Episode 50: Overhauling oil; Congress and climate risk
We're officially a year old! Thanks to everyone who's tuned in for our first 50 episodes of GreenBiz 350.
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.
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.