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Video - August 8 2022

In the first of a series of video conversations, Michael Sonnenfeldt explains how the MIT Climate Model works to solve the climate crisis.

#83 - May 18 2022

Is it possible that Sen. Joe Manchin is the hero we need right now? Banging Democrat and Republican heads together, negotiating a climate change Bill AND a fossil fuel energy Bill, what exactly is this bipartisan crusader up to?

#80 - May 3 2022

Last week we attended the largest Offshore Wind conference in North America. In short: we were blown away. The companies involved and emerging technologies on display all create a compelling forecast for investors.

#77 - April 6 2022

Last week, we attended MIT’s annual student-led Energy Conference. This week we recap the presentations from a veritable who’s-who of global leaders from industry, government and academia.

#76 - March 25 2022

This week we explore how the Exxon Mobil proxy contest and Carl Icahn’s emotionally driven attack on McDonald’s over their practice of caging pregnant pigs are signals of a new era of shareholder activism.

#75 - March 16 2022

With the demise of Build Back Better, climate change needs bipartisan solutions. So today we propose ‘The Manchin Domestic Oil and Gas Production Supply Act’, an Oil and Gas policy Joe Manchin could put his name to and really make a difference.

#72 - February 23 2022

In the past decade, costs have declined, and technology and materials advanced. This week we celebrate the rise of solar as a major solution to our energy needs.

#71 - February 14 2022

In the 1995 movie, Waterworld, the whole world is under water. But what’s actually happening with sea levels, who’s in danger, what will the costs really be? We dive in and separate an ocean of fiction from the facts.

#70 - February 3 2022

After decades of climate change denial and obfuscation, the Wall Street Journal has finally begun warming to the notion that perhaps Capitalism can help (never mind benefit from) the Clean Energy Transition.

#69 - January 27 2022

This week we take on those who say renewables are to blame for global energy shortages and Putin’s leverage over Europe. And we suggest how everything could be different with an alternative energy policy.

#67 - January 13 2022

Surprisingly, the city previously known as the ‘Oil and Gas Capital of the World’, now powers 100% of its municipal operations on something other than oil and gas.

#61 - November 6 2021

Arnold Schwarzenegger let’s off steam on ‘Polar bear environmentalists’ and ‘liar leaders’ in our favorite video to come out of COP26. Today we share the link and the highlights.

#59 - October 26 2021

In the blue corner, weighing in with his climate plan, is frustrated Joe. In the red corner, weighing in with his mining industry campaign contributions, is recalcitrant Joe. Who’s going down? We take a jab at it.

#58 - October 19 2021

The world is in the midst of a global energy shortage almost entirely due to a fossil fuel supply chain breakdown. Today we analyze where the battle lines are drawn and what the future holds for oil and gas.

#55 - September 17 2021

What do jet-setting stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and large polluting corporations have in common? The answer is Carbon Credits and today we explore this burgeoning practice and it’s future impact.

#54 - September 14 2021

A Carbon Tax has won widespread support from both conservatives and progressives. This excellent Boston Globe article, reprinted here with kind permission from the authors, explains why.

#52 - August 27 2021

To operate reliably during periods of extreme weather brought on by climate change, our aging, decentralized power grid needs an overhaul. Today we offer some suggestions of how that might be achieved.

#48 - July 10 2021

The 1970 Clean Air Act was a significant achievement but, in hindsight, it was flawed. Today we make the case for a different approach: rather than attempt to regulate emissions out of existence we need to make emitters pay to pollute.