Transcript of Powerful: Energy for Everyone

Last night I attended a screening of Powerful: Energy for Everyone hosted by the Kanata Environmental Network, here in the city of Ottawa. As usual, I spoke after the screening, giving some insight into what drove me to make the film, and why I think the key elements of a clean/green energy future are greater [...]

More Powerful: Almonte’s hydro-powered revival

In the making of my film Powerful: Energy for Everyone, I had the occasion to visit many communities, see interesting projects and interview passionate people of all stripes. I shot over 100 hours of video. Not all could be squeezed into a 95-minute film. This is one of the stories that I would like to [...]

Power and Energy – Radio discussion

I participated in a live internet radio show with my friend Cara MacMillan on her Voice America show Demand More.
We talk about energy options, the pros and cons of each, and why I came to the conclusion that renewable energy is the way to go, not just for environmental and social reasons, but for economic [...]

Powerful Interviews: Eric Martinot

In this series of extended interviews on green energy and a future powered by renewable power, renewable energy analyst Eric Martinot discusses the growth of the renewable energy industry, the importance of good government policies, and the promising future.
Parts of this interview will be featured in the upcoming David Chernushenko film, Powerful: Energy for Everyone.

Powerful Interviews: Preben Maegard

In this series of extended interviews on green energy and a future powered by renewable power, Danish wind and renewable pioneer and expert Preben Maegard discusses the Danish experience, the potential of wind and biomass, and the policies that will get us to a renewable energy society.
Parts of this interview will be featured in the [...]

Can Canada Catch the Renewable Energy Boom?

In February I put to some immediate use some of my growing collection of footage and interviews being amassed for the next film Powerful: Energy Security for Everyone. While these will find their way into this feature length film, you can view a 6-minute video prepared by James Greatrex and me for the Pembina Insitute’s [...]

It’s OK to change course, when you are choosing a better one

I am reminded today of a favourite quotation from John Maynard Keynes, the maligned and now rediscovered British economist. I had the opportunity to live in his former house — now the “Keyneside” student residence of Clare Hall at Cambridge University —  while taking my masters degree in international relations. Okay, that is completely irrelevant, [...]

David visits

Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon launched their business to provide people with healthier alternatives to common plastic products such as baby bottles and sports bottles. David Chernushenko and the Living Lightly team visit Jay and Chantal at their boutique in Wakefield, Quebec.

David Visits The Currents

David Chernushenko visits Ottawa’s eco condo building The Currents to interview developer Jonathan Westeinde of Windmill Developments, and Vic Klassen, a resident as well as sales manager.
Video edited by Stan Boyle

Attention Locavores

One way I try to “Live Lightly” is to buy food that is grown locally as much as possible.  Eating locally and seasonally is more sustainable, healthier and tastier. connects locavores with producers, and even has a cool chart of what’s available when here in