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Solar is revolutionizing life for indigenous people at their remote cabins in Canada's north. Join us as we take a tour of Raymond Cardinal's solar-powered cabin out on the Peace-Athabasca Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest inland delta in North America. Solar replaces much of the use of gas generators that cost $30 a day to use in…
 
Blue Eyes Simpson is just one of 20 Indigenous and Metis people of Fort Chipewyan getting a custom-designed off-grid solar system to replace gas generators at their remote cabins out on the Peace-Athabasca Delta in Canada's North. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast. See Green Energy Futures Blog, Videos, Photos and more:https://www.greenenergy…
 
Three Nations Energy, a community-owned company in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta built a 2.2-megawatt solar project to replace 25% of the diesel-generated electricity in their remote off-grid community. The company is equally owned by Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations and the Fort Chipewyan Metis Association. See blog: www.greenenergyfut…
 
TerraView homes is not only building net-zero ready homes, they are ONLY building net-zero ready homes. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast we talk to president David Brix and company owner Andrew Lamden about the companies journey to building net-zero energy homes that are 80% more energy-efficient, affordable and above all are se…
 
Electrifi is an electric vehicle start-up from Ireland and the creation of Irish entrepreneur Norman Crowley. He's reviving and building by hand some of the signature classic cars of all time. A 1963 Corvette Stingray may have had 283 horsepower back in the day, but Electrifi is rebuilding one that will have 2,000 hp. It's all part of Crowley's pla…
 
Norman Crowley of the Cool Planet Group in Ireland says economic trends and precipitous events will lead to climate change being solved by 2030. He says changes in the economics of energy production, the electrification of transportation and innovations in food production are breaking all the models and point to a low carbon future faster that we c…
 
Irish Billionaire Norman Crowley was blown away when he discovered businesses waste $1.2 trillion worth of energy per year – so he started Crowley Carbon to make and save millions of dollars. Climate Capitalism Part I Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast See FULL INTERVIEW, blog and related content: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/?p=7365…
 
Tiny Home Tour – Kenton Zerbin teaches permaculture across Canada and he built his own super sustainable tiny home just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At 262 sq. feet his tiny home has big features, is super efficient and allows Kenton to live large with a small footprint. CKUA Radio Green Energy Futures Podcast. Learn more, take a video tou…
 
Kenton Zerbin is a school teacher who was so concerned about the future of our planted he opted out of the school system to teach people about permaculture. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Kenton at his tiny home just outside Edmonton, Alberta about leaving the security of a full-time teaching position to start a business …
 
Carbon Plunk – After creating a zero-carbon supply chain for his wild birdseed company and creating the longest green highway of contiguous EV chargers in the world Kent Rathwell has a very big idea: measure carbon, plant trees and sequester carbon in Carbon Plunk Parks around the world. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast. Learn more in our bl…
 
Years ago Kent Rathwell CEO of Sun Country Farms said something audacious - "My wife and I bought a birdseed company and I wanted to prove that you could have a zero-emission company in Saskatchewan and still be sustainable" He went on to create the longest Green Highway of electric vehicle chargers in the world. This is his story. GreenEnergyFutur…
 
Richard Zurawski is a meteorologist, TV personality and the architect on City Council that crafted HalifACT 2050 a climate change plan to get to carbon neutrality for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast - Learn more: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/halifact-2050-how-halifax-got-its-climate-plan-and-a-goal-of-carb…
 
It's the largest and perhaps the coolest installation of architectural solar in Canada. The sun shines through the translucent solar modules of the Edmonton Shaw Convention Centre – we take a tour with Adam Yereniuk of Kuby Renewable Energy this week on Green Energy Futures CKUA podcast. Learn more http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-as-…
 
Electric bike sales are soaring, as much as 300 per cent higher, all in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It's ironic, but bikes are now seen as a "safe" form of transportation and e-bikes are expanding our concept of what a bicycle can do as a form of transportation. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Podcast we talk to an EV columnist and a gu…
 
Neste is the largest producer of renewable biodiesel in the world. In this Green Energy Futures full-length interview we talk to Jeremy Baines, President of Neste U.S. about how at 3.4 trillion liters a Finnish oil company became the largest producer of renewable fuels in the world.See blog and CKUA Radion podcast at GreenEnergyFutures.ca…
 
Jordan Solomon of Ecostrat says new standards and special Bioeconomy Development Zones could unleash a $31 billion biomass industry in Canada. That's this week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast. See blog, photos, and related stories: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/biomass-a-missing-link-in-canadas-future-sustainable-economy…
 
PODCAST - This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we learn there is 120 million tonnes of mostly waste biomass in Canada just waiting to used to produce biofuels, bioenergy and an assortment of other products. We speak with Jordan Soloman, president of Ecostrat, a Canadian biomass company working on the creation of Bioeconomy Development Zon…
 
Neste, the company formerly know as Nest Oil is now the largest producer of renewable diesel in the world. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures We talk to Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S. about how an oil company came to produce 3.4 trillion liters of renewable fuels every year. See blog and our full 30-minute interview: http://www.…
 
In part II of our interview with Edmonton solar engineer Faruq Vishram we talk about the more than a dozen solar projects he's working on and why 20 megawatts seems to be the magical scale at which solar is springing up in Canada. That's in this week's episode of CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. See blog and part I on the solar hospital Faruq bui…
 
Automakers may be investing $300 billion in electric vehicles and batteries, but the tell-tale sign that the world is going electric is the best-selling Ford F150 going electric says Matthew Klippenstein, EV industry watcher and columnist. See blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/250-ev-tipping-point-the-future-of-cars-is-elect…
 
We've hit the electric vehicle tipping point. Surprised? According to EV expert and columnist Matthew Klippenstein the auto industry is investing $300 billion in the development of more than 500 new electric car models before 2025. Learn more in our blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/250-ev-tipping-point-–-the-future-of-cars-is-electric…
 
Look to climate capitalism to recover from COVID-19 and building the sustainable economy of the future. So says Dan Woynillowicz of Clean Energy Canada. We follow the money to a future green economy with jobs, resilience and sustainability. That's this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. See blog and related stories: http://www.greenenergyfu…
 
This week travel with us to Tuktoyaktuk in Canada's Arctic where youth are making a film called "Happening to Us" the story of how climate change is impacting their world in dramatic ways. The teen collective called TukTV took their film to the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in Dec. 2019 and left a powerful impression. See blog and tr…
 
How do you improve recycling? Some say it's by making producers responsible. It's called Extended Producer Responsibility and a study in Alberta has found municipalities would save money, more would get recycled and emissions would be slashed. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Christina Siedel of the Alberta Recycling Counci…
 
More than half (58%) of the food that enters Canada's food system is wasted, filling landfills and releasing major greenhouse gas emissions. SPUD.ca wants to change all that. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Georgie Hyland of this Emerald Award-winning program from Alberta. Learn more on our blog: http://www.greenenergyfutu…
 
GREEN AND LEAN - The projects had to have indigenous ownership and they had to be renewable. At 3.9 cents/kWh the result was historically cheap renewable energy in Alberta. And for their part in all this, the Indigenous Electricity Working Group picked up an Emerald Award. We speak to Andres Filella, of the Metis Nation, a consultant to the working…
 
The UN has declared 2021 to 2030 to be the Decade of Ecological Restoration and, thanks to the University of Alberta–based award-winning Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS), students in Alberta are taking up the challenge. That's this week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast produced in collaboration with the Emerald Found…
 
This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we present the story of how Goodwill Impact Centre diverts close to 90% of waste from the landfill by reusing and recycling and creating jobs at the same time. We also chat with Kristin Arnot of the Edmonton ReUse Centre. This episode is produced in collaboration with the Emerald Foundation's What On E…
 
When you hear clean energy jobs, you might think solar, wind or geothermal? But the clean energy sector is much bigger encompassing electric vehicles, green buildings and much more – 400,000 jobs strong in Canada and growing faster than the rest of the economy. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Merran Smith of Clean Energy C…
 
75% of Canadians and even almost 50% of Albertans believe an energy transition is happening and that it will benefit us in the long run. But where are those jobs? Merran Smith and Clean Energy Canada have done work to define and track the sector and she says the sector already exists and grew 70% between 2010 and 2017. This week on CKUA Radio's Gre…
 
Take a tour of Vivian Manasc's green penthouse suite – a project she describes as reimagining buildings as sustainable. Her firm took a metal-clad box on top of the Cambridge building and turned it into a sustainable glass bubble with a view. This and more this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures in part II of our conversation with Vivian Man…
 
Vivian Manasc has been designing it green for several decades. We talk to the architect who has been a pioneer of sustainable buildings, net-zero buildings and now she wants us to reimagine old buildings as energy-efficient and beautiful models of sustainability. That's this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures episode. See blog and photos: ht…
 
Godo Stoyke reveals Carbon Busters secret formula for their innovative net-zero homes being built in Edmonton's Blatchford, the largest sustainable community in the world. The homes are so efficient they require 94% less energy to heat. We take a look at these unique homes this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. Learn more in our blog and s…
 
When Shanthu Mano first learned her company would be the first builder to build net-zero homes in Edmonton's Blatchford, the largest carbon-neutral community in the world, she could picture herself living there. We talk to Shanthu and the first person to buy a net-zero home in this landmark project.Learn more in Green Energy Futures blog, and see p…
 
Four stories that mattered from 2019 – This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures: Blatchford (the largest carbon-neutral community in the world), the largest solar project in Canada, solar for diesel and a solar-powered retrofitted net-zero University library from Calgary.See blog for links and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/20…
 
Green Energy Futures looks back on 2019, the year Greta Thumberg was named Time Magazine "Person of the Year" and climate change became the Canadian Press news story of the year. In this episode: Raffi writes a tribute song to Greta Thunberg, the first net-zero church and social housing project is built and a Red Deer car dealership builds the firs…
 
When a church in crisis negotiated a creative deal with a social housing agency they produced amazing net-zero sustainable homes for both the church and immigrant families in Edmonton. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we meet the Teklay family from Eritrea. See blog, photos and more: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/gods-green…
 
Save the church, save the school, build homes for refugee families – build the first net-zero church and social housing project in Canada. Join us as we visit Westmount Presbyterian Church in Edmonton and learn about one of the amazing stories of sustainability we've ever seen. That's this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. Also see blog, v…
 
Steve Schultz is the super teacher behind the EcoVision Club, a student group at Lacombe Composite High School in Alberta that has built a very cool solar-geothermal greenhouse and a dozen other projects. Schultz has been as inspired by his students as they have been inspired by him. This is Part III in our Greenest School series on CKUA Radio's Gr…
 
Darcy Cunningham gives us a tour of the super cool solar-geothermal greenhouse that EcoVision students built at Lacombe Composite High School in central Alberta. The geodesic design uses passive solar, solar thermal and geothermal heat and even features an aquaponics system that works as part of the heating system. That's this week on CKUA Radio's …
 
The EcoVision Club has built a solar-geothermal greenhouse, set up school gardens, raises bees and has even put solar on Lacombe Composite High School. The amazingly successful eco-group was borne of sun and fire. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures it's the origin story of the EcoClub. See blog, photos and videos: http://www.greenenergy…
 
Greengate Power is building the largest solar project in Canada in Alberta. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to CEO Dan Balaban about this unsubsidized 400-megawatt solar project planned for Vulcan, Alberta. Learn more in the Green Energy Futures blog at http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/travers-largest-solar-project-in…
 
Tegan Martin-Drysdale have been looking forward to building near-net-zero homes in Canada's largest low-carbon communities for almost a decade! This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we talk to Martin-Drysdale about the homes and the super sustainable community she's building in. Also see video, blog and photos: http://www.greenenergyfuture…
 
Edmonton is building the largest carbon-neutral community in Canada. Homes will be near net-zero and there's a geothermal district heating system, sustainable urban design and some of the most energy-efficient homes on the market. Find your place in the sun, this week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures. Also see blog and video at www.greenenergyf…
 
Amidst the plethora of plastic and non-recyclable packaging plaguing the world comes Loop a company that wants to eliminate the idea of trash by using reusable containers. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we ditch the packaging and go reusable. Learn more in Green Energy Futures' blog: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/loop-reu…
 
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