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Phil and Colby sit down with Ryan Pickering, solar industry professional, energy policy researcher, and newly-minted nuclear advocate, about his work in saving Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California from premature closure. We discuss his move toward nuclear advocacy, energy politics, his actions that helped save Diablo Canyon, powerful ant…
 
Phil and Colby talk with D.J. LeClear, fellow ANE Team Member, and man behind the social media science education personality The Rad Guy. He is a radiation health expert and works as a government official for radiological emergency response. We talk about his successful journey into the world of TikTok as a science communicator, the people he reach…
 
Phil and Colby have a conversation with Madison Hilly, director of the advocacy effort called Campaign for Green Nuclear Deal. With her previous work with pro-nuclear organization Environmental Progress, she has become an expert in the pathway to nuclear power plant deployment. Here, we talk about her movement to get an actual plan going to increas…
 
Colby and Phil talk with Alex Gilbert, former project manager at the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, a think tank that focuses on the deployment of advanced nuclear technology. In this episode, we discuss the regulatory process involved in getting current and advanced nuclear power systems on the market and ready to serve humanity, and solve complex p…
 
D.J. and Phil talk to Dr. Michael Fox, retired Professor Emeritus of Radiation Biology at Colorado State University and author of the book Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case. In this episode, we talk about all things radiation: what it is, how it affects life, and when it can be dangerous. We also talk about nuclear power, its radiol…
 
Phil and Colby have a conversation about: the closure of nuclear power plants during a climate crisis, the effects of closures on emissions, how the Biden administration is responding to the closures, the extreme heat waves recently observed around the country, overheating the electric grid, frustrating arguments against nuclear power, and more!Cre…
 
D.J. and Phil talk to Benji Backer, president and founder of the American Conservation Coalition, a conservative environmental advocacy organization that takes a firm pro-nuclear stance. In this episode, we discuss the conservative case for protecting the environment, the reality of climate change, climate politics and policy, and how young people …
 
Phil and Colby have a conversation with Dr. Ben Heard, a large name in nuclear advocacy in Australia. Based in Adelaide, Ben founded and runs the NGO Bright New World. In this episode, the nuclear power ban in Australia is discussed, as well as strategies to gather political support of nuclear power in Australia and the United States. Additionally,…
 
Colby and Phil talk to Gabriel Ignetti, pro-nuclear environmental activist and creator of the Ecomodernist Podcast, about the philosophy of ecomodernism and his new organization, Ecomodernist Society of North America. He is looking to expand the movement, in order to bring about the change needed in modern environmentalism.Created by: Americans for…
 
We did a tonne of tree-search ( 😜 ) and are excited to share what we learned about different tree species around the planet, the past and current threats to Earth's trees (including climate change itself), and the fascinating potential of trees to help us mitigate and adapt to extreme conditions and events that result from climate change.…
 
Phil hosts a round table discussion with guests who are in the nuclear engineering sector. Mack Cullison, Sarah Woolf, and Jason Simental provide insight on: why they entered the field, nuclear’s importance in fighting climate change, its advantages over other energy sources, and its future as a field for young people.Created by: Americans for Nucl…
 
In this episode of The Climate Fix Discussion Circles, our co-hosts - Amelia, Asim, Marketa, and Tim - will discuss the situation in Texas together and tease out some specific threads, like the technical/scientific truths, the social aspects (from disinformation to disproportionate effects on people), and the possible paths forward from here.…
 
D.J. and Phil have a discussion with Americans for Nuclear Energy Team Member, Jona Adams, about the company she started called Poseidon Atomic. This company aims to create large nuclear reactor platforms in the ocean, whose sole purpose is to synthesize large amounts of zero-net-emission hydrocarbon fuel from the sea, helping to decarbonize the tr…
 
Phil and Colby have a discussion with Dr. Chris Keefer, a Toronto-based emergency department physician, nuclear power advocate, creator of environmental podcast Decouple, and director of the organization Doctors for Nuclear Energy. In this conversation, the health benefits and uses of all things nuclear are examined, which save countless lives on a…
 
Colby and Phil have a discussion with Bret Kugelmass, director of the Energy Impact Center, and creator of the podcast Titans of Nuclear. Bret claims the nuclear power industry itself is participating in fear-mongering about the technology. We discuss the industry’s role in enabling public fear, a review of accident dangers, reactor engineering iss…
 
Phil and Colby talk to energy expert Meredith Angwin, about her latest book, Shorting the Grid. The book describes the electric grid as a finely tuned machine, and highlights many bureaucratic and convoluted grid policies that threaten to severely weaken grid reliability. The author explains the situation and her concerns.Created by: Americans for …
 
Colby and Phil talk with Brett Rampal, a nuclear power specialist, who works for Clean Air Task Force, a bipartisan climate change lobbying organization. The organization, their important work informing policymakers, and their nuclear-inclusive strategies are discussed.Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy…
 
Colby and Phil talk with Ed Pheil, chief executive of Elysium Industries, which is designing a molten chloride salt fast reactor (MCSFR) which uses existing nuclear waste as a fuel source. This technology and it’s environmental benefits are discussed.Created by: Americans for Nuclear EnergyBởi Americans for Nuclear Energy
 
1/3 of the UK's emissions are from heating, also in the UK most housing has a supply of gas, not something common in other countries. This opens the door for some interesting decarbonization options including replacing natural gas with hydrogen. We speak to Professor Averil Macdonald OBE about this and much more.…
 
Phil and Colby have a conversation with Zion Lights, director of Environmental Progress UK, former staff member of direct action climate activist group Extinction Rebellion UK, and all around green activist and environmental scholar. We discuss Lights’ shift toward nuclear power advocacy, evidence-based environmentalism, science communication, and …
 
99.9% of all businesses in the UK have fewer than 250 employees and produce 60% of all the commercial sector emissions. Big companies get the headlines, but how do you help transition this long tail of businesses to a lower-carbon future? That's what Dr. Ariel Edesess is focussing on as a postdoctoral researcher with the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory.…
 
When you turn Trees to Timber, you make it more worthwhile to keep that carbon locked up instead of burning it. We can't guarantee a forest won't be destroyed, but we can be pretty sure the timber from a forest will be used and not destroyed. This is how Puro Earth thinks of industrial carbon removal. They focus on scaling verified industrial proce…
 
Cities are responsible for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. City governments are important agents of action because of their close relationships with local businesses and citizens. Everimpact is making it easier for cities and companies to measure greenhouse gas emissions, identify opportunities to reduce emissions, and finance needed invest…
 
Planning for a renewable energy plant is a hot mess! Lots of google searches, map queries, phone conversations, and ad-hoc data sets glued together with spreadsheets. It makes it hard for insurance companies to evaluate your risk and banks to lend you money which means less renewable sites get built. ENIAN has built a platform that makes it easier …
 
Phil and D.J. talk to Dr. Patrick Brown, climate and meteorology scientist and assistant professor at San Jose State University. He has several appearances in the media and has written a number of articles. We talk about the scientific realities of climate change, and also discuss the political divide surrounding the issue, and how to move towards …
 
Textile production is the number 2 most polluting industry in the world. Cotton takes up just 3% of croplands but accounts for 24% of pesticide and 11% of insecticide use globally, as well as being incredibly water-intensive. Ettitude create textiles from a much more sustainable product, CleanBamboo™.…
 
Phil chats nuclear power with Dr. Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen, presidential and vice-presidential nominees of the Libertarian Party. An emphasis on deregulating and deploying nuclear power to solve climate has been a major talking point of America’s third largest political party this election cycle. Could this be the welcome paradigm shift in nucl…
 
Look, to fix the climate, we're going to need resources and money is how we're going to pay for them. I interview Jonny Page from Cyan Finance to find out how the green finance industry works, what the challenges are, the different players involved and how to get money to where it can be most effective.…
 
There is more gold in a ton of mobile phones than a ton of gold ore. In this episode, Jean-Marc talks about bio-leaching as the best method to recycle printed circuit boards. It involves bacteria breaking down the board or the glue that holds metal to the boards allowing for the extraction of the rare metals.…
 
Phil, D.J. and Jona discuss the Green New Deal legislation drafted by progressive Democrats in House of Representatives earlier this year. We get down into the details and question some of the logistics and efficacy of such a policy, especially it ignoring and dismissing nuclear technology.Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy…
 
Phil and D.J. chat with engineer John Bucknell about using nuclear power to drive the synthesis of carbon-neutral fuel from carbon dioxide in the air and dissolved in water. Also, we dive into the role nuclear technology can play to make space more accessible, in terms of propulsion and reliable power.Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy…
 
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