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Energy Minute: The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive Ups the Ante on ESG Disclosures
On this Energy Minute episode, Dana Dohse and Steven Goldman take a deep dive into the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) that will be taking effect in the European Union in 2024. Under the new legislation, aligning with Paris climate goals and ensuring ethical supply chains will not longer be voluntary practices for proactive risk management.
Energy Minute: Appetite for Hydrogen is Booming, But How Do We Ensure It’s Green?
In this Energy Minute, Dana Dohse and Steven Goldman explore the complex world of hydrogen and the efforts to ensure its production is sustainable and decarbonized. They discuss the challenges of transitioning from grey to green hydrogen, the debate over how incentives should be structured to avoid decarbonizing the grid, and some of the ways hydrogen fits into the overarching goal of decarbonizing heavy industries.
Creating Sustainable Infrastructure-as-a-Service with Generate Capital’s Nam Nguyen
Generate Capital was founded in 2014 with an unusual approach: invest, operate and maintain a range of sustainable infrastructure assets for the long term — creating “sustainable infrastructure as a service” — that can provide extended value to investors and customers while yielding lasting environmental, social, and economic benefits. Nam Nguyen, Chief Operating Officer of Generate Capital and a visionary leader in the clean energy sector, joins Lincoln on the podcast to talk about how she and Generate Capital’s team are creating long-term impacts with strategic investments in the sustainable energy, e-mobility, waste and smart cities sectors.
Energy Minute: Get in the Game: Shifting into a Climate, Sustainability or ESG Career with Mike Hower
In this special Earth Day Energy Minute, Mike Hower of Hower Impact joins Dana and Steven to dig into how professionals can transition their existing skills into sustainability and ESG-focused work, the unique challenges and strategies faced when hiring ESG professionals, how the growing climate tech is creating new opportunities, and how those already in ESG roles need to stay ahead of future regulatory requirements for ESG reporting and adoption.
Scaling Up Local Government’s Sustainability Ambitions with Harris County’s Lisa Lin
In this episode, Lincoln is joined by Lisa Lin, who currently serves as the Director of Sustainability for Harris County, Texas, the third-largest county in the United States and home to Houston. Lisa shares how local governments like Harris County can drive change on decarbonization - including the role of driving behavior change in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, how the county is pursuing renewable energy and energy storage to create jobs and add resilience as much as curb emissions, how the county is growing its “solar-ready” status through the Department of Energy's SolSmart program, and how her team is collaborating with both private companies and other local governments to enhance sustainability efforts.
Energy Minute: Growing the Carbon Impact of Renewable Energy through Additionality or Emissionality
In this Energy Minute segment, Dana and Steven look at the concepts of additionality and emissionality, and what they each mean for companies evaluating whether to procure clean energy through financial instruments like RECs or virtual power purchase agreements or working to directly source that power through physical PPAs or local green power/tariff programs.