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#94 - November 17 2022
The US finally has an industrial policy. And it's a game-changer, providing huge incentives for investors and innovators to help us catch up to China on climate tech, and perhaps surpass them in the future.
#93 - October 31 2022
Utility companies have been among the biggest polluters for decades – and they’ve done very little about it. What will it take to change them?
#91 - September 29 2022
As Ian trashes Florida, we look at the factors making hurricanes increasingly powerful and destructive.
#89 - September 11 2022
Ironically, despite robust opposition from GOP Governors, it will be red states that benefit most from tax credits in the IRA Bill.
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.