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Catalyst with Shayle Kann
Catalyst with Shayle Kann
Post Script Media + Canary Media

Investor Shayle Kann is asking big questions about how to decarbonize the planet: How cheap can clean energy get? Will artificial intelligence... more

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Episodes

What the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would mean for climatetech

The $369 billion climate and tax bill from Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer caught everyone... more

05 Aug 2022 · 59 minutes
Watt It Takes: TeraWatt Infrastructure CEO Neha Palmer

We're bringing you something different today. It's an episode of one of our favorite podcasts, called Watt It Takes hosted... more

28 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
Seeking the holy grail of batteries

If there were a holy grail of electric vehicle batteries, it would be low-weight, long-range, and fast-charging. It would last... more

21 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
Crossing the valley of death

In climatetech, the ‘valley of death’ describes the lack of capital for newer solutions, especially those that mainstream investors view... more

14 Jul 2022 · 51 minutes
The Carbon Copy: Get ready for the battery recycling boom

On the Carbon Copy podcast this week: It’s been over three months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent shockwaves into global... more

07 Jul 2022 · 22 minutes
How to Save a Planet: Spark Tank! How Do We Solve the Energy Storage Problem?

It’s shark week! Or ‘spark’ week? Today we’re bringing you an episode of How to Save a Planet, in which... more

01 Jul 2022 · 47 minutes
Which tech is overhyped, underhyped and just right?

Within the climate tech world, technology hype is all over the map. In this episode, Lara Pierpoint, director of climate... more

23 Jun 2022 · 51 minutes
Making sense of solar engineering

In some climate circles, solar geoengineering is akin to a swear word. Also known as solar radiation modification (SRM), it... more

16 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
Introducing Climavores: a new show about food and climate

We're presenting a trailer for a new show from Post Script Media, called Climavores. Climavores is a show for eaters who... more

13 Jun 2022 · 4 minutes
From biowaste to “biogold”

Biomass. It's the organic matter in forests, agriculture and trash. You can turn it into electricity, fuel, plastic and more.... more

09 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
Climate tech’s surprising bottleneck – land access

There’s a bottleneck in climate tech that we don’t talk about enough: land availability. It’s a physical resource you need... more

02 Jun 2022 · 40 minutes
Tapping the goldmine of consumer energy data

Consumer energy data is vital to the energy transition, especially distributed energy resources (DERs). For example, a rooftop solar company... more

26 May 2022 · 50 minutes
How will the downturn affect climate tech?

Stock markets are in decline. Inflation is on the rise. Interest rates are up. Private tech companies are laying off... more

19 May 2022 · 45 minutes
Shayle’s “ask me anything” episode

We’re reversing roles today by taking listener questions for our host, Shayle Kann. He’s usually the one interviewing our guests,... more

12 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Growing the Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) market

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) is having a moment. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found... more

05 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Hydrogen, meet salt cavern

A massive green hydrogen project in Utah has won a $504.4 million conditional loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of... more

28 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
The great rush for battery metals

The metals used to make batteries are in hot demand. In 2021, the price of one form of lithium skyrocketed... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
Alternative protein: it’s what’s for dinner

Support strong climate journalism! Donate to Canary Media to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Conventional livestock agriculture, especially beef production, is a... more

14 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
Carbon capture and storage is making a comeback

Support strong climate journalism! Donate to Canary Media to celebrate its one-year anniversary. After a string of relatively high profile failures... more

07 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
Can Europe quit Russian fossil fuel by next winter?

Europe imports about 45% of its natural gas from Russia. As the conflict in Ukraine escalates, pressure is mounting for... more

31 Mar 2022 · 50 minutes
Will this carbon market boom be different?

Carbon markets of all types – avoidance, removal, voluntary, compliance – are hot. Startups are sprouting up, looking to develop,... more

24 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
When will batteries take over the world?

In the 90s batteries powered your camcorder and boombox. Then your phone. Now they’re running your electric vehicle (EV), and... more

17 Mar 2022 · 59 minutes
What the grid can learn from the internet

For nearly two decades, the terms "smart grid" and "grid edge" have been used to define the digital layer of... more

11 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Unlocking hyper-efficient cooling

It may not get the same attention as higher-profile sectors, but cooling accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gasses emissions.... more

03 Mar 2022 · 50 minutes
Will advanced reactors solve nuclear's problems?

Traditional nuclear power is bogged down by cost overruns and concerns about safety and waste. But does it have to... more

25 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
A critical tool for scaling climate tech: insurance

We buy insurance for everything – our cars, our houses, our health. But climate tech insurance? That’s a new one.   When... more

17 Feb 2022 · 48 minutes
The Carbon Copy: The lithium land grab in California

This week, we're featuring an episode of The Carbon Copy. Batteries are everywhere. In our electronics, our power tools, our electric... more

10 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
The future of the home solar market

There’s momentum building for electrification. But when will electrification take off as a mainstream movement? And what companies can provide... more

31 Jan 2022 · 47 minutes
The many pathways to decarbonizing chemicals

Chemicals might be the most daunting industrial sector to decarbonize. Unlike concrete and steel, where the end products are largely... more

24 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Microbes, meat and materials: biotech meets climatetech

Biotech has enormous potential across a wide array of climate solutions. It can be used to create alternative proteins, remove... more

18 Jan 2022 · 43 minutes
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In the 90s batteries powered your camcorder and boombox. Then your phone. Now they’re running your electric vehicle (EV), and in some... more