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BetaTalk is the recent winner of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2020 communication category “which recognises an organisation who has done most to enhance awareness or championed positive change for renewables or clean technology with key opinion formers: parliament, government or the public”Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach on Twitter discusses energy and the transition to low carbon technologies such as solar thermal and heat pumps with some of the best renewable engineers. He is uni ...
 
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On this episode, the EAH team discusses the role of hydrogen in the energy transition with Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates. Michael is an acknowledged thought leader on clean energy, mobility, technology, climate, sustainability and finance. He is the founder and senior contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a memb…
 
Nathan speaks to his good friend and his control expert David Newton. David started his career in controls back in the 70s and has interesting stories. The conversation centres around the fact it is not a technical problem which needs solving but a human one. Support the showBy Nathan Gambling BetaTeach
 
H2 Green Steel was founded in 2020 with the aim to build a large-scale green steel production in northern Sweden. H2 Green Steel is on a mission to undertake the global steel industry’s greatest ever technological shift. By 2024, H2 Green Steel will be in production at their Boden site, and by 2030, will produce five million tonnes of green steel a…
 
Farhana Yamin is an international climate change lawyer, public speaker, author and social justice activist. Farhana is a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts in London, Associate Research Fellow at Chatham House, Senior Adviser to SystemIQ and Co Coordinator of Camden Think and Do. Farhana has spent over three decades working in the cl…
 
John joined National Grid in 1991 and during his time at the company has held a variety of senior management roles, including UK Director of Engineering in 2003, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the US Electricity Distribution & Generation business in 2007, Chief Operating Officer for UK Gas Distribution in 2010, and UK Chie…
 
In this episode Nathan talks to Thomas Nowak the Secretary General of the EHPA. Thomas has a wealth of knowledge in the European Heat Pump space and has been disseminating good advice for quite some time. Take a listen We are currently the #1 energy podcast in the UK here Support the showBy Nathan Gambling BetaTeach
 
Mark Carney is one of the towering figures of climate finance. In 2020 Mark became the UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, and the adviser to the UK on finance for COP 26. At COP26, in Glasgow, he launched GFANZ - the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, whose members manage $130 trillion of financial assets and have pledged to inve…
 
In this episode Nathan chats to retired physicists Michael de Podesta about his video on how to quickly get an idea of the heat loss of your home. You can follow him on Twitter at @Protons4B and find his blog here Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/betatalk)By Nathan Gambling BetaTeach
 
Alex Honnold is one of the world’s best rock climbers, famous for his free solo ascents of big walls, including his 2017 first free solo of El Capitan in Yosemite. Alex began studies in engineering at the University of California-Berkeley but dropped out to pursue his passion for climbing, living out of his van. He first attracted attention within …
 
Claire Skinner is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' London office and leader of the Europe region. She is a member of the firm’s CEO & Board, Industrial, and Private Equity practices. Claire has more than 20 years of experience building executive and non-executive teams for a wide range of clients involved in energy, utilities, clean technology, a…
 
One of my favourite conversations: Adam is a rare entity. He is a heating engineer but understands extremely well the tech world now entering the heating industry and will play an important part. It is a frank conversation and we hope you enjoy and get something from it Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/betatalk)…
 
This episode of Cleaning Up is based on a March 2022 blog post written by Michael for BloombergNEF. https://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-the-quest-for-resilience-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/ We would like to thank BloombergNEF for allowing us to record it. Further reading: “This Isn’t a Natural Disaster”: Climate Scientist Michael Mann on Deadly …
 
Tom Steyer is Co-Executive Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions, a mission-driven investment platform. Tom Steyer founded and ran Farallon Capital Management, a multi-strategy global investment business based in San Francisco, from 1986 until 2012. During that period, it grew assets from $6mm to $36bn. Over the same time, Tom was also a partner and…
 
Hydrogen could be used in many hard-to-decarbonize sectors. Foremost amongst them is the steel manufacturing industry. On this episode of EAH, we speak with Dr. Martin Pei, Executive Vice President and CTO of SSAB and the first Chairman of the Board for Hybrit Development AB. SSAB is a global steel company with a leading position in high-strength s…
 
The Renewable Heat Incentive is about to finish and the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is about to start. Heat pump installation companies have found themselves in a state of limbo and an open letter has been drafted to put forward their concerns to BEIS and OFGEM This episode is in response to those concerns and features policy expert Richard Lowes, Dan Ke…
 
Emma Pinchbeck has been the Chief Executive of Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry since July 2020. Before taking up this post she was Deputy CEO of RenewableUK for 4 years and was the Head of Climate Change at WWF-UK. Emma holds an MA from the University of Oxford. She is a competitive rower and in 2018 ran her first marathon,…
 
Nathan knows the good people at NESTA quite well and likes their pragmatism. In this episode Nathan has a chat with Madeleine Gabriel the sustainable mission director and Andrew Sissons, the deputy mission director. They discuss insulation and how you do not need deep retrofit for heat pumps to work, even efficiently. Conversation also discusses th…
 
Rhian-Mari Thomas is Chief Executive of the Green Finance Institute. The Institute sits at the nexus of the public and private sectors, the Green Finance Institute convenes and leads sectoral coalitions of global experts, that identify and unlock barriers to investment towards impactful, real-economy outcomes. The Green Finance Institute is backed …
 
Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE is Director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge's major climate change initiative. Emily is a climate scientist and mathematician, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy and a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey. She lea…
 
In this episode Nathan chats with regular guest host Ken Bone and Rachael Peterson an electronics and software engineer. Both guests are early adopters of battery technology for use within their own homes. They also have PV and Heat Pumps and a bonus episode exists on the patreon site where you can hear both guests talk about the integration of all…
 
Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. From 2015 until 2019, Inger was the Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Before that she worked at the World Bank for 15 years in roles such as Vice President of the Middle Eas…
 
Tommaso Demarie (PhD) is co-founder and CEO of Entropica Labs, a company working on optimisation with and for quantum computing. Tommaso has 12 years of experience in the field of quantum information and computation. Before founding Entropica, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies and Singapore Univers…
 
It's always fun to check in with old friends! This episode of EAH is a chance for the team to catch up with one of our early guests on the show, Graham Cooley - CEO of ITM Power. For the past twenty years, ITM Power PLC has been designing and manufacturing electrolyser systems that generate hydrogen based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) technolog…
 
Nathan chats to Stephanie who was monitoring heat pump systems out in Canada. One of the things Nathan is passionate about is using monitoring and Smart HTC to measure real heat loss. Monitoring can also be used to establish performance and highlight either faulty equipment or bad installation practice. In the Autumn of 2021 Nathan gave evidence to…
 
David Turk serves as Deputy Secretary in the US Department of Energy. Before joining President Biden’s administration in 2021, David spent over 4 years as Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). He was Head of Strategic Initiatives Office and Head of Energy Environment Division. During the Obama administration David work…
 
Gas prices have risen. This is having a dramatic effect on the poor. Nathan discusses the sorry state of ECO, the Energy Companies Obligation and how boilers have been installed in such a way that the heating systems in the homes of the fuel poor are not as efficient as they should be. Is anyone to blame? Is anyone researching this? To listen to th…
 
Francesco Starace is Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel. Before becoming the CEO in 2014, Francesco spent 14 years at Enel, holding a number of executive positions - between 2008 and 2014 he led Enel’s renewable power generation business, Enel Green. Prior to this role which included overseeing the businesses’ IPO. Before 2008 Fran…
 
In an experimental podcast episode Nathan chats to his friend and world renowned Michael Liebreich who hosts the Cleaning Up podcast. It is a dual podcast and will go out on BetaTalk and Cleaning Up. You can even watch it here on YouTube Nathan and Michael discuss how we have the technology for low carbon heating but lack the skills to implement it…
 
Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee is the lead author of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach report. Richard spent over 35 years in the military. He was first commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1985. During his service he reached the rank of Lieutenant General and was the Chief of the Defence…
 
Planning permission and planning allocation are complex topics and Nathan invited along his friend Rico Wojtulewicz, the head of housing and policy at the National Federation of Builders, for a chat about how the planning process hinders the uptake of low carbon heating technology such as heat pumps. A fantastic episode where Nathan learns new term…
 
Nathan Gambling is a heating engineer and lecturer who has taught in colleges and a prison. As well as industry, teaching and assessing qualifications he has a psychology degree in Behavioural studies and is regarded as a leading expert around training and the learning process within plumbing and heating. He has a remarkable heritage within the hea…
 
Pasquale Romano is President and Chief Executive Officer of ChargePoint and a member of the company’s board of directors. Pasquale joined ChargePoint in February of 2011, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership and executive management experience to the company. He is currently a board member for Levitate Acquisition Corporati…
 
Welcome back to 2022! For our first episode of 2022 we invited Jørn Helge Dahl, Global Director of Sales&Marketing at Hexagon Purus to talk about hydrogen storage with the EAH podcast and to explain the types of solutions available today, Hexagon's history and plans for the future, alongside some commentary on US hydrogen strategy from the gang! ht…
 
Ban Ki-moon was the 8th Secretary General of the UN. He is the Chairman of Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future. In April 2019, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chairman of Presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) (2019-2021). In April 2018, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. In January 2018, Mr. Ban,…
 
Peter Sweatman is the founder and Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners (@ClimateSt and www.climatestrategy.com), a strategic consulting group in Clean Energy, Clean Technology Innovation and Energy Efficiency working with leading companies and policymakers in the global energy transition Peter is also Chairman and founder of Energy Effici…
 
Nathan was joined by a very special guest on the first episode of a new season sponsored by the Heat Geek Team. Nathan has been trying to help the heating industry realise there needs to be a paradigm shift in the way we train people. Many people are now involved in the training and education discourse, but unfortunately they have little understand…
 
Amory Lovins is Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Apart from co-founding the Institute in 1982 he served as its Chief Scientist between 2007 and 2019. Amory is a an author of 31 books and more than 700 papers, he has advised major firms and governments on energy in over 70 countries for more than 45 years. He has taug…
 
Today, we are joined by our good friends from Enapter. The company is a leader in the clean hydrogen sector focused on AEM electrolyzer technology and innovative software solutions that make it possible to rapidly deploy and scale hydrogen production assets. For those who follow the hydrogen sector regularly, it’s been hard not to hear Enapter-rela…
 
Corrosion is a big problem in wet central heating systems. The water within the heating system is the cheapest yet regarded as the most important component. Unfortunately, it's perhaps the least understood and often neglected. Many boiler breakdowns are caused by corrosion and in a transition to heat pumps we will need to be careful about water qua…
 
On this episode of the EAH we are honored to be joined by our special co-host (and one of our most popular former guests on the show) Alicia Eastman, Co-Founder and President of InterContinental Energy, who has graciously agreed to make the time in her incredibly busy schedule to help Patrick and Andrew turn the tables on Chris and put him on the h…
 
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