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Climate News Weekly: Apr 15, 2024

SEJ, green banks, solar sheep, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by Dina Cappiello. They discuss the latest on green banks, the recent turmoil at the SBTI, the power of solar sheep, and more.

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Climate News Weekly: Apr 8, 2024

Richard Benedick, geoengineering, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler sits down with Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau. They discuss the passing of climate leader Richard Benedict, a new geoengineering experiment, new California rules for energy distribution and use, and the emergence

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Climate News Weekly: Apr 1, 2024

Coal plants closing, AI for climate, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss coal-fired power plant closures in New England, how the DOE is spending billions to spur innovation in technologies to decarbonize top-emitting industries, the role that AI can play in

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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: Mar 20, 2024

SBTI, CERAWeek, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by GreenBiz Editor at Large Heather Clancy, as well as regular contributors Dina Cappiello and Julio Friedmann. They discuss the latest updates to the Science Based Targets Initiative dashboard and what

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Climate News Weekly: Mar 11, 2024

MethaneSAT and the SEC

This week we’re joined by Dina Cappiello and Julio Friedmann to talk about the latest climate news. The IEA released its global warming emissions report for 2023, and emissions continue to rise, but at a slower rate than in previous years. Meanwhile, to

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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: Feb 13, 2024

California flooding, heat pumps in the news, and more

In this episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler sits down with Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau to discuss potential responses to California’s most recent torrential rains, how both California and the UK are responding to heat pumps, the EU’s ne

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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 News Weekly: Jan 23, 2024

Cold EVs, Hawaii’s virtual power plant, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, host James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann, Darren Hau, and Canary Media Reporter Julian Spector. They discuss the various issues facing EV users and owners during the US’ recent cold snap, new developments in British

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Climate News Weekly: Jan 15, 2024

Auxin solar case, Utah climate senate race, and more

Julio Friedmann, Dina Cappiello, Darren Hau and Eric Wesoff  join James Lawler to discuss this week’s climate news. Why is the Auxin solar tariff case still a thing? How did we manage to reduce global emissions while increasing GDP last year? China works to

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Climate News Weekly: Jan 9, 2024

Green hydrogen tax credit rules, Chinese EVs dominate, Louisiana LNG exports, and more

In this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, Julio Friedman, Dina Cappiello, and Darren Hau join James Lawler to discuss the US Treasury’s new guidance for what can qualify for a “green hydrogen” tax credit, Tesla no longer being the world’s larg

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Climate News Weekly: Dec 18, 2023

Top Stories of 2023, including COP28 deal, methane tracking, climate risks, and more

For our last episode of Climate News Weekly this year, we’re reviewing the top climate space stories of 2023 according to our series regulars Julio Friedmann, Dina Cappiello, and Darren Hau. Climate Now Host James Lawler and Managing Producer Emma Crow-Willa

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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 20, 2023

US-China Climate Statement, More Lithium, Fifth National Climate Assessment, Taylor Swift, and more

On this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau as they discuss the latest US-China climate statement ahead of COP28, new developments in the EV space, the US’s Fifth National Climate Assessment,

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 13, 2023

2023 Elections Recap, EV adoptions, new DAC facility breaks ground, and more

In this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Ben Hone, Climate Now’s Marketing Manager sit down with Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, to go over last week’s US elections and what

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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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Climate News Weekly: Oct 30, 2023

Chevron acquires Hess, what happens to captured CO2 today, Hurricane Otis, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler is joined by Dina Cappiello to discuss Chevron’s latest acquisition of Hess, what really happens when CO2 is captured in the US, the severe impacts of Hurricane Otis and what they mean, and more.

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 23, 2023

Grid Upgrades, Species Extinction, New European Reporting Rules, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, and Dina Cappiello discuss the need to invest in our grids to ensure a reliable energy transition, in the US and abroad, the sobering reality that climate change is speeding up speci

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 16, 2023

Tesla Price Drop, Exxon Buys Pioneer, New Hydrogen Hubs, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, and Dina Cappiello discuss Tesla’s new prices for their electric vehicles, Exxon’s massive purchase of rival Pioneer Natural Resources for $60 billion, the announcement of

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 9, 2023

Paying Firefighters, Oil Conference, Pope’s Message on Climate Action, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss how a US government shut down could impact firefighter pay, the oil and gas industry Adipec conference and what it means ahead of COP28, the latest EV sale numbers, and how

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 2, 2023

Climate Week NYC recap, IEA’s new 1.5°C scenario, new geothermal plant, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, Dina Cappiello recaps her Climate Week NYC experience. We discuss the International Energy Agency’s updated 1.5°C scenario, including an in-depth explanation of what a “scenario” is, China’s strong stance ag