Entries by ARC Energy Research Institute

Energy Matters: David Hobbs on Trump, NATO, Oil, ESG and AI

  Subscribe: Spotify | iTunes This week, our guest is David Hobbs, Executive Chairman of Pantheon Resources PLC and Chairman of Proton Green LLC. David has an extensive background in energy research, having served as Head of Research at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and as Chief Energy Strategist at […]

Decarbonizing Heat: Are Air-Source Heat Pumps the Solution for Canada?

Subscribe: Spotify |iTunes According to the IEA, heat accounts for almost half of final global energy consumption, with approximately two-thirds currently sourced from hydrocarbons. Net zero energy scenarios anticipate that heating can be predominantly electrified.   In pursuit of lower-carbon buildings, high-efficiency air-source heat pumps offer a promising decarbonization and energy reduction solution. Further, the Canadian […]

From Churchill Falls to Muskrat Falls: An Interview with the President and CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Subscribe: Spotify | iTunes This week, our guest is Jennifer Williams, President and CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Hydro manages Newfoundland and Labrador’s electricity system, generating and transmitting most of the province’s electricity, and exporting electricity to other parts of Canada and the United States.  Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro operates several hydroelectric plants, including the […]

Reality Check: The Stubbornness of Coal Consumption

Subscribe: Spotify | iTunes Despite frequent pronouncements that the world should stop using coal, it still consumes vast amounts of black rocks. According to the Energy Institute’s Statistical Review of World Energy, coal’s global primary energy consumption was about 15% above natural gas in 2022 and only 15% lower than crude oil.   Coal consumption has […]