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Energy Examined

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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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...

May 12, 2021

The Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry produces oil with some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions in the world, and it's working to get even better.

Kieran Hanley, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA), discusses some fascinating work going...

Apr 7, 2021

Among the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action are those calling for economic reconciliation. Through the growth of Indigenous employment, business partnerships and home-grown companies, Indigenous communities are seeking to reduce poverty and gain economic independence.

A recent survey by CAPP shows...