How the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is driving clean energy innovation

In Resource Works' third episode of the Eco Innovators podcast, Ged McLean discusses how BC became a global hub for low-carbon energy.

Welcome to Eco Innovators, a cutting-edge podcast providing in-depth conversations with Canada's foremost thought leaders shaping the future of energy and natural resources.

Eco Innovators is brought to you by Resource Works, looking at how responsible development of natural resources drives innovation in the lynchpin sectors of our economy while maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

In our third episode, host Stewart Muir talks with Ged McLean, the trailblazing executive director of the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy. Ged is tirelessly focused on creating and implementing solutions to combat climate change. From academia to product innovation, his diverse experience paints a picture of a man dedicated to our planet.

From his role as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, Ged expanded his sphere of influence by founding Angstrom Power, a venture aimed at developing novel hydrogen fuel cell technology for portable applications. 

In the following years, he took on leading roles at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the citizen-led Permafrost Carbon Feedback Action Group. He has leveraged his knowledge and experience to influence technology and business innovation aimed at decarbonization in numerous advisory, board, and consulting roles.

Today, he leads the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy, an organization founded in 2021 that stands at the forefront of the clean energy revolution. With an impressive $105M raised to date, the Centre is a hotbed for developing and scaling home-grown clean energy solutions, not just in Canada but across the globe.

The Centre works hand in hand with innovators, corporations, academic institutions, policymakers, investment groups, and Indigenous communities, all to find smart, impactful ways to drive us closer to a net-negative carbon future.

Ged is a man on a mission, translating brilliant ideas into tangible actions that will mitigate the effects of climate change and help us adapt to its impacts.  

Join the Eco Innovators on our journey to better understanding energy in the 21st century by gaining valuable insights from Canada’s leading experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the energy and natural resources industry.

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