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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 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...

Feb 26, 2021

Bryan Helfenbaum is the executive director of Advanced Hydrocarbons at Alberta Innovates, an innovation hub that facilitates innovations from funding to commercialization.

Bryan speaks with Energy Examined host Leighton Klassen, discussing some of the work going on at Alberta Innovates, including key developments...

Jan 13, 2021

Concerns have been raised in the media about orphan wells in Canada. These are natural gas and oil wells where the owner has gone bankrupt and can no longer cover the costs of removing the well equipment and restoring the land. So how big is this issue and what's being done?

Energy Examined host Leighton Klassen speaks...

Dec 15, 2020

Miguel Ouellette is an economist with independent think tank Montreal Economic Institute (MEI). 

Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson speaks with Ouellette about a recent MEI report on the Clean Fuel Standard, proposed federal regulation to lower greenhouse gas emissions through the use of lower-carbon fuels. Ouellette...