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⚡ Carbon & Energy

Podcast: My Climate Journey
Episode: Unlocking the Power of the Ocean
Host: Cody Simms
Guest: Marcus Lehmann | Co-Founder & CEO | CalWave
Category: ⚡ Renewable Energy | Wave Energy
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 1 hr 4 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2022

Selected Quote:

[15:53] “60% of US electricity demand could be provided by ocean power. And about half or 60% of that is wave power. […] So in summary, about 30% of US electricity demand could be met with wave power.”

Podcast: Catalyst with Shayle Kann
Episode: “Crossing the Valley of Death”
Host: Shayle Kann
Guest: Scott Jacobs | Co-Founder | Generate Capital
Category: 💸 Investing | Valley of Death
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 51 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2022

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[28:52] “There are a number of interesting opportunities that people are just not yet mobilized to address at the speed and scale we were talking about. […] One for example is electric bus leasing. […] I definitely think there are a whole range of areas in the waste category that fit that description. We [have an] involvement in organic waste streams, like food waste, or animal waste, and turning those into either renewable natural gas or renewable electricity. […]. Plastics recycling, tire recycling, these are other areas we expect to see a dramatic growth in, because of the customer demand and the sustainability benefits, but require real system change, to bring that complexity down and to create more simple solutions that are financeable.”

Podcast: Tech4Climate
Episode: “Is Israel Poised to Be a Climate Tech Leader?”
Host: Guillaume De Dorlodot
Guest: Itamar Weizman | Partner | Firstime VC
Category: 💬  Opinion | Israel & Climate Tech
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 53 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2022

Selected Quote:

[21:45] “Over $2 billion dollars was invested in [climate tech] Israel in 2021. And I think it's going to dramatically increase […] in the coming year. About 7% of all VC money was invested in climate tech. Hopefully, it will grow to 25% […] by the end of the decade. Israel is a real tech powerhouse and I think that the Israeli talent pool can and will be directed towards climate challenges.”

Podcast: Hot Buttons
Episode: “Metaverse Fashion is Framed as a Sustainability Play. Is it?”
Hosts: Christina Binkley, Rachel Kibbe & Shilla Kim-Parker
Category: 💬 Opinion | Metaverse Fashion
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 53 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2022

Selected Quote:

[13:20] RK: “The way brands are approaching the metaverse is really through this sort of digital fashion industry opportunity. The digital fashion industry is predicted to be worth 50 billion by 2030. And if you think about it right now today, we have 300 million active metaverse users, meaning they have an active avatar in the virtual world, or at least one NFT and […] they spend 3.5 more time online than social media users. So it's no wonder that fashion brands are looking at this as a customer acquisition tool.”

Podcast: Climate 21
Episode: “Using Machine Learning to Reduce Climate Emissions in the Physical World”
Host: Tom Raftery
Guest: Prateek Joshi | Founder | PlutoShift
Category: ☁️ Carbon Reduction | ML & Emissions
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 26 min | 🗓️ 07/13/2022

Selected Quote:

[21:40] “We're at a point where we go to a site [and] we can reduce their water consumption by 15.5 million gallons. […] That's just the average site. […] If we scale [PlutoShift] up globally, we have the capacity to […] offset the carbon footprint of 268 million people every year.

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💧 Food & Water

Podcast: Flightless Bird
Episode: “Bottled Water”
Host: David Farrier
Guest: Peter Gleick | Hydrologist
Category: 🗣️ Opinion | Bottled Water
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 57 min | 🗓️ 07/12/2022

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[36:11] PG: “The very first thing we have to be doing is investing in our tap water system. 100 years ago we built the first really great municipal water systems, […] but we haven't invested in them. […] We need to publicly expand trust and rebuild trust in that system. At the same time, we need to better regulate the bottled water industry. We need to expand testing of bottled water. We need to require recycling of 100% of plastic bottles. And that'll raise the cost of bottled water which deserves to be raised. It's already 1,000 times more expensive than tap water, which people don't understand. But we need to make bottled water a specialty item not a day to day item. A luxury, not a common date good.”

Podcast: Masters of Scale
Episode: “Waging a $1.4 Trillion Food Fight”
Host: Bob Safian
Guest: Peter McGuinness | CEO | Impossible Foods
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Plant-Based Meat
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 32 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2022

Selected Quote:

[4:56] “It's really interesting that [the] plant-based [market] […] is so under penetrated. You're talking under 10% household penetration in the US, under 15% unaided awareness, $1.4 trillion addressable market. Impossible makes food that mirrors and mimics the animal product to the point where it's as good if not preferred. And then of course, it's better for you, because it's zero cholesterol, and zero trans fat. And it does amazing things for the planet in terms of water, and greenhouse gasses, and less land use.”

Podcast: The Future of Water
Episode: “Breaking Down the Global Desalination Market”
Host: Reese Tisdale
Guest: Isabel Kezman | Analyst | Bluefield Research
Category: 🔬 Research | Desalination
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 23 min | 🗓️ 07/12/2022

Selected Quote:

[5:32] “More than 78% of this large scale [desal] capacity has been commissioned in the Middle East/North Africa region. And in terms of market share per country, Saudi Arabia has about 23% and UAE has 19%. [...] And based on the project pipeline, we think that these positions are likely to hold moving forward.”

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