Episodes

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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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? …

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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. 21, 2020

Ep14: Jonathan Maxwell 'Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable'

How much energy are data centres using worldwide? Why have lamps been a massive infrastructure revolution? From food waste in oli…

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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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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 …

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Sept. 23, 2020

Ep10: Angela Francis 'A Green Deal without the Yellow Vests'

What does Brexit mean for the climate transition? What will COPs 30 to 50 be about (and why is it trade?) What should environmen…

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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 oppor…

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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 resilien…

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Sept. 2, 2020

Ep7: Bertrand Piccard 'A Good and Exciting Life'

According to Wikipedia, Bertrand Piccard is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist. This is something of an understatement. Bertrand…

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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 d…

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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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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 m…

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Aug. 5, 2020

Ep3: Antony Slumbers 'Real Estate in the Crosshairs'

Why human skills matter in an intensely more technological world? Are we going to return to our offices when the pandemic is over…

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July 29, 2020

Ep2: Rachel Kyte "Investing in climate leadership "

What is stopping us from providing affordable and reliable energy for all? What is the role of graduate education in addressing t…

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July 22, 2020

Ep1: Prof. Cameron Hepburn "Building back better"

What makes a green stimulus? What might a better metric for economic performance than GDP look like? Who is the faster cyclist, M…

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