64 episodes

There is so much to be angry about, if you are a clean energy guy. Every day, so many things that happen around the world make me angry when I look at them with lenses colored by the climate change chaos unfolding everywhere around us. And I am especially angry because I know we can solve the climate change crisis if we were only trying.Each week, I will share with you a few topics that struck me and that I was very angry about – and this will generally have to do with climate change, solar or wind power, plastic pollution, deforestation and reforestation, environmental degradation, wildlife, the oceans and other related topics.

The Angry Clean Energy Guy Assaad W. Razzouk

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

There is so much to be angry about, if you are a clean energy guy. Every day, so many things that happen around the world make me angry when I look at them with lenses colored by the climate change chaos unfolding everywhere around us. And I am especially angry because I know we can solve the climate change crisis if we were only trying.Each week, I will share with you a few topics that struck me and that I was very angry about – and this will generally have to do with climate change, solar or wind power, plastic pollution, deforestation and reforestation, environmental degradation, wildlife, the oceans and other related topics.

    Episode 64

    Episode 64

     In the midst of a global climate crisis touching everyone and everything, there are new, sophisticated and dangerous forms of greenwashing making the rounds, courtesy of the oil & gas industry and their stooges. The Angry Clean Energy Guy exposes two particularly pernicious ones: oil companies "announcing" renewable energy projects to fund more oil & gas; and "carbon management", aka carbon capture and storage + direct air capture, an elaborate and insidious excuse to keep pumping more oil and gas and worsen the climate crisis, while almost always using other people's money: yours. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 63

    Episode 63

     Many people struggle with climate anxiety - the feeling of distress, uncertainty and loss of control which is a natural reaction to the magnitude of the climate crisis and how apparently little our individual actions matter in fighting it. Climate anxiety highlights the enormous importance of the following question: what can an individual do that would actually make a real, tangible, measurable difference in the fight against climate change? We need action and a sense of achievement when facing seemingly intractable environmental problems. In this podcast, the Angry Clean Energy Guy shares five ways anyone can use to take climate action. These include announcing his new book, "Saving the Planet Without the B******t", in bookstores near you in September; as well as the launch of a platform he co-founded, Reneum.com, built to allow anyone to take tangible, transparent and measurable climate action by participating in a movement to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy worldwide.  

    • 26 min
    Episode 62

    Episode 62

     There is something sordid taking place out there. Over the past few weeks, shareholders – that is, investors, asset management firms, banks and pension funds - blocked proposals to accelerate carbon emission reductions at oil & gas producers including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum, Shell and TotalEnergies. But, wait: aren’t we in a climate emergency with clarion calls by the IPCC and the IEA to have zero new oil, gas and coal developments anywhere in order for the world to have a chance to reach net zero by 2050? The Angry Clean Energy Guy on why a far harsher light should be shone on what institutional investors are actually doing, rather than wasting time listening to their rivers of words about climate “action”, “responsible” investing and ESG “policies”. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 61

    Episode 61

    While India was roasting under a record heatwave; the Amazon was recording record after record of deforestation destruction; dust storms were sending thousands to hospital in Iraq; Ethiopia was facing its worst drought in at least 40 years; and global average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were reaching their highest level on record for any calendar month in April, consultants McKinsey were busy preparing yet another report obfuscating the reasons why climate finance flows continue to be appallingly inadequate.

    Perhaps the McKinsey consultants should consider stopping to "research" and publish reports that waste hundreds of people's time and are filled with platitudes, and consider instead quitting to act on climate instead. Enough with the time wasting: we should be developing and implementing tools which allow citizens to take direct climate action at scale. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 60

    Episode 60

    The Angry Clean Energy Guy on why your "luxury cruise" is just a floating garbage trash can; how the shipping industry in its entirety has gone rogue in terms of climate action, ocean pollution and public health impact; and why the International Maritime Organization needs to be either fundamentally restructured or closed: it's not fit for purpose and it's doing everything in its power to do absolutely nothing at all. 

    • 25 min
    Episode 59

    Episode 59

     The Angry Clean Energy Guy on the top 5 climate action myths busted by the Ukraine war: the different ways governments and big business had justified, sometime for decades, why they couldn't take this or that climate action, then suddenly took them in days in a different context. And on why we should label “non-sense” anything we read about why we should not immediately break our addiction to oil and gas and coal and instead – as argued by fossil fuel stooges – we should ramp up destructive fracking or build LNG terminals  

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

sandmore ,

Orignal

I find Assad not just listenable but he is continually pushing the envelope of the debate with new and original thoughts. This podcast hits different.

James J Brewster ,

Every one needs Angry Assaad in their life

Fantastic. Informative and a visionary for some time in the drive towards saving the planet. I am a fan of Assaad’s work.

We all should be. Particularly if you care for animals or your grand children / future generations of the human race...

Go listen. Learn. Then take action.

Kate burton ,

Love this

What a fascinating, honest and enjoyable listen. I learn so much listening to this and find myself getting angry too!

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