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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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May 29, 2023

John Desjarlais believes that the media, which tended to sensationalize Indigenous action, had misrepresented indigenous experience and point of view.  He says that there is room for many Indigenous voices. Speaking up and providing more context and points of view regarding resource development is crucial.

Apr 14, 2022

Barry Vickers discusses a groundbreaking development: 16 First Nation communities in B.C. have negotiated the option to purchase a 10% equity stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Vickers is director of project development with the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, and a member of Saik'uz First Nation....

Feb 23, 2022

Brayden Day Chief is a business student, entrepreneur and podcaster using his energy and optimism to inspire others. He discusses his interviews with Indigenous leaders, sharing stories of successful engagement with the natural resources sector, and the importance of Indigenous values in building partnerships that...

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...

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...