The Carbon Copy is a weekly news analysis podcast that explains the changing planet through the lens of current events. In each episode, we talk to a journalist, executive, subject-matter expert, practitioner or newsmaker to understand what their story tells us about how the planet is transforming.
A narrative news show about the trends shifting our carbon-based economy. Each week, host Stephen Lacey digs into the business and technology stories that explain the rise of clean energy, the challenge to fossil fuels, and how the energy system is transforming in dramatic ways. A co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.
Renewables and electric vehicles are on a tear, and they’ll soon likely attract $2 trillion in yearly investment. But global emissions have not peaked.
So what are the new frontiers of technology that will make renewables and storage more valuable – and draw down emissions at the speed needed?
This week, we’re going to reflect on that question coming out of RE+, a major American conference where our editors were covering emerging tech.
Then, the battery recycling boom is on. It’s attracting billions of dollars in investment. Will it address supply chain security and a looming waste problem?
Finally, Hawaii’s difficult transition away from coal. Why couldn’t it build renewables and batteries fast enough to fill the gap?
Joining us this week to talk through these stories are Jeff St. John, Julian Spector, and Lisa Martine Jenkins.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- A preview of Latitude Media
- Financial Times: Peak fossil fuels will happen this decade.
- Canary Media: Redwood Materials lands $1 billion
- Canary Media: Another US battery recycler just raised a massive round
- Canary Media: Hawaii quit coal a year ago – how’s it going?
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