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

1: How to Measure Climate Impact

At current emission levels we will run out of our carbon budget by 2030. This means we have less than 10 years to save the planet.

In this episode, we discuss the role of greenhouse gasses, how they are measured and how they are responsible for climate change. We also discuss our individual impact and what it needs to be in order to reach our climate goals.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 1: How to Measure Climate Impact