About Us

Green Energy Futures is a multi-media storytelling project that is documenting the clean energy revolution that’s already underway. It tells the stories of green energy pioneers who are moving forward in their homes, businesses and communities.

The Team

David Dodge

Email: david@greenenergyfutures.ca
Twitter: @greenenergy_dave

David Dodge, Green Energy Futures

Green Energy Futures is produced and hosted by David Dodge. David is an environmental journalist and a photojournalist who has worked for newspapers, published magazines, produced radio and was the production manager for a Canadian nature publisher. He produced more than 350 award-winning EcoFile radio programs on sustainability for the CKUA Radio network. David has worked for not-for-profit organizations such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Pembina Institute. He serves as the chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta, the co-chair of Edmonton’s Energy Transition Advisory Committee and is also involved at the community level with Evansdale Community League where he’s led solar and energy efficiency projects. His community league gets all of its electricity from solar energy on a net-annual basis.

Scott Rollans

Scott RollansScott is a freelance writer and editor in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is a University of Alberta graduate student in communications and technology.
He specializes in clear, simple, powerful writing.
Music fans of a certain age will remember Scott as the bass singer for nationally acclaimed vocal group Juba.
Scott is also involved with the community league in his area, and with the Kokopelli Choir Association.

Jaro Malanowski

Jaro Malanowski, Avatar Media

Jaro is the president and CEO of Avatar Media, our video production partner here at Green Energy Futures. When he’s not creating media he loves to paddle, snowboard and spend time exploring the natural world.

Mayor Greg Krischke at the Leduc Recreation Centre.

Mayor Greg Krischke at the Leduc Recreation Centre with the largest rooftop solar array in Western Canada.

Green Energy Futures is your guide to the green energy transition already underway.

Green Energy Futures was born out of the realization that in spite of litany of negative energy stories in the media the clean energy revolution is already well underway.

Sometimes it’s hard to see, but a clear transition has begun to cleaner forms of energy. The inspiration for this series comes from an interest in renewable energy itself and the realization that the desire to use less and more sustainable forms of energy cuts across the political spectrum. While we all wrestle with the economics and the politics of energy worldwide there is an underlying desire in us to get to work on a system that is better for the planet.

Even in oil rich states and provinces individuals working for engineering firms, oil companies and utility companies are participating in this transition. Programs that have tapped into this interest have found high levels of support and engagement – people willing to invest their own money in new energy solutions.

Green Energy Futures is about the clean energy  transition that is already underway. It’s about the housewife who leapt at the chance to pilot a utility company’s solar energy program. It’s about the dentist who invests his own money to get involved in renewable energy or the home builder who is keen to not only live in a home powered by solar energy and heated with geothermal, but to make all of his new homes just a little greener. It’s also about the politican who leads their government down new and innovative paths. It’s about the entrepreneur who has toiled away for many years trying to make a green energy business flourish in spite of countless barriers. It’s also about entrepreneurs who think big, and are building successful companies.

Green Energy Futures is not about the politics of energy or climate change. It is about people making a difference in their homes, cities and companies. It’s about a responsible transition that works from our present status as an oil dependent and oil wealthy nation to a future with less pollution and more sustainable forms of energy.

So listen in, add your voice to the discussion on our Facebook page and let’s find our way to a clean energy future together.