Skip to main content

GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 50: Overhauling oil; Congress and climate risk

Up this week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A dispatch on the future of renewable energy and a look at the oil and gas industries in a climate-constrained world.

We're officially a year old! Thanks to everyone who's tuned in for our first 50 episodes of GreenBiz 350.

New to the drill? Click play on the track above to listen now. You can also stream or download every episode on iTunesSoundcloud and wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Questions, comments or suggestions for the next 50 episodes? Drop us a line at [email protected]. The full episode archive is always available at

Finally, follow along with the stories, companies and initiatives mentioned during the show with the guide below:

GreenBiz week in review

Tune in at 4:00 minutes  for a weekly roundup of news.

How the oil and gas industry can help save the world

It's a crazy idea that just might work: What if we could keep pumping out oil and gas but not burn the bulk of it? The authors of the provocatively titled "How the oil and gas industry can help save the world" call for a "feedstock shift" where the behemoth market for hydrocarbons can continue — but as construction material as opposed to energy.

22 insurers seriously assess climate risk — does yours?

Senior writer Barbara Grady takes a broad overview of the insurance landscape to understand the who's who of climate disaster insurers and delves into why more insurance companies do not yet feel the climate risk urgency.

5 climate finance topics to watch at COP22 in Marrakech

COP22 is in little more than one week (Nov. 7-18). The World Resource Institute team show us how to follow the money to see whether nations and companies will follow up on their commitments from a year ago.

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune in around 17:25 and 29:00 for this week's features.

Small business backs new climate disaster legislation

Richard Eidlin, VP of Policy and Campaigns for American Sustainable Business Council, talks about why small businesses are supporting the National Mitigation Investment Act bill currently in Congress. He also discusses why climate change is becoming a bipartisan issue.

Energy leaders advance at REM16, EPA Green Power Partner Awards

GreenBiz co-founder and President Pete May talks about the recent trend of big corporations driving more and more of clean energy purchases, as shown at the recent Renewable Energy Markets event he attended. 

Stay connected

To make sure you don't miss the newest episodes of GreenBiz 350, subscribe on iTunes or bookmark

Have a question or suggestion for a future segment? E-mail us at [email protected].

Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.

More on this topic

More by This Author