“The theme across all of this, this clean energy transition, it is private sector led, but government enabled. So, we as a government are trying to enable the private sector to move faster so we can meet our very ambitious goal, which includes a 50% reduction from 2005 levels of greenhouse gas pollution by 2030…… Continue reading Transforming Our Energy System – Vanessa Chan, U.S. Dept of Energy
“Much of our infrastructure isn’t built to withstand certain kinds of flooding or certain levels of heat. And yet, as the climate changes, so many of the things… that we did know in a world with a stable climate, those are now being upended. And all of that affects costs fundamentally… So, we need to… Continue reading The Economy, Climate Change & Federal Funding Opportunities – Heather Boushey, White House Council of Economic Advisors & Chief Economist of Invest in America Cabinet
“What I’m hearing is, how do we go faster? How do we transform the key industries that are driving emissions now? And, that can be the solutions to our climate crisis, to our biodiversity crisis. They’re really seeking what are the strategies, where should they be going strategically to shift capital, to shift their operations?…I’m… Continue reading Creating A Climate Positive Economy – Aimee Christensen, CEO, Christensen Global & Founder/CEO, Sun Valley Forum
Electric Ladies Podcast listeners requested that we air a collection of career advice from our various guests, and we heard you. Here’s our second collage of advice from five amazing women from different fields. The last question in each of our Electric Ladies Podcast episodes is asking for career advice, especially for midcareer women who… Continue reading How To Advance Your Career From 5 Women in Different Fields – By Listener Demand!
“The climate emergency is urgent and climate risk is financial risk. And the SEC is all about the protection of investors and the financial markets. And if you have this looming financial risk, that’s not being adequately addressed. …And, investors were saying, look, the information that we’re getting just doesn’t cut it. It’s not sufficiently… Continue reading Behind The SEC Curtain On Climate Rules – Kristina Wyatt, Fmr SEC Climate Risk Task Force, now at Persefoni
“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?” Sandrine Dixson on Electric Ladies Podcast The new Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion in… Continue reading Pivoting the Economy to Net Zero – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome
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
“The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest shock to the global energy system since at least World War II…Renewables are the only energy source that will grow in 2020.” David Turk in Congressional hearing A key component of President Biden’s infrastructure plan is addressing our energy needs and doing so in a way that does… Continue reading A New Energy Infrastructure – Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
“The reason their (men’s) participation in that last decade (before ratification of the 19th Amendment) was so important, was because they had the means and the will to help the movement financially and politically.” Brooke Kroeger on Electric Ladies Podcast As we commemorate Women’s History Month in this tumultuous year, just as President Joe Biden… Continue reading Women’s Advance Includes Men – Brooke Kroeger, Author, “Suffragents” & NYU Professor
“I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity…When you look at greening infrastructure…truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity…(including) for our business to be thinking ahead.” Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast. A mere hours after being sworn in as president, President Joe Biden immediately rejoined the Paris Climate Accord with the stroke of his pen. Tracy Raczek, former Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General, believes signing the Accord can be a job-creator in the U.S. Listen to Tracy explain why and much more in this fascinating interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.