What is Clean Energy? (Season 2, Ep. 2)
Mission Transition: Clean Energy and Beyond
A podcast from Sierra Club BC
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Every time we think we’ve seen how badly climate change is impacting us, we see another level of damage. The fall of 2018 saw the destruction of an entire California town by wildfires. Climate impacts are forcing millions of people worldwide to migrate. The need for the clean energy transition is clear, the debate is now about how fast and in what way it needs to happen.
In this episode, we begin with basic questions: What makes energy clean—or not? What are “transition fuels” and do we have time to develop them?
To explore them, Caitlyn and Sue turn to Sierra Club BC’s Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner Jens Wieting and energy policy researcher Zoë Yunker. We hear from Molly Wickham, a spokesperson for the Gidimt’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation on the real impacts of one so-called “transition fuel.”
And we have insightful conversations with National Observer journalist Emilee Gilpin and award winning author and sustainability expert Guy Dauncey on the urgency of this transition to clean energy.
Listen to Episode 3 next or find all of our previous episodes here.
Find more from Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting on Twitter and on our Stories page
Stand with the Wet’suwet’en: Gidimt’en Yintah Access and Unist’ot’en Camp
Read and listen to the First Nations Forward series and more from Emilee Gilpin in the National Observer
Visit Earth Future for more from Guy Dauncey
Listen to our extended interview with Guy Dauncey
Washington State bans fracking
Provincial CleanBC Climate Plan
$40B LNG project in northern BC gets go-ahead
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
Feature image: T’Souke Nation solar project. Photo by Caitlyn Vernon