Science Episodes

May 19, 2021

Ep42: Thomas Nowak 'Pumping Heat'

Thomas Nowak is the Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association - he’s an expert on heating and electricity. Thomas …

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March 24, 2021

Ep36: Prof. Jim Skea 'It's climate, Jim, but not as we know it.'

This week, Michael Liebreich is joined by Professor Jim Skea from Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and t…

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Feb. 3, 2021

Ep29: Steven Chu 'Nobel Hero talks Net Zero'

This week, we welcome Steven Chu, Professor of Physics and Physiology at Stanford University, and the 1997 co-recipient of the 19…

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Nov. 6, 2020

Ep17: Prof. Ernest J. Moniz 'Innovation and Power'

What would Professor Ernest Moniz, 13th United States Secretary of Energy, say to the 16th Secretary who will be appointed in th…

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Oct. 28, 2020

Ep15: Auke Hoekstra 'The Debunker-in-Chief'

How can we use data modelling to predict the future of zero-emission energy? This week, Auke Hoekstra discusses the SparkCity mod…

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Oct. 14, 2020

Ep13: Morgan Bazilian 'Poet of the Low-Carbon Transition'

How to estimate amount of oil produced in Syria by Daesh using satellite photos of night time lights? How, using the same techniq…

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Oct. 7, 2020

Ep12: Ramez Naam 'Seeing the Future'

How did Ramez Naam spot the exponential cost trends in renewables? How should we tailor our messaging to convince different audie…

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Aug. 19, 2020

Ep5: Kirsty Gogan 'Fighting for Nuclear'

What role (if any) should nuclear play in a low carbon future? Should we build more large-scale light-water reactors despite high…

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