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Doctor Renewable

Doctor Renewable is a radio show promoting energy literacy where we discuss how to transition the earth to renewable energy using mainly recent sunlight. We navigate renewable energy and climate change, while addressing misconceptions. Of importance, we apply critical thinking so that people can make more informed decisions. For example, promoting using more fossil fuels in the era of climate change may not be what you support and want for your children and grandchildren. The show’s hosts use humor and repetition to help retain the information. The show is structured around THE RED CUP, an energy policy that makes sense to enable the energy transition to significantly reduce the risk of nature imposing a feedback loop that would affect biodiversity across the globe.

Past Broadcasts

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June 2, 2023 – 009 - Doctor Renewable talks solar photovoltaic (PV) with Lorena Mitchell who runs her own solar company call Evolve Green. Lorena installs PV system on residential homes. She relates her experience of running her PV business and discusses this rapidly growing market.
May 26, 2023 – 008 - Doctor Renewable reviews a CBC article that discusses federal minister Freeland’s new budget that provides incentives to help green Canada's electricity supply. As the article alludes to the Shell's Quest carbon capture and storage project, Eric provides his perspective on this expensive project that expands market for fossil fuels, working against THE RED CUP which seeks to increase—and not decrease—the percentage of our energy from recent sunlight.
May 19, 2023 – 007 - Eric and Robert discuss the Cain’s Quest snowmobile race in Labrador which had to be canceled for the first time this year due to open waters. Having a relatively high latitude, Labrador experiences more impact due to higher temperature increase from climate change.
May 12, 2023 – 006 - Dr. Danny Blair from the University of Winnipeg discusses the Climate Atlas of Canada. This online atlas can be used to visualize the impact of climate change in any year till 2100 in Canada.
May 5, 2023 – 005 - Fabienne Joly from ORPC provides an update on the ORPC RivGen river turbine being testing in the Winnipeg River at Seven Sisters and at Sagkeeng Indigenous community.
April 28, 2023 – 004 - Doctor Renewable’s poet-in-residence Kathy Fisher reads from her climate change collection— “Shell Queen” and “Always Knew (I Loved the Sky)”. Kathy’s poems provide an artistic expression that supports the renewable energy transition to eliminate the risk of biodiversity loss, a risk that is widening as the fossil fuel resource industry registers record sales of coal, oil and natural gas, exceeding 9 trillion last year.
April 21, 2023 – 003 - Ahmad Hammouz talks about the NRCan Energy Advisor program. An energy advisor himself, Ahmad details the program Canadians can utilize to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. We then review a climate change song that deals with the destruction of humans from Les Cowboys Fringants, followed by a song global warming denialist prompted Sir Paul McCartney to write.
April 14, 2023 – 002 - Presentation of THE RED CUP by Eric, an energy policy to solve climate change that does not focus on GHG’s and the wastes of the fossil fuel industry. Its focus is how to effectively transition to renewables by focusing on our energy inputs instead.
April 7, 2023 – 001 - Introduction to Doctor Renewable, a show on energy literacy, the energy transition to renewables, and addressing misconceptions about climate change and how to solve it.