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
This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we enlist Jeff Paton, an EnerGuide home auditor to help us build a list of the Top Ten Energy Efficiency Tips for your home. Some are as easy as changing a light bulb, some are more involved and expensive such as adding insulation and improving your windows–all will help you reduce your energy use, save money and reduce your emissions. Learn more in our blog and video: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/top-10-energy-efficiency-tips-for-the-home
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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