Over A Barrel - A CHOA Podcast about energy, and people who create it

Over A Barrel - A CHOA Podcast about energy, and people who create it

Join Louisa DeCarlo from CHOA for insightful conversation and stories about energy and the people who create it.

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June 24, 2021 42 min
Alberta’s oil and gas sector has been hit hard by the turmoil of the last 5 years. Crashing oil prices in 2015 and 2018, the blocking of pipeline expansions, a financial forecast that never materialized. A significant investment exodus from Canada is already underway, especially in Alberta’s fossil fuel industry, and with it a risk of eroding human capital. This is why the Energy Futures Policy Collaborative (EFPC), a two-year, mul...
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In this episode, Louisa DeCarlo discusses hydrogen with Caralyn Bennett, Executive V.P. and Chief Strategy Officer of GLJ and CHOA president, David Layzell , Research Director at the Transition Accelerator, and Professor and Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR), a University of Calgary initiative, and David Mercer, Head of Technology and Sustainability for Fluor Canada.
Can a hydrogen economy make sense...
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Energy Transition – The word on the street

Few people seem to appreciate how extremely complex energy transition is. Is it possible to transition to a low carbon intensity energy system quickly, cheaply, and safely, given the realities of energy demand and existing technologies associated with `green’ energy? In this episode my guests, Brad Hayes, Mark Brown and Gordon Holden, look at one of the many pathways proposed to reduce ...
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Meet Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). With more than 30 years of experience in the domestic and international energy business, Chris leads the industry association that represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies, who operate 134,000 kilometers of pipeline in Canada and the United States.
For 27 years, CEPA members have been working together to safely and responsibly trans...
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In today's episode, host Louisa DeCarlo has a frank and engaging conversation with JP Gladu, President of A2A Rail, and former President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). JP currently serves on the Board of Suncor and Noront Resources and is Chair of the Mkisew Group of Companies. JP is a member of the Sand Point First Nations of Lake Nipigon.

Mr. Gladu completed a forestry technician diploma and ob...
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How do we best transition to cleaner energy in a sensible way, in a country that is so polarized, and in a society so easily swayed by the subjective voice of social media? Could blue hydrogen technology be the path to this transition? is it possible to accomplish a transition to clean energy while respecting our environment, and without jeopardizing our economy?
Join Armando Montes and Devin Lacey from GLJ Ltd, a top Canadian ener...
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Calgary is one of the most innovative cities in the world when it comes to energy. Today's show revolves around technology, innovation, and a cleaner future. Join me as I discuss some new and innovative technology with the Acceleware team, Geoff Clark, CEO, Dr. Michal Okoniewski, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, and VP of Engineering, Laura McIntyre. Their radio frequency technology (RF XL) is a clean-tech developme...
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Join Bryan Helfenbaum, Executive Director of Advanced Hydrocarbons at Alberta Innovates, as he invites you to showcase your technical skills and compete in the Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge. The goal of this $15 million international competition is to accelerate the production of carbon fibre from bitumen-derived asphaltenes. This challenge is part of a broader “Bitumen Beyond Combustion” initiative by Alberta Innovates to further t...
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January 27, 2020 45 min
Today's news, facts or fiction?
Is it possible that too many reporters bought into poorly conceived advocacy positions, and fail to provide readers with balanced information? We will discuss why Brad Hayes thinks the war room or the Canadian Energy Centre ( https://www.canadianenergycentre.ca/ ) is badly needed. We talk to Terry Etam, author of The End of Fossil Fuel Insanity and we chat about the need for people like Terry and ...
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December 24, 2019 31 min
Suncor's sustainability goals relate to environmental, social and economic initiatives and their Indigenous Student Program (ISP) supports their social goal effort of strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities in Canada. Today's guests are Jamie Cluff, Suncor's talent advisor, and students Lambie Hamilton and Connor McCallum. They share their experience with ISP, a program that grew 400%, from 17 students i...
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Vivian Krause is a Vancouver researcher & writer who has recently released a documentary about her work and the questions she raises relating to U.S. foundations funding activism against the Canadian oil and gas industry. Vivian has testified to parliamentary committees of the House of Commons and the Senate. Her work has prompted investigations by Elections Canada and the CRA. Her short film, Over A Barrel, is produced by Shan...
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