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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Is Eco-Purchasing on the Rise? (Rebroadcast)
With a nation-wide commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and an increase in climate change awareness, has eco-purchasing in Canada increased? In other words, are more people buying products & services that have less impact on the environment and human health? Dianna Miller, Chief of ENERGY STAR shares about the ENERGY STAR program and how it works to not only motivate the production of energy-conscious products, but also to help homeowners & businesses make energy-conscious buying decisions.
Shifting into Renewable Gear (Rebroadcast)
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.
Electric Vehicles: Barriers & Opportunities (Rebroadcast)
Canada’s Electric Highway is now a reality. Petro-Canada recently made a bold move to equip 50 of its retail outlets along the Trans-Canada Highway with electric vehicle fast chargers. This is a great start, but EV owners need a consistent, convenient, reliable and fast means of recharging their vehicles - wherever they travel. Al Cormier, CEO & President of Electric Mobility Canada, shares his take on the future of electric vehicle adoption.
There’s No Place Like a Net-Zero Home (Rebroadcast)
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 a wish for one 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 or building to be “net-zero,” the pros and cons, and what the CHBA is doing to make net zero homes an affordable reality.
Smart Buildings: Raising Building IQ for the Future (Rebroadcast)
Join us for our Summer Rewind series as we feature past podcast episodes! Smart buildings have the potential to consume less energy, generate less waste & provide better quality spaces for their occupants. But just how practical is it for building owners to adopt these new technologies and can they actually improve the bottom line? Terry Young, VP of operations at KRP Properties shares about the rise of smart buildings and the importance of training employees on the ever-changing technology.
Future-Proofing Commercial Properties for a Net-Zero World
The race is on to reach Canada’s target - net-zero emissions by 2050. This is a relatively aggressive timeline, so what should businesses be thinking about now? How do we future proof commercial properties and other industries that are large-emitters for the net-zero future? Glenn Mooney - Manager of Energy Services at Envari, joins us to share his knowledge on sustainable energy solutions and the practical steps that businesses should start with.
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
Not worth your time
I could not get into this podcast. The host is very dry and uninformative. He brings nothing worthwhile to the table.
Enjoying the show and great to see energy companies innovating.