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Houston, We Have a Problem: Learnings from the Power Outage

Millions of Texans were left in the freezing cold when the electrical system fell short during a historic winter chill.  The deadly event caused the electric system operator to cut about 35% of forecasted demand with blackouts. This week, our guests – Joshua Rhodes, Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding […]

Road Trip! Electric Vehicles and Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard

Are electric vehicles the new family car? Jackie’s family recently purchased an EV to find out.  In this episode, Peter and Jackie discuss the economics and utility of EV ownership, including the barriers of limited high-speed charging infrastructure and the need for standardized plugs. Next is an update on Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The […]

Oil Market Recovery: Bulls vs Bears

Last week the IEA described the oil markets as ‘fragile.’ In contrast, the price of oil has soared back from all time lows (and negative pricing) to its pre-COVID levels. This week Peter and Jackie discuss the arguments of the bulls and the bears.  The bears are focused on weak oil demand, slow vaccine roll […]

Oil, Climate and Net-Zero 2050: What do Albertans Think?

The UN reported that net zero pledges from local governments and business have roughly doubled in less than a year.  Canada has introduced a bill that would legally bind the government to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. But what do the people of Alberta think? This week, our guests – Linda Coady, the executive director […]