'Off the Charts' Podcasts
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What are the implications of the Trump Administration's policies to expand fossil fuel development on federal lands? On January 24, 2018, EPIC hosted a conversation with Tommy Beaudreau, former Chief of Staff at the Department of Interior and the first-ever Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The conversation was moderated by Mark Templeton, director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at UChicago Law School.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has long been considered a necessary part of the energy mix if we are to reduce carbon emissions enough to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. But it has so far proven to be financially infeasible without a set price on carbon, with recent efforts failing to get off the ground. Enter a new venture: NET Power. Instead of burning fossil fuels and capturing the carbon dioxide as a separate process after the fact, NET Power has designed an innovative power generation process that uses carbon dioxide to turn turbines, generating low-cost electricity while virtually eliminating all air emissions. 'Off the Charts' host Jeff McMahon sat down with NET Power CEO Bill Brown.
EPIC Director Michael Greenstone talks with former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz for an insiders look into his life, climate change, and the need for energy innovation in this special edition podcast.
Rapid economic growth powered by cheap fossil fuels has lifting millions out of poverty in China, and fueled deadly pollution. Learn how transparent data can lead to calls for change.
The U.S. DOE recently proposed subsidizing the coal industry. Hear inside takes into what led up to the proposal and the possible impacts to the future of the grid.
Hurricanes, floods and wildfires - 2017 has been a "wake up call" for what our future looks like. How will climate change impact economies? What steps can we take now to avoid these impacts?
A new study by EPIC's Fiona Burlig is the latest of several studies to show the projected savings from energy efficiency investments far outpace the actual returns. 'Off the Charts' guest host Jeff McMahon talks with Burlig to unpack the challenges.