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Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.

Michael Liebreich

Once a week Michael Liebreich has a conversation with a leader in clean energy, mobility, climate finance or sustainable development. Informative, inspiring and fun! Cleaning Up is supported by Capricorn Investment Group.
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Free Solar - Ep83: Alex Honnold

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04/13/22 • 63 min

Alex Honnold is one of the world’s best rock climbers, famous for his free solo ascents of big walls, including his 2017 first free solo of El Capitan in Yosemite.

Alex began studies in engineering at the University of California-Berkeley but dropped out to pursue his passion for climbing, living out of his van. He first attracted attention within the climbing community in 2008 when he became the first climber to free solo Half Dome in Yosemite. In 2012 he established the speed record for the Yosemite Triple Crown, climbing three big walls in under 19 hours. With Hans Florine, Alex climbed the popular Nose of El Capitan, a nearly 3,000-foot granite wall, in a record time of two hours 23 minutes and 51 seconds – a feat National Geographic described as perhaps " the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport."

Alex has been profiled by 60 minutes and the New York Times, appeared on the cover of National Geographic and starred in numerous adventure films. In 2015, together with professional climbing writer David Roberts, he authored Alone on the Wall, the story of seven of his greatest climbing feats up to that year.

In 2012 Alex founded the Honnold Foundation to provide solar power to some of the disadvantaged communities he was coming across in his climbing career. In 2021 the Foundation supported 44 communities across 17 countries with its brand of community-centered innovation catalyzed by solar energy.

Further reading:

Free Solo - trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU

Free Solo – website

https://films.nationalgeographic.com/free-solo

The Ascent of Alex Honnold – CBS special report with Lara Logan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1jwwagtaQ

Eduro Corner – the most exposed move of Alex’s Free Solo climb of El Capitan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blfR33DUqsg

Honnold Foundation

https://www.honnoldfoundation.org/

Project Bo

https://www.projectbo.org/

Project Bo - lessons learned

https://www.liebreich.com/project-bo-saving-lives-in-sierra-leone-with-solar-batteries-and-twitter/

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04/13/22 • 63 min

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Pioneering Impact Investor - Ep89: Ion Yadigaroglu

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06/07/22 • 63 min

Ion Yadigaroglu has been Managing Partner at Capricorn Investment Group since 2004, and is an early investor in iconic technology companies including Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, QuantumScape and Saildrone. Capricorn was born from the desire to demonstrate the huge investment potential that resides in breakthrough commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and as such is one of the original impact investors.

Prior to Capricorn, Ion was Director of Business Development (M&A) with Koch Industries, executing a range of acquisitions and investments, and a Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bivio, a software startup in Colorado, and an Analyst at Olsen & Associates, a quantitative forex trader.

Ion was a research fellow at Columbia University and holds a master’s in physics from ETH Zürich in Switzerland and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Stanford University. Ion serves on the boards of Twelve and Capricorn, and was a founding member in 2007 of GIIN, the Global Impact Investor Network, and is a Director of non-profits Ceres and MethaneSat.

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03/30/22 • 39 min

This episode of Cleaning Up is based on a March 2022 blog post written by Michael for BloombergNEF.

https://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-the-quest-for-resilience-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/

We would like to thank BloombergNEF for allowing us to record it.

Further reading:

“This Isn’t a Natural Disaster”: Climate Scientist Michael Mann on Deadly Tornadoes in 8 States (December 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLKlvnc4dBM&t=648s

Empirical evidence of declining global vulnerability to climate-related hazards (July 2019)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378019300378

Climate rhetoric: What’s an energy trilemma? (December 2013)

https://www.carbonbrief.org/climate-rhetoric-whats-an-energy-trilemma

Climatological analysis of solar and wind energy in Germany using the Grosswetterlagen classification (February 2021)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148120316682

What happens during a blackout: Consequences of a prolonged and wide-ranging power outage (August 2011)

https://publikationen.bibliothek.kit.edu/1000103292

Voltage collapse in complex power grids (February 2016)

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms10790

A Framework for Establishing Critical Infrastructure Resilience Goals (October 2010)

https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/niac/niac-a-framework-for-establishing-critical-infrastructure-resilience-goals-2010-10-19.pdf

A 10-Point Plan to Cut Oil Use (March 2022)

https://www.iea.org/reports/a-10-point-plan-to-cut-oil-use

A 10-Point Plan to Reduce the European Union’s Reliance on Russian Natural Gas (March 2022)

https://www.iea.org/reports/a-10-point-plan-to-reduce-the-european-unions-reliance-on-russian-natural-gas

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03/30/22 • 39 min

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Energy Security - Deflating the Gasbags - Ep80: Emma Pinchbeck

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03/16/22 • 61 min

Emma Pinchbeck has been the Chief Executive of Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry since July 2020.

Before taking up this post she was Deputy CEO of RenewableUK for 4 years and was the Head of Climate Change at WWF-UK.

Emma holds an MA from the University of Oxford. She is a competitive rower and in 2018 ran her first marathon, raising money for WWF.

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03/16/22 • 61 min

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A Greener Future Made Possible by Finance - Ep79: Rhian-Mari Thomas

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03/09/22 • 58 min

Rhian-Mari Thomas is Chief Executive of the Green Finance Institute. The Institute sits at the nexus of the public and private sectors, the Green Finance Institute convenes and leads sectoral coalitions of global experts, that identify and unlock barriers to investment towards impactful, real-economy outcomes. The Green Finance Institute is backed by the UK Government and City of London Corporation.

Rhian spent 20 years in investment banking and corporate finance and was awarded an OBE for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of TCFD and co-chaired the launch of the TNFD to which she is a senior advisor.

Rhian sits on numerous advisory groups across UK Government including the Net Zero Expert Group, Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, Global Resources Initiative, Department for Transport Expert Panel, Her Majesty’s Treasury Green Technical Advisory Group and the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum. Rhian was also a commissioner on the Zero Carbon Commission and a member of the Climate Change Committee’s Net Zero Finance Advisory Group. Rhian sits on the advisory board for UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources and co-chairs the advisory board for Snowball Impact Management.

A fluent Welsh speaker, Rhian holds a PhD in Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Further reading:

Green Finance Institute

https://www.greenfinanceinstitute.co.uk/

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03/08/22 • 19 min

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Environmental Conscience of the World - Ep77: Inger Andersen

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02/23/22 • 52 min

Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

From 2015 until 2019, Inger was the Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Before that she worked at the World Bank for 15 years in roles such as Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa; Vice President for Sustainable Development and Head of the CGIAR Fund Council.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Inger worked at the UN, focusing mostly on drought and desertification issues.

Her career began in Sudan, where she worked as an English teacher and moved to development sector in 1985 to work at the Sudan Aid.

Inger holds a BA from the London Metropolitan University North and a MA in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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02/23/22 • 52 min

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Maths, Models and Melting Ice - Ep78: Emily Shuckburgh

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03/02/22 • 65 min

Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE is Director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge's major climate change initiative.

Emily is a climate scientist and mathematician, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy and a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey. She leads the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks.

A polar expert, she previously led a UK national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate.

In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science. She is co-author with HRH The Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.

Further reading:

Official bio

https://www.cst.cam.ac.uk/people/efs20

Cambridge Zero

https://www.zero.cam.ac.uk/

Cambridge Zero Policy Forum

https://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/Research-Policy-Engagement/cambridge-zero/

AI4ER

https://ai4er-cdt.esc.cam.ac.uk/

Centre for Landscape Regeneration

https://www.clr.conservation.cam.ac.uk/

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03/02/22 • 65 min

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A Quantum of Hope - Ep76: Tommaso Demarie

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02/16/22 • 57 min

Tommaso Demarie (PhD) is co-founder and CEO of Entropica Labs, a company working on optimisation with and for quantum computing.

Tommaso has 12 years of experience in the field of quantum information and computation. Before founding Entropica, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

His research interests included (and include, when he finds the time to publish research articles) applications of quantum-based protocols, verification of quantum computation, and novel cryptographic schemes for quantum computing.

Tommaso holds an Undergraduate Degree in Physics and a Masters in Environmental Physics from the University of Torino (Turin, Italy) and a PhD in Physics from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Further reading:

Entropica’s website

https://www.entropicalabs.com/

Tommaso's Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_MoOYCsAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Tommaso's LinkedIn profile

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodemarie/

Q4Climate

https://q4climate.github.io/#:~:text=Q4Climate%20is%20an%20initiative%20that,and%20impact%20of%20climate%20change.&text=Find%20practical%20solutions%20using%20the%20highest%20possible%20scientific%20rigor.

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An Epiphany Based on Data - Ep81: Tom Steyer

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03/23/22 • 43 min

Tom Steyer is Co-Executive Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions, a mission-driven investment platform.

Tom Steyer founded and ran Farallon Capital Management, a multi-strategy global investment business based in San Francisco, from 1986 until 2012. During that period, it grew assets from $6mm to $36bn. Over the same time, Tom was also a partner and Investment Committee member at Hellman & Friedman, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm.

After retiring from Farallon, Tom dedicated himself to public service and philanthropy, with a focus on climate action. Tom is the Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank, a triple bottom line community development financial institution founded in 2007 with over $1 billion in assets. Tom is also the Founder of NextGen America, the largest youth voter mobilization organization in American history. Most recently, Tom was a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and beginning in April 2020 served as co-chair for Governor Newsom’s Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. He also co-chaired Vice President Biden’s Climate Engagement Advisory Council to help mobilize climate voters.

Tom graduated from Yale and received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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03/23/22 • 43 min

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The podcast is about News, Energy, News Commentary, Climate Change, Podcasts, Green, Sustainability and Politics.

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The episode title 'Free Solar - Ep83: Alex Honnold' is the most popular.

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The average episode length on Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change. is 57 minutes.

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