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You have reached the home of Energy Examined podcasts. Energy Examined is a podcast that examines energy issues that impact Canada and the world. We tackle questions regarding growing global energy demand, the transition toward a lower-carbon future, and the role innovation and sustainable approaches can play at finding solutions to meet the economic, environmental and social priorities of all Canadians.

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Oct 19, 2021

Wes Jickling of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) explains how oil sands are on a pathway to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through massive investments in cleantech innovations and a focus on deep cooperation.   

"It is going to take collaboration on a scale that's unprecedented," says the COSIA chief...

Sep 27, 2021

The Indigenous Resource Network (IRN) recently commissioned an Environics poll to assess cross-Canada Indigenous support for natural resource development. What they found defies the common perception in the media: 65% supported development vs only 23% opposed.

Energy Examined chats with John Desjarlais and JP Gladu of...

Jul 13, 2021

What would a $10 billion investment in the oil sands do for Canada's job creation and economy? It's a question economist Philip Cross of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute posed in a recently published study.

Cross discusses his findings which highlight the industry's role as a durable job creation and economic growth...

Jun 17, 2021

Our post-pandemic economy depends on creating jobs and income through investments and exports. As the world's fourth largest net energy exporter, oil and natural gas will be crucial to Canada's economic recovery, say Scotiabank's Swanzy Quarshie and Paul Lee.

Quarshi and Lee are directors of global equity energy sales...

May 27, 2021

Is the oil sands destroying Alberta's northern forests? Shannon Carla King is quick to point out no: lands are reclaimed by oil sands producers to a natural, self-sustaining habitat. Her method of showing this is unique: she's an Alberta artist who paints  landscapes of the Canadian outdoors with a focus on, you...