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Everything is a climate story. The Carbon Copy covers our shifting carbon-based economy, one news story at a time. Host Stephen Lacey covers climate change through the lens of business, technology, culture, and politics, to explain how the planet is transforming. New episodes on Friday.
The show is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Everything is a climate story. The Carbon Copy covers our shifting carbon-based economy, one news story at a time. Host Stephen Lacey covers climate change through the lens of business, technology, culture, and politics, to explain how the planet is transforming. New episodes on Friday.
The show is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

    Ithaca’s novel plan to eliminate carbon from buildings

    Ithaca’s novel plan to eliminate carbon from buildings

    In 2019, the Green New Deal became a mobilizing force. Even without federal action, organizers started pushing cities across America to craft their own versions. 
    One of those cities was Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is making a bold promise: to eliminate all emissions from buildings by 2030. 
    To make the program a reality, the city needs to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Ithaca's budget is $80 million. 
    In stepped Luis Aguirre-Torres, the director of sustainability for Ithaca. He found a way to tap private dollars in an unprecedented way to overhaul buildings. 
    This week: where the money is coming from, and how it could make the Green New Deal a reality in cities across the country.
    Guests: Ithaca Climate Czar Luis Aguirre-Torres; 38 North Solutions Chair Katherine Hamilton.
    The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.
    The Carbon Copy is brought to you by Oracle. Oracle unlocks the energy of everyone. With the most comprehensive technology solutions and a deep understanding of human behavior, Oracle is putting people at the center of the energy transition. Learn more about Oracle’s vision of making the distributed, people-centered grid a reality: go.oracle.com/energyofeveryone.

    • 15 min
    How the Glasgow climate deal nearly collapsed

    How the Glasgow climate deal nearly collapsed

    COP26 ended in Glasgow, Scotland last week with a final deal. It established a framework for reporting emissions and trading carbon credits, called on countries to step up their targets next year, and included a mention of fossil fuels for the first time.
    That mention of a “phase out” of fossil fuels almost killed the deal altogether.
    In the final moments of the conference, India lobbied to weaken the phrase. Behind the scenes, China and the US supported the change. That created a showdown over the final language that could have prevented passage of the final agreement.
    This week: what the conflict says about how power is wielded in global climate talks.
    Guest: Akshat Rathi, a London-based reporter for Bloomberg News. He has a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford, and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai.
    The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.
    The Carbon Copy is brought to you by Oracle. Oracle unlocks the energy of everyone. With the most comprehensive technology solutions and a deep understanding of human behavior, Oracle is putting people at the center of the energy transition. Learn more about Oracle’s vision of making the distributed, people-centered grid a reality: go.oracle.com/energyofeveryone.

    • 19 min
    Our oil addiction is worse than ever

    Our oil addiction is worse than ever

    When the pandemic shut down the global economy in March of 2020, demand for oil and gas collapsed. It raised questions about whether we'd hit peak demand for petroleum.
    But things look very different at the end of 2021. Oil and gas prices are now at multi-year highs.
    And as world leaders gathered for climate talks in Scotland to discuss lowering fossil fuel use, there were calls to increase oil production to stabilize prices -- including from President Joe Biden.
    This week: why oil is complicating global climate goals and threatening the pandemic recovery. 
    Guest: Deborah Gordon, a senior principal in the Climate Intelligence Program at RMI. Deborah’s new book is “No Standard Oil: Managing Abundant Petroleum in a Warming World.
    The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.
    The Carbon Copy is brought to you by Oracle. Oracle unlocks the energy of everyone. With the most comprehensive technology solutions and a deep understanding of human behavior, Oracle is putting people at the center of the energy transition. Learn more about Oracle’s vision of making the distributed, people-centered grid a reality: go.oracle.com/energyofeveryone.

    • 20 min
    Introducing: The Carbon Copy

    Introducing: The Carbon Copy

    Climate change is not a distant science story. It's a story about how everything in our carbon-based economy works -- and how it's getting re-worked.
    The Carbon Copy is a weekly news analysis show that explains the changing planet through the lens of current events. In each episode, we talk to a journalist, executive, subject expert, practitioner or newsmaker to understand what their story tells us about how the planet is transforming.
    The show is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

George Kopf ,

Really good climate/energy podcast

Makes climate solution news accessible to all.

Stephen Lacey cements his place in the energy podcast firmament with this one (and The Energy Gang, The Interchange and other podcasts).

Back in the MSSR ,

The Energy Gang Lives On!

So glad the team can live on in new form! Even before Episode 1; undoubtedly the go-to source for climate and energy policy thought leadership!

MelissaTXenergy ,

Can’t wait for episode 1

Just listened to the trailer and can’t wait for episode 1! Stephen is the former host of the Energy Gang and is an excellent storyteller. And the topic is an important one.

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