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Sep 2019

ZNF DC Update - How Trump Creates Uncertain Industries

In this Washington D.C. update, we discuss standards for light bulbs, fuel economy and methane, and how Trump’s leadership style on these issues is causing uncertainty for businesses. Plus, we give an overview of our upcoming podcast on the single greatest threat to island communities and cultures - climate change.

Aug 2019

ZNF DC Update - Climate Emergency in the Making

In this episode, we give a quick status update on Congress during recess. Plus, we dig into what makes a climate resolution useful and what everyone can do to push for a climate emergency declaration for their communities that has meaning and action behind it.


Aug 2019

ZNF DC Update - Climate and Agriculture

In this first episode of the second series of Zero Net Fifty, we discuss the upcoming Global Climate Strike, plus, in a Washington D.C. update, we explore why the Democrats are thinking about climate and agriculture.

Jul 2019

Why Did Canada Declare a National Climate Emergency? And Should the US Do It Too?

In this season ender, we take a look at what has been happening in Washington, D.C., before the holiday break and the release of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. Plus we discuss the latest effort by Canada’s House of Commons to declare a national climate emergency and why it matters to the US. The ZeroNetFifty podcast will return with a second season in August.

Jun 2019

How Does the Resilience Economy Grow? And How Can We Help It Thrive?

In this episode, we look at the driving force of the US House in Washington D.C. right now and what it expects to accomplish for climate and energy policy in the face of Senate resistance. Plus, we examine the critical efforts of nations and subnationals to build adaptable communities for both the immediate and anticipated effects of climate change.

May 2019

The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019: Is the Timing Right for This Clean Policy?

In this episode, we delve into Renewable Portfolio Standards – what’s the latest from states; who is taking aim at them and why; and is it the right time for the US to adopt a national clean energy standard? Plus, we discuss the importance of Washington state’s new law on HFCs.

May 2019

Controlling the Narrative: Why Some Climate Science Deniers Are Saying They’re Believers

In this episode, we look at the week in Washington DC and discuss a shift by US Republicans in how they’re talking about climate change. Plus, we ask, who holds the power in global climate change policy making and who is rising in the ranks?

Apr 2019

Is Global Cooperation Important on the Path to Deep Electrification? Or Is It Just a Fantasy?

In this episode, we discuss a new proposed pathway to deep electrification by 2050 to meet the Paris Agreement goals. And we look for the role of a global cooperative agenda on that pathway. Plus, we highlight appointments from the Trump Administration and what states think about the recent executive order to expedite pipeline permits.

Apr 2019

Introducing the Green Real Deal - What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

In this episode, we discuss the new Green Real Deal resolution and activity from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Plus we dig into the new “Banking on Climate Change 2019” report and the fossil fuel investments of the world’s biggest banks.

Mar 2019

Will They, Won’t They? The Green New Deal Track in House, Senate

In this episode, we look at how the Green New Deal will move forward in the House and Senate and what the motives of Democrats and Republicans look like in that process. Plus, we discuss the recent student strikes and proposed global policies for a circular economy.