• 24/06/2021

Episode 8: Mishka Lysack on Canada and Germany

Mishka Lysack is a professor at the University of Calgary, Alberta, in Canada — and what exactly he is a professor of is one of three surprises in this episode. We talk about religions in climate ethics, about the recent First Nation protests against a gas pipeline in British Columbia, about how he gets Germans […]Read More

Episode 7: Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson is former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner on Human Rights – and author of the 2018 book entitled “Climate justice: a man-made problem with a feminist solution”. If you noticed some language about a just transition starting with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, it’s because Mary Robinson has been hard at […]Read More

Episode: 10 Lily Riahi

Lily Riahi works on the District Energy in Cities Project at UNEP. She was lead author of the study entitled “Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy”. Long story short: district energy networks will serve as a platform for renewable heating and cooling much as the grid did for renewable electricity. References: District […]Read More

Episode 6: Green hydrogen from offshore wind

A talk with Marina Valls of Renewable UK and Tim Bruns of the BWO on the latest news in offshore – and on why the sector in both countries in increasingly interested in producing hydrogen along with electricity. Renewable UK: https://www.renewableuk.com/ BWO: https://www.bwo-offshorewind.de/en/   Favorite0Read More

Episode 5: Dörte Fouquet on Euratom

Have you ever heard of a treaty with no expiration date? One that hasn’t been amended in half a century either? Dörte Fouquet, partner at law firm Becker, Büttner and Held, knows one: Euratom. Today, she explains why it needs changing – and how likely amendments are. References: Becker, Büttner, and Held: https://www.beckerbuettnerheld.de/en/ World Nuclear […]Read More

Episode 4: Kirsten Westphal on the geopolitics of the Baltic

Kirsten Westphal is a Senior Associate on Global Issues at the German Institute International and Security Affairs (SWP). Today, she helps us understand the plans for grid synchronization between the Baltic states and the ENTSO-E grid zone in continental Europe. Her website at SWP: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/scientist-detail/kirsten-westphal/ ENTSO-E’s project 170 website: https://tyndp.entsoe.eu/tyndp2018/projects/projects/170 CEEP announcement of Harmony Link: […]Read More

Episode 3: Sven Teske on modelling 100% renewables

Sven Teske is Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. For the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, he recently published one of the two global modelling studies on 100% renewables with the highest “resolution.” Today, he talks about his unique personal history, but also about what goes into […]Read More

Episode 2: Claudia Kemfert on energy transition myths

Claudia Kemfert is professor economics and sustainability at Berlin’s Hertie School of Governance heads the German Institute for Economic Research’s Energy, Transportation and Environment Department (DIW). Like only few other researchers, Kemfert has become a strong proponent of distributed renewables. But she didn’t always think that way. Today, we talk about how she changed her […]Read More

Episode 1: Linda Davis, BETD moderator

Linda Davis is CEO of Giraffe Bioenergy and was the moderator for both days on last year’s BETD on the main stage. She will be back to moderate this year. We talk about how her company is helping to make cooking and other applications in the developing world cleaner. But the topic she really loves […]Read More