Pipelines and Turbines

Jason Switzer, Leor Rotchild and Dan Zilnik

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You Gotta Take a Punch to Know You Can Take a Punch (w Ed Whittingham) - Episode 25

36:46 | May 8th

Ed Whittingham, former Executive Director of the Pembina Institute and former board member of the #AER, joins Leor, Jason, and Dan for this episode. Ed shares his experience of being targeted by now Premier Jason Kenney - how he coped, what he learne...Show More
2018 - a #CanOfChicken - Episode 24

28:58 | Jan 7th

Dan and Jason talk about the biggest moments in energy and environment during 2018 and share their hopes and fears for 2019. How will the upcoming federal election impact carbon and climate policy? Will #CCUS finally take off? What does the upcoming ...Show More
You Don't Go To McDonald's For The Salad (w Matthew Klippenstein) - Episode 23

38:44 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Leor and Jason are joined by special guest Matthew Klippenstein of Plug In BC. The Canadian electric vehicle market is growing, but are EVs really viable for rural settings and our road trip culture? What is the future of zero emission vehicles and i...Show More
A different take on the differential - Episode 22

31:12 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Leor, Dan, and Jason take a deeper dive into the oil price #differential and how it's affecting the Canadian oil industry. What's driving the differential and which strategies are actually viable for getting back on track? Spoiler: Cutting the carbon...Show More
The Weaponization of Climate (w Julia Pyper) - Episode 21

27:09 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Leor, Dan, Jason, and special guest Julia Pyper (Greentech Media) record from the Alberta Climate Summit in Calgary, AB. As a Canadian who now lives and works in California, Julia shares observations on the evolving energy and climate policies of the...Show More
The Future of Gas and Oil (w Jackie Forrest) - Episode 20

32:36 | Sep 23rd, 2018

Leor and Dan talk with special guest Jackie Forrest, Senior Director with ARC Energy Research Institute. What is the outlook for investment in Canada's energy sector amidst the latest TMX ruling, NAFTA hurdles, and Pan-Canadian Climate Framework divi...Show More
One Armed Economist - Episode 19

38:57 | Aug 6th, 2018

Its been a while! Jason, Leor and Dan are fresh off the Calgary Stampede and share some thoughts (and some of the economics) of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Was TMX a good purchase? We also break down Ontario's scrapping of the cap and trade regula...Show More
Hope Is NOT A Strategy / The Drinking Game - Episode 18

45:26 | May 23rd, 2018

Jason, Leor and Dan get very drunk while recording the podcast, on behalf of our listeners. We discuss carbon utilization and the NRG COSIA Carbon #XPRIZE, what to do about plastic waste, the circular economy and energy disruption versus transition #...Show More
A Project Past Hope (with Lesley Matthews) - Episode 17

27:05 | Apr 30th, 2018

#aprojectpasthope - Unpacking major energy and pipeline project decision making in Canada with Lesley Matthews, Principal at Polaris Solutions Inc. and author of the CD Howe report "How to Restore Public Trust and Credibility at the National Energy B...Show More
Sinking Balls Of Bitumen - Episode 16

31:47 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Jason, Dan and Leor discuss Kinder Morgan's decision to freeze spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion, a C$7.4bn plan to triple the capacity of an existing pipeline carrying fuel from Alberta to a port near Vancouver. We also discuss Shell's Sky Sc...Show More
Sandra Odendahl on Industrial Emission - Episode 15

48:54 | Apr 2nd, 2018

This week we interview Sandra Odendahl for a wide ranging conversation on banking, energy and environment. Sandra shares why industrial emissions matter so much to Canada and the world, and what we can (and should) be doing to tackle this challenge.
Live From Globe 2018 (w Elizabeth Sheehan, Meg O'Shea And Michelle Gartland)

57:56 | Mar 21st, 2018

Live from Globe 2018 (w Elizabeth Sheehan, Meg O'Shea and Michelle Gartland) We join you live from the #GlobeForum, North America’s premier sustainability gathering. We interview some of the finest minds in the field of sustainability, Elizabeth She...Show More
#ConfederationConstipation – Pipelines And Turbines – Episode 13 – 4 March, 2018

20:10 | Mar 5th, 2018

#ConfederationConstipation We go “deep down the nerd hole” and share our thoughts on how the BC/AB diluted bitumen spat might be a block to Canada’s confederation and the entire pan-Canadian climate framework. Jason and Dan also discuss the propose...Show More
2017 Untold – Pipelines And Turbines – Episode 12 – 14 January, 2018

23:04 | Jan 15th, 2018

Jason, Leor and Dan look back on 2017 and tell the untold sustainability you might have missed last year (hint: what do you know about sustainability investing and the circular economy?). We also make a few predictions for the year ahead and talk abo...Show More
The 2018 Carbon Price - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 11 – 24 December 2017

33:23 | Dec 25th, 2017

Jason, Leor and Dan take a deeper dive on the 2018 Pan-Canadian carbon price and the Federal and Provincial policies that are being built around the new levy on carbon. Will the carbon price lower emissions in Canada, and if so how and when? What abo...Show More
Water (w Christina Copeland) - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 10 - 19 November 2017

22:51 | Nov 20th, 2017

Dan and special guest Christina Copeland from CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, discuss sustainability reporting. We focus on one of the newer areas for sustainability disclosure – water. Do corporations use this data to improve their perf...Show More
#RIPEnergyEast - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 9 - 15 October 2017

21:28 | Oct 16th, 2017

#RIPEnergyEast. Leor, Jason and Dan break down the now shelved Energy East pipeline. Was this a political decision or a reflection of the uneconomic reality? There is strong case for conservative action on climate change / clean energy and the guys ...Show More
ABSOLUTELY the time to talk about climate - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 8 - 27 September 2017

28:26 | Sep 27th, 2017

This is ABSOLUTELY the time to talk about climate! Leor, Jason and Dan discuss the hurricanes and tropical and what this means for climate policy and climate change adaptation. We also explore the issues surrounding methane emission reduction from th...Show More
An Attack On Empathy - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 7 - 30 August 2017

46:10 | Aug 31st, 2017

This month we discuss what impacts the violence in Charlottesville means for climate and energy in North America - there is a connection. We also take a deeper dive on NAFTA and what it might mean for the Canada, US, Mexico energy relationship. Leor,...Show More
Reconciliation - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 6 - 24 July 2017

22:46 | Jul 24th, 2017

Jason Switzer and Dan Zilnik discuss the future of Canada's oil industry, and battle it out over climate targets versus renewables targets and discuss what First Nations reconciliation may mean for in the context of North America's energy industry an...Show More
You Can't Vote On Robots - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 5 - 25 June 2017

36:49 | Jun 26th, 2017

Its been 6 months since our last podcast, did we miss anything? The energy and environment debate has gotten even hotter and more divisive since Trump took office. Leor, Jason and Dan explore this, reforming the NEB and trade deals.
I Kinda' Reject The Premise Of The Question - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 4 - January 24 2017

28:49 | Feb 20th, 2017

In our first episode of 2017, we explore the future issues of 2017, and ask if oil is back.
2016 Retrospective - Pipelines And Turbines Episode 3 - 3 January 2017

28:49 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Jason, Leor and Dan discuss the energy and environment issues that shaped 2016 in Canada.
Pipelines and Turbines Episode 2 (30aug2016 )

39:05 | Aug 31st, 2016

The hidden side of Canada’s energy. By: Jason Switzer and Dan Zilnik.
Pipelines and Turbines - Pre-P&T - Episode 1 - #Globe2016

22:47 | Feb 28th, 2016

Pipelines and Turbines - Pre-P&T - Episode 1 - #Globe2016 by Jason Switzer, Leor Rotchild and Dan Zilnik