Nov 22, 2018: Implementing Change

Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Nicholas Ashbolt from the School of Public Health here at the University of Alberta. He does fascinating work on the ways we might change our practices, policies and infrastructures to redirect black…

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November 24, 2017: Wind “Power” & Other Technologies

If I understood correctly, it seems that wind won’t play as major a role in Alberta’s energy future as it might elsewhere. Apparently, unless your trees are growing crooked from the consistent winds in your area, wind is probably not…

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November 23, 2017: Future of Energy in Alberta

Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biofuels: These are most likely the future of energy in Alberta. It is where most of the institutions seem to be investing in research and development. Elsewhere they will invest in water — which isn’t appropriate to…

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November 22, 2017: Tech for Whom?

So much amazing tech already exists out there. Energy transition is possible. But tech cannot save us if we don’t implement it. Who has energy has power. Who owns the tech? Who can afford to purchase the tech and or…

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November 12, 2017: Eating, Consumption, and Energy Transition

I’m still thinking about the argument made by¬† Mercy for Animals¬†around going veg because it is less carbon-intensive than meat eating. That argument is sound. And, there are many other good reasons to become vegetarian or vegan, not the least…

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November 9, 2017: Energy Transition Network

The day started early at 5am. The kids haven’t adjusted to the time change this past weekend, so while they were waking up at 6, they now wake up at 5. All the better, I suppose, because I had a…

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