Our Latest Episodes

Episode 93: The state of Canadian renewable energy with Vittoria Bellissimo

Canadian Renewable Energy Association President & CEO, Vittoria Bellissimo in conversation with host Francis Bradley on the state of wind, solar and energy storage in Canada, and the prospects for…

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Canadian Renewable Energy Association President & CEO, Vittoria Bellissimo in conversation with host Francis Bradley on the state of wind, solar and energy storage in Canada, and the prospects for the future. They discuss the role of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, recent growth in the sector, the recent pause on approvals in Alberta, barriers to growth and investment, the importance of grid diversity, and the federal investment tax credit regime as a response to the Inflation Reduction Act in the US. They talk about the Electricity Transition Hub, and close the conversation with reflections on Indigenous reconciliation.

 

Links:

 

Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA): https://renewablesassociation.ca/

 

Vittoria Bellissimo on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vittoria-bellissimo-9298473a/?originalSubdomain=ca

 

Electricity Transition Hub: https://renewablesassociation.ca/electricity-transition-hub/

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Episode 92: Decarbonizing Transportation with Toyota’s Stephen Beatty

Toyota Canada Inc’s Vice-President, Corporate, Stephen Beatty, in conversation with host Francis Bradley. They discuss Toyota’s view of multiple pathways to decarbonizing transportation and other policy options to zero emission…

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Toyota Canada Inc’s Vice-President, Corporate, Stephen Beatty, in conversation with host Francis Bradley. They discuss Toyota’s view of multiple pathways to decarbonizing transportation and other policy options to zero emission vehicle mandates. They talk about the best technologies for different transportation applications, touch on the future of hydrogen, and how e-fuels may be part of our future. They close the conversation with a recommendation for an addition to the Flux Capacitor Book Club

 

Links:

Stephen Beatty at Toyota Canada Inc.: https://media.toyota.ca/en/bios/2014/stephen-beatty.html

Background on e-fuels: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrofuel 

Book recommendation:

Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History, by Cody Cassidy: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52508868-who-ate-the-first-oyster

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Episode 91: Electrifying Transportation, with EMC’s Daniel Breton

The President and CEO of the Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), Daniel Breton, in conversation with host Francis Bradley. They discuss the role EMC plays in promoting the electrification of transportation,…

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The President and CEO of the Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), Daniel Breton, in conversation with host Francis Bradley. They discuss the role EMC plays in promoting the electrification of transportation, popular misconceptions about electric vehicles, zero emission vehicle mandates, what EMCs opinion research has shown, and the intransigence of some, not all, car manufacturers. They close the conversation with a recommendation for a very timely report for addition to the Flux Capacitor Book Club.

Links:

Electric Mobility Canada (EMC): https://emc-mec.ca/

Daniel Breton on X, (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/DBretonEMC_MEC

Daniel Breton on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-breton-b8a3b1a4/

Book recommendation:

Time for a U-Turn: Automakers’ History of Intransigence and an Opportunity for Change, by Union of Concerned Scientists: https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/time-u-turn

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Our host Francis Bradley

Francis Bradley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Electricity Canada. In 2019, he created and continues to host “The Flux Capacitor” podcast, featuring discussions about the future of electricity with CEOs, regulators, political figures, and leaders from civil society.

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