Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth started their own company, Arctic Tern, to produce local canoe guides and maps. Photo: Dwayne Wohlgemuth
Leanne Robinson works with the Arctic Energy Alliance in Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories. I had the chance to enjoy an in-depth conversation with Leanne about her work researching and, where appropriate, promoting the use of renewable energy in the Northwest Territories. She is a wealth of knowledge, and has a balanced viewpoint as to the advantages and the challenges that go along with renewable energy, particularly as a resource for remote communities. Listen to learn about the conditions that make hydrocarbon use necessary and affordable in the NWT, and about the renewable technologies that may one day supplant hydrocarbons in these communities, perhaps making life a more sustainable proposition.