Accelerate Net Zero

Accelerate Net Zero

A podcast to explore how to accelerate the technologies we need to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions.

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December 24, 2020 33 min

How do you convince medium sized companies to convert their fossil-fueled industrial processes to renewable energy?  And how do you do that if the amount of emissions saved seems tiny compared to the overall problem of global warming? It requires listening deeply to them, and building partnerships to meet them where they are, even if that means less electricity use in the short-term.  It means understanding the fundamental economic...

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The concept of circularity is an exceptionally challenging topic for many businesses.  Today, most companies push out products, and then it’s up to the consumer to figure out what happens to them at the end of their useful lives. Circularity closes the loop, to look at how waste products can become feedstocks for other processes that continue to generate value.  It has the potential to completely change the role that a company play...

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In this episode, I share more about why I chose to launch this project at this time, and how it fits in with my own personal story. You’ll hear about my time at HP, how Rapid Learning Cycles developed, and a visit to the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm that proved to be transformative, showing me what work was mine to do, and why I am convinced we can accelerate net zero.

Together, we can eliminate the economic, usability and scala...

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When people think about innovations around climate change, they naturally go to the big projects: solar energy farms, offshore wind, and the electrification of everything that uses fossil fuels today.  But a lot of the technology we need doesn’t generate the same kinds of headlines, or attract the same level of funding and government support.  In this episode, we’re going to go into one of these small-but-important pieces: data col...

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Deborah Stine is a bridge between scientists, engineers and the policymakers, community leaders and other stakeholders whose choices can either accelerate an innovation team’s work or place obstacles in their way. In this interview, she shares how to identify and engage with these stakeholders so that you can integrate their needs and concerns into your solutions from the beginning.

Deborah Stine
Founder and Chief Instructor at the...

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The Last Responsible Moment is a powerful practice for improving decision-making in the fog of uncertainty.

We are clearly past the Last Responsible Moment to address climate change. We needed these solutions yesterday. For everyone working in any number of areas that will contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, the urgency and pressure to deliver quickly is enormous.

But this introduces increased risk of rushing int...

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This project brings distributed solar power to Puerto Rico through community-based networks. It’s based on a unique partnership between community organizations that bring consumers together, with trained local support teams and a for-profit partnership to provide funding for the capital equipment via lease agreements.

The combination allows underserved communities in Puerto Rico to build their own “microgrids” of robust and resi...

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October 30, 2020 31 min

In this episode, Will Harrison of Synapse Product Development shares his thoughts around how to build sustainability into all types of products from the beginning stages of development. To achieve Net Zero, eventually every one of the products we use on a daily basis will need to be carbon neutral. But how do we get there?

High profile companies like Amazon, Microsoft and IKEA have pledged to achieve Net Zero well in advance of ...

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October 30, 2020 7 min

In this episode, the host, Katherine Radeka shares why she decided to launch this podcast, and why you should listen if you are interested in accelerating the transition to a Net Zero world.

In the race to mitigate climate change, we can’t afford to waste time, energy or money on solutions that don’t deliver.

Katherine knows that innovations often take too long, cost too much or fail to deliver on promised results. Many n...

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