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🏆 Top 8 Climate Podcasts from this Past Week

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⚡ Carbon & Energy

"Can Enhanced Weathering Be Used to Suck CO2 out of the Atmosphere at Scale?" | Climate 21

Guests: Mel Murphy | Head of Research &
Simon Manley | Head of Carbon | UNDO
Time Saved: 28 Minutes

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[12:03] MM: "There's a recent study that's just come out in Nature that suggests that enhanced weathering by 2050 can account for up to 45% of the United Kingdom's emissions targets towards achieving net zero. And they've provided an estimate that enhanced weathering by that time period can sequester [...] 6 to 30 megatons of CO2 per year [...] just in the UK alone."

"What Climatetech Can Learn from the Oceans" | Catalyst with Shayle Kann

Guest: Alissa Peterson | Co-Founder & CEO | SeaAhead
Time Saved: 36 Minutes

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[4:01] AP: "We define bluetech as the tech and innovation intersections with the blue economy. [...] The blue economy is defined as all of the activities that are happening in or near around the ocean. And so for us, that includes everything from fisheries and aquaculture to global shipping to offshore energy. [...] It also includes the coastal interface, so coastal resilience. And for others, it might include coastal tourism, and the defense sector. So there's a lot of industries that are all together that define what happens in the blue economy."

Commission-Free Energy | This Week in Startups

Guest: Alan Chang | Founder & CEO | Tesseract Energy
Time Saved: 46 Minutes

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[32:59] AC: "We want to take effectively a hybrid technology of utility scale wind, solar, and batteries and [...] we want to tokenize it, and then basically give like a virtual solar panel to the customer with 50% better economics than rooftop solar [and] much better UX. [...] You can buy and sell anytime. [...] Most importantly, if you let's say you decide to move house, [...] you take your virtual rooftop solar with you. [...] Token is for us a way to do accounting really [...] as well as facilitate liquidity, which is helping people to buy or sell in the secondary market."

"An Electrifying Look at the Future of Steel" | Climate Now

Guest: Adam Rauwerdink | Senior Vice President | Boston Metal
Time Saved: 16 Minutes

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[3:59] AR: "The primary method of making steel [...] is a coal fired process. [...] That's responsible today for about 70% of the steel that's made. [...] And that's a primary root of where most of those emissions come from. [...] The core of Boston Metal's technology is taking carbon out of that equation and instead using electricity."

"The Magic of Trees" | Climavores

Hosts: Tamar Haspel & Mike Grunwald
Time Saved: 49 Minutes

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[16:07] MG: "The Amazon, which is this incredible carbon sink, is on the verge of turning into a carbon source. [...] In California, we've seen these horrible wildfires, where they're actually putting more carbon into the atmosphere than a million solar roofs in California are saving. [...] And also because of climate change, you have these pest infestations, where they're moving to areas that used to be too cold for them, and they're killing trees that way. So that's putting a lot more terrestrial carbon into the air, which makes climate change worse, which makes wildfires worse."

"1.5 C and… Cement" | The Energy Podcast

Guests: Kristin Myskja | Director General of the Climate, Industry and Technology Department | Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy &
Audny van Helden | VP Energy Marketing | Shell
Time Saved: 19 Minutes

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[10:09] AVH: "The cement industry [...] is one of the [...] hard to abate sectors. They emit about 7% of the total CO2 emissions in the globe. [...] They use a lot of energy to produce cement. And the use and the choice of energy need to change over time. But even if they would change all of the fuel that they use today to create cement, they will still also ultimately emit CO2, because about more than half of the total emissions come from the process of making the cement itself. In total, the sector emits between 2.4 and 2.8 billion tons of CO2. About 60% is from the chemical process of producing the cement and 40% is because of the fuels that burn."

Software to Reduce Carbon Emissions | My Climate Journey

Guest: Rachel Delacour | Co-Founder & CEO | Sweep
Time Saved: 1 Hour 7 Minutes

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[27:19] RD: "We are giving you the platform, the data visualization and the analysis of data, [...] calculation capabilities, [...] like if you were using Tableau, [...] for your carbon initiatives. [...] It's about having a data platform with collecting the data outside of your borders, outside of your own information system. [...] I have seen some large companies being incredibly good at scope one [and] scope two internally. [...] When it comes to scope three, they have no clue how to go outside of their information system borders."

💧 Food & Water

"How to Make Water more Attractive" | (don't) Waste Water!

Guest: Errick Simmons | Co-Chair | Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative
Time Saved: 18 Minutes

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[14:59] ES: "[We will have succeeded] when we have more women in the water and wastewater industry, when we have disadvantaged communities, third world countries [...] begin to truly understand water, deploy natural infrastructure to help solve natural disasters, sequester carbon, [and improve] climate performance. But also have a large groundswell of young folks involved in the water industry. You got a lot of folks getting into the tech industry. But if you're going to digitize and rethink water, [...] we need people to be thinking about water and wastewater at the same scale or even greater."