Dr. Tanja Srebotnjak joined us this week for a discussion about her work with the Ecologic Institute, an environmental think tank in the Bay Area. As we think about communities and large populations aging in the future, how might we improve resource efficiency? Can we encourage the sharing economy while also improving folks’ social lives? How do government, nonprofits, academia and industry work together to solve sustainability challenges? Continue reading
It’s easy to get caught up thinking about national energy and environmental policies and programs as the ultimate mechanisms for initiating change. We hyper-analyze every word in Obama’s State of the Union and different groups cry foul, while others proclaim … Continue reading
Dr. Jim Salinger, New Zealand climate scientist, IPCC author, and recent visiting professor at Stanford talks about how a changing climate contributes to both increased severity and frequency of extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy. Matt Chalmers, a JD student at UC Davis joins us live over the phone to discuss how the inertia of U.S. government effectively hinders the timely development of policies for climate change mitigation, and to explore whether technological progress and economic growth can solve the problem they took part in creating.
As always, we also highlight the latest energy related news and present insightful comments and questions from our team members here at Green Grid Radio. Hosted by Sophia Vo, Adam Pearson, Erik Olesund, Kara Fong, Darren Handoko and Mallory Smith. Continue reading
This Thursday, the second season of Green Grid Radio continues with another perspective on climate change in the United States following Superstorm Sandy. Dr. Jim Salinger, a New Zealand climate scientist and IPCC author is our guest on the program. … Continue reading
One of our all-star panelists, Matt Chalmers put together this nifty little guide for the intellectually curious among our audience. If you missed his appearance on Green Grid Radio, make sure you take a listen. He’s quite the knowledgeable resource. … Continue reading
Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme Administrator, was our guest this week. Green Grid Radio had the opportunity for an exclusive interview with the Right Honorable Clark, a former three-term Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999 – 2008 and the current UNDP Adminstrator
Ms. Clark joined us to speak about Climate Change with regards to development. We discussed the challenges of tackling long-term issues within short-term political cycles, multi-sectorial approaches to addressing climate change, and mechanisms for low carbon development in developing nations, among other topics.
We were also joined by Matt Chalmers. He is a recent Stanford graduate and current J.D. student at U.C. Davis who firmly believes that many of the great challenges of our time must be met with interdisciplinary solutions. In his time at Stanford, Matt wedded a strong background in the physical sciences to the study of the complex social, financial, and policy obstacles to progress on climate change posed by the political and economic structure of our world today. Continue reading
Here’s where you can find all episodes of the show in one place. For a more in-depth description of each episode, see our podcast archive. You can also find our podcasts in the iTunes store. Season 3 Episode 1: The Rise … Continue reading