Episode 247: Biden wish lists, supporting ‘intersectional environmentalists’

Energy

Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (7:35).

Features

What Joe Biden could do to cultivate carbon removal innovation (16:35) 

Nonprofit Carbon180 has plenty of ideas for how the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture can collaborate to cultivate new economic opportunities centered on carbon removal. Co-founder and managing director Giana Amador suggests top priorities.

How financial policy could charge up clean energy  (29:00) 

Without Congressional control, President-elect Joe Biden will find it tough to pass ambitious climate action, but he can do much by aligning financial policies to address risks associated with climate-fueling activities. GreenBiz Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden offers details. 

Biodiversity in fashion (37:35) 

Liesel Truscott, director of nonprofit Textile Exchange, and Helen Crowley, a Kering sourcing executive serving as an advisor at Conversational International, discuss a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry understand and measure impacts and dependencies on nature in materials sourcing — and make changes to better support biodiversity. 

Inclusive environmentalism (47:37) 

Intersectional Environmentalist, an organization seeking to amplify underrepresented, diverse voices in the environmental movement, is teaming with tea company TAZO on a new internship program. Co-founder Sabs Katz addresses why this issue deserves more attention from companies. Read the whole interview.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Curiosity,” “Knowing the Truth,” “And So Then,” “Thinking It Over,” “I’m Going for a Coffee,” “Introducing the Pre-roll” and “Here’s the Thing

*This episode was sponsored by Salesforce and Shell

Resources galore

Say ‘hy-drogen’ to a decarbonized future. Our latest energy transition webcast at 1 p.m. EST Dec. 8 explores the potential for green hydrogen technologies, with experts from Shell, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Green Hydrogen Coalition. Sign up here.

Recycling’s makeover, courtesy of AI and robotics. New technologies are solving logistics logjams and making it simpler to sort more materials. Join the discussion at 1 p.m. EST Dec. 10. 

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