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Energy Examined is a podcast that examines energy issues that impact Canada and the world. We tackle questions regarding growing global energy demand, the transition toward a lower-carbon future, and the role innovation and sustainable approaches can play at finding solutions to meet the economic, environmental and social priorities of all Canadians.
 
The Greenpeace Podcast brings you sound-rich environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues. Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to ...
 
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Concerns have been raised in the media about orphan wells in Canada. These are natural gas and oil wells where the owner has gone bankrupt and can no longer cover the costs of removing the well equipment and restoring the land. So how big is this issue and what's being done? Energy Examined host Leighton Klassen speaks with Lars DePauw, executive d…
 
Miguel Ouellette is an economist with independent think tank Montreal Economic Institute (MEI). Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson speaks with Ouellette about a recent MEI report on the Clean Fuel Standard, proposed federal regulation to lower greenhouse gas emissions through the use of lower-carbon fuels. Ouellette outlines concerns over the regul…
 
Part 3 of our series of interviews with innovators competing in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE: an international competition to combat climate change by turning CO2 emissions into valuable products. Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson chats with Alex Ip of Team CERT, a Toronto-based group that's found a way using catalysts to turn greenhouse gas CO2 em…
 
Part 2 of our series of interviews with innovators competing in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE: an international competition to turn CO2 emissions into valuable products. Energy Examined host Leighton Klassen chats with Greg Boser of Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT), a Calgary-based company that's found a way to sequester greenhouse gas CO2 emissio…
 
The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is an international competition to turn CO2 emissions into valuable products. In a three-part series, Energy Examined interviews three of the ten finalist teams vying for the $20 million grand prize: to learn about their innovations, what got them interested in the battle against climate change, and the ups and downs of …
 
Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, chats with Energy Examined on a recent survey that explored how Canadians are feeling during the pandemic and what their key priorities are moving forward. The survey found the economy and health are key priorities, and the majority of Canadians believe natural gas and oil should help drive an economic …
 
Energy executive, investor and philanthropist Mac Van Wielingen says he can't imagine a recovery without Canada's largest industrial sector and export commodity. In a conversation with Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson, Van Wielingen discusses why productive assets from a strong oil and gas industry are vital to counterbalance growing deficits, an…
 
What if we had a surefire way to create 2.6 million new post-pandemic jobs, and increase GDP by 17%, while also taking meaningful action on climate change? Canada's resource sector is the best path to economic recovery notes Margareta Dovgal, Director of Research at Resource Works. She chats with Energy Examined host Leighton Klassen about a recent…
 
Karen Ogen-Toews is CEO for the First Nations LNG Alliance and a council member for the Wet'suwet'en First Nation. She chats with Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson about how First Nations have been dealing with the COVID crisis, and the lifeline that major energy projects like Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada are providing to keep members of her and…
 
Canada's Atlantic offshore oil and natural gas industry is in crisis, notes Charlene Johnson, CEO of Noia, Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry association. Low oil prices and pandemic shutdowns have created struggles including delays and cancellations of major projects, lost job opportunities and reduced exploration. Johnson and Energy…
 
A new report by the Conference Board of Canada suggests a growing West Coast LNG industry could spur the creation of 100,000 jobs a year just when Canada's economy needs it most. Energy Examined host Leighton Klassen speaks with Bryan Cox, CEO of the Canadian LNG Alliance about this opportunity--how sending liquefied natural gas to markets in Asia …
 
Canada has some world-leading environmental regulations when it comes to natural gas and oil: an example is efforts to reduce GHG emissions due to flaring and venting. Professor Tim Taylor of Mount Royal University discusses the collaborative approach that got us there, and how it can be road map for global efforts to decrease emissions from oil an…
 
Bob Joseph is the founder of Indigenous Corporate Training. He chats with Energy Examined about the importance of understanding Indigenous history in Canada, and the nuances of cross-cultural communication when conducting Indigenous consultation for major energy projects. Weaving in thoughts on reconciliation and UNDRIP, Joseph discusses how to get…
 
While others criticize, Canadian oil sands producers have taken action: forming an unprecedented technology sharing alliance to push environmental action further than many realize. Wes Jickling discusses how Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) invests billions in innovation to reduce GHG emissions and air, water and land impacts, and its…
 
As the world grapples with COVID-19, climate change and energy poverty, there are many varying views on what the energy of the future will look like and how we can get there. Energy Examined speaks with Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas and president of Switch Energy Alliance, whose goal is to i…
 
Susannah Pierce is the director of corporate affairs for LNG Canada, which has started construction on a $40 billion project to export liquefied natural gas from Canada's West Coast to markets in Asia. We talk with Susannah about how this historic project is exactly the investment Canada needs: creating 40 years of opportunity for Canadian jobs and…
 
Energy is an essential service: we need it to keep our houses warm, power our lights and appliances, and maintain our transportation networks. As Canadians hunker down to meet the COVID-19 pandemic challenge, our oil and natural gas companies are implementing plans to keep workers and the public safe and healthy. Stuart Carver is president of Sandh…
 
Recent pipeline protests and rail blockades were intended to show solidarity with First Nations. But what about the aspirations of those First Nations who support--and depend on--resource development as a means to end poverty and enrich communities? Crystal Smith is the Haisla Chief Councillor and chair of the First Nations LNG Alliance. She discus…
 
Canada's Atlantic offshore oil and natural gas industry is one of the safest and most environmentally responsible in the world. However, it's had its share of troubles in recent years, including spills in 2018 and 2019. Energy Examined host Tonya Zelinsky chats with Paul Barnes, CAPP director for Atlantic Canada, about industry's new action plan th…
 
What if you could turn man-made CO2 from something that causes global warming into useful products like concrete, bioplastics or vodka? XPRIZE Executive Director Marcius Extavour discusses the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE: an international competition supported by power company NRG and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance. With the Carbon …
 
Meet our hosts Tonya Zelinsky and Tracy Larsson in our inaugural video podcast. They discuss their favourite podcasts from 2019, and what's ahead for Energy Examined for 2020 as we continue to chat with insiders and experts, examining key energy news, ideas and issues, how they relate to Canada's oil and natural gas industry and what they mean to C…
 
In its 2019 World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency forecasts growing global demand for energy, particularly in Asia and Africa. What does this mean for Canada? Energy examined host Tracy Larsson and Krista Nelson, manager of technical research at CAPP, delve into the reasons for energy growth, the implications for oil and natural gas…
 
A special edition of Energy Examined recorded at COP 25, the UN Climate Summit held in December 2019. Dale Friesen of ATCO guest hosts a panel discussion focused on the role Canadian natural gas and electricity can play in lowering global greenhouse gas emissions through innovation, efficiency and the displacement of higher emission energy sources …
 
Stuart Pinks, outgoing CEO of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, discusses the state of oil and natural gas activity in Nova Scotia. Pinks talks with Energy Examined host Tonya Zelinsky about the strong resource potential of the region, exploration opportunities, the long history of collaboration with the fisheries industry, and the w…
 
Dale Swampy is president of the National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC), a group that represents the many Indigenous communities across Canada who support oil and natural gas development. In this podcast, Swampy discusses how energy development can create jobs and opportunities for Indigenous Peoples while helping to defeat despair and poverty on reserv…
 
Canadian oil and natural gas companies buy all kinds of products from Canadian manufacturers: everything from steel pipes to buses. David MacLean, divisional vice-president of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, explains the impact of this robust supply chain, including how oil sands producers supported 1,100 Ontario companies through purchases o…
 
Per molecule, methane traps 25 times more heat than carbon dioxide: it's key in the fight against climate change. Professor Arvind Ravikumar of Harrisburg University discusses how Canadian oil and natural gas producers are helping to innovate new tools to measure and monitor methane emissions through the Alberta Methane Field Challenge--and how thi…
 
What's the future of Canadian energy in a low-carbon world? There's a strong business case for Canadian oil and gas--if we can get the word out, and if we can get to new, growing markets. Self-confessed energy nerd, Jackie Forrest of ARC Energy Research Institute explains the risks and opportunities for a Canadian oil and natural gas sector that's …
 
The discovery and development of oil in offshore Newfoundland has turned Newfoundland and Labrador from a have not to a have province. According to a recent study, it's also transformed NL into a diversified, global player by nurturing entrepreneurial companies that have developed world-class technologies and professional talent. Energy Examined ho…
 
In overhauling Canada’s regulatory environmental review process, Bill C-69 has good intentions, but as written it would endanger the very things it is trying to fix: explains Patrick McDonald of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. McDonald and Energy Examined host Tonya Zelinsky discuss what's involved with this controversial proposal,…
 
Has Canada missed the boat when it comes to exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the B.C. West Coast to new markets in Asia? What opportunities remain? And why is this a good idea that will both create good Canadian jobs and help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions? Energy Examined host Tonya Zelinsky chats with Mark Pinney, manager of mar…
 
Eduardo Sousa walks us through an incredible, historical agreement on the Pacific Coast of Canada to protect a rainforest the size of Belgium. Bonus: What exactly is a Spirit Bear? Andrew Norton answers the questions you never knew you had on the new podcast: #CompletelyOptionalKnowledge. This story: What pisses off scientists the most in the movie…
 
A joint operation to rescue refugees risking their liveson the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece has been launched by the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders, and Greenpeace. Winona LaDuke talks about Indigenous knowledge & reciprocity, and rights vs responsibility in modern Western soc…
 
What about cities which have too much water that they can’t prevent, like too much rainfall. Copenhagen decided to use design to help keep the capital of Denmark, from continually flooding.Xeriscaping is a landscaping, gardening word which means that your garden relies only on the water from the sky and not the garden hose.…
 
Newsweek named How to Change the World one of the top 15 documentaries to watch of 2015. Listen to clips from the film and revisit the 1971 Amchitka fundraising concert that started Greenpeace, featuring music from James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. Hear stories about women in the early days of Greenpeace, heroines such as Ann Marie Horn and Bobbi Hun…
 
Food is the door to a lot of conversations about how we live. The Worst Foods Game Show shares some ideas about how to eat and sustain the planet, not just yourself! Even if you live in the north you can follow global seasons, we talk with a chef to give you the best tips. And "Shifting Baseline Syndrome", wow our perception of the world changes, f…
 
When is dirty oil not dirty? When you call it something else. We rarely talk about the other markets the tar sands people have in their sights. One of them is Europe.The proposed pipeline for moving tar sands oil across Canada is called Energy East. Robert Van Waarden, photographer, decided to go along the proposed route and see what people thought…
 
Fish factory trawlers are the modern face of industrial fishing. A vessel that can stay on the oceans for months and whose destructive fishing methods are needlessly and recklessly killing marine life.Interpol - the international police force - looks into slavery on the High Seas. Greenpeace is asked to report. We speak to the woman who has seen th…
 
An app to help you buy food which reflects your morals. If you are trying to shop ethically it’s confusing and hard to keep up. Is there an app for how to detox your shopping? Smartphone apps Ethical Barcode and Buycott can help sort out the greenwash.Genetically Modified Food - you may have heard the acronym but what on earth are GMOs, exactly?It’…
 
You may take long showers but you are not the big water waster...find out who is. A “Tailings Pond” is a dead lake. Who killed it?Tricky convos: What to say to climate change denier at a party.For more episodes and information on any of these stories, visit:www.greenpeace.ca/podcastBackground image: WJiri Rezac / Greenpeace…
 
The enormous implications of mining the floor of the deep sea. It's starting.It's calledr "squalene" and is in lots of beauty products. It's usually bits of sharkMelina Laboucan-Massimo on It Starts With Us, a new website to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.For more information on any of these stories visit:www.greenpeace…
 
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