Policy Episodes

June 16, 2021

Ep46: Angelina Galiteva 'California's Clean Energy Dream'

Angelina Galiteva has been appointed Chair of the California Independent System Operator’s Board of Governors in 2020, after a decade spent on the Board as a member. Angelina is the founder & Chair of the Board of Renewables 100 Policy …

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June 2, 2021

Ep44: James Thornton 'Enforcing the Laws of Nature'

James Thornton is the CEO and founder of ClientEarth, a leading environmental law organisation in Europe. Since its establishment in 2007, ClientEarth tackled world’s most pressing environmental issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, and toxic chemicals using advocacy, litigation …

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May 5, 2021

Cleaning Up Audioblog - Episode 1: Climate and Finance, Lessons from …

This episode of Cleaning Up is based on a March 2021 blog written by Michael for BloombergNEF https://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-climate-and-finance-lessons-from-a-time-machine/ We would like to thank BloombergNEF for allowing us to record it.

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March 17, 2021

Ep35: Kate Hampton 'Investing in Climate Activism'

This week our guest on Cleaning Up is Kate Hampton, the CEO of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and a long-time expert in sustainable finance and the carbon markets. Bio Kate Hampton has been the CEO of the Children’s Investment …

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March 10, 2021

Ep34: Kristian Ruby 'Electrifying Almost Everything for Net-Zero'

This week, Kristian Ruby, the Secretary-General of Eurelectric since 2017, will be joining us for a conversation. Eurelectric is a pan-European organisation with the aim of representing the common interests of the electricity industry. He was also once part of …

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Feb. 17, 2021

Ep31: Emma Howard Boyd 'Climate Change? We'll be in Floods.'

Emma Howard Boyd is one of the leading voices in the UK’s Environment scene. As the Chair of the Environment Agency, she is at the forefront of the current environment agenda. This week, Michael and Emma will discuss everything from …

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Jan. 27, 2021

Ep28: Fatih Birol 'Setting the World's Energy Agenda'

Named one of the most influential people in the energy sector by the Forbes magazine and the energy personality of the year by the Financial Times in 2017, Fatih Birol is one of the most important voices in the energy …

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Jan. 6, 2021

Ep25: Bryony Worthington 'Putting the Act into climate action'

How do we get climate at the forefront of politics? How can we good data influence the climate transition? In the first episode of the second season of Cleaning Up, Michael Liebreich speaks to Bryony Worthington: a crossbench member of …

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Nov. 25, 2020

Ep20: Richenda Van Leeuwen 'A Life of Energy Access and Inclusion'

As a 10 year old girl, Richenda Van Leeuwen saw a solar panel at the Centre of Alternative Technology on a rainy day in Wales. This would serve as her first point of inspiration for the career ahead of her. …

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Nov. 4, 2020

Ep16: Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella 'Sustainable Energy for All'

How did Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella impact the Sustainable Development Goals? How has he influenced energy's position in development? Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – known as KKY in his native Sierra Leone - is a senior academic and politician. He joins …

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Sept. 30, 2020

Ep11: Jon Dee 'From Celebrity to Action'

How to get members of bands such as Queen, Pink Floyd, Rush, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple together to help a country devastated by an earthquake? How helpful can celebrities be in the clean energy transition? Do we fully recognize the …

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Sept. 16, 2020

Ep9: Jigar Shah 'Creating Climate Wealth'

How does one come up with a brand new clean energy business model? Why if energy transition is the 'biggest wealth creation opportunity of our lifetimes' many have been slow to get on board? What went wrong in California with …

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Sept. 9, 2020

Ep8: Roger Dennis 'The Price of Resilience'

What does a futurist do? Does it include dealing with jetpacks? Or is it more about helping organisations to become more resilient? Cool as jetpacks might be, our Episode 8 guest, Roger Dennis covers no less interesting topics: how he …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Ep6: Christiana Figueres 'To Paris and Beyond'

What does it take to turn a demoralised organisation around? How to convince 195 states to sign up to the Paris agreement? What does Christiana Figueres have to say about RCP8.5 and those still believing there will be no energy …

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Aug. 12, 2020

Ep4: Barbara Buchner 'Counting the Climate Cash'

How much is being invested in climate action around the world? Where and in which sectors are the investments concentrated? How much is needed to get us on track for net zero? If it wasn’t for our Episode 4 guest, …

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