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Where Green Hydrogen Is Headed

By [email protected] Suddenly everyone is talking about green hydrogen. From South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. From China to Utah. Governments and developers are eyeing hydrogen as a decarbonization tool. But the rush is also raising lots of questions: Where will hydrogen be most useful? How do you create a supply chain to support…

Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund

By [email protected] In January 2020, Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, announced that the company had set a target of becoming carbon negative by 2030. How does the company plan to do it? What does going carbon negative actually entail? Brandon Middaugh, the Director of Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund, comes on the show to…

Will Hydrogen Look Like Solar?

By [email protected] The road to solar glory has been littered with failed companies — the ones you may know (Solyndra) and hundreds you probably do not. Will the burgeoning hydrogen space follow a similar bumpy road? Hydrogen is at a similar phase of market and technological maturity, with similar levels of hype. In this episode,…

Will Direct-Air Carbon Capture Be Viable?

By [email protected] Carbon capture has long been criticized as too nascent, too expensive, and too distracting. Is that changing? This month, the Swiss company Climeworks officially launched a direct-air capture plant in Iceland, called Orca. The company has already signed deals with SwissRe, Bill Gates, Stripe, and Shopify to sell them credits from the plant….

Power After Carbon

By [email protected] The electric grid is a central pillar of a zero-carbon economy. But in an era of unrelenting weather extremes, it’s also one of the most fragile. This week: what does power after carbon look like? Katherine and Stephen are joined by Dr. Peter Fox-Penner, author of a new book called, “Power After Carbon.”…

The Big Moment for Carbon Accounting

By [email protected] Carbon accounting and disclosure is getting attention at the highest levels. Gary Gensler, the chairman of the SEC, said in July: “I think updates to public company disclosures and to fund disclosures [on climate] could bring needed transparency to our capital markets. When it comes to disclosure, investors have told us what they…

As Profits Rise, Oil Majors Face New Pressures

By [email protected] We started the Covid pandemic at negative oil prices. Today, benchmark prices are above $70. And top oil companies are reporting billions of dollars in profits. And now there is more scrutiny than ever on how they’re going to spend that money. Activist shareholders are starting to get climate champions on oil major…

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