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January 20th 2015:Changing the Status Quo - The myth of Clean Coal and how we can change the system

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? Al

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James Glennie

At the heart of any wind energy project is sound financial analysis and an excellent understanding of the way in which wind turbines interact with electrical systems. James is the technical and financial lead for Saskatchewan Community Wind, and deservedly so. He has 24 years of experience in the international energy sector. His career began as a financial analyst in the oil and gas industry. He then moved into investment banking in Russia before transitioning, after business school, into the wind energy industry where he has been for the last 14 years. He is fascinated by the economic opportunities posed by electric industry restructuring and is particularly focused on the financial
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Paul Hanley

Paul Hanley has published 1500 articles on the environment, sustainable development, agriculture, and other topics. He is editor and co-author of Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan (Earthcare 1980) and The Spirit of Agriculture (George Ronald 2005). Paul is a recipient of the Canadian Environment Award (2006) and the Meewasin Conservation Award (2014). He has been environment columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix since 1989.
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