Is Iceland A Pilot For 100% Renewable Energy? – Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director-General of Iceland’s National Energy Authority

Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director=General, National Energy Authority, Iceland

Iceland runs on 85% renewable energy. How did they get there? “My favorite part of Iceland’s renewable energy story is that it started small. It started with innovation, entrepreneurship. In terms of how has this developed, originally organically and then supported by the government and by policies and funding, which is essential for any development.”… Continue reading Is Iceland A Pilot For 100% Renewable Energy? – Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director-General of Iceland’s National Energy Authority

Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO

Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies CEO

“Part of our culture, a core value, we call it disciplined innovation. So, innovation that leads to execution is our goal. It’s a lot of fun to be able to spitball together different ideas…But then to kind of boil that down and say ‘what makes a great business model? What also helps real people in… Continue reading Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO

Ukraine & The Hidden Power of ESG – Natalie Jaresko, fmr Finance Minister of Ukraine

“The global business community must understand that nurturing, upholding and protecting freedom and democracy is part of their ESG responsibility. It’s not only in their best interest, but also in, in those of their increasingly noisy and numerous stakeholders…Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, not all chief executives have had the courage to take… Continue reading Ukraine & The Hidden Power of ESG – Natalie Jaresko, fmr Finance Minister of Ukraine

Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

“I think one of the most important starting points, whether it be on social or environmental, is back to the measurement, setting a goal and making progress every single day towards that goal with actions….Even if that goal seems unattainable, challenging, unsure of what the steps are between X and Y. I think the fact… Continue reading Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

ESG Tracking Software – Suzanne DiBianca, Salesforce EVP Corporate Relations, Chief Impact Officer

“(ESG tracking software) needs to be comprehensive. It needs to be accurate, you know, full proof. It needs to be integrated into other systems. It needs to be easy to use…. And I think, fifth, it’s got to be providing you a road map for where to go” Suzanne DiBianca on Electric Ladies Podcast The… Continue reading ESG Tracking Software – Suzanne DiBianca, Salesforce EVP Corporate Relations, Chief Impact Officer

Electric Vehicle Basics – Mia Bevacqua, CarParts.com Chief Technical Writer & Mechanic

“A pure EV does not have an internal combustion engine on board, whereas a hybrid does. So, the two vehicles share most the same electric powertrain components. Both hybrids and EVs are going to have one or more electric motors, a high voltage battery, inverter, a converter, those kind of components. But with a hybrid,… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Basics – Mia Bevacqua, CarParts.com Chief Technical Writer & Mechanic

The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

“Net zero means that you may have some emissions, but you’re going to offset them in another way…When you talk about net zero buildings, meaning…that it’s generating as much energy as it’s using. But when you talk about a utility commitment to be net zero by 2030, 2035, 2040, they may mean net zero in….the… Continue reading The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Scaling Women Climate Entrepreneurs – Zainab Salbi, Daughters For Earth

“I co-founded Daughters For Earth, a collaborative effort between philanthropists and climate activists and women’s rights activists to get together…to mobilize women and to put more resources into the hands of women. 70% of who is going to be impacted by climate disasters, such as displacement and food security, are women. Women are actually pivotal… Continue reading Scaling Women Climate Entrepreneurs – Zainab Salbi, Daughters For Earth

The Grid, Wind & Storage – Meredyth Crichton, Clemson University Energy Innovation Unit

“Today there’s about 87,000 wind turbines installed onshore and they are generating, 122,000 megawats of power. So, and as you said, that’s about 10 to 12% of the total use in the U.S. …A 1.5 megawat turbine is one of the more common ones in the United States, and that will give you enough energy… Continue reading The Grid, Wind & Storage – Meredyth Crichton, Clemson University Energy Innovation Unit

Transforming Freight & Aviation – COP26 Panel with Ikea, Jet Blue, Amazon & more

Transportation is one of the top carbon emitters and much of it is caused by shipping stuff to us and air travel. So, to reduce global warming, we need to transform these sectors. How? Listen to this fascinating panel from the UN COP26 conference in November with the heads of sustainability/ESG (environment, social, governance) from… Continue reading Transforming Freight & Aviation – COP26 Panel with Ikea, Jet Blue, Amazon & more