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Join Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest from the ARC Energy Research Institute as they explore trends that influence the energy business, including financial, political, environmental, technological, social and economic forces.

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    • 4.8 • 452 Ratings

Join Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest from the ARC Energy Research Institute as they explore trends that influence the energy business, including financial, political, environmental, technological, social and economic forces.

    EVs in Canada: Are Mandates a Good Idea?

    EVs in Canada: Are Mandates a Good Idea?

    This week Daniel Breton, President and CEO of Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) joins as our guest.  Prior to joining EMC, Daniel was an environmental activist and politician in Quebec. 
    Here are some of the questions that Peter and Jackie asked Daniel: What percent of new cars in Canada are EVs now? Are you concerned about cost inflation and the lack of cars?  Which Canadian provinces are EV leaders and laggards?  The Liberal government wants EVs to make-up 60% of new car sales by 2030 and 100% by 2035 – are mandates a good idea? Is the Canadian government spending enough to build out EV charging infrastructure?   California had a power shortage in early September and some people said this is a sign they cannot add more EVs, is that a fair criticism? 
    Content referenced in this podcast: 
    EMC Canadian Provincial and Territorial Zero-Emission Vehicle Scorecard Link to Daniel Breton’s past books   
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    • 30 min
    Canadian Energy, Politics and Western Alienation

    Canadian Energy, Politics and Western Alienation

    This week our podcast was recorded at the Bennet Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum. Our podcast guest  is the Honourable A. Anne McLellan, who was a speaker at the event and is currently Senior Advisor, Public Policy Group at Bennet Jones. 
    Ms. McLellan joined Bennet Jones after a distinguished career in federal politics.  Ms. McLellan served four terms as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, holding numerous Minister positions during that time and was Deputy Prime Minister from 2003 to 2006. 
    Here are some of the questions that Jackie and Peter asked Ms. McLellan: How does the United States Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) impact Canadian clean energy? Do you think Canada should develop plans to increase LNG exports to help Europe with their energy shortage? How do you view the growing divide between Western provinces and Ottawa?  Any thoughts on Alberta’s Sovereignty Act? 
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    • 34 min
    Energy Transition in the Middle East

    Energy Transition in the Middle East

    This week on the podcast our guest is Dr. Bassam Fattouh, Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).  OIES is a world leading independent energy research institute specializing in advanced research into the economics and geopolitics of energy.  Dr. Bassam Fattouh is an expert on oil markets, including OPEC, the energy transition, and the economic environment of the Middle East.  
    Here are some of the questions that Jackie and Peter asked Dr. Fattouh: What are the challenges of energy transition for oil producers in the Middle East? Are they diversifying into new energy types and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)? Were you surprised by the latest OPEC+ decision to cut production by 2 MMB/d when the US and Europe are acting to reduce oil prices? How does the Middle East view US shale oil now?  Do you see a future for Russia in OPEC? 
    The OIES publishes publicly available papers to help understand oil, natural gas, and energy transition including – solar, hydrogen, CCS, nuclear and much more. Please see their website: https://www.oxfordenergy.org/ 
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    • 35 min
    Spotlight on Alberta Power: An Interview with Mike Law, CEO at AESO

    Spotlight on Alberta Power: An Interview with Mike Law, CEO at AESO

    On this week’s podcast our guest is Mike Law, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). 
    Here are some of the questions that Jackie and Peter asked Mike: Are consumers exposed to the volatile power price in Alberta’s deregulated electric market?  Why are electricity prices in Alberta higher now? Are the costs for transmission too high? Is net-zero electricity by 2035 achievable?  What is the current status of the federal government’s Clean Electricity Standard?  In a deregulated market, how can Alberta ensure that enough clean electricity generation capacity is constructed by 2035?  Do you think a pan-Canadian grid is part of the solution for achieving net-zero electricity?  
    Other information referenced in this podcast: 
    AESO’s Net Zero Emissions Pathways Report (June 2022) AESO’s Real Time Dashboard of Alberta’s Power System AESO Twitter @theAESO   
    Please review our disclaimer at: https://www.arcenergyinstitute.com/disclaimer/   
     

    • 36 min
    New Canadian Clean Energy Incentives and COP 27

    New Canadian Clean Energy Incentives and COP 27

    This week on the podcast, Peter and Jackie talk about the news from the Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement 2022.  The Government announced new incentives that will come into force in 2023, including credits for green electricity, clean hydrogen, energy storage and heat pumps, and a new fund to support private investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). They also introduced plans to develop incentives for manufacturing competitiveness.  These incentives increase the opportunity for clean energy investing in Canada.  
     
    They also weighed in on President Biden’s recent threats of a windfall tax on oil and gas producers in the United States if they do not start using their profits for growing oil and gas production. 
     
    Next, they talk about the IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook.  The agency has revised down its outlooks for natural gas demand due to the events of the past year.   
     
    Finally, COP 27 has kicked off in Egypt this week. Do these meetings actually make a difference in reducing emissions? What will be the topics of discussion this year? 
     
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    • 27 min
    A Concrete Solution to Sequestering Carbon: An Interview with CarbiCrete

    A Concrete Solution to Sequestering Carbon: An Interview with CarbiCrete

    Did you know that concrete is responsible for about 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions, more than double those from aviation.   
    On this week’s podcast, Chris Stern the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at CarbiCrete introduces a made-in-Canada solution for addressing part of concrete’s greenhouse gas problem.  His company has developed a carbon-negative technology for producing precast concrete.  The precast market makes up about 30 percent of the total market for concrete. 
    Here are some of the questions that Jackie and Peter asked Chris Stern: How much concrete does the world use each year? How are carbon dioxide emissions created in the production of traditional concrete and how can they be reduced? How is CarbiCrete’s product made?  How is CarbiCrete’s product carbon-negative? Do you receive carbon credits for removing emissions?   How long has it taken to develop your concrete process so far? Are customers concerned about the durability when new concrete mixes and processes are introduced? 
    Content referenced in this podcast: 
    CarbiCrete’s website  Please review our disclaimer at: https://www.arcenergyinstitute.com/disclaimer/ 
     

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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gm122canada ,

Excellent show but Peter should stop interrupting

Very much enjoy show but every time Peter interrupts it makes me cringe

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Excellent incites and information

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Informative and interesting

Great podcast for in-depth energy discussion.

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