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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...

Feb 17, 2021

The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline has things off on the wrong foot for Canada/U.S. energy relations as U.S. President Joe Biden starts his presidency. On the other hand, renewed focus on environmental issues in the U.S. could help level the competitive playing field between Canadian and U.S. natural gas...

Jan 28, 2021

Communities near oil and natural gas operations from Fort St. John, B.C. to St. John's, NL, depend on Canada's energy industry as a critical source of jobs and economic opportunity. Recent events like the 2020 oil price crash, COVID-19 pandemic and Keystone XL cancellation have hit rural oil and gas communities...

Dec 30, 2020

Energy Examined hosts Tracy Larsson and Leighton Klassen highlight their favourite clips and podcast episodes from 2020, while discussing some of the overarching themes that emerged from Canada's energy scene in 2020, and what they're looking forward to in 2021.