204 episodes

Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge) hosts a podcast about sustainability, eco-news and interviews from around the globe. Filled with interesting stories, almost breaking news, a pinch of wit and a dash of banter. A few guests who know what is going on in the world of EVs, renewable energy and sustainability.

The Fully Charged Podcast The Fully Charged Show

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    • 4.8 • 245 Ratings

Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge) hosts a podcast about sustainability, eco-news and interviews from around the globe. Filled with interesting stories, almost breaking news, a pinch of wit and a dash of banter. A few guests who know what is going on in the world of EVs, renewable energy and sustainability.

    Recycling Brilliance with Dr Megan O'Connor

    Recycling Brilliance with Dr Megan O'Connor

    Robert is joined this week by Dr Megan O’Connor, co-founder and CEO of Nth Cycle, a metal processing company that has developed technology to enable a clean, domestic, and streamlined supply of critical minerals for the clean energy transition.
    Dr. O’Connor leverages years of experience working on sustainable technology in many of America’s top research labs, where she helped develop the electro-extraction processes she and her team are commercializing at Nth Cycle. Prior to founding Nth Cycle, Dr. O’Connor was an Entrepreneurial Fellow in the Innovation Crossroads program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was a visiting researcher at Yale University’s Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering.
    Dr. O’Connor received her PhD in environmental engineering from Duke University and was recognized by Forbes on its “30 under 30” energy list in 2019.

    • 31 min
    Tesla Masterplan pt.3 with Dan Caesar

    Tesla Masterplan pt.3 with Dan Caesar

    Robert is joined this week by The Fully Charged Show’s CEO Dan Caesar to discuss what they both agree was “the best presentation ever given by Tesla!”.
    Unveiled at a recent investor day at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and subsequently shared globally, Tesla’s Masterplan pt 3 outlined, amongst other key themes, their far reaching plans for a ‘fully sustainable Earth’.
    Both concluding that it was 4 hours well spent, Dan and Robert pick through some of the highlights of the presentation and what that means for the global energy transition.

    • 43 min
    The Inevitability of a 100% Renewable Energy Supply with Rosie Barnes

    The Inevitability of a 100% Renewable Energy Supply with Rosie Barnes

    Robert is joined this week by Rosie Barnes, engineer, consultant, speaker and creator-host of the popular EngineeringwithRosie YouTube channel. With many years experience as an engineer in the renewable energy sector, especially wind turbines, Rosie takes Robert through her journey, and the development and growth of wind turbines as a viable solution for creating long lasting and reliable clean energy.
    Rosie also recently presented an episode on The Fully Charged Show channel all about Australia’s abundant renewables - this is a great follow up episode to this fascinating podcast. Find it here: https://youtu.be/kHA0pcMizQM

    • 46 min
    Polestar Takes The Lead On Sustainability with Fredrika Klarén

    Polestar Takes The Lead On Sustainability with Fredrika Klarén

    Robert is joined this week by Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability at Polestar, to hear about their ambitions to become leaders in sustainable EV manufacturing. Working with Volvo and a range of recycling partners around the world, Polestar are building the capability to recycle and extend the life of many of the components used within their EVs, therefore easing the burden on the wider supply chains that these products are sourced from.
    Fredrika joined Polestar in April 2020 to drive the company’s sustainability ambitions forward on issues such as climate-neutrality, circularity, transparency and inclusion. Fredrika is chair of the board for Agenda 2030 West, an organisation enabling partnership between academia, business, civil society and public sector for the 17 SDGs.
    She is a firm believer in the role of business as a catalyst for sustainable development and has held sustainability positions over the past decade at IKEA and Swedish fashion retailer KappAhl. She studied Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental Systems Analysis at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

    • 41 min
    Is Tony Seba’s Route To Super-Abundance Really Achievable?

    Is Tony Seba’s Route To Super-Abundance Really Achievable?

    Robert is joined this week by Tony Seba, world-renowned thought-leader, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, educator and the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030.”
    Tony’s work focuses on the convergence of technologies, business models, and product innovations that disrupt the world’s major industries. Illustrating his approach by using the metaphor “A caterpillar is not a butterfly, and a butterfly is not a caterpillar with wings.” Tony explains how we must look at these challenges differently if we are to find a route to super-abundance.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kickstarting Australian EV Culture with Anthony Broese Van Groenou

    Kickstarting Australian EV Culture with Anthony Broese Van Groenou

    Sat amongst the wildlife on an organic farm in Queensland, Australia, in this week’s podcast Robert catches up with Anthony Broese van Groenou, Co-Founder, Director and CSO of The Good Car Company.
    Created with friends to enable Australians to have better access to more affordable EVs, The Good Car Company is leading the way in supporting and developing the domestic used EV market. After years of anti-EV Government policy and with an abundance of renewable resources to hand,
    Anthony takes Robert through his journey, and the frustrations and successes he and his colleagues have faced whilst building their niche in Australia’s electrified future. The Good Car Company: https://www.goodcar.co 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

80sholic ,

Fun and Informative

I like shows like this that focus on the progress we’re making in transitioning to a cleaner, greener future. It’s refreshing and Robert’s English wit and anecdotes are charming and fun. His huge array of guests are often fascinating to listen to as they lay out the history, science, and goals of renewable energy.

I know most people follow the Fully Charged youtube channel for their EV coverage, but I always preferred the bigger picture stuff like grid development or how renewables are overtaking fossil fuels. Thankfully this show focuses on the latter and in great detail. Highly recommended if you want to feel hopeful for the future while also learning something.

forestowl3 ,

More Please

Hello from Tucker, GA!
I found your podcast this year and I am thoroughly enjoying learning about building green and everything sustainable.
I hope you will continue to create more content! The world needs this information. This knowledge can empower us, help heal our planet, live in harmony with nature, and with each other in community. Thank you!

All the best,
Kristina

dbakerko ,

Love it

Feels like saving the world and interesting stuff

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