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"katherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"Expensive in too distracting but that may be changing does a new direct air capture plant in iceland herald a new era for carbon management. Plus new research shows. Just how drastically we need to slash fossil fuels to limit. Dangerous warming and california tries to fix the busted. Recycling system katherine. Hamilton is an arlington virginia. Happy to be here. Did you line up for your one thousand dollar per tonne. Co to offset from this direct air. Capture plant this week now. I'm just trying to figure out how to efficiently recharging electric vehicle using just like a little orange cord. Catherine is the chair and co founder of thirty eight solutions and we also joined by ed crooks. He is your where are you at your and oklahoma. I am indeed them in oklahoma city. Right now what's got you there visiting cons Saying there is companies on people In the energy industry here so it's been kind of a shock to the system to be flying again But actually quite nice ways but feeling of getting back to normal. I some some days. It feels like that's some days it doesn't. It is vice chair of the americas at wood. Mackenzie and he's a former editor at the financial times. And we've got a lot to talk about this week. I let's turn to iceland so last week. This swiss company called climb works officially launched a direct air capture plant in iceland called orca. The plant is a large series of fans or collectors. It moves the air over filter to create a chemical reaction binding. Co two which can be injected underground mineralized basically turned into rock. It is powered by geothermal plant. And that's why iceland's abundant geothermal. Resources and basaltic rock make a good place to house a plant like this. The company has signed deals with swiss. Re bill gates stripe and shop fai to sell them credits from the plant. But the tech is still really expensive As i alluded to. I think thousand dollars or eleven hundred dollars per tonne of co two that they're selling these voluntary credits for and it's still very small scale at around four thousand tons of co two per year but it is the biggest such plant of its kind and there are more in the works and climb. Works wants to get megaton scale plants by the end of the decade so that's a million tons of co two. What does this commercial launch signal for. The carbon capture industry. Catherine what what is this plant. How does it work. What are your thoughts on this announcement. Yes i reached out to ryan hanna. Who's a scientist and professor at university of california in san diego. And he said the really big way to think about this is that there's this carbon scrubber co two scrubber over which ambient air is brought into contact and then it grabs a bunch of the co two and then then once it does that it still has to be scrubbed and gets to maybe ninety eight nine hundred ninety eight or ninety nine percent pure and at that point you can put this into you can reuse it. So you can put it into greenhouses carbonation. Coca-cola synthetic fuels put high pressure into pipelines Or you can put it underground. So they're kind of a couple of different ways that you can go with direct air capture. One is to completely get rid of it. Which would mean to put it underground that would get it out of the air altogether or the other way to put it back into the economy and it doesn't reduce the amount of co two but it doesn't add to the amount and the whole trick of course is this this. Is this plant. Which is pretty interesting is very small that the use potential is miniscule compared to what has to be stored underground. And you have to prove this out. Not just from technical and feasibility way. But how is this going to work as at a cost and business basis. How do you actually scale this. Because it because of the size of the problem how do you scale it in a way that you can reuse it but you can also actually get rid of it and that is a really gnarly issue. Yes so the way. They're doing it now that they're mineralized being the the co two so basically be stored underground as rock permanently. But as you said you could turn that into two other materials and potentially create other revenue streams. But all still very expensive and limited in nature. And what do you make of the scale of this project in the tech itself and yeah. I'm in the scale As guzman just saying it's not great is nothing but four thousand tons year talking about capturing that's because apparently to about the emissions from eight hundred fifty cows or about one percent of the emissions of one coal thaad pablo so certainly in this stage Another to get too excited about there in terms of the scale. And as i say you're going to need to scale it up a lot if it's really gonna stop to make a material difference mobile technology my feeding. I'm deeply conflicted. I have to say about direct capture in the sense that comma changes are really tough problem. We need every tool available to tackle.
"katherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"Welcome back the world's most scrutinized in peer reviewed document is out the report on climate change. Thousands of scientists have spent decades pouring over every and research report known in the findings are clearer than ever. The crisis is here. it's now but what is this report. Tell us that we didn't know before plus his push for hydrogen a real pathway or a clever way to lock in more emissions and how far have the politics of climate really shifted in washington katherine. Hamilton is my co host. She's chair of thirty eight nor solutions back from vacation. Catherine hi yes. I'm back in arlington virginia. And pretty soon. Our virtual world will come to a grinding hall. Does the final of my foreheads for his senior year of high school in person. And meanwhile you're still stuck behind zoom for congressional meetings. Yes yeah oh yeah. Those haven't eased up for sure. And that's fine by me. I i got a lot of work done. So it's totally and back with us. Is ed crooks who is vice chairman of the americas at wood mackenzie. He's in new york. And you're gonna hear from him more regularly going forward with us and we're delighted to have you back. Hi ed will. Thanks so much. I remember back in new york state but not new york city in fact right now i'm on sort of i guess you'd call it seven vacation up in the catskills say doing some a bit of hiking trails up here which has been very nice and really interesting even on vacation. Not being able to stop thinking about energy. It's been it's amazing to see when you start and if you know this area but if you hike around here. The air is absolutely covered in rail trails and to think what a extensive rail network new york state had a wants time for freight and passenger rail. All of it torn out now instead. They're all trails that people can walk and bike which is great to have that. But makes you realize what a huge change the coming. The automobile was In this area absolutely transforming transforming landscape and everything. I realized both of you are actually have chairs and your title. Your chair people. How do i get a chair in my name. I run my own company. I guess i could just stick chair and my title is given me by my business partner. He's like all right now. You're the chair. I'm like all right. Let's turn to something. That's a decidedly more serious..
"katherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"After thirty years of our indian commercial proof. Hundreds of billions and institutional dollars are pouring into now conventional tech like wind solar and batteries. But there's a whole new class of technologies that are ready to scale off. Where will the next commercial break deuce come in with the money get to them fast enough katherine hamilton is my co host. She's the co founder and chair of thirty eight north solutions. Hi catherine hi. I'm so excited for this week's episode especially with someone who just got married and that person who just got married is our guest co host. Neko's boulay a senior vice president at a line climate capital. She is with us from. Where are you san francisco. I am in oakland california oakland. You're in oakland and you just got married. How was the wedding i. It was amazing when people say it's the best day of your life. I totally understand. I wish i could relive them over and over again. So neck is the former director of energy innovation at elemental accelerator which is a nonprofit climate tech investor. She's also worked at. Pg next era on the corporate side and energy trading resource planning and customer experience and neka is also the founder of green tech noir community for black professionals who are looking to create change and grow their careers across a wide range of clean technology. And your nickname is a pedia. Where'd you get that name I have been known for Giving a lot of background facts. But i think it's mostly because my college sport was academic quiz bowl so i was at hampton university. We went to nationals three years in a row. And i'm a proud nerd. I don't know academic quiz bowl. How does that work exactly so you are competing with teams in a jeopardy style competition. An it's one university against the other across all things Common knowledge deeper knowledge whether that's politics sports art science math And if you buzz in and give the right answer your team gets a point If you buzz in and give the wrong number of insert wrong answered. No one on your team can answer properly and it goes to the other team. So it's a mixture of knowing understanding the knowledge that you know but also understanding the knowledge that your teammates. No and being able to buzz and fast. Enough to get a a winning points catherine. What do you think should be started quiz bowl show with necker. Oh my gosh. Just for comparison. My college sport was sorority ice hockey. That's what i was doing at the same time. That neka was being smart ice hockey sons very fun. there's a lot of balance still team and coordination. It is indeed. It allowed me to do things that i don't do you any more just like hurt people. Well we brought neka on to talk about where money is going in the next round of breakthroughs because there are now trillions of dollars institutional capital prime for climate related investments. And just this week. The firm of our former co host jigger shah generate capital closed a two billion dollar fund to support everything from h upgrades to bio gas geothermal to community solar. And that's also what a line. Climate capital is focused on as well negawatts sectors. Are you all focused on. We are really open. Our firm was founded to invest in the technologies that are going to either accelerate towards a green economy or help stop climate change so for us that means everything from renewable energy clean transportation resilient an efficient infrastructure to sustainable land use and all of those holds a multitudes absolutely and we can dig into some of those nigga has also seen capital deployment from a few different angles inside corporations helping startups at elemental accelerator and now working with institutional investors and as heard on previous show there is also a record seventeen billion dollars in venture capital going into climate tech twenty twenty so with all this money dropping into the space. Where can it have. The highest impact. What are the areas where we have commercial viability. But we still need to see significant breakthroughs and a lot of those breakthroughs will come because of that institutional capital so nigga are there broad sectors where you think that applies right now. Yeah absolutely i think. There's i believe that. There's a lot of money that needs to go into the pre commercial space. There's a lot of capital intensive tack that needs support on the early end whether that's space technology or battery chemistries. But once we find that companies have a commercial product. There's a lot of interest in them. But they don't always have the support to do wide scale deployment or understand the complexities of who their partners are and what it takes to serve them so some of the areas that i'm really excited about our heavy duty. Trucking or even the ways that people are thinking about mass transportation of people which is very different from mike grimm ability and what makes these areas really hard to scale are just the sheer amount of stakeholders who are involved. So we know about the high speed rail project in california and all the pieces that went towards it and it still didn't get off the ground right so now imagine a private company trying to think about trains or mass transportation on the other side when we look at the way that the united states was designed and westward expansion. It's the world of the car and we talk about route. Sixty six and there are a number of small towns that were built up around gas stations and restaurants. But if we're changing the way that trucking is happening waiting to make sure that some of those petrol stations are being changed to ev charging stations and understanding. How do fleet electrification at scale. So it's really cool to watch some of these companies get funding seeing some of these fleet electrification companies. Get a lot of attention but the end of the day where we need a lot of support is. How do we connect all of those. What's the sauce that brings people together. And who is the underlying layer. That makes this transition. More seamless yes. So i talked to marissa's sweeney who is with generate capital. And as you said they just two billion and it was from pension funds in australia sweden and the uk and it's and she's a huge fan of mecca by the way And what they see themselves as not completely different from from what naked just described with climate capital is. There's this bridge to bankability that you need and you need someone to do kind of the hard work you have the technology and you have the customers in the market but you still need that bridge before the big banks will really invest and so trying to figure out. What are those technologies and she said you have to look forwards and backwards and you have to look backwards. You gotta like look and see what's coming down the hill at you like what what's going to be happening. That's coming your way and then you also have to be able to look forward to say all right as it's coming your way and you're trying to figure out how to invest what can go sideways and what can go right. And how do you kind of guide that and so see neck what you do. And what folks generate do as really the hard work of you getting projects to scale and and that can be in a lot of as you say a lot of different sectors some of them in sectors disaggregated as buildings or heat pumps and then some that are sort of the bigger Sectors where you're trying to figure out. How do you saw her kind of those big problems. Yes so let's walk through a few of them. You mentioned trucking right off the bat neka. Do you think the breakthroughs need to come in the actual build out of the drive train in the models of trucks or is it the infrastructure surrounding Heavy duty trucking electrified. Heavy duty trucking. That needs to happen. Obviously it's a combination of both but when it comes to considering where the dollars should be spent. Do you have any thoughts on where the highest impact would be sure. I met person who's driven towards action. Strong bias towards action. And i think that the drive train can always get better. The technology can always get better but climate has changed We're seeing these massive wildfires terrible flood all these things that are happening and we honestly don't have the.
"katherine hamilton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Redwood Credit Union for all that, you love. You almost people that steal packages this time of year and robbers thieves? Yeah, those people they still packages from where from life and from people's porches because I don't know. It's just that's the time and especially nowadays. With everybody essentially Ordering from home. You know, you got Amazon and all these things are coming in so This happened up in Canada, Ontario. Where a woman was fed up with package Steve So she left the box of poop on her front porch and march, 2020 did he have to poop? That's large eyes. That's different. Sheila martyrdom But get this. She leaves the box of poop on the front porch, and it was stolen within 40 minutes. That's right. Laurie Pringle 43. Minutes later, it was returned. No, the nasty letter. She said She had several packages disappear from her front porch during the past three years, so I decided to set out a Package of cat poop, which is that's not very pleasant. I can't poop and so there she goes. Dog poop, though there's no kid. And anyway, she captured the thief on a video and a neighbor identified. The culprit is the same person who recently swiped a package from their porch. I don't know if they have got the culprit or what the case Maybe even a lot of people have those those cameras now so I mean, you can identify who did it in the system matter if you know if you get a minute Jesus serial poop stealer in serial poops where in Ontario, Canada. Did this happen? Me. Look here. This is saga. Um, ST Katherine's Hamilton. He's Where is this place doesn't say. I wonder if it's a rough area of Ontario, Canada. She says. She does say that she lives. I live in a very busy downtown street, my friend or pretty much opens out. It could be. I have had back in just old before. Uh, they're really good about replacing, though Amazon released is if you say You do that then they were placing for you. But man So I live in a decent place, but yeah, I've got stuff to do here, You know. So you gotta be careful that that's pretty smart of her. But that doesn't solve the crime. I'll do that again. Not going bad. Opening that up. Cat lady's crazy what we have here a letter in the box today. So I could never have a cat either. I'm not a cat person with dog person and it's bad enough. You gotta clean it up in the yard. But after a while, if you're if you're a little bit lax on the change in the box, Believe me, Everybody knows it's like that's why, Yeah, talks the way worse, though. The hard thing is that Aleve on the walk of the dogs and the dogs, they have to mark their territory right away, So you gotta pull out the plastic bag. And carry that around for now and a half when you're out walking the dogs That is vile. That is vile. So let me ask you are you allowed when you do that, right? So you got a plastic bag and I got a leash that actually has a plastic plastic bag. You know, Doggy pooper picker Upper Spencer right there. Well, No, but I get the bags right there That's built in the least. So you're all set. So if you're walking by someone has their trash cans at the curb. Is that Is that a problem If I throw the It will be plastic bag into not the recycle ban or the green, but in there like the actual track, Yeah, I mean, they've already got a that the curve. I'm not checking. I'm not going And what walking up your front porch? Is that Is that bad to do? Not that I've done it, but I have considerably well, I don't like that's a bad thing, Do you? I always have. It's funny, you would ask that I do have a philosophy and I think this is legal that once people's trash is out, then you know I could throw my stuff in there. But why is illegal Because they're putting it at the curve of your private street? It wouldn't be legal. Yeah, they're in the easement of the street public property out on the street. Evangeline Privacy If you don't want this, but you have you have you done the same thing? I have not put poop in there, though, because I think people is electorate will leave a remnant. You know, then then my trash stinks. But the guy's picking it up the next morning Valley Waste is coming. It's not like it's I haven't done that with poop, but I've thought about it. What I what I often do. Because the dog because way in this one hill is you get over Montana Blow. It's amazing dogs after mark their territory, they do it right there every time So I put a plastic bag there, then leave it. I don't want to carry it for the whole walk. You lied. No one's going to steal the bag, right? It's kind of like this crazy cat Lady and Canada. They leave the bag over on the trail and you pick it up on the way home and throw it out when I get home. But I have thought about. I'll carry it with me. And if I see a trash can along the way, it is tempting, but that's something you shouldn't do. Would mean you would. I'm not gonna ask you. You have the moral fiber like okay, it's true. I don't know if that's because I don't want to carry it around like, what's you? Because I've always had those ones that like the little plastic mitts that you have to carry them. You have to put in a bag. Then you gotta carry it. The rest of the law. Exactly. Said vile is the perfect word. It's disgusting and nasty, right? Yeah. We were talking more about defecation today, then? Yes. Because I sent condo. You know, John, tell you the story about the Champion Bay Buccaneers. Yeah, they're their entire kicking battery is on the cove in 19 best, including Bradley opinion. They're Potter. There long snapper there holder so I sent him the story. And guess what? He sends me back..
"katherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"So we weren't planning on making the green new deal a weekly thing on this show, unless something big happens. But then this video of Senator Dianne Feinstein dropped over the weekend where she appears to be lecturing climate protesting kids, and it set off a chain reaction of outrage. The social media fervor has since died down. But some really interesting journalism was left in its wake the whole affair highlighted the crazy upheaval in climate politics. So we're going to tackle some of those bigger questions raised then what could be more scintillating than Michael Cohen testifying to congress. How about a lawyer representing a secret of utility group that spent millions to fight air pollution rules now sitting as the country's air pollution authority. We're going to invite Zach Coleman a reporter for politico onto the second half of the show to talk about the ties he uncovered what do they tell us about the state of? Lobbying ethics and utility power in the nation's capital. I just want to let my co hosts know that I'm recording this encounter. I've got fifteen kids in tow. The clip will be edited later you've been warned. Katherine Hamilton is the chair of thirty eight nor solutions, she's there in Washington DC, good morning, Catherine morning, jigger Shah's, the president of generate capital. He is in Bethesda, Maryland just outside d c good morning, sir. Good morning. It is a wonderful day to talk politics before we do that a quick reminder. We have a live show coming up on April fourth at the MIT energy conference in Cambridge Massachusetts will jigger wear his puffy vest jigger, you're gonna wear your puffy vest. I think I'm expected to where my puffy vest at this point. We'll Katherine try to control me and jigger from fist-fighting, Catherine. I of course, I always I I represent that role. So what will power grids look like in twenty forty. That's the topic that they're covering at the conference. If we're going to minimize energy, poverty and global warming and transformed grids and developed countries, what should those electricity systems? Look like that is what the MIT energy conference is going deep on. And we are going to go deep as well. On April, fourth the conferences on April fourth and fifth. We are on the fourth. We're going to be some time.