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01/31/2024

Charging Toward a More Resilient Grid

The story of Synop began 18 years ago when Dhillon met Andrew Blejde in an engineering class on their first day of high school in...

01/18/2024

Tesla Alums Electrify RVs

How Lightship began with a road trip

10/03/2023

Climate Ag’s Moment in the Sun

Decarbonizing any industry delivers benefits that go way beyond sustainability. How we cultivate soil, grow crops, and raise livestock has been in a state of tech-enabled...

08/22/2023

Fixing the Carbon Market, One Credit at a Time

Adrian Wons got into mechanical engineering in the most German way possible: through cars. He never expected to take a hard right into sustainability and...

01/18/2023

Special Episode: Kim Stanley Robinson On Our Climate Future

Host Andrew Beebe speaks to one of the greatest living writers of science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson.

01/04/2023

10 Climate Tech Predictions for 2023

2022 was a big year for Climate Tech, particularly in the U.S. The Inflation Reduction Act, also known as the Climate Bill, was a shot...

12/05/2022

The Clean, Quiet Trucking Revolution

Forum Mobility’s mission to electrify a huge industry you’ve never heard of

09/20/2022

The Climate Bill’s Hidden Win

The climate bill, or the Inflation Reduction Act in DC-speak, represents a sea change in American climate policy. The financial impacts on climate funding have...

08/30/2022

Engineering Culture Like an EV

How Lightship’s Head of Manufacturing is building sustainable RVs and an inclusive culture

06/21/2022

BONUS: Series Wrap Up with Andrew Beebe and Emily Brady

For this bonus episode, we’re flipping the script.

06/14/2022

Accelerating Fast Charging with Cathy Zoi

Cathy Zoi is the CEO of EVgo, America’s largest fast charging network for electric vehicles.

06/07/2022

Why We Need Nuclear with Rachel Slaybaugh

Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh is a nuclear expert and investor at DCVC, where she focuses on climate tech.

05/24/2022

Why a Payments Company Went All In On Carbon Removal

Nan Ransohoff is Head of Climate at Stripe. As part of her role, Nan leads Frontier, an advance market commitment for carbon removal.

05/17/2022

From Journalist to VC with Molly Wood

Molly Wood is an investor at the early stage venture firm LAUNCH, and co-host of This Week in Startups.

05/10/2022

Building ‘Stuff That Matters’ with Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell led the teams that brought us the iPod, iPhone, and the Nest thermostat.

05/03/2022

The Optimistic Path Forward with Jason Jacobs

Jason Jacobs is the creator and host of My Climate Journey, a podcast that demystifies climate change and helps people make a difference.

04/26/2022

Making Big Companies Change with Maria Fujihara

Maria Fujihara is Founder & CEO of SINAI Technologies, the world’s leading enterprise software platform to measure, analyze, price, and reduce emissions.

04/19/2022

Building a Climate Army with Jigar Shah

To begin the series, we speak with Jigar Shah, Director for the Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy.

04/12/2022

Introducing Obvious Ideas

In hindsight, all great ideas are Obvious.

01/13/2022

10 Climate Tech Predictions For 2022

Spoiler alert: Growth will be ubiquitous in the Decarb Decade

09/21/2021

Cracking the Carbon Conundrum

The Four R’s of Carbon, for our collective consideration

09/21/2021

Maria Fujihara Decarbonizes the World

SINAI Technology’s Founder & CEO on getting fired in Brazil, hiring herself in the Bay Area, and the climate tech revolution ahead

01/25/2021

We Have Entered the Climate Decade

A long boom of climate tech is just getting started

07/18/2019

The Frictionless Future

Urban infrastructure brings us closer to exponentially better living

04/23/2019

A Tale of Two Cities, 2030 Edition

A great migration forces an existential question for the modern metropolis: how might entrepreneurs upgrade urban living over the next ten years?

09/06/2018

Preparing for Liftoff

Electric flight will transform our cities for the better, and it will happen sooner than you might think

02/21/2018

The Seeds of a Building Revolution

With purpose as its foundation, Plant Prefab pursues a half trillion dollar market

07/31/2017

The Death of “Alternative Energy”

Fifteen years ago, when I joined the early ranks of clean energy entrepreneurs, we were nearly dead in the water on climate. Oil was $15...

12/10/2015

The Coming Electrification of Everything

At Obvious Ventures, we believe stored electricity, increasingly derived from renewable sources, will entirely replace fossil fuels as the preferred method to power everything in...

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