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Featured here are original and timely podcasts from ARC analysts and guest speakers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Smart Manufacturing. We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitalization and transformation of industries.
 
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Responding to a very large number of carbon sequestration inquiries, the Alberta Government issued an Information Letter that proposes a centralized hub model for storing carbon in the province. This week, Tristan Goodman, the President of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) joins the podcast to offer his perspective on Carbon …
 
ARC Advisory Group’s, Peter Reynolds discusses Workforce Competency with Honeywell’s Jennifer Prgesa, Product Line Leader and Carlos Pazos, Solutions Marketing Manager. Learn about how companies are accelerating their digital transformation journey’s through Workforce Competency tools.By ARC Advisory Group
 
As the world embarks on re-piping and re-wiring energy systems in the pursuit of decarbonization, the plan should be to make the future energy infrastructure more secure than the past. This week on the podcast, Jackie and Peter review several energy security learnings from history. In the pursuit of the best economics, often energy security […] The…
 
Canadian oil sands companies are typically rivals, but now they have announced a collective project for achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050. Producers that account for 90% of oil sands production – Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy – have announced the “Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero” initiative…
 
Solar is starting to shine in Canada. Five utility scale solar projects have been announced in Alberta so far this year. Residential solar should benefit from newly announced federal government incentives. This week Nicholas Gall, the Director of Distributed Energy Resources at the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) joins the podcast. H…
 
This past week, Shell, Exxon and Chevron were all in the headlines as these three supermajors are being pushed, in the boardroom and courtroom, to transition more quickly towards a low carbon future. Adding to the pressure, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their much-anticipated Net Zero 2050 Scenario, stating that no new oil and […] …
 
Many people are familiar with CESMII, the US-based nonprofit smart manufacturing institute. But there are a number of details that many people are less familiar with regarding how CESMII is funded, how does CESMII work with industrial organizations outside of the US, and what other organizations does CESMII partner with. Join Craig Resnick, Vice Pr…
 
Canada is a global leader in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), with four large-scale operating projects. However, compared to the United States, new investment in Canada is not keeping pace. This week our guest is Beth (Hardy) Valiaho, Vice President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations at the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Beth tell…
 
The Canadian Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) will come into force next year with the objective of lowering the carbon intensity of fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. This week David Schick, Western Canadian Vice President from the Canadian Fuels Association joins the podcast to talk about the future, including learnings from British Columbia’s Low Carbo…
 
Janice Abel, Principal, ARC Advisory Group and Morgan Bowling, Sr. Analytics Engineer, Seeq discuss advanced analytics and machine learning (ML) innovations for process manufacturing data. Ms. Bowling explains how Seeq, an advanced analytics software application, is transforming the ability of process engineers and subject matter experts to quickly…
 
Housing prices in Canada are heating up again, and so are carbon taxes. In a price war, home energy efficiency may not be top-of-mind for buyers, but with rising carbon taxes maybe it should be. This week Jackie and Peter talk energy efficiency, including: How important is energy efficiency for achieving a low carbon future? […] The post Housing Pr…
 
In the past week, Canada and the United States committed to more ambitious GHG emission reduction targets, the Canadian government announced a historic budget, and the Bank of Canada provided an economic outlook. This week, John Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Office of the RBC CEO, joined the podcast to discuss the recent announcements. Here ar…
 
President Biden’s climate plans are starting to come into focus. The Whitehouse released “The American Jobs Plan” a few weeks ago, which included about $1 trillion of spending for clean energy and climate initiatives. The Whitehouse is also hosting a virtual Climate Summit this week with dozens of world leaders, and the United States is […] The pos…
 
This week Jackie and Peter take on listener EV questions and comments. Here are some of the questions they tackled: Are EVs impacting oil demand and markets? Is degrading battery life a risk of EV ownership? How much range is lost due to cold weather? How do the economics of leasing vs buying compare? What […] The post Electric Vehicles: You Asked,…
 
LNG Canada’s $40 billion megaproject is taking shape. The project is the largest private sector investment ever made in Canada, and marks the birth of a new export industry. This week, the CEO of LNG Canada, Peter Zebedee joins the podcast to provide an update on the construction underway in Kitimat, British Columbia. Here are […] The post An Inter…
 
In Singapore, Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson Automation Solutions, tells ARC’s Bob Gill about how technology developments in areas including wireless process instruments, networks and protocols, advanced analytics apps, augmented and virtual reality, are enabling industrial plants to more easily implement new and powerful…
 
Partnerships are an essential part of the industrial ecosystem that accelerate the development and introduction of solutions that are required to help manufacturers and processors advance with their digital transformation journey. But what are some examples of success stories that result from these partnerships for digital transformation solutions,…
 
Stock prices of companies in the clean energy space have rocketed-up over the past year. Even considering the recent pullback, most stocks are still up significantly. Clean energy investing is not new. There have been a few cycles in the past that have generally not ended well for investors. This week, Peter and Jackie discuss […] The post Clean En…
 
In this podcast, ARC Vice President Craig Resnick talks with Baker Hughes’ Michelle Rosinski, Senior Product Manager of Services, Nexus Controls, to discuss the role of data analytics in industrial control applications. The podcast will cover an explanation of the different kinds of data analytics being used in conjunction with industrial control a…
 
What is the effort required to respond to investor ESG disclosure requirements? Should oil sands companies have access to “green financing” to fund emissions reduction projects? How do Suncor’s GHG emission reduction goals compare to other oil producers? What types of new energy technologies and projects is Suncor investing in? What is your perspec…
 
This week our guest is Simon Moores, Managing Director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence offers price reporting and market intelligence for the supply chains of lithium ion batteries, electric vehicles and energy storage. Here are some of the questions Jackie and Peter asked Simon: What is driving the increase in lit…
 
This week marks a year since the oil price war started and COVID-19 reached North America. While pandemic restrictions still remain, the oil markets have roared back. In this episode, Jackie and Peter discuss the recent ARC commentary “A 60-to-0 Round Trip: Nine Oily Lessons from the Pandemic.” For the energy industry, the events of […] The post A …
 
Millions of Texans were left in the freezing cold when the electrical system fell short during a historic winter chill. The deadly event caused the electric system operator to cut about 35% of forecasted demand with blackouts. This week, our guests – Joshua Rhodes, Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding […] The post Ho…
 
From Singapore, Bob Gill talks to Raimund Klein, Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Industries ASEAN, Siemens, about how initiatives such as the Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center (AMTC) and the ZerOne. Design digital factory consultancy are accelerating the digitalization of industries across Southeast Asia.…
 
Are electric vehicles the new family car? Jackie’s family recently purchased an EV to find out. In this episode, Peter and Jackie discuss the economics and utility of EV ownership, including the barriers of limited high-speed charging infrastructure and the need for standardized plugs. Next is an update on Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The [……
 
Last week the IEA described the oil markets as ‘fragile.’ In contrast, the price of oil has soared back from all time lows (and negative pricing) to its pre-COVID levels. This week Peter and Jackie discuss the arguments of the bulls and the bears. The bears are focused on weak oil demand, slow vaccine roll […] The post Oil Market Recovery: Bulls vs…
 
The UN reported that net zero pledges from local governments and business have roughly doubled in less than a year. Canada has introduced a bill that would legally bind the government to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. But what do the people of Alberta think? This week, our guests – Linda Coady, the executive director […] The post Oil, Climat…
 
Oil and gas stocks can hardly compete for news headlines with the wild volatility of GameStop and the soaring price of Tesla. Yet there is good news to report. Year-to-date oil and gas equities have outperformed the overall market. Relative to March 2020 – when the stocks were crushed – some public oil and gas […] The post Good News for Oil and Gas…
 
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