2021
On the same day, Edmonton's Mayor Don Iveson was awarded a national Clean 50 Award and city council passed its landmark 1.5-degree Energy Transition Plan. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast we sit down with Mayor Don Iveson to talk about energy transition and the economy of the future. See blog, video and more: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/edmontons-energy-transition-plan-targets-1-5-degrees-an-interview-with-mayor-don-iveson

Duration:00:03:59

283. SolShare Co-operative - Big benefits hard to do

4/13/2021
Renewable Energy Co-operatives were a big part of the strategy to develop renewable energy in Europe, but here in Canada, there is also a dedicated group of fans of co-operatives that have eeked out a niche promoting renewable energy, installing systems, and building community-owned projects. We talk to Rob Baxter of SolShare, a renewable energy co-op in Vancouver, British Columbia. See blog www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

282. Solar with Benefits - The Solar EV Nexus

3/30/2021
The Energy Detective is back! Having reduced his energy consumption Ron Kube suddenly had excess solar electricity production from the solar system on his home. The surprising solution? He bought an electric vehicle to use the excess solar electricity and saved $2500 a year on gas! How solar + EVs are an amazing combination. That's this week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast. Learn more in our blog:...

Duration:00:03:59

281. A Vision for near-net zero farming in Canada

3/24/2021
Emissions on the farm grew 23% between 1990 and 2018. The National Farmer's Union has a vision for near-zero emissions farming in Canada and it involves fewer fertilizers, less fuel and more better quality local foods. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast we talk to Darrin Qualman author of a new report on net-zero farming.

Duration:00:03:59

280. Canada's Net-Zero Future - What will it take?

3/16/2021
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices has evaluated 60 scenarios for getting Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050. We talk to co-author Jason Dion about the key solutions that can help Canada cut its emissions by 30% by 2030 and get to net-zero emissions by 2050. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast Episode 280 www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

278. Solar + Oil - Reclaiming abandoned wells with Solar

3/11/2021
RenuWell – the idea is to breathe new life into Alberta's thousands of abandoned oil wells by reusing well pads and roads and building 750-kilowatt solar farms. It's a win-win for landowners, municipalities and energy transition.

Duration:00:03:59

279. Solar vs Oil - Which can drive you farther?

3/9/2021
An oil guy and a solar guy got together and wondered which would drive you farther? And oil well on a 100 meter well pad, or 750 kilowatts of solar on the same footprint. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we crunch the numbers and look at how solar is being used to redevelop abandoned oil wells in Alberta. See blog: www.greenenergyfutures.ca

Duration:00:03:59

277. Energy, Climate and the Media with Laura Lynch

2/23/2021
Green Energy Futures presents the Energy vs Climate expert panel tackling climate change in the media with special guest Laura Lynch host of What on Earth on CBC. Covering climate change has never been a cakewalk, but things are changing as major networks set up climate change beats and stop giving coverage to climate deniers.

Duration:00:03:59

276. Canada's Climate Plan - Can it meet Paris Accord goals?

2/11/2021
Canada's Climate Plan was just updated with a price on carbon rising to $170 per tonne by 2030, and billions in funds for energy retrofits, clean energy and green infrastructure. Can the plan meet the goals of the Paris Accord and reduce emissions by 30% by 2030 and get Canada to net-zero by 2050? We talk to the Energy vs Climate panel of experts to find out. We talk to EvC host Ed Whittingham, energy expert Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, Dr. David Keith of Harvard and Dr. Mark Jaccard, author of...

Duration:00:03:59

275. What to do about the mounting heap of batteries - Recycle them!

2/2/2021
A Canadian company has a patented process and is building plants that can recycle up to 95% of the components of lithium-ion batteries into battery-grade raw materials that will be used to make new batteries - the very definition of a circular economy. The wild success of smartphones, laptops, and electric cars is due to the impressive performance of these batteries, so much so that there are fears of shortages of the raw materials as markets for electric cars soar. Recycling batteries deals...

Duration:00:03:59

Energy Transition - the greatest economic opportunity of our time

1/26/2021
"The energy transition is the greatest commercial opportunity of our generation and...Alberta is extremely well-positioned to take advantage of that if we can embrace the change." Green Energy Futures one-on-one interview with Alberta's renewable energy czar Dan Balaban, CEO of Greengate Power. Balaban is a former oil and gas guy who has built the largest wind power project in Canada and is now building the largest solar project in Canadian history. It's a refreshing story amidst a backdrop...

Duration:00:30:35

274. Solar boom - the big story you haven't heard about

1/20/2021
There's a solar boom going on in Canada's oil province and you probably haven't even heard about it. There is a stunning 5,000 megawatts of solar projects in the development queue and the largest solar project in Canadian history is just about complete and it won't be the largest for long as construction begins this year on a 465-megwatt project that is amost four times larger! Alberta's Solar Boom this week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast. See blog, photos and more:...

Duration:00:03:59

273. Nukes or No Nukes - Nuclear's role in a low carbon future

1/14/2021
Is nuclear power the only we can reach net-zero emissions or is it a threat to civilization and a distraction from other low carbon sources of energy such as solar and wind? Green Energy Futures teams up with the Energy vs Climate Podcast. We hear from hosts Ed Whittingham, Dr. David Keith, Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, and special guest MP and former Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast. See blog and more:...

Duration:00:03:59