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Positive Energy

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How do we tackle political polarization around energy issues in Canada? Discussions with energy leaders, academic researchers and senior decision-makers from industry, government, Indigenous communities, local communities and environmental organizations.

Host: Ian T.D. Thomson
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How do we tackle political polarization around energy issues in Canada? Discussions with energy leaders, academic researchers and senior decision-makers from industry, government, Indigenous communities, local communities and environmental organizations.

Host: Ian T.D. Thomson
www.uottawa.ca/positive-energy/

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Polling Canada: Nik Nanos Presents Canadians’ Opinions on Energy and Environment
Today on the program, Nik Nanos’ keynote address from Positive Energy’s October 7th Conference is highlighted. Entitled “DIVIDED? Polarization and Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change”, The conference convened senior leaders from business, government, Indigenous communities, civil society and the academy to examine and address polarization in Canadian politics, in particular its effects on energy decision-making. Nik Nanos is the Chair and CEO of Nanos Research as well as Chair of the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Initiative. In his keynote, Mr. Nanos highlighted new survey research. This survey work - now available on Positive Energy’s website - examined public opinion as well as energy expert opinion on Canada’s energy and climate policies. Video recordings of the keynote and of the other discussions from the conference, are available on ISSP UOttawa’s YouTube Channel.
42:33
December 3, 2019
What's in a word? Michael Cleland on Canada's energy vocabulary
Ian T. D. Thomson talks with Michael Cleland, Senior Fellow, Positive Energy, uOttawa, about his latest article for Energy Regulation Quarterly. Mr. Cleland discusses Canada’s climate change history, the importance of vocabulary used in Canada’s energy debate, and the evolving role of institutions in climate and energy policy.  Read Mr. Cleland's piece, co-authored with Positive Energy Chair Monica Gattinger
30:58
October 31, 2019
Monica Gattinger on polarization in an age of climate change
Welcome to the new Positive Energy podcast.  In our debut episode, Ian T.D. Thomson talks with Professor Monica Gattinger, Chair of Positive Energy and Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa, about why Canada’s dialogue around energy and climate issues has become polarized—and what we can do about it. For more on Positive Energy's new report,  Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change,  please visit the Positive Energy website.
34:55
September 24, 2019
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