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XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Bats, Bottles, and Baking Soda: Battling Climate Change w/ Marie-Catherine Dufour, Bordeaux Wine Council

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 34:18


With a goal of 46% carbon reduction by 2030 and 6,000 companies to wrangle, Marie-Catherine Dufour, Technical Director of the Bordeaux Wine Council, has a big job to undertake. With an action plan that covers five key climate change strategies, Bordeaux can become carbon neutral by 2050. Some of those strategies include promoting bats to combat grape moths, reducing the weight of bottles, and capturing CO2 from fermentation to make baking soda.  Detailed Show Notes: Marie-Catherine's background - daughter of winegrowers in Bordeaux, studied agronomyMission as Technical Director of Bordeaux Wine Council - think of innovation needs for the sector to be more competitiveDefines sustainability as the linkage between environmental, social, and economic issuesClimate has a direct impact on the environment, but it also impacts the health and well-being of peopleBordeaux Climate Action2007 - 1st carbon assessment2019 - 3rd assessment - reduced GHG emissions by 39% from 2007Developed Carbon Strategy for Bordeaux w/ science-based targetsThe goal of 46% GHG reduction by 2030Five key strategiesGlass and packaging (28% of GHG emissions) - reduce bottle weight by 10%Winemaking practices (22% of GHG emissions) - do less in the vineyard to minimize oil and pesticide usage, balancing environmental goals and yieldFreight - fewer planes, more boats (30% of emissions from planes from only 4% of volume); fewer trucks, more trains (the primary port is now Le Havre in the north, and would like to ship from Bordeaux in the future)Energy efficiency - underground cellars, natural light, gravity flow Carbon sequestration - when they can't reduce any more; increase area w/ covered grass (+32% of the area), plant trees and hedges (150 km hedges planted / year); can lead to carbon neutrality by 2050Action plan for each strategy developedA collective regional strategy helps when working with suppliers to have more influenceROI is difficult to defineEuropean impact of climate change is 1% of GDP w/ 2 heat waves in 2022, production reduced by 20% of normalCost of climate change in 2022 estimated at ~$24k/ha (~$10k/acre)E.g., electric tractors are 30% more expensive but use less fuel; one solution is to amortize the cost over a more extended periodHigh-end wineries can do moreReducing bottle weights - the idea of luxury will change and consumers will no longer accept heavy bottles as luxury due to climate impactE.g., Chateau Montrose produces baking soda from CO2 emitted during fermentation, a type of sequestration; need to develop uses (e.g., sales to food companies) for itChateau Brown uses cardboard w/ nice printing over wood now; NY merchants prefer itChateau Lagrange has solar panels on the cellar that cannot be seen by visitors and produces 50% of electric needsDriving actionRequires communication with members (6,000 companies)Hosts an annual event for environmental issuesDo webinars and offers collective tools to promote actionHas an annual budget of €2M (€1M for scientific studies - e.g., for bats eating grape moths and reducing larvae by 40%; €1M for collective action)Recommendation for wineries - start w/ carbon assessment, as every company is different, then develop a winery-specific plan and leverage tools available on the Bordeaux Wine Council website Get access to library episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

SunCast
564: Can Steel Make Solar Panels Even Better - And Help 'Save The World'? with Gregg Patterson of Origami Solar

SunCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 75:11


Gregg Patterson is a former Hewlett Packard executive who ran multiple global businesses before jumping into renewables in 2006 — partly, he says, to help "save the world."In today's podcast, he explains how he parlayed a background in engineering, research and development and executive management into a solar career.After successfully leading two solar and energy startups to successful exits, Gregg accepted an offer to join Origami Solar, which intends to reverse the solar industry's reliance on aluminum through innovative, domestically-made steel module frames.Origami Solar gained attention in September by earning a grand prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) American-Made Solar Prize competition. The $500,000 award aims to advance the company's patent-pending steel frame for solar modules to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and improve performance and value.Today Gregg gives us a closer look at the company from the lens of his role as CEO.He says steel frames are less expensive, reduce production-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and facilitate domestic ramp-up of module production. As he sees it, those factors are crucial in making solar as green as possible.Join us to learn more about Gregg's career, the lessons he's learned along the way and the role he expects Origami Solar to play over the coming years.If you want to connect with today's guest, you'll find links to his contact info in the show notes on the blog.SunCast is presented by Sungrow, the world's most bankable inverter brand.You can learn more about all the sponsors who help make this show free for you at www.mysuncast.com/sponsors. Remember you can always find the resources and learn more about today's guest, recommendations, book links, and more than 563 other founder stories and startup advice at www.mysuncast.com.You can connect with me, Nico Johnson, on Twitter, LinkedIn or by email.

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast
Talking ESG: Recap of the ISSB's fast-paced deliberations

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 50:07


The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has been working quickly through deliberations on its proposals to create a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures.Since we last covered the ISSB's deliberations in October 2022, the Board has met four more times for redeliberations on draft standards –  and each meeting was chock full of action. This week, Heather Horn was joined by Andreas Ohl and Katie Woods to unpack the dialogue and tentative decisions reached within these meetings.In this episode, our guests discuss:1:42 - The status of the ISSB exposure drafts and progress toward finalization8:27 - An overview of discussions at recent ISSB meetings13:30 - How estimates may be handled in sustainability reporting17:05 - Consistency of timelines between financial and sustainability reporting22:21 - Clarifications the ISSB is considering on the concept of enterprise value32:44 - Climate-related disclosures, including GHG intensity measures42:46 - Other topics proposed for future standard-setting considerationLooking for more information on the ISSB and ESG reporting? Check out our previous podcast on responses to the ISSB exposure drafts, as well as our In the loop on navigating the ESG landscape. Andreas Ohl is a partner in PwC's National Office focused on thought leadership, standard setting, and mergers and acquisitions under US GAAP and IFRS. In addition to his US responsibilities, he leads the sustainability topic team for the PwC global network. Andreas is chairman of the Business Valuation Standards Board at the International Valuation Standards Council, is a member of the working group that authored the AICPA's in-process R&D guide, and has served as a member of the FASB's Valuation Resource Group.Katie Woods is a Director in PwC's Global Accounting Consulting Services group and advises on ESG and International accounting standards. Katie specializes in the new and emerging ESG reporting frameworks working across the PwC Network. She has over 30 years of experience working with a broad range of companies. Katie speaks regularly on a range of ESG and accounting topics at national and international seminars.Heather Horn is PwC's National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC's accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather's accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.

The Main Column
LNG production and pre-treatment technologies

The Main Column

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 19:19


In this episode, Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with John Colpo, Strategy and Marketing Leader for Upstream and LNG at Honeywell Process Solutions and Bhargav Sharma, Global Sr. Business Leader for LNG & Gas Processing at Honeywell UOP. The conversation touches on the importance of liquified natural gas (LNG) in global long-term GHG reduction plans and Honeywell UOP's work on LNG liquefaction projects.

Unboxing Your Packaging
Packaging: the best starting point for more circular solutions and products?

Unboxing Your Packaging

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 79:13


INTRODUCTIONPackaging: the best starting point for more circular solutions and products? That was the title of the online Euro-Canadian Roundtable on December 15th, 2022, as a side event of the World Circular Economy Forum. And this episode is broadcasting the core conversation with our 6 inspiring panelists, from both continents. They raised some key points in terms of materials, consumers, waste, design, and GHG related to packaging. This captivating panel also highlighted the role of regulations as well as pre-competitive collaboration to expand circular packaging solutions.It was a real pleasure to organize and co-moderate this event with Anne-Laure Bulliffon. I hope you will benefit at the maximum from the good vibes that lead this initiative. And I can't wait to foster more Euro-Canadian bridging dialogues like this one. On this note: Keep in mind – right after this listening – to click on the very quick survey link to lay the foundations of our next event! LINK TO THE POST-PANEL SURVEYWe want to HEAR FROM YOU!This less than 5 min feedback will lay the foundations of our next Euro-Canadian Roundtables about packaging transition towards more circularity: https://5ef1ucivz7f.typeform.com/to/UYYXx256Thank you!  A BIT MORE ABOUT OUR 6 CANADIAN AND EUROPEAN PANELISTS (WITH THEIR SHORT BIOS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Annebeth De Witte, CoPackx, The NetherlandsAnnebeth de Witte – owner of Copackx - helps FMCG companies with sustainable packaging development – as independent expertised project lead. Since 2020 she worked for companies like Henkel, JDEcoffee, HEMA, Riversidenaturals, Daelmans banket and Brandmasters.Copackx motto is “your companion in packaging”. Help FMCG companies from inside with sustainable packaging, bringing the expertise from outside” Geneviève Dionne, Eco Entreprises Québec, MontréalGeneviève Dionne has been a member of Éco Entreprises Québec's (ÉEQ) since 2010, and is the architect behind the packaging eco-design training and guidance team.Over the years, her expertise has served as part of several initiatives, such as the development of a Web portal and a simplified life cycle analysis tool for companies seeking to integrate packaging eco-design into their business practices, eco-modulation incentives as well as bold projects, such as an international packaging eco-design contest, an exhibition of the projects presented and co-authoring a book titled «Avons-nous besoin d'un autre emballage?» (Do we need another package?) and lately, the documentary «Unwrapping» (Tout déballer) about packaging, design and circularity.Ms. Dionne also has regular invitations as a guest speaker to share her insights on packaging eco-design, recyclability and the transformation of business practices.Ms. Dionne holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and a Master's degree in Applied Sciences from the Faculty of Planning at University of Montréal (UdeM). She also has a graduate diploma specializing in Management and Sustainable Development from HEC Montréal and is a visiting professor at the University of Montréal's School of Industrial Design. Jean-François Guillerez, Conestoga College, TorontoJean-François Guillerez teaches Packaging Science at Packaging Programs at the School of Engineering and Technology at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Master Degree Of Packaging Science from the French Engineering school ESIREIMS ( esiec) École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Reims completed by a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). He is also a lifetime Certified Packaging Professional. He has an extensive experience in Packaging design & development in Europe, North & South America. He worked for over 20 years in large food companies such as Nestlé, Maple Leaf Foods, Mondelez Intl. Active member of the Institute of Packaging Professional (Ontario Chapter), Jean-François is also on the Innovation Advisory Council of the Canadian Food Innovation Network. Jonne Hellgren, RePack, FinlandJonne Hellgren grew up in a small town in Finnish Lapland and moved to live and study Management in the UK. He is the CEO and co-founder of RePack, the first reusable packaging service for e-commerces helping to reduce waste and carbon footprint. Today, RePack is used by hundreds of online retailers in Europe and North America from global giants to brand owners. It's a multi-award-winning innovation that combines product, operational, and business model design in an elegant way. His background includes years of exposure to LCA's and ESG strategies of cities, companies, products, and supply chains, as well as countless hours in warehouses. This makes him enjoy working in the business and on the business. Arnaud Lancelot, Cozie, FranceArnaud is the CEO & co-founder of Cozie, a French cosmetic brand of natural & organic skin care products. Cozie is a pioneer in the circular economy: all the bottles are reused thanks to 2 schemes: deposit and in-store bulk.In parallel, Cozie is also providing all cosmetic brands with consulting services and bulk equipments to boost their market launch with reusable solutions.In short, Arnaud is passionate and dedicated to the circular economy – considering it as a crucial pillar to a sustainable development. Valerie Langer, Canopy, British ColumbiaValerie Langer is the Fibre Solutions Strategist at Canopy. She has been engaged in forest conservation initiatives for over 30 years. She works with non-profit, Canopy to accelerate globally availability of Next Generation alternatives to tree fibre pulp for manufacturing paper, packaging and Man Made Cellulosic Fibres. Valerie's focus is on large scale forest conservation by leveraging markets, investments and innovation. She was on Canopy's founding Steering Committee, is a Donella Meadows Fellow and, along with colleagues who helped craft the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements, was a recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award. ABOUT THE 2 MODERATORS Anne-Laure Bulliffon, Albumine, France / Profil'Pack, CanadaAs an entrepreneur committed to ecological change, Anne-Laure founded PROFIL'PACK in Montreal in 2013 and ALBUMINE in Chambéry, France, in 2020.On both sides of the Atlantic, the two agencies share a common mission: to enable food and cosmetics manufacturers to rethink their packaging systems in order to include their products in the virtuous circle of the circular economy, to reduce waste and ecological impacts.Thanks to of her dual Franco-Quebec culture, she is keen to put her expertise and network of multidisciplinary collaborators in Canada and France to good use by creating a bridge of resources and innovation between the two countries. Anne-Laure is convinced that collective intelligence and access to innovation are the keys to a successful ecological transition.Anne-Laure graduated from ESIREIMS in 2005 with a master's degree in packaging engineering. She specialized in change management and environmental diagnostic tools (LCA, carbon footprint,...) and circular economy at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts & Métiers in 2020. Colienne Regout, Look4Loops, Canada / BelgiumColienne is the CEO and founder of Look4Loops.Colienne blends her research, operations, and user experience expertise at Look4Loops to regenerate business models for profit, people and planet. Her unique perspective on the circular economy is grounded in both her European and Canadian experience.As the 2022 Business of the Year of the CCF of Vancouver, besides analyzing through audits and operating «redesign, reuse, and regenerate» opportunities in the field, Colienne teaches at universities and facilitates interactive workshops. And when it comes to rethinking packaging, she has the ‘Develop Circular Packaging Solutions' online training and she hosts the ‘Unboxing Your Packaging' podcast. PODCAST MUSICSpecial thanks to Joachim Regout who made the jingle. Have a look at his work here.I am happy to bring a sample of our strong bonds on these sound waves. Since I was a child, he made me discover a wide range of music of all kinds. I am also delighted he is a nature lover and shares the Look4Loops 'out of the box philosophy'. He is an inspiring source of creativity for me. 

My Climate Journey
Startup Series: Sublime Systems

My Climate Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 54:15


Today's guest is Dr. Leah Ellis, CEO and co-founder of Sublime Systems, which is using electrochemistry to make cement and in doing so claims to have a pathway to reduce the emissions footprint of cement production by 60-90%.Cement is the most abundant man-made material on earth, with billions of tons produced yearly. So far the primary pathway to reducing its emissions footprint is via point source carbon capture otherwise defined as collecting the greenhouse gasses that are emitted as part of the process of breaking down limestone to make cement. But those gasses are diffuse and mixed in with a bunch of other stuff which makes capturing pure greenhouse gas streams hard and expensive. C mmMJ Heating the limestone up to the point of it breaking down requires extremely high temperatures and coal. Dr. Ellis and Sublime took a totally different approach to the problem. Instead of heating up the limestone, the company figured out ways to use chemistry to break it down, even if that requires a lot of electricity. Leah and her co-founder used their backgrounds in EV battery chemistry and have invented a method that essentially turns a cement plant into an electric-distributed energy resource.This conversation with Cody and Leah is an eye-opener as they spent a bunch of time digging into how climate solutions can be tackled by outsiders who apply cross-functional learnings to big problems. Leah is incredibly knowledgeable and her unique experience in the "electrify everything" movement highlights what that might mean at an industrial scale. Enjoy!In this episode, we cover: [3:14] An overview of cement and associated GHG emissions [9:52] The role of coal in making cement [11:44] Relevant terminology [14:22] Different types of cement [16:12] Leah's background in EV batteries and electrochemistry [18:52] Her co-founder Yet-Ming Chiang [22:36] How the idea of electrochemical cement came together[27:01] An overview of Sublime Systems [30:41] The company's inputs and outputs [33:18] Legacy cement manufacturers and their path to net zero commitments [38:12] Alternative feedstocks to limestone [40:41] The big catalyst for Sublime Systems [44:23] How Leah is talking to legacy cement companies and Sublime's potential business models[47:31] How companies can pay for green premiums [49:15] Need for external measurements for carbon reduction and LCAs[51:43] Sublime's production today, their future roadmap, and open positionsGet connected: Cody Simms LinkedIn / TwitterLeah Ellis / Sublime SystemsMCJ Podcast / Collective*You can also reach us via email at info@mcjcollective.com, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on October 21, 2022

The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti
Sustainability Updates in Brazil with LEED Fellow Francine Vaz

The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 30:03


Francine Vaz, architect and urban planner, graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, MBA in Sustainable Business Management at Fluminense. She also earned a Master of Science in Architecture, Energy and Sustainability at London Metropolitan University. Francine has worked on more than 80 projects for the construction and operation of sustainable developments, being responsible for coordinating a team of consultants. She holds the LEED AP BD+C and ID+C credentials by the U.S. Green Building Council since 2010. Founder of Seed Solution. MBA professor at AVM Educacional and CEBPJUR. LEED Fellow since 2022.   Show Highlights Seed Solution brings a little bit of sustainability to the companies that don't have it yet.  Brazil's responsible approach to new construction, retrofit, and ESG to support the green building movement. A closer look at life cycle analysis and GHG emissions reports that have been neglected. Challenging factors of Fitwel and WELL that make it difficult for companies to implement in this region. Internal divisions with LEED certification and Brazilian energy efficiency certifications. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the impact on buildings (to change) in Brazil and in the world.  Balancing the challenges of being an entrepreneur and family.  “I am always very excited about working with sustainability. I bring this energy to the projects I work with and to the design team. I think this is very important, in terms of, when you put your energy in, when people start to feel that you are really passionate about this, it just helps things go smoother.” -Francine Vaz    Get the episode transcript here!!   Show Resource and Information LinkedIn Seed Solution: Home Nonviolent Communication Connect with Charlie Cichetti and GBES Charlie on LinkedIn Green Building Educational Services GBES on Twitter Connect on LinkedIn Like on Facebook Google+ GBES Pinterest Pins GBES on Instagram   GBES is excited our membership community is growing. Consider joining our membership community as members are given access to some of the guests on the podcasts that you can ask project questions. If you are preparing for an exam, there will be more assurance that you will pass your next exam, you will be given cliff notes if you are a member, and so much more. Go to www.gbes.com/join to learn more about the 4 different levels of access to this one-of-a-kind career-advancing green building community!   If you truly enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a positive rating and review on iTunes.  We have prepared more episodes for the upcoming weeks, so come by again next week! Thank you for tuning in to the Green Building Matters Podcast!   Copyright © 2022 GBES

Side Hustle City
S4 Ep01- Wesley Hamilton of BioFuel Mining discusses where Bitcoin and the industry could be headed and how to find business opportunities in any technology

Side Hustle City

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 52:51


Wesley Hamilton is founder of the first 100 percent renewable energy powered data center from municipal solid waste. He has been transforming the crypto mining industry using his revolutionary technology to reduce the carbon footprint of the industry. He is passionate about using renewable energy for overall data center growth.Waste is such a huge problem for our earth! Biofuel Mining is using it to solve the problems of the GHG emissions of the Data Center industry. Wes is not far from completion of his Eastern Kentucky center that involves not only power generated from waste but a Tier3 uptime accredited Data Center.Wesley discusses what made him decide to be an entrepreneur and you can turn your passion into a profitable business.Support the showSubscribe to Side Hustle City and join our Community on Facebook

The Agribusiness Update
UC-Davis Agrivoltaics Research and Affordable-Safe Food Act

The Agribusiness Update

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022


The Social Impact Show
How to start and scale an environment and sustainability program

The Social Impact Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 14:54


In this episode, you'll learn how social impact and environmental sustainability can work together. We chat with Michael Wong, Environmental Sustainability Manager with Ferguson, and explore everything about GHG emissions as well as how to start and scale an environment and sustainability program in your business.   00:53 - What should we understand about GHG emissions? 3:20 - Is there standard reporting for GHG emissions? 4:23 - What is net-zero, and how is it connected to ESG? 6:35 - How can social impact professionals impact environmental and sustainability efforts in their organization? 9:41 - Successful examples of environmental and sustainability programs   11:07 - How to start a sustainability program at a smaller company?   12:06 - As a social impact pro, how would you start building a sustainability program?   13:36 - How to scale your sustainability programs

CarbonSmart
The New Carbon Economy with Carbon Direct's Julio Friedmann

CarbonSmart

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 20:50


Dr. Julio Friedmann is one of the most widely known authoritative experts in the world on carbon removal, drawdown, and sequestration and storage. He has worked in the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Global CCS Institute, and Columbia University, where led teams that invented and fielded technology to reduce GHG emissions and produce new materials. In our daisy chain theme, Julio answers a question from GenderCool Project's Gearah Goldstein.

The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up
The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 30

The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 5:04


In the December 2022 episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins walks listeners through the FAR Council's proposed rule, which would require federal contractors to publicly disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-related financial risk, and set reduction targets. He explains the key components and likely implications of the proposed rule, and the contractors to which the rule would apply.

ARC ENERGY IDEAS
The Ups and Downs of Aviation: An Interview with WestJet's CEO

ARC ENERGY IDEAS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 31:09 Transcription Available


This week Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Executive Officer at WestJet joins as our guest. The last few years have been very difficult for airlines. COVID restrictions caused the industry to shrink overnight, then in the summer of 2022 people started traveling again but the airports and airlines were collectively challenged by the surge in demand.  On top of all that pressure and change, airlines are being asked to reduce their GHG emissions.  Here are some of the questions that Peter and Jackie asked Alexis: How did WestJet manage during the pandemic and the pent-up demand in 2022? How is WestJet dealing with greater competition in the Canadian market? What are the advantages of the new planes that WestJet is purchasing?  What commitments have you made to reduce GHG emissions? What technologies will be needed to achieve these reductions? Carbon offsets are an option today, how many customers voluntarily purchase offsets for their flights?  Please review our disclaimer at: https://www.arcenergyinstitute.com/disclaimer/  To see a transcript of this podcast, visit the link (scroll part way down the page): The Ups and Downs of Aviation: An Interview with WestJet's CEO (arcenergyinstitute.com)

Money Talks: El otro lado de la moneda

El número favorito de Luis. Fueguitos de Instagram. Presidente de EUA vs. Presidente del F.E.D. Mercados laborales en Estados Unidos. Ricardo Salinas Pliego y Elon Musk. Walter define las trampas de riqueza. Vanguard, greenwashing, y offsets de emisiones de GHG. Preguntas de la audiencia y recomendaciones.

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast
Talking ESG: FAQs on the SEC climate disclosure proposal

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 31:18


The SEC climate disclosure proposal continues to be a key topic of conversation as companies work through readiness assessments and contemplate process implementations.This week, Heather Horn was joined by Valerie Wieman, a partner in PwC's National Office, to revisit the proposal and talk through some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.In this episode, you'll hear them discuss:1:49 - The level of granularity called for in the proposed Regulation S-K disclosures by location4:38 - The proposed disclosure requirements for board member oversight and climate expertise8:38 - What companies need to disclose when adopting a transition plan if climate risks are not material10:34 - How the GHG Protocol and the SEC proposal call for different boundaries16:07 - How companies should report GHG emissions for less than wholly-owned consolidated subsidiaries (whether existing or newly-acquired)22:24 - The disclosure requirements for Scope 3 emissions by category24:05 - Severe weather baselines in financial statement disclosures and the prohibition of climate impact netting27:44 - How to assess what to disclose as a transition activity costWant to learn more about the SEC's climate disclosure proposal? Listen to the audio version of our In the loop summarizing the key requirements, and read PwC's comments on the proposal.Valerie Wieman is PwC's National Office Editor-in-chief. She is involved in the creation, development, and publication of our brand-defining thought leadership, with a focus on ESG reporting. Prior to this role, she was part of PwC's National Office SEC Services group, helping clients navigate SEC rules and regulations.Heather Horn is PwC's National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC's accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather's accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.

ESG Decoded
Mark T. Behrman & Bill Flederbach Discuss Industrial Decarbonization from a CEO's Perspective

ESG Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 32:47


ESG Decoded is a podcast powered by ClimeCo to share updates related to business innovation and sustainability in a clear and actionable manner. In this episode, Kaitlyn Allen interviews Mark T Behrman, President and CEO of LSB Industries, Inc., and Bill Flederbach, President and CEO of ClimeCo. Mark joined LSB Industries in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and was subsequently appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He has over 35 years of executive management, operational, financial, and investment banking experience. In addition, Mark serves as Chairman of the Board of PHX Minerals, Inc. and The Fertilizer Institute. Bill is the founder and CEO of ClimeCo, where he and his team have pioneered the creation of scaleable greenhouse gas reduction efforts since 2009. Bill is passionate about new practices and technologies that utilize markets to make tangible environmental and societal impacts. Listen as Kaitlyn, Mark, and Bill reflect on the long-standing relationship between LSB and ClimeCo, how carbon credits are generated, and opportunities in industrial decarbonization. LSB was one of ClimeCo's first clients and its very first N2O abatement client. (Nitrous oxide, or N2O, is a potent greenhouse gas). This conversation covers how GHG reductions can be converted into environmental credits, which can positively impact the environment and communities. The three explain why the energy transition to a low-carbon future is not just a fad, how companies are working to understand how to monetize the related benefits, and its impact on business models. In signature ESG Decoded fashion, we want to bring clarity to the complex. Listeners will gain insight into the 45Q Tax Credit, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the significance of “green,” “gray,” and “blue” ammonia, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Make sure to subscribe to ESG Decoded on your favorite streaming platforms and our new YouTube Channel so that you're notified of our vodcast episodes! Don't forget to connect with us on our social media channels. Enjoy this episode! - Episode Resource Links LSB Industries Website: http://lsbindustries.com/ LSB Industries LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lsb-industries-inc./ Mark Berhman LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-behrman-8977a318/ Bill Flederbach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-flederbach-bb5a143/

Seen & Herd
S3E43: Environmental Policy Breakdown with Paul Sousa

Seen & Herd

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 28:01


S3E43: Environmental Policy Breakdown with Paul Sousa This week, Allison Tristao interviews Paul Sousa, Director of Environmental Services & Regulatory Affairs for Western United Dairies. Paul explains some of the latest environmental policies and how they can affect our members. 00:00 - Introduction 01:07 - Market Update by Tiffany LaMendola of Ever.Ag 05:06 - Interview with Paul Sousa Paul covers an overview of: 05:40 - California Air Resources Board (ARB) – Truck Policy 08:38 - ARB and GHG reduction strategies. 12:03 - ARB is considering a reduction of the value of methane credits of dairy digesters. 12:56 - ARB is looking to implement enteric strategies 14:46 - North Coast - Member Update 16:47 - Central Valley - Conditional Use Permits may be in jeopardy 21:20 - CDFA Awarded 14 manure digester projects for $18.7 million and 27 alternative manure management projects for $18.9 million. If you have any questions regarding this episode, please reach out to Paul Sousa at Paul@wudairies.com To learn more about Western United Dairies, visit wudairies.com. Click Here to become a member!

Plant Based Briefing
419: Top 15 Meat and Dairy Producers Emit Nearly as Much Methane as the Entire EU, Study Finds by Nicole Axworthy at VegNews.com

Plant Based Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 7:47


Top 15 meat and dairy producers emit nearly as much methane as the entire EU, study finds. By Nicole Axworthy at VegNews.com    Original post:  https://vegnews.com/vegan-news/environment/top-meat-dairy-producers-methane-eu   Launched in 2000, VegNews is the largest vegan media brand in the world. They have a best-selling plant-based magazine, and they create amazing content from food and fashion to travel, celebrity interviews, beauty and health info, a meal planner, and vegan travel excursions. Their Guide section on their website is full of great information and they have an online shop where you can find cookbooks, foods, kitchen tools, vegan meal delivery services. They also have a website, VeganWeddings.com.  Please visit www.VegNews.com for a wealth of resources.    How to support the podcast: Share with others. Recommend the podcast on your social media. Follow/subscribe to the show wherever you listen. Buy some vegan/plant based merch: https://www.plantbasedbriefing.com/shop    Follow Plant Based Briefing on social media: Twitter: @PlantBasedBrief YouTube: YouTube.com/PlantBasedBriefing  Facebook: Facebook.com/PlantBasedBriefing  LinkedIn: Plant Based Briefing Podcast Instagram: @PlantBasedBriefing #vegan #plantbased #plantbasedpodcast #veganpodcast #plantbasedbriefing #vegnews #climatechange #climateemergency #climatecrisis #environment #animalagriculture #dairy #bigfood #bigdairy #methane #GHG #IPCC #JBS #Tyson #DairyFarmers #ditchdairy    

Entrepreneurs for Impact
Former Twitter Head of Engineering Now Tackles Climate Philanthropy — Alex Roetter, GP at Moxxie Ventures & Founder of Terraset

Entrepreneurs for Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 50:23


My guest is Alex Roetter, General Partner at Moxxie Ventures, Founder of Terraset, and former Head of Engineering at Twitter. In addition, he came up with this great idea around which we teamed up together to launch Terraset, an anti-GHG 501(c)(3) for advanced market commitments in the carbon removal industry (CDR). In this episode, we talked about the following: How philanthropy only provides 2% of its donations to tackle climate change, and only 3.8% of that small number goes to carbon dioxide removal (CDR) Why advanced market commitments (or AMCs) can help create market validation for CDR companies so they can get their projects financed How Terraset is similar and different from the $925M Frontier Fund, which includes partners such as Stripe, Shopify, Alphabet, Meta, and McKinsey The ways that Terraset makes it easier for donors to find trusted CDR projects to support, and receive a tax deduction in the U.S. The preseed and seed VC funding he provides at Moxxie Ventures, which focused on climate tech, as well as health tech, AI, and more Examples of the cool portfolio companies they've funded, such as BasiGo, an EV bus company in Nairobi Mistakes he has seen CEOs, including himself, make and how to avoid them Why environmental and social co-benefits in climate tech financing matter And lots more Hope you enjoy it! And give Alex a shout-out on LinkedIn, Slack, or Twitter by sharing this podcast with your people. --- Entrepreneurs for Impact is on a mission to help climate innovators grow faster with new investment capital, share best practices among peers, expand their networks, and reach their full potential. Our two offerings include: Climate CEO Mastermind Peer Groups — Our invite-only cohorts of 12 executives catalyze personal development and business growth via monthly meetings, annual retreats, and 1:1 coaching and strategy calls. Today's highly curated Mastermind members represent over $8B in market cap or assets under management. Newsletter — A 3-minute weekly summary of climate tech, startups, better habits, and deep work. Programs are led by Dr. Chris Wedding — 4x founder, $1B of investment experience, and Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill professor, with 70,000+ professional students taught, 25 years of meditation, an obsession with constant improvement, and far too many mistakes to keep to himself. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entrepreneurs-for-impact/message

Relentless Health Value
EP387: Medicare Advantage Trends and How Medicare Advantage Plans Will or Will Not Succeed, With Betsy Seals, CEO and Cofounder of Rebellis Group

Relentless Health Value

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 34:50


Here's a big thing that Betsy Seals makes clear in this show: Big companies can be successful in Medicare Advantage (MA)—and I mean success in all of its financial glory—because they have experience and the scale and also the specialized departments who keep track of all kinds of intricacies that are rate critical to MA success. Specifically, things Betsy Seals talks about as critical success factors, for example, are having relationships with brokers and health systems and other provider organizations. She also makes it clear how much local market knowledge is necessary. A benefit design working great in one local market might be a medical trend disaster in another area with different levels of social determinants of health (SDoH) or different disease patterns, so scaling into new areas isn't a matter of just cutting and pasting. History has shown it's easy enough to go down in a flaming ball of unanticipated medical trend and/or OIG/DOJ scrutiny. So, this is one thing that big MA carriers can get right and potentially, for sure, benefit patients in their plans. Now I say this knowing full well that there's a brouhaha afoot in which there are some who are really pro-MA and there are some who are really not. In this show with Betsy Seals today, we do not get into this (ie, Do patients in MA plans fare better than patients in traditional Medicare?). But I have a point to make, and I'm just gonna make it here. Like most “Is this better than that?” questions in healthcare, there is not one answer; and anyone running around espousing pretty much anything as a broad-stroke holy grail is pretty much full of it—and I would say that as a general statement. Whether MA is better than traditional Medicare depends on who the patient is and also which MA plan we're talking about here. So, starting on the “not a fan” side of the house, Wendell Potter has said (with evidence) that if a patient is toward the end of his or her life or acutely ill or needs to go to an NCI-designated cancer center, it could easily be deduced that traditional Medicare is going to be better. On the other hand, there seems to be evidence, including a recent JAMA article by Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, and Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, that concludes MA produces a 22% to 26% reduction in costs compared to MSSP (Medicare Shared Savings Program) arrangements. And this is across just a general patient population of all age ranges, if I'm reading the study right. The great results that are discussed in that JAMA article are what can happen when payers and providers align to tackle SDoH and preventative stuff and are willing to go out into the community to curb potentially avoidable downstream acute events. David Carmouche, MD, by the way, on episode 343 talked at length about this. But there are variables here, and let me mention one of them: how good the Medicare Advantage plan is at risk-based contracting with physician groups. How good are they at putting patients into accountable relationships with provider organizations who are getting paid to keep patients healthy, meaning the MA plan is offering budget-based prospective payment contracts to physician groups? This is the case in that Ochsner/JAMA article example that Dr. David Carmouche was talking about. Ochsner, the health system in Louisiana, and MA plans were working together; and both assumed risk for this population. Susan Dentzer, president and CEO over at America's Physician Groups (APG), does a great job at covering a bunch of these topics on the Race to Value podcast. Another thing that will impact care quality is how good the plan leadership is at balancing patient care and shareholder demand for profit. Bottom line, it is not productive to be indiscriminately pie-eyed about pretty much anything in healthcare or throw babies out with bathwater on a regular basis. As Ge Bai, PhD, CPA, has said on this show (and others have said), there's no angels and no devils in healthcare. Everybody is some combination of both. And, in general, the only reason anybody does anything in healthcare is because it appeals to their self-interest. So, not working with some other healthcare stakeholder because we perceive them as greedy or “industry” or whatever is gonna mean that nobody is working with anybody. Just keep your eyes wide open, check the math, and in your contracts, get actual dollar amounts and not discounts. In this healthcare podcast, as mentioned a few times now, I am speaking with Betsy Seals. Betsy Seals is CEO and cofounder of Rebellis Group, a managed care consulting firm working with Medicare Advantage plans. Oh, and one acronym alert before we dive in here: SNP stands for special needs plan. A special needs plan is a Medicare Advantage coordinated care plan that is specifically designed to provide targeted care and limit enrollment to special needs individuals. So, a special needs individual could be any one of the following: An institutionalized individual A dual eligible, meaning somebody who has Medicare and Medicaid An individual with a severe or disabling chronic condition, as specified by CMS SNPs are becoming a bit of thing in the MA space this year, and Betsy talks about this trend. You can learn more at rebellisgroup.com. Betsy Seals is the CEO and cofounder of Rebellis Group, a consulting firm established to provide advisory and hands-on services to Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and their subcontractors. Betsy is a nationally recognized leader in the managed care industry with over 20 years of experience. Betsy brings to the table a solid mix of leadership and business acumen, as well as regulatory and strategic knowledge within the managed care landscape. Betsy's expertise is focused in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, compliance, sales and marketing, strategy, supplemental benefit landscape, innovative benefit design that address social determinants of health, and health plan operations. Prior to founding Rebellis Group, Betsy served as the chief consulting officer for Gorman Health Group (GHG). In this role, Betsy managed the Medicare consulting practice, including implementation of strategic initiatives, development of new practice areas, and oversight of day-to-day consulting operations. Prior to her role as chief consulting officer, Betsy served as senior vice president, compliance operations, where she assisted MAOs and Part D sponsors to attain and maintain compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and guidance by conducting risk assessments, preparing organizations for CMS audits, performing mock CMS audits, and creating and implementing internal and delegated entity oversight programs. Before joining GHG, Betsy worked for MAOs, where she served in customer service and compliance with responsibility for creation and implementation of oversight programs, CMS audit preparation, implementation of internal corrective action plans, and the day-to-day management of compliance operations. Betsy has also worked as a CMS subcontractor to conduct CMS Compliance Program audits. 06:16 Is Medicare Advantage still a cash cow? 06:42 Why should Medicare Advantage be the most lucrative line of business? 07:07 “If there weren't a lot of money in it, nobody would do it.” 07:29 What should you know before jumping into the Medicare Advantage market? 14:04 What issues do upstarts overlook when getting into Medicare Advantage? 17:07 What is one of the next areas that Betsy thinks CMS will crack down on? 18:24 “Look at the data.” 19:53 “I think there's a lot of lessons that you could see over the past years in the industry.” 20:52 “That's what we see a lot of times is expansion without enough due diligence and thought put behind it.” 21:02 Why don't common business models always work in healthcare businesses? 22:29 What are the new key trends coming out of the Medicare Advantage space? 26:04 Why is it important to bring in your clinicians when entering a dual market? 27:52 What's going on in the chronic conditions space? 32:14 What's necessary to the infrastructure with any kind of SNP product? 32:56 What's Betsy's forecast for the future of Medicare Advantage? You can learn more at rebellisgroup.com. @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast Is Medicare Advantage still a cash cow? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast Why should Medicare Advantage be the most lucrative line of business? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast “If there weren't a lot of money in it, nobody would do it.” @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What should you know before jumping into the Medicare Advantage market? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What issues do upstarts overlook when getting into Medicare Advantage? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What is one of the next areas that Betsy thinks CMS will crack down on? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast “Look at the data.” @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast “I think there's a lot of lessons that you could see over the past years in the industry.” @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast “That's what we see a lot of times is expansion without enough due diligence and thought put behind it.” @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast Why don't common business models always work in healthcare businesses? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What are the new key trends coming out of the Medicare Advantage space? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast Why is it important to bring in your clinicians when entering a dual market? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What's going on in the chronic conditions space? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What's necessary to the infrastructure with any kind of SNP product? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast What's Betsy's forecast for the future of Medicare Advantage? @betsyseals of @GroupRebellis discusses #medicareadvantage on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast Recent past interviews: Click a guest's name for their latest RHV episode! Stacey Richter (INBW36), Dr Eric Bricker (Encore! EP351), Al Lewis, Dan Mendelson, Wendell Potter, Brian Klepper (Encore! EP335), Dr Aaron Mitchell (EP382), Karen Root, Mark Miller, AJ Loiacono, Josh LaRosa, Stacey Richter (INBW35), Rebecca Etz (Encore! EP295), Olivia Webb (Encore! EP337), Mike Baldzicki, Lisa Bari, Betsy Seals (EP375), Dave Chase, Cora Opsahl (EP373), Cora Opsahl (EP372), Dr Mark Fendrick (Encore! EP308), Erik Davis and Autumn Yongchu (EP371), Erik Davis and Autumn Yongchu (EP370), Keith Hartman, Dr Aaron Mitchell (Encore! EP282), Stacey Richter (INBW34), Ashleigh Gunter

ThinkTech Hawaii
Environmental Whack-A-Mole (Hawaii: State Of Clean Energy)

ThinkTech Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 34:06


Carbon Cash-Back for the Win. The host for this show is Mitch Ewan. The guest is Matthew Geyer. In the next legislative session a Carbon Cashback bill will be introduced. We discuss how this legislation would help. Carbon Cashback imposes a tax on all fossil fuels imported into Hawaii. The policy would increase the barrel tax rate for each fossil fuel at the desired carbon tax rateb thereby eliminating the need for additional bureaucracy. The government collects these additional barrel tax revenues and returns them to Hawaii residents. Every adult receives the same amount regardless of income, and every minor receives a half share. The University of Hawaii has conducted two carbon tax studies that analyzed policies essentially equivalent to the carbon cashback policy described above. These studies found: 1. A state-level carbon tax set at about $50/metric ton of CO2 would reduce Hawai‘i's cumulative GHG emissions by 10% over twenty years. 2. Tax revenues given back to households in equal shares benefits lower-income households more than proportionately. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6nXB3m62UWYrdK3lYBRDrQ9 Please visit our ThinkTech website at https://thinktechhawaii.com and see our Think Tech Advisories at https://thinktechadvisories.blogspot.com.

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast
Talking ESG: Proposed climate disclosures for federal contractors

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 20:41


This month, the US federal government proposed a rule requiring government contractors to provide certain climate disclosures. In this week's special episode, Heather Horn was joined by Valerie Wieman to discuss who the rule affects and what the key disclosure requirements are.In this episode, our guests discuss:1:37 - An overview and history behind the proposed rule4:45 - Certains exemptions to the proposed disclosure requirements 7:44 - The scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emission requirements for all contractors subject to the proposed rule9:17 - The additional requirements for “major” contractors, including climate-related financial risk factors and science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets15:23 - When the federal government expects compliance with the proposed rule17:00 - How this federal proposal compares to the SEC proposal18:45 - Timeline for comments and initial PwC thoughts on the proposed ruleFor more information on the proposed rule, see our In brief, GHG and climate risk disclosures proposed for federal contractors.Valerie Wieman is PwC's National Office Editor-in-chief. She is involved in the creation, development, and publication of our brand-defining thought leadership, with a focus on ESG reporting. Prior to this role, she was part of PwC's National Office SEC Services group, helping clients navigate SEC rules and regulations.Heather Horn is PwC's National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC's accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather's accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.

Electrify This!
From COP 27 to Corporations: Electrifying Industry to Meet U.S. Climate Goals

Electrify This!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 48:00


At the COP27 Climate Change Conference, governments representing more half of the global economy announced an action plan to speed the decarbonization of power, road transport, steel, hydrogen, and agriculture. The U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, and other nations backed a set of 25 "Priority Actions" to decarbonize industry, including scaled deployment of net-zero industrial plants and stimulating global demand for low-carbon industrial goods. So, what does that COP27 agreement mean for industrial stakeholders? The U.S. industrial sector is ripe for innovation and exciting electrification advancements are paving the way toward decarbonization. This episode discusses industrial heating innovations and outlines why the time is right for industrial corporations to implement the technologies that reduce emissions at scale. Guest Bios: Jeffrey Rissman is the Director of Industry with Energy Innovation. Jeff leads the organization's work on technologies and policies to achieve net-zero GHG emissions from the industrial sector. He is also the creator of the Energy Policy Simulator, a computer model quantifying cost and emissions impacts of various clean energy policies. Jeff holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in International Relations with honors from Stanford University. Jibran Zuberi is a Research Scholar with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has an engineering background and research experience of working on topics related to industrial energy efficiency, integrated energy systems, and emissions reduction. His current research focuses on developing decarbonization strategies for industrial systems, understanding emerging technologies, and RD&D opportunities. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. To Dig in Deeper, Check out these Must-Read Resources:Electrification of U.S. Manufacturing With Industrial Heat Pumps, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Global Efficiency Intelligence (Nov 2022) Decarbonizing Low-Temperature Industrial Heat in the U.S., Energy Innovation (Oct 2022)Energy Policy Simulator, Energy Innovation COP 27 Climate Change Conference https://unfccc.int and The Breakthrough Agenda: A Master Plan to Accelerate Decarbonization of Five Major Sectors U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Decarbonization Offices

Field, Lab, Earth
Life Cycle Analyses and Greenhouse Gases with Dr. Hoyoung Kwon

Field, Lab, Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 36:36


“Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and opportunities for agriculture” with Dr. Hoyoung Kwon Agriculture and food systems can be strong contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, in turn, climate change. However, in the midst of this reality, there are also abundant opportunities to improve our systems, reduce emissions, and move towards a more sustainable future…so long as we can identify those opportunities first. This episode, Hoyoung discusses his work studying agricultural life-cycle analyses to better identify the major inputs and outputs in ag, understand how these contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and develop ways to improve them. Tune in to learn: What a life cycle analysis does What data can be used to create life cycle analyses What key improvements we can make to mitigate food system related GHG emissions What resources are available to help farmers implement these techniques If you would like more information about this topic, this episode's paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20844 This paper is always freely available. Contact us at podcast@sciencesocieties.org or on Twitter @FieldLabEarth if you have comments, questions, or suggestions for show topics, and if you want more content like this don't forget to subscribe. If you'd like to see old episodes or sign up for our newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/. If you would like to reach out to Hoyoung, you can find him here: hkwon@anl.gov If you would like to reach out to Geoffrey Koch from our Student Spotlight, you can find him here: gmkoch@ucdavis.edu Resources CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b06645746-AB69-ED11-9561-000D3A365051%7d  Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/bIkYFKZ3WawIrVg2_LeFoCN5dEzPQ3tz6lBDJFHHmzTVqjFlVIaZjJtSh28JMRAar8HZK2hfyNkTv2La82OnJVkzjBQ?loadFrom=SharedLink Near–Term Problems in Meeting World Food Demands at Regional Levels Special Section in Agronomy Journal: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1435-0645.Near-Term-Problems-in-Meeting-World-Food-Demands-at-Regional-Levels  GREET homepage: https://greet.es.anl.gov/ GREET Full Life Cycle Analysis Model: https://greet.es.anl.gov/greet.models Feedstock Carbon Intensity Calculator: https://greet.es.anl.gov/tool_fd_cic EPA Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks USDA ERS Agricultural Research and Productivity: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/agricultural-research-and-productivity/ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): https://www.farmers.gov/inflation-reduction-investments Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Check out more information at www.gasmet.com. See the GT-5000 Terra in action and the quick setup video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGgWkokLN10. Contact for more information at sales@gasmet.com.   Sponsored by METER Group. METER sensors deliver real-time, plant, soil, and atmospheric data that fuels environmental research. Listen to METER Group's new podcast We Measure the World to hear how innovative researchers leverage environmental data to make our world a better—and more sustainable—place at metergroup.com/fieldlabearth Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

Podcast – Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
OIES Podcast: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from LNG Trade: from carbon neutral to GHG-verified

Podcast – Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


In this podcast David Ledesma discusses with Professor Jonathan Stern ‘Carbon-neutral' LNG. Jonathan Stern argues that ‘Carbon-neutral' LNG has become progressively limited to a relatively small number of trades in Asia and cannot be considered a credible or relevant environmental standard. Cargos should be ‘greenhouse gas verified' and should set out the methodologies used to […] The post OIES Podcast: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from LNG Trade: from carbon neutral to GHG-verified appeared first on Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Hoisting the sail, a supply chain podcast
Ocean Conservancy, with Daniel Hubbell

Hoisting the sail, a supply chain podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 43:16


In this episode,  you are in for a treat with our guest Daniel Hubbell.  We first met Dan around a glass of wine and a bar of chocolate aboard Grain de Sail last spring in Brooklyn and interviewed him in October when he was the Shipping Emission Campaign Manager for Ocean Conservancy (since the interview, Dan started a new position as Policy Analyst at U.S. Department of State) Daniel Hubbell takes us on a tour of the International Maritime Organization where he spent a few years of his  career advocating for Ocean Conservancy.  Thanks to Daniel insight, you will learn how the IMO is tackling GHG, what have been decided and how these new indexes (with acronyms such as EEDI and other CII) will translate in term of real solid change for an industry that has been seen as very difficult to move in the right direction to tackle the emergency of climate change. If you are naturally pessimistic about seeing one day governmental decision to address the pollution caused by the shipping industry, this episode will help you gain some optimism. For Daniel, even the mighty Jones Act represents a chance for a greener future in our ports and oceans. Just look at the Green Shipping Corridor announced by the United State and the Republic of Korea at the COP 27. Zero Emission Vessels will soon set SAIL! (one can dream, no?)

Tangent - Proptech & The Future of Cities
How Commercial Real Estate Can Unlock the Clean Energy Revolution, with Peak Power CSO Imran Noorani

Tangent - Proptech & The Future of Cities

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 40:49


Imran Noorani is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder at Peak Power, a Canadian company that is putting commercial and industrial buildings at the center of the clean energy revolution.1:38 - Imran Noorani's background: from charging a Gameboy to powering commercial real estate4:18 - What's the problem with our current building's energy infrastructure and grid system8:10 - What economic, environmental and social benefits can commercial real estate owners unlock with Peak Power14:25 - Feature: Virtuance - Real Estate Photography & 3D Tours Technology at Scale 15:34 - What commercial and industrial real estate asset types work best with Peak Power18:17 - How are buildings generating carbon emissions and polluting the environment20:47 - Prioritizing innovation within the ESG framework24:31 - How to finance and find the right partners for a clean energy building retrofit30:22 - What can cities learn from Canada's innovation ecosystem?34:51 - What would Imran change about Toronto?36:20 - Discomfort Zone: Applying diversity across everything we doLearn More:

The Country
The Country 10/11/22: Todd Muller talks to Jamie Mackay

The Country

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 5:54


National's newly-appointed Agriculture spokesperson promotes his party's GHG emissions tax position and says the government has dropped the ball in its response to the HWEN proposals.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

63 Degrees North
The EU has the strongest climate law in the world. But it's not enough.

63 Degrees North

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 18:51


Earlier this year, tremendous floods in Pakistan forced 600,000 pregnant women to leave their homes for safer ground. It was among the latest in a series of nearly unthinkable happenings caused by climate change."Can you imagine if you are about to give birth to a child, and you have to leave your home and flee? These are very traumatic experiences that people have now in all continents, and increasing frequency," says NNTU Professor Edgar Hertwich. He says we all know now that climate change is no longer an abstraction — it's here, and humankind has to act.Hertwich — one of the top 100 climate researchers on the planet — is in a unique position to push the international agenda: he's one of just 15 members on the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, which is advising the EU on implementing its new climate law. That matters because the EU is the largest political entity in the world to commit to such ambitious goals.The 27 nations in the EU have committed to cutting their carbon emissions by at least 55% in just 8 years — by 2030. By 2050, the EU law commits its member nations to a net-zero emissions balance — meaning that they will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions as much as they can and find ways of compensating for the remaining and unavoidable emissions so that the net emissions are zero.This is an aggressive plan, Hertwich says, but it doesn't go nearly far enough. And he's been vocal in telling EU leaders just that. Listen to what he had to say to a recent EU Strategy Summit on Climate in Brussels, hosted by NTNU and SINTEF, Scandinavia's largest independent research institution.You can read a collection of popular science articles about Professor Hertwich's research here.Here's a selection of his recent academic publications:Berrill, Peter; Wilson, Eric J.H.; Janet L., Reyna; Antyony D., Fontanini; Hertwich, Edgar G.. (2022) Decarbonization pathways for the residential sector in the United States. Nature Climate Change. vol. 12.Carattini, Stefano; Hertwich, Edgar G.; Melkadze, Givi; Shrader, Jeffrey G.. (2022) Mandatory disclosure is key to address climate risks. Science. vol. 378 (6618)Huang, Yuqiao; Wolfram, Paul; Miller, Reed; Azarijafari, Hessam; Guo, Fengdi; An, Kangxin; Li, Jin; Hertwich, Edgar G.; Gregory, Jeremy; Wang, Can. (2022) Mitigating life cycle GHG emissions of roads to be built through 2030: Case study of a Chinese province. Journal of Environmental Management. vol. 319. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Country
The Country 03/11/22: Chris Russell talks to Jamie Mackay

The Country

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 5:56


Our Australian correspondent - an expert in ruminant nutrition - talks about a new synthetic implant for burping cows, as science searches for mitigation methods for methane GHG emissions from ruminants.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Future of Agriculture
FoA 335: Farming isn't natural, but it can be more sustainable with Alex Smith of the Breakthrough Institute

Future of Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 39:36 Very Popular


Visit Sound Agriculture: https://www.sound.ag/ The Breakthrough Institute: https://thebreakthrough.org/ Alex Smith Bio & Articles: https://thebreakthrough.org/people/alex-smith "To Decarbonize Food Production, Washington Must Invest" https://thebreakthrough.org/issues/food-agriculture-environment/to-decarbonize-food-production-washington-must-invest "The Problem With Alice Waters and the 'Slow Food' Movement" https://jacobin.com/2021/12/organic-local-industrial-agriculture-farm-to-table/ "Fraudulent Foods" https://thebreakthrough.org/journal/no-17-summer-2022/fraudulent-foods I'm very pleased to be joined today by Alex Smith, senior food and agriculture analyst at The Breakthrough Institute, which is a global research center that identifies and promotes technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges. Today's episode might challenge you a little bit. Before I interview guests I ask them to fill out a brief pre-interview form to help me dig into the right areas during the conversation. One way I can tell if I'm going how much I'm going to enjoy an interview is based on how they approach one question in particular. That question is: “What are the top arguments of the critics of the work you do?”. Many times that will be left blank or answered very generically, but it's when someone gives a thoughtful answer to this question that I really get excited to dig in. Alex gave one of the most comprehensive questions I've ever had to this question. And I think I'll just read this to you, as both a trigger warning for some of you, and way to intrigue most of you. Here is Alex's answer:  “I think a relatively common critique that I give real weight to is that my work (and Breakthrough's more broadly) has tunnel vision for GHG/land-use and not other enviro/ecological or animal welfare/ethics issues. Another important critique is that by supporting the technologies and practices of large-scale agricultural production, I effectively justify the expropriation of land and concentration of power into the hands of the largest agricultural corporations, landowners, and interest groups. By advocating for mass-production of food (see my and Ted Nordhaus's essay in Jacobin Magazine), I miss out on the problems of nutrition and diet-related diseases. A critique from the right is that the focus on industrial policy and even public R&D is significantly less important that getting the government out of the way of the ag sector and letting private entities be successful. Finally, in arguing for sustainable intensification and productivity growth, how do you limit the expansion of agricultural production due to rebound effects? Basically, given jevons paradox, do we need to have very strong conservation policy that will likely run counter to the interests of ag producers/businesses who want to expand production due to more productive practices?” Talk about doing an interviewer's work for him! What a great answer by Alex. With that, let's dive into the conversation. Alex joined Breakthrough as a research analyst in the food and agriculture program in 2019 after completing a dual MA/MSc in International and World History from Columbia University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. In his masters, Alex studied and wrote about American foreign policy, French colonialism, and environmental history. Alex is interested in the entangled nature of politics, power, and geography and the central role that food and agriculture have played across time and space.

The Scope of Things
Episode: 8 - Janssen's Jason LaRoche on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Environmental Impact of Clinical Trials

The Scope of Things

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 23:56


Jason LaRoche, Director of Clinical Innovation at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, speaks with host Deborah Borfitz about the global efforts launched to shrink the carbon footprint in the clinical trial and healthcare spaces. “If the global healthcare sector were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and clinical research is a contributor,” explains LaRoche. In this episode, LaRoche discusses the pre-competitive space designed to inventory individual trials and their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to predict the total GHGs for future studies. He also talks about the semi-public database created to share GHG findings across the industry, how regulators and research organizations worldwide are taking action to diminish their carbon footprint, and the standalone project he developed to significantly reduce the massive waste generated from wearable health devices. Links from this episode:  Clinical Research News Janssen Global Sustainable Healthcare Coalition The Pistoia Alliance   

Watt It Takes
Sealed CEO and Co-Founder Lauren Salz

Watt It Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 52:46


The energy we use in our homes remains one of the largest sources of emissions in the country. About 20 percent of our energy-related GHG emissions comes from the fossil fuels used to power gas furnaces, stoves, water heaters, and AC units. With the U.S. predicted to add more than 62 million new homes by 2050, getting fossil fuels out of our houses, apartments and condos is crucial. And we have the tools to do it.Weatherization, insulation, and heat pumps can drastically reduce emissions. But we need to increase consumer awareness and decrease upfront costs for the improvements and technologies needed to decarbonize our homes.Getting there means incentivizing homeowners to view residential energy solutions not as a financial risk, but as a comfort and savings reward. And that's exactly what Lauren Salz, CEO and co-founder of Sealed, is doing.Sealed takes the guesswork out of decarbonizing homes by pairing homeowners with contractors and footing the initial bill themselves. By tying Sealed's financial performance to homeowners' energy savings, Sealed provides a massive incentive for homeowners who otherwise might be leery of making their homes more energy efficient.And by monitoring real time energy consumption for their customers, Sealed is able to show up at the end of the day with clear proof of savings. That's real dollars saved and up to 60% less in energy used for Sealed homeowners. Emily spoke with Lauren about what it takes to encourage new growth in the residential efficiency and electrification market. They also talked about her experience as a young founder and CEO.Powerhouse is an innovation firm that works with leading global corporations to help them find, partner with, invest in, and acquire the most innovative startups in clean energy, mobility, and climate. Powerhouse Ventures backs seed-stage startups building innovative software to rapidly decarbonize our global energy and mobility systems. You can learn more at powerhouse.fund, and you can subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.powerhouse.fund/subscribe.To hear more stories of founders building our carbon-free future, hit the “subscribe” button and leave us a review on Apple podcasts.Watt It Takes is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor, Google Nest. Want to do more to address climate change? Nest Renew offers a simple place to start. To learn more about Nest Renew, visit nestrenew.google.com.

ARC ENERGY IDEAS
A Concrete Solution to Sequestering Carbon: An Interview with CarbiCrete

ARC ENERGY IDEAS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 25:43


Did you know that concrete is responsible for about 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions, more than double those from aviation.   On this week's podcast, Chris Stern the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at CarbiCrete introduces a made-in-Canada solution for addressing part of concrete's greenhouse gas problem.  His company has developed a carbon-negative technology for producing precast concrete.  The precast market makes up about 30 percent of the total market for concrete. Here are some of the questions that Jackie and Peter asked Chris Stern: How much concrete does the world use each year? How are carbon dioxide emissions created in the production of traditional concrete and how can they be reduced? How is CarbiCrete's product made?  How is CarbiCrete's product carbon-negative? Do you receive carbon credits for removing emissions?   How long has it taken to develop your concrete process so far? Are customers concerned about the durability when new concrete mixes and processes are introduced? Content referenced in this podcast: CarbiCrete's website  Please review our disclaimer at: https://www.arcenergyinstitute.com/disclaimer/  

Farm City Newsday by AgNet West
AgNet News Hour, Tuesday, 11-01-22

Farm City Newsday by AgNet West

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 41:22


Get the latest agriculture news in today's AgNet News Hour, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today's show covers biodiesel playing a big role in California's GHG drop, research to continue evaluating the possible resistance in chickweed and bridging the gap between the development and implementation of technology in almond production. Tune in to the show for these news stories, interviews, features and more.

The Clean Energy Show
New PM in Britain, James locates Australia, Brian gets lost in a blizzard

The Clean Energy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 59:18


Toyota may finally be waking up to Electric Car Reality. New U.K. PM Sunak gets a 3 out of 5 on climate. Our city gets an elecric truck and loves the savings. Brian nearly dies in his Tesla Model 3 in a snowstorm but he thinks it should have been called a blizzard. A wind turbine gets hit by lighting off the coast of Ireland and blows up. We have the exclusive footage!  The Fully Charged Live show is coming to Australia and we've yet to be invited.  Canada will need 10x more wind and solar energy, supported by energy storage, to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. That seems surprisingly small.  Grid adaptation for EV adoption in Calgary, Canada. James is sceptical of the threat to grids by EVs. Ola Air 1 electric scooter is unveiled at a low price for India. Biggest component of the fossil fuel system is energy loss. Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! Check out our YouTube Channel! Follow us on Twitter! Your hosts: James Whittingham https://twitter.com/jewhittingham Brian Stockton: https://twitter.com/brianstockton Email us at cleanenergyshow@gmail.com Leave us an online voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/cleanenergyshow Tell your friends about us on social media! Transcript Hello, and welcome to episode 136 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. I'm James Whittingham. This week, Toyota may finally be waking up to electric car reality. Turns out they just slept through their alarm, which wet off five years ago. Fully charged live show is coming to Australia. James and I are still waiting for our invite to the Canadian show, but we would love to go to Australia and hang out with our two listeners there. Liz Truss, the UK's solar hating Prime Minister, has resigned. The new PM is Rishi Sunak, who I think is ahead of Lettuce. I don't know, I just wasn't really paying attention. All that is so much more on this edition of the Clean Energy Show. I was going to list all the other things that we had to talk about this week. I apologize to Australia again for my Southern hemisphere ignorance. Our city buys an electric truck and we hear why they think it's a good idea. And, yeah, all kinds of wonderful things that we're going to have to speed through, because I got a big fat show for you this week. I have a big fat story for you this week. I was on a lovely electric car road trip to Saskatoon, our city to the north, on the way home, decided to stop in Moosejaw, which, as we've said before, is a real place. Yes. And, man, I got caught in the worst blizzard I have ever been in in my entire life. Really? Yeah, because I'm only 48 minutes away from there. I don't understand. Why was it so bad? Yeah, well, this was a weird spring storm. Oh, sorry, fall storm. We've had really warm weather here, like it was plus 20 Celsius just a few days ago. And they had some warnings out. They called it a snowfall warning, but I have a bone to pick with Environment Canada, because it really should have been a blizzard warning. They have criteria for blizzard warnings, Brian. It has to be windy and zero visibility in a certain temperature, depending on the region. It actually varies by region. This is our Canadian weather service. That's right. And I think the one thing we may not have had was temperature, because it was only around zero, but we had all the other things. So we wanted to stop in Moose Jaw on the way home. Pictures. What? It was for work. My partner had a bit of work to do and it involved taking pictures in Moose Jaw. So, yeah, the snow starts to fall and we start driving in Moosejaw. In about 30 minutes out of Moosejaw, the snow was just getting super heavy and thick and cars were going in the ditch. This is a fairly small highway, just like a twolane highway. And, yes, we had to slow down to, like, 40 just about lost control of the car. At one point it started to slide around. I managed to regain control, but it was a serious white knuckle drive those last 20 km into Moose Jaw. We were worried we weren't going to make it. There were cars in the ditch, people slept overnight. Man, that could have been used. Exactly how much of a charge did you have at that point? I have to ask. We rolled into Moose Jaw with a 20% charge, which is not great. That's not great for spending the night. Well, I don't understand why you thought that was a good idea. Because I'm going to flash back to Friday night in the weather forecast here. Do know that there is a special weather statement in place through much of southern and eastern Saskatchewan and there will be major impacts along with this Natasha, including possibly some treacherous conditions on the road. So people should prepare for that and maybe some power outages. So it'd be good to have an emergency kit as well. I'll full update coming up a little bit later. It's almost like they saw it coming. I heard that same report and they said, yeah, some snow and it probably won't stay around. It'll probably melt. I don't know. I don't think we were sufficiently warned. What do they have to do? Come at you with a Taser? A blizzard warning. It should have been a blizzard. Oh, you stupid old man. A blizzard warning is there for a reason. It means it's a blizzard. It means the highways are not going to be possible. It could be a light freezing rain and a beautiful day. The sun could be shining. It could be just treacherous. A blizzard warning is a blizzard warning. It was a blizzard. It was definitely the worst snow storm, whatever you want to call it, the worst one I've ever driven through. And we just barely made it. And then we had to stay two nights. We had to stay two nights in Mousse. That's absurd because the road was just not did you get your picture? Did you take it at least? No, we did not. Oh my God. Yeah, we'll have to go back. But yeah, we could have maybe driven back on the second day. Only stayed one night, but the road was still moose Jaw was the epicenter for this storm that it got around a foot of snow in Moussehow. Yeah, but we got to stay at the lovely Grant Hall Hotel in Moosejaw, which is this historic hotel on Main Street. And we had power the whole time. But on the other side of Main Street, no power for about 8 hours. Half the town was without power, but we were relaxing comfortably in the Grand Hall hotels. Quite lovely. All right. I have here the blizzard threshold criteria for Canada. The national. Except for north of the tree line. Which is while it varies in various parts. I guess where suddenly it becomes forced and it's not prairie and whatnot when winds of 40. That's a calm day around here or greater are expected to cause widespread reductions in visibility to 400 meters or less due to blowing snow or blowing snow in combination with falling snow for at least 4 hours. You're right, I think it should have been a blizzard if that's all it is.

Ethical & Sustainable Investing News to Profit By!
Podcast: Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks

Ethical & Sustainable Investing News to Profit By!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 22:39


Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks podcast includes these articles: “6 Best Geothermal Stocks To Buy”; “12 Best Ethical Stocks To Buy Now”; “The biggest carbon losers”; “Amid Fixed Income Calamity, Green Bonds Look Interesting”; “5 green companies to invest in and why they will multiply your investment by 20x”; plus, UK articles and more Podcast: Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks Transcript & Links, Episode 92, October 21, 2022 Hello, Ron Robins here. Welcome to my podcast episode 92 published on October 21, 2022, titled “Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks” — and presented by Investing for the Soul. Investingforthesoul.com is your site for vital global ethical and sustainable investing mentoring, news, commentary, information, and resources. Remember that you can find a full transcript, and links to content – including stock symbols and bonus material – on this episode's podcast page located at investingforthesoul.com/podcasts. Now if any terms are unfamiliar to you, simply Google them. Also, just a reminder. I do not evaluate any of the stocks or funds mentioned in these podcasts, nor do I receive any compensation from anyone covered in these podcasts. Furthermore, I will reveal to you any personal investments I have in the investments mentioned herein. Additionally, quotes about individual companies are brief so that I can get as many companies covered as possible in the time allowedFwor. Please go to this podcast's webpage for links to the actual articles where you'll find much more great company information. ------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks One type of terrific renewable energy getting increasing attention is geothermal. This is an interesting article on some of the top producers. It's titled 6 Best Geothermal Stocks To Buy by Hamna Asim on yahoo.com. Here are some quotes. “Geothermal energy refers to heat from within the sub-surface of the earth… However, electricity generation is possible only near active geothermal regions… We have arranged the list according to the hedge fund sentiment around the securities… assessed from Insider Monkey's database of 895 elite hedge funds tracked as of the end of the second quarter of 2022.  6. Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) Hedge Fund Holders: 17 Ormat Technologies was founded in 1965 and is based in Reno, Nevada. The company engages in the geothermal and recovered energy power businesses in the United States, Indonesia, Kenya, Turkey, Chile, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Ethiopia, New Zealand, and Honduras… JPMorgan analyst Mark Strouse on August 8 raised the price target on Ormat Technologies, Inc. to $97 from $90 and maintained a Neutral rating on the shares… 5. Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES)  Hedge Fund Holders: 32 … is based in Springfield, Massachusetts, operating as a public utility holding company engaged in the energy delivery business… Eversource Energy's Geothermal Pilot Program will generate an affordable and low-carbon source of heating and cooling for residents and businesses… Eversource Energy delivers a 3.38% dividend yield as of October 6.  Mizuho analyst Paul Fremont raised the price target on Eversource Energy to $94 from $91 and reiterated a Neutral rating on the shares. 4. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) Hedge Fund Holders: 59 Chevron announced in February 2021 that it is making an investment in Baseload Capital AB, a Swedish private investment company engaged in developing and operating low-temperature geothermal and heat power assets. On September 26, Chevron Corporation and Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. announced a Joint Collaboration Agreement to survey the technical and commercial suitability of advanced geothermal power generation in Japan… Piper Sandler analyst Ryan Todd on September 12 raised the price target on Chevron Corporation to $190 from $189 and kept an Overweight rating on the shares. 3. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-B) Hedge Fund Holders: 109 Berkshire Hathaway is a diversified American conglomerate with interests in multiple businesses including insurance, utilities, freight rail transportation, energy, and more. Berkshire Hathaway Energy generates, transmits, stores, and distributes electricity from natural gas, coal, wind, solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, and geothermal sources. Edward Jones analyst James Shanahan upgraded Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to Buy from Hold on September 12. 2. Polaris Renewable Energy Inc. (PIF.TO) Hedge Fund Holders: N/A Polaris Renewable Energy was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Toronto, Canada. The company engages in the acquisition and development of renewable energy projects in Latin America. Polaris Renewable Energy Inc. operates a 72 MW net geothermal facility in Nicaragua, as well as hydroelectric facilities and solar projects… On September 28, National Bank analyst Rupert Merer initiated coverage of Polaris Renewable Energy with an Outperform rating and a C$21 price target. 1. Climeon AB (publ) (STO:CLIME-B.ST) Hedge Fund Holders: N/A Climeon was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Kista, Sweden. The company provides heat power systems in Sweden and the rest of Europe, as well as Asia. Climeon AB serves the geothermal, industrial processes, oil and gas, and maritime industries. Its Heat Power System technology utilizes low temperature geothermal energy and wasted heat energy emitted from engines and industrial processes to produce electricity.” End quotes. ------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks Here's another article by Insider Monkey. This is titled 12 Best Ethical Stocks To Buy Now and is seen on yahoo.com. Here is a quote on their methodology and brief comments on each of their picks. Incidentally, only two are non-medical. “We… ranked them from #12 to #1 based on the number of hedge fund holders in our database that held each stock at the end of Q2 2022. 12. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) Hedge Fund Holders: 34 GlaxoSmithKline develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products, vaccines, over the counter medicines and health related consumer products globally. 11. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) Hedge Fund Holders: 54 Deere & Company manufactures agricultural machinery, heavy equipment, forestry machinery and more. 10. Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) Hedge Fund Holders: 54 Biogen discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers therapies for treating neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. 9. Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) Hedge Fund Holders: 55 Amgen discovers, develops manufactures and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. 8. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Hedge Fund Holders: 58 Gilead Sciences is a pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical need. 7. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) Hedge Fund Holders: 69 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops and markets biopharmaceutical products worldwide… the company offers products for hematology, oncology, cardiovascular, immunology and more. 6. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) Hedge Fund Holders: 70 Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and sells biopharmaceutical products worldwide. The company… is also a leader in COVID-19 vaccines. 5. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) Hedge Fund Holders: 70 Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops and markets human pharmaceuticals worldwide. 4. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) Hedge Fund Holders: 71 AbbVie discovers, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals worldwide… including potential therapies in blood cancer treatment. 3. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Hedge Fund Holders: 72 Tesla is a leading electric vehicle manufacturer that also manufactures and sells battery energy storage and solar panels. 2. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Hedge Fund Holders: 79 Merck & Co. is a healthcare company with two segments, Pharmaceutical and Animal Health. Merck & Co., Inc.'s pharmaceutical segment offers products in areas such as oncology, hospital acute care, immunology, neuroscience and more. 1. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Hedge Fund Holders: 83 Johnson & Johnson researches and develops and sells products in various healthcare fields worldwide. The company's pharmaceutical segment offers products and researches products for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and much more.” End quotes. ------------------------------------------------------------- The biggest carbon losers – by Corporate Knights Now many ethical and sustainable investors review the carbon intensities of companies before considering them for investment. In that light is this article. It's titled The biggest carbon losers. It's by Toby Heaps at Corporate Knights on corporateknights.com. Here are some quotes from the article. “This year, Corporate Knights set out to identify global companies that have decarbonized faster than their peers while simultaneously increasing revenue. Our researchers evaluated the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of more than 6,500 publicly traded companies. We eventually whittled the list down to 20 corporations from eight sectors that cut the most carbon over the last decade… Many are far from sustainability leaders. They're among the world's largest oil majors, coal burners and mining corporations. About two-thirds of the GHG reductions achieved by these companies were genuine from the planet's perspective… Italian electricity and gas distributor Enel topped the Carbon Reduction 20 ranking… According to calculations by Corporate Knights, these 20 companies funnelled just 35% of new investments in 2021 toward the sustainable, low-carbon economy, as defined by the Corporate Knights Sustainable Economy Taxonomy… 12 of the 20 funnelled more cash to shareholders and top executives than to growing their low-carbon sustainable business offerings… Note… we didn't include Scope 3.” End quotes. Incidentally, the list and details of the 20 companies are found at the bottom of the article. ------------------------------------------------------------- Amid Fixed Income Calamity, Green Bonds Look Interesting Now let's talk green bonds with this article titled Amid Fixed Income Calamity, Green Bonds Look Interesting. It's by Tom Lydon on etftrends.com. Now some quotes from Mr. Lydon. “Data suggest demand for green bonds is perking, indicating the VanEck Green Bond ETF (NYSEArca: GRNB) could be a fixed income exchange traded fund worthy of evaluation. (The fund) tracks the S&P Green Bond U.S. Dollar Select Index, is down year-to-date, but that negative performance could belie opportunity with green bonds. Additionally, data confirm some investors remain enthusiastic about this still young corner of the global bond market… ‘Companies and governments around the world raised more than $54 billion in green bonds last month, compared with more than $35 billion raised in August, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That's despite overall bond issuance in the U.S. and Europe dropping significantly…' reports David Caleb Mutua for Bloomberg.” End quotes. ------------------------------------------------------------- 5 green companies to invest in and why they will multiply your investment by 20x And, lastly, we have this article titled 5 green companies to invest in and why they will multiply your investment by 20x. It's by Market Trends on analyticsinsight.net. Here are some quotes on each of their picks which include some eco-tokens. “1) First Solar Inc. (ticker: FSLR) With a large manufacturing presence in the U.S., this solar panel builder will be among the biggest winners from the Inflation Reduction Act… The company stands alone in the industry with its differentiated semiconductor and streamlined manufacturing process, which yield unparalleled quality and reliability.  2) Tamadoge Tamadoge is the first meme coin with different features like metaverse, NFT store, and P2E crypto game setup with absolute utility… Since the Tamadoge ecosystem needs less energy to function, it ranks as the best eco-friendly crypto to buy during an energy crisis. 3) Powerledger (POWR) … was an Ethereum token established in 2016/17 that powers the Powerledger platform. It debuted on Coinbase in November 2021, with the token's price rising rapidly even while most cryptocurrencies fell in a market-wide crash.   4) Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Although competition has increased recently in the EV sector, there is still one undisputed king: Tesla… Plus, the company is a two-for-one green investment by making traditional solar panels as well as photovoltaic shingles. 5) IMPT.io IMPT.io connects users with hundreds of impactful environmental projects around the world with the purpose to reduce carbon emissions and help our planet. IMPT.io also engages thousands of the largest retail brands that allocate a specific percentage of sale margin for environmental projects.” End quotes. ------------------------------------------------------------- Other Honorable Mentions – not in any order 1) Title: GIS Named A Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock on Nasdaq.com. By BNK Invest. 2) Title: 2 Renewable Energy Stocks To Watch This Week on Nasdaq.com. By Joe Samuel. UK article Title The magnificent seven: The top sustainable funds outperforming their sectors on Trustnet.com. By Matteo Anelli. ------------------------------------------------------------- Ending Comment Well, these are my top news stories with their stock and fund tips -- for this podcast: “Top Geothermal and Medical Stocks.” Now, please be sure to click the like and subscribe buttons on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you download or listen to this podcast. That helps bring these podcasts to others like you. And please click the share buttons to share this podcast with your friends and family. Let's promote ethical and sustainable investing as a force for hope in these deeply troubled times! Contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for listening. Talk to you next on November 4th. Bye for now. © 2022 Ron Robins, Investing for the Soul

The Fowl Life
The Banded Hour Presented by Banded Brands with Christian Curtis and Eric Larsgaard

The Fowl Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 67:52


Welcome to the Banded Hour where each episode we will do a deep dive into the history of the origins of the Banded family of brands as well as the products, design, innovation, and commitment to excellence that has vaulted Banded as the modern day leader in waterfowl apparel and accessories. There will also be discussions centered around the Avery and Greenhead Gear product lines. In this premier episode, Chad gets Christian and Eric to get the listeners up to speed on how the fall migration looks, some new products they can expect to see on the shelves, some history of the industry changing Banded waders, and some insight on what it takes to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to product development! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, GHG, SIG SAUER, Benelli Shotguns, and Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition!

My Climate Journey
Skilled Labor Series: Farming with Josh Svaty

My Climate Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 42:30


This episode is part of our new Skilled Labor Series hosted by MCJ partner, Yin Lu. This series is focused on amplifying the voices of folks from the skilled labor workforce, including electricians, farmers, ranchers, HVAC installers, and others who are on the front lines of rewiring our infrastructure.Today's guest is Josh Svaty, a farm owner and operator who also happens to be the former secretary of agriculture of the state of Kansas, among other hats he's worn. Farming practices have dramatically shaped human development and the structure of our society. We may not see the every day implications, but farming will continue to impact land management and food systems around the world. Since climate change has altered the predictability of crops, innovative solutions addressing agriculture's biggest issues are cause for optimism. Josh provides a lot of insight in this topic as he oversees a diversified crop and livestock operation at Free State Farms. In this conversation, we learn about the evolution of farming, the role climate change has played in the day to day operations of Josh's farm, his views on regenerative agriculture and promising trends in agricultural innovations. This episode is great for anybody interested in the food, agriculture and land use areas of the climate fight.In this episode, we cover: [1:46] Josh's upbringing and extensive background[5:26] The role agriculture has played in human development[7:24] Large-scale monoculture practices and Josh's feelings about them[10:24] Climate change impacts felt on Free State Farms[15:11] Solutions addressing the growing lack of predictability for farmers, including increasing crop diversity and livestock[19:06] An overview of regenerative agriculture[25:03] Role of water in farming operations[27:11] Local and global trends as the result of drought[29:00] What happens when we run out of water[32:45] What keeps Josh optimistic about the future of agriculture[35:50] Nitricity's unique solution to addressing the GHG impact of fertilizerGet connected: Yin's Twitter / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective*You can also reach us via email at info@mcjcollective.com, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on August 31, 2022

SunCast
527: Rnd 5 American Made Challenge Winners Announced! Live from RE+ Media Zone

SunCast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 19:32


The American-Made program is your fast track to the clean energy revolution. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, it incentivizes innovation through prizes, training, teaming, and mentoring, connecting the nation's entrepreneurs and innovators to America's national labs and the private sector. The prize, now in its 6th round, recently awarded the 5th round of innovators with millions of dollars to help bring their startup ideas to the world. James Nagel and David Penalva, Co-Founders of HelioVolta were two of the American-Made Solar Prize winners. They joined Nico Johnson and Sarah Gomach on the PowerUp Media Zone stage at RE+ in Anaheim, CA on September 21st. The founders discussed the purpose of HelioVolta and how they plan to use the cash award (and non-cash prizes) to continue building their company. SolarGrade, developed by HelioVolta, is a field work management software that helps decrease downtime and increase uptime. They plan to grow the team and continue to implement their technology in the field. Two hardware teams, Origami Solar, represented by Eric Hafter and TECSI Solar represented by Samuel Truthseeker joined the stage as well to talk about their technologies and growing companies. Origami Solar intends to reverse the solar industry's reliance on aluminum, unlocking dramatic cost savings and reducing environmental impact (GHG) with an innovative and patent pending design for steel module frames. TECSI Solar was established with the single purpose of advancing the engineering capabilities of companies in the solar space, with competency in all aspects of product development. Sierra Fan, founder of illu and another prize winner, joins Nico and Sarah as well. illu is software for field teams deploying, operating, and maintaining distributed power assets. She discusses how to increase quality during the install process.  Do you have a start-up that could benefit from AMC prize funding?  ACT FAST, https://americanmadechallenges.org/challenges/solarprize/round6/ (the 6th round is open till Tomorrow, October 6th! ) If you want to connect with today's guest, you'll find links to their contact info (linked, twitter, etc) in the https://mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes/ (show notes) over on the blog. SunCast is presented by https://www.mysuncast.com/sungrow (Sungrow), the world's most bankable inverter brand. You can learn more about all the sponsors who help make this show free for you, here: https://www.mysuncast.com/sponsors (www.mysuncast.com/sponsors) Remember you can always find the resources and learn more about today's guest, recommendations, book links, and more than 525 other founder stories and startup advice athttps://www.mysuncast.com/ ( www.mysuncast.com). You can connect with me, Nico Johnson, on https://www.twitter.com/nicomeo (Twitter), https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus/ (LinkedIn) or email.

Wicked Energy with JG
WE016 – Renewable Fuels and Road Transportation with Matt Leuck, Technical Manager for Renewable Road Transportation at Neste

Wicked Energy with JG

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 44:52


In this episode of Wicked Energy with JG, Justin sits down with Matt Leuck, Technical Manager for Renewable Road Transportation at Neste. Justin and Matt kick things off by learning about Matt's passion for cars and his mechanical aptitude which lead him to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech. Matt and Justin also share their experience as both are alumni of the Global Energy Management program, offered by the University of Colorado, Denver Business School. Matt's career started off in oil and gas working for Cummings where he spent years focusing on the upstream side of the oil and gas business. After roughly 10 years, Matt decided to pivot and dive into the world of renewable fuels working for Neste, North America's leading supplier of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. As the world focuses its efforts in reducing transportation associated GHG, Neste has positioned itself as leading the way through innovation and thought leadership in the world of renewable fuels.  If interested in learning more or connecting, see the links below: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattleuck/ Website:https://www.neste.us/neste-in-north-america Neste Renewable Handbook:https://www.google.com/search?q=neste+renewable+diesel+handbook&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS993US993&oq=neste+renewable+&aqs=chrome.1.0i512l2j69i57j0i512l6j0i457i512.6067j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8  Wicked EnergyFor more info on Wicked Energy, please visit www.wickedenergy.io  If you or your company are interested in starting a podcast, visit https://www.wickedenergy.io/free-guide for a free guide on creating a successful podcast. The Wicked Energy with JG podcast is opening up sponsorship opportunities with companies looking to increase reach and awareness with Wicked Energy's audience. Please visit https://www.wickedenergy.io/sponsor for more info. Lastly, if you have any topics or guests you'd like to hear on the show, please email me at justin@wickedenergy.io or send me a message on LinkedIn