The ThinkEnergy podcast features conversations that focus on the fast-changing world of energy. We explore through a communications lens, some of the coolest trends, emerging technologies and latest innovations within the energy sector. We seek to understand how these game changers bring their ideas to market and demystify their concepts.
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Evolving City-Wide Energy Habits
Roughly 50% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada are from municipalities. This means that cities have the opportunity to make a huge impact when it comes to shifting & improving energy habits. In this episode, Andrea Flowers – the Senior Project Manager for Environmental Programs at the City of Ottawa – tells us all about the steps that Ottawa is taking, through an action plan called Energy Evolution, to reduce GHG emissions from the community by 100% by 2050 and from City operations by 100% by 2
There’s No Place Like a Net-Zero Home
If the Wizard of Oz was remade for the 21st century, Dorothy might now declare: there’s no place like a net-zero home. And she’d be right. But would she need the Wizard to grant her wish or would Dorothy be able to afford one on her own? In this episode, Kevin Lee – CEO of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) - tells us what it means for a home/building to be “net-zero,” the pros & cons, and what the CHBA is doing to make net-zero homes an affordable reality for all current and aspiring h
Why We're Falling 'In Like' with E-Bikes
When we talk about the electrification of transportation, we tend to think about electric vehicles or light rail transit. But there’s another sub-genre of electric transportation that is rapidly growing in popularity: e-bikes. In this episode, Seth Weintraub, an award-winning tech journalist and blogger, helps us tackle some of the myths surrounding e-bikes and helps us understand why they’re becoming one of the greenest transportation options when it comes to urban traffic and environmental impact.
District Energy: Looking Back & Moving Forward
What happens when you use a network of hot & cold water pipes, bury them underground, and then use them to efficiently heat & cool buildings – or even communities? You get something called district energy. In this episode, Jeff Westeinde, President of Zibi Canada & Founding partner of THEIA Partnership, shares his passion for environmental sustainability, designing communities to support One Planet Living, and leveraging age-old systems like district energy as a means of achieving a zero carbon footprint.
Shifting into Renewable Gear
Compared to conventional methods of energy generation, like fossil fuels, greenhouse gases emitted from renewables are little-to-none; making them the cleanest, most viable solution to prevent environmental degradation. In this episode, we invite Brandy Giannetta, Senior Director at Canadian Renewable Energy Association, to discuss renewable energy and the realistic strategies for increasing its supply to permanently replace the remaining carbon-intensive energy sources in Canada.
The Ingredients of a Great Podcast
Ever thought about starting your own podcast or wanted to learn more about the process? This episode is for you. With years of experience in the podcasting industry, Rhys Waters & Jonathan Burns – co-founders & producers of Podstarter – have seen it all, including ups, downs, successes & failures. They believe that success can be found by any podcaster through a healthy balance of passion, consistency, & a genuine connectedness with their target audience. Tune in to learn the ingredients of a great podc
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Very interesting local podcast. Forward thinking outreach/marketing on hydro Ottawa’s part. More companies should do this
Wondering if you could do an episode describing the process Hydro Ottawa executes when parts of the grid go offline (cause, response, re feeding or back feeding, and some data on turn around time When services go down) how does it all work?
Hydro Ottawa response time to outages seems to be very efficient
Enjoying the show and great to see energy companies innovating.