Changing the Status Quo - The myth of Clean Coal and how we can change the system

January 20, 2015
Hosted by Shane Wolffe

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Episode Description

This week's episode is a compilation of extra interviews with past guests. There is a lot of momentum keeping our economy moving in it's current direction. Is this what's best for the world's citizens? Is this cost-effective? Can we do things in a more equitable and environmentally friendly way? In this episode Shane and past guest James Glennie discuss the $1.4 billion Boundry Dam Clean Coal project in Southern Saskatchewan and the economics behind it vs.wind energy. Should public subsidies be extended to the oil and gas industry? Should we subsidize a clean energy future instead? Also Paul Hanley and Shane discuss how education and cooperation are necessary to move our society forward, but how do we shift the momentum of the current system? With most people more interested in immediate survival, how do we ensure that economics and the environment are not in conflict?

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Shane Wolffe

My name is Shane Wolffe and I work as a professional engineer with “Green Buildings” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, a city with one of the harshest climates that people live in. I am LEED accredited, trained by the Passive House institute, a Certified Energy Auditor and a certified Thermographer. I’ve worked as a consultant, a technician and as a manager for a start-up modular home building company. I've worked in pretty much every building type there is. I've seen a lot of issues but I've also seen a lot of solutions. I know that we can do much better, and if we do, we can build a much more sustainable world.

I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from the best companies and minds involved with energy efficiency and green building. Unfortunately these companies often have difficulty gaining traction despite their value regarding the big picture. In other words, the green building industry has a marketing problem.

I firmly believe that this industry can reshape our economy and is necessary for the long term prosperity of humans and nature alike. The only way that this industry and movement is going to over-take the status quo is if regular folks understand how green building is of serious benefit to them, and they understand how to do it in an economical way. With this understanding I wrote my book and came up with the idea for my website. We will dive into this world so you can understand how you can help build a better one.

Episode Directory

February 2015

January 2015

  • 1/27/2015: The Future of Cities - How do we improve them? How do we Future Proof them? Listen Now
  • 1/20/2015: Changing the Status Quo - The myth of Clean Coal and how we can change the system Listen Now
  • 1/13/2015: 11 Billion People by 2100 - We must Future Proof our world Listen Now
  • 1/6/2015: Community Wind Projects - Renewable Energy is the future Listen Now

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