13 episodes

Break down the trade-offs and hard truths of the energy transition in Alberta, Canada, and beyond with energy experts David Keith, Sara Hastings-Simon and Ed Whittingham.

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Energy vs Climat‪e‬ Energy vs Climate

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Break down the trade-offs and hard truths of the energy transition in Alberta, Canada, and beyond with energy experts David Keith, Sara Hastings-Simon and Ed Whittingham.

www.energyvsclimate.com

    Energy, climate, and the media: What gets lost in translation

    Energy, climate, and the media: What gets lost in translation

    Canada needs a more realistic and honest dialogue about the trade-offs between energy policy, the economy, and climate protection. But how do we facilitate that dialogue?

    What are the challenges for climate/energy policy actors when working with reporters, and vice-versa? How can energy and climate stakeholders work with the media to better communicate the scientific and economic realities of the energy transition?

    On Episode 12 of Energy vs Climate, David, Sara, Ed, and special guest Laura Lynch of CBC’s What on Earth share their positive and not-so-positive experiences communicating about climate and energy.A video version of this episode can be found on Youtube.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Canada's New Climate Plan

    Canada's New Climate Plan

    Canada's new climate plan is big and bold. Will it deliver on our climate goals? Will it lead to “a healthy economy” as its title suggests, or crush it? What does a $170 per tonne carbon price by 2030 mean for Canadian industry? Is this a cost-effective way to cut emissions and get us to net zero? And, is it politically stable or might it be overturned with the next election?  On Episode 11 of Energy vs Climate, David, Sara and Ed host professor and energy economist Mark Jaccard to examine Canada’s new climate policy and what we do (and don’t) know about the impact of carbon price.Check out a video replay of the show at www.energyvsclimate.com and on Youtube.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Nuclear's Role in Canada's Low-Carbon Future?

    Nuclear's Role in Canada's Low-Carbon Future?

    Nuclear power: Our only solution to reach net zero, or threat to civilization and distraction from other low-carbon pathways?On Episode 10 of Energy vs Climate, David, Sara, and Ed welcome guest Elizabeth May, MP and former leader of the Green Party of Canada to examine the nuanced role of nuclear power in Canada.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Climate Finance for Oil and Gas

    Climate Finance for Oil and Gas

    'Climate finance' is an emerging field that aims to harness the power of finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation. From Blackrock Capital CEO Larry Fink’s game-changing letter to shareholders, to new clean finance reporting rules, and Canadian Mark Carney’s advocacy for climate finance as head of the Bank of England, climate finance is all over the news. In 2019, Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance declared that "Finance is not going to solve climate change, but it has a critical role to play in supporting the real economy through the transition." How might this unfold? 

    On Episode Nine of Energy vs Climate, David, Sara, Ed, and Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Keith Forman address how much of the climate finance hype is greenwash versus practical reality and whether climate finance can help the oil and gas industry through its transition, at a time when capital for Canadian oil and gas projects has slowed to a trickle.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    What the U.S. Election Means for Canadian Energy

    What the U.S. Election Means for Canadian Energy

    Break down what the U.S. election results may mean for Canadian energy and climate policy with David, Sara, Ed, and special guest Dr. Leah Stokes on Episode 8 of Energy vs Climate. Dr. Stokes is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the author of Short Circuiting Policy. With her work on energy, climate, and environmental politics, Dr. Stokes is one of the most vibrant voices on U.S. climate policy.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Are Nature-based Solutions a Natural Policy Choice?

    Are Nature-based Solutions a Natural Policy Choice?

    The Canadian federal government has committed to using "nature-based solutions to fight climate change, including by planting two billion trees." But is reforesting an area the size of a European country and managing that forest, naturally a good form of climate/energy policy and public investment? On Episode 7 of Energy vs Climate, energy experts David Keith, Sara Hastings-Simon and Ed Whittingham unpack the growing (but still abstract) field of natural ecosystem protection and climate mitigation with special guest Mark Tercek, former president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and co-author of "Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature."

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

BJ Lav ,

Climate Change Podcast with a Canadian perspective

Great hosts. They bring an informed and insightful outlook to the environmental, financial and policy issues discussed.

Zack Fillmore ,

Covering the energy transition

Really enjoy this podcast as it discusses the energy transition, the success it has already had, the barriers going forward, the world of finance, mining, oil and gas, and all in an Alberta and Canada context. It’s great and very informative.

carovz99 ,

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Finally a Canadian podcast on Energy topics! And a great one!

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