14: The Future of Electricity (Mini)

Localized electricity generation, electric vehicles, smart technology – the future of renewable energy is exciting!

In Episode 14, Stuart Lloyd-Evans, Managing Director of Cielo Energy Ltd takes us on a trip with the time machine. He explains what we have accomplished in the past 20 years and what we can expect in the future.

This episode builds on Episode 10, Episode 11, Episode 12, and Episode 13, where we speak about renewable electricity more broadly, untangle green electricity certifications, and present you with some concrete examples for green electricity suppliers.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 14: The Future of Electricity (Mini)

13: Beyond Green Electricity (Mini)

Some electricity providers go one step further – they actively invest in building new renewable infrastructure.

In Episode 13 we speak with Christian Knops, the head of communication at the Grüner Strom Label, which is a German NGO certifying green electricity and gas providers.

This episode builds on Episode 10, Episode 11, and Episode 12, where we speak about renewable electricity more broadly, untangle green electricity certifications, and chat with a green electricity supplier.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 13: Beyond Green Electricity (Mini)

12: Octopus Energy (Mini)

“Energy has always been expensive and dirty, frankly. Since we first started chopping down trees to build campfires when we were hunter gatherers. But that phase is coming to an end. So what do we do in a world of plentiful cheap energy?” – Andrew Mack

In Episode 12 we speak with Andrew Mack, the CEO of Octopus Energy Germany. He tells us why time-stamped green energy certificates matter and why there’s hope for a 100% renewable future.

This episode builds on Episode 10, where we speak about renewable electricity more broadly, and Episode 11, where we untangle green electricity certifications.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 12: Octopus Energy (Mini)

11: How Green is Green Electricity? (Mini)

Electricity providers are allowed to buy coal-generated electricity and sell it as green electricity as long as they buy enough green electricity certificates. Sounds crazy, right?

In Episode 11 we untangle the implications and give you an overview of various green electricity models.

This episode builds on Episode 10: Green Electricity, where we speak about renewable electricity more broadly.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 11: How Green is Green Electricity? (Mini)

10: Green Electricity

Renewable energy generation like solar, hydro, and wind power is rapidly increasing across the world. With the growth of renewables driven by both consumer demand and government regulation, a question that often comes up is “How do I know if the energy I pay for is actually green?” To answer this question we dive into the world of electricity.

We invited two guests: Stuart Lloyd-Evans, managing director of Cielo Energy Limited, and Janet Wood editor of New Power Magazine. They explain how the electricity grid works, the hidden financial market behind the scenes, the role of renewable energy within this system, and what we as end consumers can do to make a difference.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 10: Green Electricity

9: Atmosfair (Mini)

Our third recommendation for trustworthy carbon offsets is Atmosfair. Atmosfair is a German NGO and is very selective in the offsets they offer. This episode builds on Episode 6: Carbon Offsetting, where we speak about carbon offsetting more broadly.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 9: Atmosfair (Mini)

8: Nori (Mini)

Our second recommendation for trustworthy carbon offsets is Nori. They are building a blockchain-based carbon removal marketplace. We speak with Aldyen Donnelly, Director of Carbon economics at Nori, who explains how the Nori marketplace works, how they quantify the amount of carbon captured and how they approach offsetting more broadly.

This episode builds on Episode 6: Carbon Offsetting, where we speak about carbon offsetting in more detail.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 8: Nori (Mini)

7: Climeworks (Mini)

Our first recommendation for trustworthy carbon offsets is Climeworks. They have developed a machine based solution to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. This episode builds on Episode 6: Carbon Offsetting, where we speak about carbon offsetting more broadly.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 7: Climeworks (Mini)

6: Carbon Offsetting

One of the easiest ways to have a measurable impact in the fight against climate change is to invest in projects that draw down carbon from the atmosphere.

For this episode we invited two guests: Anja Kollmuss, a climate expert who has researched carbon markets for more than 20 years and Lambert Schneider, a research coordinator for international climate policy at the Öko-Institut and a member and former chair of the UNFCCC CDM executive board. They shine a light on the complexity of carbon offsetting and things you should keep in mind when trying to offset your carbon footprint.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 6: Carbon Offsetting