The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how… Continue reading The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Why Glaciers Matter – Twila Moon, Ph.D., Glacier Scientist, Univ of Colorado at Boulder – COP26

“Greenland and Antarctica have been holding vast amounts of water as frozen ice and helping us to maintain very steady sea levels around our coast. And that’s allowed us to build infrastructure, build mega cities, right on the coast where many of our world’s mega cities sit. Now….we’re raising our air temperatures …and that’s adding… Continue reading Why Glaciers Matter – Twila Moon, Ph.D., Glacier Scientist, Univ of Colorado at Boulder – COP26

America Recycles Day – Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact  

Emily Tipaldo

“We struggle to keep the plastics that we have in the economy and reuse them. And we struggle because we are in a linear economy where all the way upstream, there are lots of subsidies on a national and international level to subsidize the extraction of oil and gas, which are the base materials…to produce… Continue reading America Recycles Day – Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact  

Climate-Economic Leadership Models, COP26 – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome

Sandrine Dxson

“What I think is really interesting is how do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact.” That’s from Sandrine Dixson, Co-President of the Club… Continue reading Climate-Economic Leadership Models, COP26 – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome

Is GFANZ The GPS To Net Zero? – Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editor-at-Large

Gillian Tett

“The GFANZ is potentially very interesting. Because what they’ve done is say we’ve got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets. All of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world’s economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Gillian Tett on Electric… Continue reading Is GFANZ The GPS To Net Zero? – Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editor-at-Large

Helping Communities Recycle More – Keefe Harrison, The Recycling Partnership

Keefe Harrison

“We felt like we needed a solution, and that solution had to be a public-private connection. We needed companies who were creating the products to be at the forefront of creating the solution and we needed to to bring together the 9,000 local governments who run recycling programs and build a system solution that is… Continue reading Helping Communities Recycle More – Keefe Harrison, The Recycling Partnership

The Energy Industry Does ESG – Katie Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials

“We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.”  Katie Pavolvsky, Deloitte… Continue reading The Energy Industry Does ESG – Katie Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials

Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

“There’s this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That’s fine. Let’s talk about that. Let’s dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.” To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a zero-carbon economy, and… Continue reading Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

Anne Kelly, Ceres, VP of Government Relations

“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly on Electric… Continue reading Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found

This Labor Day when the world is swirling in a kaleidoscope of massive challenges, it looks like maybe a few of those challenges can be tackled at once by transitioning to be an economy that runs on renewable energy, versus primarily on fossil fuels. The massive and unexpectedly devastating damage from Hurricane Ida this past… Continue reading Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found