Alasdair speaks to Dr Dan Quiggin, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, and Ember Chief Operating Officer Phil MacDonald, about the implications of using Bioenergy with Capture and Storage or BECCS .
The COP26 lead at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), Gareth Redmond-King, talks to Alasdair about the preparations for the next climate talks in November.
Chief Operating Officer of energy think tank Ember, Phil MacDonald, talks to Alasdair about the new challenges of decarbonising the global energy sector and what has been achieved so far in Europe in the UK.
Edward and Alasdair speak to Sasha Stashwick, climate expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), on how the Biden Administration is gearing up to tackle climate change and issues with the use of biomass for tackling climate goals.
22 Environmental NGOs tell the UK Government that industrial-scale biomass burning in the power sector threatens climate action and should not be subsidised.
Ember’s Phil Macdonald explains his report on BECCS at Drax. Will a future BECCS plant be eye-wateringly expensive and actually make our climate worse?
Edward Robinson speaks to Prof Michael Norton, outgoing director of the environment programme at the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Mike speaks about the need to understand what ‘transformative change’ actually is, the gap between science and policy urgency on environmental boundaries and on the flawed concept of GDP.
Alasdair MacEwen speaks to Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Head of Policy at Greenpeace UK about how climate policy has changed and what might happen after the pandemic.
Jihen Chandoul argues that post-independence clarity on the link between food self-sufficiency and sovereignty offers lessons for today.
19 environmental NGOs warn the UK government about the risks associated with Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS)