Green Energy Futures

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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.

263 épisodes

13 juin 2019 - 00:04:00
Twelve years ago Ed Ma and Rhonda Blair of Calgary, Alberta built the greenest home they could long before all this talk of net-zero homes and it's still pretty cool! What did they do in this amazing home? And what would they do differently today? Find out in this week's episode of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures.
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23 mai 2019 - 00:04:00
In Part II of Geothermal Revival Jacob Komar says super-efficient geothermal heat pumps make bigger buildings much more efficient and may be the most economical way to make bigger buildings net-zero. We dig deeper into geothermal this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. See blog and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/geothermal-revival-getting-to-net-zero-the-easy-way
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23 mai 2019 - 00:04:00
This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures Jacob Komar tells us why Geothermal Energy is about to experience a great second coming! He says on a renovation project you can get to net-zero for half the cost of using a more passive heating approach. Find out what's shaking up the green building industry. Check out our blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/geothermal-revival-getting-to-net-zero-the-easy-way
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8 mai 2019 - 00:04:00
The Tesla Model 3 is the best selling electric vehicle (EV) in Canada and electric vehicles have eclipsed internal combustion engines in Norway. So says Matthew Klippenstein, EV columist from Vancouver, Canada on this week's edition of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. www.greenenergyfutures.ca
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1 mai 2019 - 00:04:00
Derek Leahy is a farmhand, podcaster and the guy behind Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, an innovative project that works with farmers on farm solutions that are climate solutions in Alberta. Learn more about this CKUA Radio Green Energy Futures episode at http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/alberta-farms-fertile-land-for-rural-routes-to-climate-solutions
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1 mai 2019 - 00:04:00
The county of Osnabrück in northern Germany produces 80% of its electricity from renewable sources, smashing national goals that call for 60% by 2050. We talk to Andreas Witte, head of climate change and energy about how the county is meeting Germany's Energiewende goals. CKUA Radio, Green Energy Futures. Learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/osnabruck-county-produces-80-renewable-energy
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1 mai 2019 - 00:04:00
Mike Holmes was on had when Effect Homes has cut the cord to the electricity grid in their new off-grid solar-cogen office in Edmonton, Alberta. This self-sustaining office produces its own electricity using solar and micro combined-heat-and-power units. Learn more in this week's episode of CKUA's Green Energy Futures. See blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/office-goes-off-grid-in-the-big-city
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27 mars 2019 - 00:04:00
Geothermal energy could be harvested from tens of thousands of spent oil wells in Alberta––enough to support a revolution in agriculture. So says Dr. Johnathan Banks of the UofA in this co-production between CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures and Rural Routes to Climate Change. See blog, full-length Rural Routes podcast and our CKUA Green Energy Futures episode: www.greenenergyfutures.ca
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22 mars 2019 - 00:04:00
A German waffle cone factory has sparked an ingenious small-scale green energy initiative. Waffel Meyer, the largest manufacturer of waffle cones in Europe is using its waste heat to heat the homes in the tiny village where it operates. We talk to owner Christian Meyer zu Venne on CKUA's Green Energy Futures. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/waffle-cone-factory-shares-its-warmth
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12 mars 2019 - 00:04:00
Doubling down on energy efficiency in Canada could create 118,000 new jobs, save 40% on home energy costs and secure half of the emissions reductions need to meet Paris goals. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to international energy expert Philippe Dunsky envisioning Canada's energy future. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/energy-efficiency-essential-for-the-planet-great-for-the-economy
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5 mars 2019 - 00:04:00
The small community of Saerbeck in northwestern Germany refers to itself as "The Climate Community of the Future." Residents decided to strive for carbon neutrality in 2009 and today produce 400% more renewable electricity than they need! This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures take a tour of Saerbeck. See blog, photos and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/saerbeck-germany-a-model-climate-community-of-the-future
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18 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
Solar is the fastest growing clean technology in the world and it grew 500% in Alberta in the last three years. Solar is also the one common denominator in all of our favourite Green Energy Futures stories from last year. 1. Brookfield Passive House; 2. NAIT Alternative Energy; 3. Red Deer College largest solar system; 4. Simons solar-powered net-zero department store; 5. Solar/Battery Revolution in New Zealand - Watch the videos, read the blog, learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-leads-a-year-of-firsts-in-alberta
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16 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
Scott Subaru in Red Deer, Alberta has built the first passive house car dealership in North America. We talk to Garrett Scott this week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/213-first-passive-house-car-dealership-in-canada
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7 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
This week in Part II of our Year End Review with Dr. Tim Weis we hear about the rise of solar in Alberta and how it's disrupting traditional electricity grids. See Part I and learn more in our Green Energy Futures blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/212-the-year-of-cheap-wind-power
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7 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
This week in Part II of our Year End Review with Dr. Tim Weis we hear about the rise of solar in Alberta and how it's disrupting traditional electricity grids. See Part I and learn more in our Green Energy Futures blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/212-the-year-of-cheap-wind-power
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4 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
To talk about some of the big Alberta green energy stories of 2018 we lined up Dr. Tim Weis from the University of Alberta to talk about record setting cheap wind power, the ascent of electric vehicles and the descent of coal. Year End Review Part I on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. www.greenenergyfutures.ca
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4 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
To talk about some of the big Alberta green energy stories of 2018 we lined up Dr. Tim Weis from the University of Alberta to talk about record setting cheap wind power, the ascent of electric vehicles and the descent of coal. Year End Review Part I on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. www.greenenergyfutures.ca
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4 janvier 2019 - 00:04:00
To talk about some of the big Alberta green energy stories of 2018 we lined up Dr. Tim Weis from the University of Alberta to talk about record setting cheap wind power, the ascent of electric vehicles and the descent of coal. Year End Review Part I on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. www.greenenergyfutures.ca
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26 décembre 2018 - 00:04:00
Insurance payouts from severe weather events connected to climate change have soared 250% in one decade–from $400 million to $1 billion in Canada. This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures we talk to David McGown of the Insurance Bureau of Canada about insurance and climate change. Learn more in our blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/risky-business-insurance-and-climate-change
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24 décembre 2018 - 00:04:00
Solar is the fastest growing clean technology in the world and it grew 500% in Alberta in the last three years. Solar is also the one common denominator in all of our favourite Green Energy Futures stories from last year. 1. Brookfield Passive House; 2. NAIT Alternative Energy; 3. Red Deer College largest solar system; 4. Simons solar-powered net-zero department store; 5. Solar/Battery Revolution in New Zealand - Watch the videos, read the blog, learn more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-leads-a-year-of-firsts-in-alberta
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