A Renewable Energy Podcast
Season 2 | Episode 10
Powerful Partnership: Tesla’s Advanced Battery Research Lab at Dalhousie University
Cutting-edge battery research is happening in an R&D lab facility at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Michael Metzger is one of three principal investigators in the Dalhousie-Tesla research partnership on long-lived, high-energy density and low-cost batteries.
They discuss the lab’s ambitious research goals with Tesla. Learn what is at the forefront of battery research and other projects that Metzger and his colleagues have underway.
Season 2 | Episode 9
Connecting Energy Innovators: Wes Scott and the Smart Energy Event
It all started with a conversation that ignited the energy sector. Wes Scott shares the inception of the Smart Energy Event and why it is held in Halifax each April. In this episode, we discuss the evolution of the energy industry across Canada, with Wes emphasizing the pivotal role of government regulations, economic factors, and technological advancements. We unveil exciting plans for the Smart Energy Conference in 2024.
Season 2 | Episode 8
Eco-Champion Chronicles: The Green Odyssey of Stephen Mildenberger
Ever wondered about the challenges of being an early adopter in environmental advocacy? Join us as we explore the inspiring narrative of Stephen Mildenberger, a true trailblazer in renewable energy and conservation. His journey, akin to the struggles expressed in Kermit’s iconic song, “It’s not easy being green,” is a testament to the power of knowledge.
Season 2 | Episode 7
Digging Deeper Into PRI Engineering's Geotechnical Expertise
Can we ensure the stability of large-scale solar arrays in the face of extreme weather events and changing regulations? Host Maria McGowan chats with Tom St. Onge from PRI Engineering, a civil engineering consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering. They discuss crucial processes involved in the risk management role of renewable energy projects and explore PRI Engineering’s commitment to growth and education in the field.
Season 2 | Episode 6
From the Ground Up: Aecon's Zero-Carbon Initiatives
Maria McGowan sits down with Prabh Banga, Aecon’s VP of Sustainability. In addition to Aecon’s focus on safety and sustainability, they’re also testing zero-emission equipment and low-carbon construction materials. Prabh offers valuable advice for companies looking to embark on their sustainability journey. Give their podcast, “Road to Net Zero,” a listen as it covers a range of sustainability topics in the construction industry, and Acon’s future focus is on technology and innovation to further reduce emissions during construction projects.
Season 2 | Episode 5
Reimagining Nuclear Waste: Fueling Moltex Energy’s Innovation
In this episode of the Reimagined Energy Podcast, host Maria McGowan speaks with Rory O’Sullivan from Moltex Energy. They discuss Moltex’s mission to develop nuclear technology that can produce affordable, clean energy while addressing the nuclear waste challenge. Moltex Energy offers three unique technologies: a molten salt reactor, a waste recycling facility, and a thermal energy storage system. The key innovation is recycling existing nuclear waste as fuel.
Season 2 | Episode 4
From Wind to Watts: Atlantic Canada's Energy Sector
Do you have questions about Energy? Want to improve your understanding of how the energy sector works and how it impacts your life? In this episode of the Reimagined Energy Podcast, host Maria McGowan welcomes Michelle Robichaud from the Atlantica Centre for Energy. They discuss their interactive energy maps highlighting the region’s diverse energy infrastructure. Michelle talks about the challenges and opportunities specific to Atlantic Canada, such as the transition to clean energy, offshore wind, nuclear, and hydrogen projects.
Season 2 | Episode 3
Switching Gears: Sustainable Solutions for Your Commute
Season 2 | Episode 2
Diverse Voices, Green Choices: Claire Harris on Energy Transformation
In this episode of the Reimagined Energy Podcast, Maria sat down with Claire Harris, a senior advisor in the area of environment and inclusion at NB Power. Claire shared insights into her remarkable journey in the energy sector, the shifts she’s witnessed over the past decade, and what lies ahead for the industry. They delved into the evolving landscape of the energy sector, discussing the shifts, challenges, and the critical role of diversity and inclusion in the energy transition.
Season 2 | Episode 1
AI-Powered Solutions: Climative's Journey to Low-Carbon Living
There are so many uses for artificial intelligence; in this case, it can help us save on energy costs. In this episode, Maria McGowan interviews Winston Morton from Climative, a climate data platform revolutionizing energy and climate assessments for homes and buildings. They discuss how Climative utilizes artificial intelligence for digital audits, providing pathways to net-zero or low-carbon buildings.
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