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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.

Twitter Inconspicuous ConsumptionEveryday choices – like deciding which shirt to buy or on which platform to binge-watch – may impact the planet more than you think. Tatiana's Schlossberg's new book Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, looks at how seemingly small choices can have a big impact on the climate. We sit down with experts in the fashion and energy sectors, two industries with a big carbon footprint, to see how far individual actions can take us – and when it's up to companies and producers to take the lead.

Guests:

Miranda Ballentine, CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Rebecca Burgess, Founder and Director, Fibershed

Gary Cook, Senior Corporate Campaigner, Greenpeace

Amina Razvi, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Tatiana Schlossberg, Author, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

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radio Lord John BrowneCan oil companies reinvent themselves as clean energy providers? John Browne attempted it over more than a decade as CEO of British Petroleum, where he led the company's “Beyond Petroleum” rebranding campaign. In his new book, Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization, Browne argues that the solution to reducing emissions and addressing climate change is a mass deployment of engineered technology — and that the tools we need to get there already exist. Join us for a conversation on the potential of energy incumbents to become innovators.

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

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twitter BlackoutMillions of Californians were plunged into darkness recently when Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut the power to prevent their equipment from sparking more wildfires. The planned shutoffs are designed to protect utilities and the public during the state’s driest months — but frustrations were sparked with the shifting of costs from company to customer. Estimates for these intentional blackouts range as high as $3 billion in losses. 

How did the world’s fifth largest economy get to this point? What is PG&E doing to modernize its grid and prepare for more climate-fueled impacts? How should the company that powers much of Silicon Valley be owned and operated? 

Guests

Russell Gold, Reporter, Wall Street Journal

JD Morris, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle 

Catherine Wolfram, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Faculty; Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Emily Wimberger, Climate Economist, Rhodium Group

Loretta Lynch, Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

(Photo via Climate One)

twitter Libation MigrationAmerica’s most popular alcoholic beverages are about to take a hit from climate. Mild, sunny growing conditions have made California king of a $62 billion wine industry, and more than 7,000 breweries in the U.S. rely on barley, a key ingredient in beer that is partial to the cool temperatures of northwestern states and Canada. But both grapes and barley are sensitive to a changing climate. And years of disruptions from drought, fires, and rising temperatures have brewers and winemakers wondering: will "business as usual" survive into the next generation?

Guests
Esther Mobley, Wine Critic, The San Francisco Chronicle
Dan Petroski, Winemaker, Larkmead Vineyards
Katie Wallace, Director of Social & Environmental Impact, New Belgium Brewing

 

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

(Photo courtesy of Climate One)

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