Media Archive


Energy Futures Lab and Smart Prosperity Institute / December 15, 2021: Renewal and Reinvention of Alberta’s Hydrocarbon Cluster

Medium / December 14, 2021: Working with what we have got: Why economic clusters are a useful frame for thinking about Alberta’s energy transition by John McNally

Medium / December 6, 2021: Alberta’s future: turning nonsense to common sense by Alicia Planincic 

Medium / November 18, 2021: Harnessing possible futures for better policy outcomes by Dr. Sara Hastings Simon 

The Hill Times / November 11, 2021: A just transition must reflect the voices of those who will be impacted most by Alison Cretney and Elizabeth Shirt

Corporate Knights / October 27, 2021: Advice to world leaders heading to UN climate summit: forget consensus by Emma Gammans

Medium / August 3, 2021: Support markets, not just one-off projects, to grow Alberta’s clean economy by Una Jefferson 

Medium / June 23, 2021: Survival of the Cleanest: Why low-carbon can equal high-success for Alberta’s energy sector by Patrycja Drainville, Chad Park and Jamie Bonham

Medium / June 9, 2021: Why Future Fit Hydrocarbons are the bridge to a better future by  Patrycja Drainville, Chad Park and Jamie Bonham

Medium / May 26, 2021: Capital Concerns: Why big business is driving the shift towards lower-carbon capitalism (and why Alberta can be a part of it) by Patrycja Drainville, Chad Park and Jamie Bonham

Energy Futures Lab / April 26, 2021: Leveraging our Energy Assets for Diversification News Release

Medium / April 9, 2021: Practical Approaches to Storytelling: A Guide for Energy Professionals by Emma Gammans

Innovating Canada / April 1, 2021: Unleashing Creative Fuel for Canada’s Energy Transition by Alison Cretney

Medium / March 30, 2021: A closer look at “future-fit” by Dale Beugin

Medium / March 30, 2021: What decision-makers care about when investing in future-fit hydrocarbon by John McNally

For the Sake of Argument / March 28, 2021: Arsheel Hirji and EFL Animator Juli Rohl join Aman Chahal and EFL Fellow Candice Paton on the For the Sake of Argument podcast

Medium / February 23, 2021: Tech for Tomorrow’s Alberta: ERA’s Technology Roadmap & Future-Fit Hydrocarbons by Bob Savage

Medium / January 29, 2021: What is a Pathway? A conceptual overview of transition pathways by John McNally

Medium / January 15, 2021: Policy Levers and the Energy Transition by Marla Orenstein

CSEG Recorder / January 2021: The Waves of the Past are Lapping the Shores of the Future by Juli Rohl

Changing the Face of Energy Podcast / January 13, 2021: Nagwan Al-Guneid joins the podcast for the Emerging Energy Series: Systems-Thinking Approach


Medium / December 11, 2020: Keren Perla and Chad Park on Building a Policy Bridge to Future-Fit Hydrocarbons

Medium / December 11, 2020: Yasmin Abraham and Emma Gammans on Energy Poverty in Alberta

Edmonton Journal / November 18, 2020: Ed Whittingham, Kate Chisholm and Erin Romanchuk on fast-tracking. carbon capture projects in Canada

The Globe and Mail / September 5, 2020: JT Steenkamp and Erin Romanchuk on how the key to a low-carbon economy might be under our noses – and under the ground

Ryan Jespersen Show / September 4, 2020: Alison Cretney on how it’s not if can Alberta succeed in a low-emission future, but how we’ll succeed

CBC News / September 3, 2020: Alison Cretney on how it’s time for Alberta to meet our greatest challenges with our greatest strengths

Global News / August 20th, 2020: Alison Cretney on the EFL’s “Five Big Ideas” for Alberta’s economic recovery

JWN / August 17th, 2020: Emma Gammans on The role of carbon capture, utilization and storage in developing a circular economy

660NEWS / August 9, 2020: Pong Leung on harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning to help Alberta thrive in a low carbon future

CBC / July 21, 2020: Emma May on unwinding Alberta’s complicated history of misogyny

Corporate Knights / July 10, 2020: Liz Lappin and Alison Cretney on How Alberta’s lithium-laced oil fields can fuel the electric vehicle revolution

The Future Economy / July 6, 2020: Alison Cretney on “The Creative Middle Ground: Opening Space for our Energy Future

Medium / June 29, 2020: Alison Cretney and Monica Curtis “Why Energy Efficiency is An Opportunity Alberta Can’t Afford to Pass Up

Corporate Knights / June 1, 2020: Mark Little and Laura Kilcrease on why “Canada’s oil sands are best positioned to lead the energy transformation

Globe and Mail / May 21, 2020: Alison Cretney and Juli Rohl on how Canada’s energy sector needs the same “Team Spirit” ushered in by Covid-19

Future of Good / May 7, 2020: Chad Park on Energy Futures Lab’s best strategies for adapting to the uncertainty of Covid-19

CBC News / May 1, 2020: Tony Seskus on How Alberta could give old oil wells new life — but it has nothing to do with crude

Calgary Herald / April 16, 2020: Marla Orenstein on Old wells, new life and a major economic opportunity

JWN / March 30, 2020: Juli Rohl and Sean Collins on Wells as a solution: Why drilling should lead our economic recovery

Medium / March 26, 2020: Alison Cretney and Chad Park on Five Big Ideas for Alberta’s Economic Recovery

New Energy Economy / March 26, 2020: Energy Futures Lab: A seat for everyone at the table (link no longer available)

The Walrus Talk Energy at GLOBE / February 12, 2020: Nagwan Al-Guneid on the EFL’s Energy.AI Initiative


Future of Good / December 13, 2019: Chad Park on what do the words ‘energy’ and ‘data’ have in common?

Global News / November 29, 2019: Chad Park on Energy Futures Lab balances preserving energy industry while taking action on climate change

The Sprawl / October 7, 2019: Depolarizing the dialogue with Alison Cretney and Fellow Lliam Hildebrand

JWN / September 26, 2019: Exploring the barriers to advancing ‘game-changing’ CCUS

The Walrus Talk Energy / September 25, 2019: Alison Cretney speaks on addressing polarization and holding the Radical Middle

JWN / September 24, 2019: AI and machine learning hold great promise for addressing today’s energy challenges

CBC / September 12, 2019: The conversation Calgary needs to have: How does an oil city adjust to a new reality?

Corporate Knights / September 3, 2019: Chad Park on the Unlikely allies in the oil patch

The Tyee / July 31, 2019: Alison Cretney on Alberta Can Transition from Oil and Gas and Have a Strong Economy. Here’s How.

Daily Oil Bulletin / June 11, 2019: New Partners And Innovators Join The Energy Futures Lab

The Thoughtful TechnoSapien Podcast / May 28, 2019: Future of energy with Alison Cretney of Energy Futures Lab

Daily Oil Bulletin / April 17, 2019: Biojet: Developing A Western Canada Solution To Reduce Emissions From The Airline Sector

CBC Business / March 23, 2019: ‘I hope to be part of the solution’: Albertans rethink approach to energy, environment

JWN / March 14, 2019: Community leaders In Alberta praise value of energy futures roadshows

CBC The National / March 13, 2019: The place of oil and gas in the future of Alberta’s energy sector faces questions

CBC Alberta at Noon / March 4, 2019: Chad Park on navigating polarizing conversations

Calgary Herald / February 28, 2019: Alison Cretney Op-Ed: It’s time to depolarize the conversation about energy

CBC Radio-Canada / February 12, 2019: Feature on the EFL Summit in French at minute 20:00