The CKUA Radio podcast of the GreenEnergyFutures.ca series. The multi-media series is hosted by David Dodge and tells the stories of Canadians involved in the green energy revolution.
283. SolShare Co-operative - Big benefits hard to do
Renewable Energy Co-operatives were a big part of the strategy to develop renewable energy in Europe, but here in Canada, there is also a dedicated group of fans of co-operatives that have eeked out a niche promoting renewable energy, installing systems, and building community-owned projects. We talk to Rob Baxter of SolShare, a renewable energy co-op in Vancouver, British Columbia. See blog www.greenenergyfutures.ca
282. Solar with Benefits - The Solar EV Nexus
The Energy Detective is back! Having reduced his energy consumption Ron Kube suddenly had excess solar electricity production from the solar system on his home. The surprising solution? He bought an electric vehicle to use the excess solar electricity and saved $2500 a year on gas! How solar + EVs are an amazing combination. That's this week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast.
Learn more in our blog: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/solar-with-benefits---the-solar-ev-nexus(opens in a new tab)
281. A Vision for near-net zero farming in Canada
Emissions on the farm grew 23% between 1990 and 2018. The National Farmer's Union has a vision for near-zero emissions farming in Canada and it involves fewer fertilizers, less fuel and more better quality local foods. This week on Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio podcast we talk to Darrin Qualman author of a new report on net-zero farming.
280. Canada's Net-Zero Future - What will it take?
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices has evaluated 60 scenarios for getting Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050. We talk to co-author Jason Dion about the key solutions that can help Canada cut its emissions by 30% by 2030 and get to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Green Energy Futures CKUA Radio Podcast Episode 280
279. Solar vs Oil - Which can drive you farther?
An oil guy and a solar guy got together and wondered which would drive you farther? And oil well on a 100 meter well pad, or 750 kilowatts of solar on the same footprint. This week on CKUA Radio's Green Energy Futures we crunch the numbers and look at how solar is being used to redevelop abandoned oil wells in Alberta.
See blog: www.greenenergyfutures.ca
278. Solar + Oil - Reclaiming abandoned wells with Solar
RenuWell – the idea is to breathe new life into Alberta's thousands of abandoned oil wells by reusing well pads and roads and building 750-kilowatt solar farms. It's a win-win for landowners, municipalities and energy transition.
Great podcast that shares applicable information about green energy (Including solar power information for Alberta and the new NAIT program a student from Bashaw attends)