7 episodes

The world needs to switch to renewable energy. But the transition is being held up by misinformation and negativity. Hosts Lucy Yu (CEO of the Centre for Net Zero) and Giles Whittell (editorial lead on climate and sustainability at Tortoise) are here to bust those myths. Over six episodes, this new series will explore our bright energy future.
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Inside the Energy Transition Tortoise Media and Centre for Net Zero

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The world needs to switch to renewable energy. But the transition is being held up by misinformation and negativity. Hosts Lucy Yu (CEO of the Centre for Net Zero) and Giles Whittell (editorial lead on climate and sustainability at Tortoise) are here to bust those myths. Over six episodes, this new series will explore our bright energy future.
To get early, ad-free access to each episode, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at exclusive events. For a 30-day free trial, just download the app: https://torto.se/3lJbRn7.

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    A warming world: the urgency of the energy transition

    A warming world: the urgency of the energy transition

    Can we still limit warming enough to prevent catastrophic climate change? In the season finale, Lucy and Giles hear the context for why the energy transition is so vital, and why it’s more important than ever to switch to clean energy as fast as possible. Our survival will depend on it.
    With thanks to Johan Rockström and Tim Gould. This episode was produced by Phil Sansom and Izzy Woolgar.
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    • 41 min
    Reclaiming energy: the changing relationship between people and power

    Reclaiming energy: the changing relationship between people and power

    Could the future energy system be owned and shaped by ordinary people? In this episode, Lucy and Giles are finding out how digital technologies are providing new opportunities for people to source clean energy - and invest in the green infrastructure of the future… 
    With thanks to Agamemnon Otero, Sarah Merrick, and Louise Wilson. This episode was produced by Phil Sansom.
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    • 40 min
    A global transition: from China to Sub-Saharan Africa

    A global transition: from China to Sub-Saharan Africa

    Is the energy transition only truly happening in the West? Politicians like to point fingers at those who ‘aren’t doing their bit’. But every country - from China to Kenya - is going through their own transformation…
    With thanks to Harsh Vijay Singh, Isabel Hilton, and Rose Mutiso. This episode was produced by Phil Sansom.
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    • 37 min
    A just transition: how to avoid leaving people behind

    A just transition: how to avoid leaving people behind

    Can the energy transition help rather than hurt the most vulnerable households and communities? Some say the ‘spiralling costs’ of net zero will hit the poorest hardest. But if the right steps are taken, we can deliver cheaper energy bills, greener jobs and healthier communities - and make sure nobody is left behind. 
    With thanks to Simon Evans and Diana Fox Carney. This episode was produced by Phil Sansom.
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    • 34 min
    Powering an entire country: how to run a grid on renewables

    Powering an entire country: how to run a grid on renewables

    Can an entire country run on 100% renewables? It will take enormous flexibility, interconnectivity, and storage. In this episode, Lucy and Giles discover how all three of these are currently being developed to an enormous degree…
    With thanks to Nina Klein, Sir Dave Lewis, and Mateo Jaramillo. This episode was produced by Phil Sansom.
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    • 43 min
    A rapid revolution: why the transition will happen quickly

    A rapid revolution: why the transition will happen quickly

    Are we about to see a revolution in renewables? Some say the transition will be slow and inefficient… but some experts think we're on the cusp of major, tech-enabled disruption.
    With thanks to Greg Jackson, Adam Dorr, and Priya Donti. This episode was produced by Phil Sansom.
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    • 42 min

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25 Ratings

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