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Climate News Weekly: Mar 25, 2024

Energy demand up, new battery storage, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann and Canary Media Reporter Julian Spector. Julio reports on his experience at CERAWeek, and discusses rising energy demand. Julian shares his thoughts on new battery construction projec

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Climate News Weekly: Feb 26, 2024

Natural gas prices, EV leasing, and more

In this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, and Darren Hau discuss falling natural gas prices and the impact of that on the energy transition, how leasing companies are responding to the EV industry, the need for more su

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Climate News Weekly: Feb 19, 2024

IEA’s birthday, Siemens’ new plant, and more

On today’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss the IEA’s 50th anniversary, Siemens’ plans to open a US-based transformer plant, Ireland’s energy woes, and more.

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Climate News Weekly: Jan 29, 2024

Delayed LNG terminal, Europe’s energy mix, and more

On this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss the consequences of the Biden administration’s decision to delay the approval of a LNG export plant in Louisiana, some European countries’ plans to transition away

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Climate Now: Jan 1, 2024

The Voluntary Carbon Offset Market (3/3)

In January of 2023, a headline from Boston Consulting Group read: The voluntary carbon market [VCM] is thriving. Their evidence? A 4-fold increase in the value of the market in the course of a year, to a valuation over $2 billion USD and growing. Nine months l

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Rye, NY

Net-Zero Cities: Westchester County Clean Energy Fair

Rye Middle School May, 2023

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Pueblo, CO

Carbon Management Workshop: Colorado

Pueblo, CO April 2, 2024

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Houston, TX

Carbon Management Workshop: Greater Houston

Rice University Bioscience Research Collaborative May 1, 2024

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Houston, TX

Carbon Management Dialogue: Greater Houston Region

Rice University, Bioscience Research Collaborative November, 2023

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Climate News Weekly: Dec 11, 2023

COP28 coverage, including global health, carbon capture, and “phase out vs phase down”

Today in Climate News Weekly, we continue our coverage of COP28 with three people who each covered a different aspect of the conference. First, we speak with Julian Moore of Climatebase to discuss this COP’s focus on how climate change impacts global health,

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Climate News Weekly: Dec 4, 2023

Roads to Removal Report preview and live from COP28

On this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, host James Lawler sits down with Dr. Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, to discuss an upcoming report on carbon dioxide removal, or CDR, titled “Roads to Removal: O

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 6, 2023

Remembering Saleemul Huq, Panama Canal Troubles, US Offshore Wind Power Saga Continues

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann. They pay tribute to Saleemul Huq, leading climate action advocate from Bangladesh who passed away on October 28, discuss issues facing the Panama Canal and how they impacts

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Fresno, CA

What is the Future of Agriculture in California?

California State University, Fresno March, 2023

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Bakersfield, CA

Carbon Management Technical Symposium

California State University, Bakersfield April, 2023

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Climate Now: Oct 10, 2023

Energy Superhighways: Bridging the Gap for Clean Energy

The US’s energy system is at a crossroads. As more and more renewable energy projects come online and demand for electricity keeps rising, many utilities and developers are being asked to build more transmission infrastructure to bring all this power to

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Climate Now: Sep 11, 2023

The IRA Progress Report

When the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in August 2022, policy analysts predicted that the incentives it provided for renewable energy deployment, home electrification and EV adoption would put the U.S. on track to reach at least two third

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Climate Now: Aug 28, 2023

Made in America: The next generation of solar

You may recall an Auxin Solar tariff case in which a small domestic solar PV manufacturer, Auxin Solar, alleged that solar cells produced in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam were circumventing U.S. trade duties against China. On August 18th, the U.S.

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Climate Now: Jun 20, 2023

Less waste, more energy

Landfills emit about 2% of the world’s greenhouse gases, but in terms of lowering global emissions, they represent some of the lowest hanging fruit. When organic waste – like municipal food waste, agricultural waste, and forest residue – is disposed

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Climate Now: May 23, 2023

The evidence for peak fossil electricity

In 1909, headlines declared the U.S. would run out of petroleum by 1940. In 1945, the estimate was that the U.S. had 13 more years of petroleum reserves left. In 1966, we only had 10 more years before the “figurative dipstick in the United States’ oil sup

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Climate Now: Apr 25, 2023

The debate about nuclear’s role in the clean energy transition

Every approach to decarbonizing the energy sector comes with its share of costs and benefits: renewables are cheap and clean, but require enormous amounts of land and are not always available when power is needed. Batteries provide useful back up power, but ad

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Climate Now: Mar 27, 2023

Minerals discovery and mining for the energy transition

As we transition to a clean energy economy, demand for minerals like copper, cobalt, nickel, and lithium is projected to skyrocket. According to a 2022 report from the International Energy Agency, the total mineral demand from clean energy technologies will

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Climate Now: Mar 20, 2023

Decarbonizing a city with heat pumps and thermal energy networks

For a building owner, building decarbonization has myriad benefits: lower utility bills, lower maintenance, healthier and more comfortable living. But the barriers to reaching those benefits are large, particularly the high upfront costs and complicated renova

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Climate Now: Feb 13, 2023

Decarbonizing diesel: cleaner fuels and engines

Electrification is going a long way in decarbonizing small vehicles (like passenger cars) in the global transportation sector, which produces about 16% of global emissions. But for long-haul transportation: trucking, shipping and the aviation industries, elect

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Climate Now: Jan 23, 2023

How to fix the clean energy bottleneck

In 2021, U.S. President Biden signed an executive order with the directive to achieve 100% carbon-pollution free electricity in the United States by 2030. The goal is certainly achievable: currently wind and solar are the cheapest forms of electricity generati