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Assessing the explosive growth of voluntary offsets

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Nico Girod, Founding Partner & Managing Director of Markets, Clear Blue Markets

Nico Girod joins Alex to explore why we’re seeing such growth in voluntary offsets and explores the opportunity and challenges that exist around these products

Nico Girod of Clear Blue Markets talks with Alex about the hot and growing market for voluntary offsets. We explore their roots and factors that are driving their growth, we also talk about the difference between high quality offsets and those that carry more reputational risk. We look at the questions corporates bring to discussions of offsets, the change participants in the market and look ahead to predictions around volume and type of offsets entering the market.

If you’re interested to understand the opportunity, or have questions around the risks of offsets, listen in. Find out when peak-offset is likely to occur and use the discussion to flesh out questions and approaches of your own.

Episode Links:

  • Clear Blue Markets – sign up for their meaty weekly newsletters of activities in regulated and voluntary carbon markets.
  • https://decarbconnect.com – find out more about the hosts of the podcast series and their global decarbonization network

Many thanks to Janno Media for their support and expertise in the edit and production of our series: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

How to connect the vast amounts of motivated capital to the decarbonization technologies with true commercial potential

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Join Alex for a conversation with Andrew Smith of Greenbackers about matching early stage tech to the right investors & how to ensure the full commercial potential of the best tech.

Andrew Smith of Greenbackers joins Alex to explore their success in matching investors to the right decarbonisation tech with true commercial potential. They talk about how to reverse engineer net zero by 2050 and how much of it requires new business models vs new tech. They also explore the role that CVCs, VCs & PE play best. Listen in to find out about the characteristics of strong start up leadership teams, what industrials need to ensure they bring to early stage projects and the role for policymakers in supporting market adoption of new tech.

Episode Links:

Many thanks to Sassy Clyde at Janno Media for her support and expertise in the edit and production of our series: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

Enabling off-grid communities to turn waste to value – circular economy, carbon removal, waste to energy

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Join Alex Cameron in conversation with Simon Ighofose as they discuss his plans to enable off-grid communities to convert their waste to value (oh, and it has applications for manufacturers in developing markets too …)

Simon Ighofose talks with Alex about building technology and a new business out of a passion for supporting off-grid communities. We look at the pyrolisis tech that is the heart of PyroGenesys‘ business, and we talk about the scale of the market opportunity for both developed industrial markets as so-called “bottom of the pyramid” off-grid communities. The technology is about to go into a pilot phase at a facility in the north west of england and will be proving its capabilities in thermal separation – ultimately enabling crops like cassava (or any waste material) to convert to high value products including kerosene and other fuels in wide use across Africa.

If, like us, you like to hear about the innovations that are getting ready to scale and which offer solutions for circular economy/decarbonization then this episode is for you.

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

Survey & Report: Scaling and Deployment of Point Source CCUS

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CCUS

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With many industrials looking to deploy point source Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) as part of their wider net zero strategy, we’re developing a report with our sponsor, Carbon Clean, that evaluates the opportunities and investments that industry needs to make.

Whether you’re from industry, investment or are an advisor to the market – take part in our survey and contribute to a report that you’ll have free access to. We want to learn more about how CCUS sits within your strategy – all data will be aggregated and used anonymously, the goal is to create valuable data and content that you and your teams can benchmark against.

ClearPath: Creating policy & investment conditions that drive a global energy transition and a strong US export market for cost-effective cleantech

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Rich Powell talks with Alex about the work ClearPath does to drive policies in support of the energy transition in the US. While much is made of the democrat agenda in this space, we talk about conservative support for the energy transition and the types of programs of work and policies that they are driving to support it. We also touch on the bi-partisan support for certain aspects of clean energy policy and Rich’s own views on what needs to be done. From the Clean Energy Act of 2020 to the relaunch of US export credit, from the need for policy that drives investment to the goal of creating a strong export market for US cleantech that can drive energy transition affordably in developing countries – we cover a lot of ground in the discussion about what is needed to achieve global net zero.

Episode Links:

Many thanks to Janno Media for their support and expertise in the edit and production of our series: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

What does clean tech look like post covid and a Biden Administration?

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With lots of change in the market for investments in clean tech, Caroline Abramo (Chief Investment Officer of Pana LCE Investments) joins Alex to talk about how private equity can invest in cleantech and decarbonization solutions in a way that really drives the right outcome. Listen in to a discussion about the fiduciary duties investors have to their clients and how to balance these with achieving real impact – and also responses to some of the criticisms being levelled at ESG focused funds and investors. With the Biden administration ramping up support for climate investments as the backdrop, the conversation is a great review of how this current cleanteach investment revolution is different to those that have come before and how investors can be change agents whilst driving great returns.

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

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