Episodes

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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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 th…

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Jan. 20, 2021

Ep27: Beverley Gower-Jones 'Clean Growth Funder'

Beverley Gower-Jones is the leading figure in the cleantech start-up world. She is the Managing Partner at the Clean Growth Fund …

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Jan. 13, 2021

Ep26: Minister Zac Goldsmith 'Environmental leadership in a post-Brex…

More than any other single person, Zac Goldsmith - or The Right Honourable Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park as he is properly know…

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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 o…

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Dec. 23, 2020

Ep24: Holiday Special - A Look Back at Season One

2020 has been a strange and difficult year. In the midst of the global pandemic, Michael decided to reach out to some familiar fa…

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Dec. 16, 2020

Ep23: James Cameron 'Trade and Sustainability - the Radical in a Sui…

Last but not least, our concluding episode of 2020 is with James Cameron. No not the director, but he is doing radical things in …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Ep22: Robin Chase ‘Mobility, Cities and Social Entrepreneurship’

What is the future of urban transportation in the world’s cities? Will autonomous cars revolutionize our lives? Meet the woman be…

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Dec. 2, 2020

Ep21: Claude Turmes ‘Clean Energy Coalition-builder'

What happens behind the scenes of the EU Parliament? One of the leading figures in European politics, Claude Turmes, the Minister…

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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. Th…

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Nov. 18, 2020

Ep19: Mike Bennetts 'Leadership from the Heart of the Problem'

From CEO of Z Energy to founding the Climate Leaders Coalition, Mike Bennetts has had an immense impact on New Zealand’s position…

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Nov. 11, 2020

Ep18: Nancy Pfund 'Women backing Winners'

How can venture capital be used to promote social change and environmental improvement? As a leading venture capitalist of her ti…

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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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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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