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Zero: The Climate Race
Zero: The Climate Race
Bloomberg

Zero is about the tactics and technologies taking us to a world of zero emissions. Each week Bloomberg’s award-winning reporter Akshat Rathi talks... more

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Episodes

Why the UK’s Conservatives have given up on climate

After 14 years as a member of Parliament for the UK’s Conservative Party, Chris Skidmore quit the government in January... more

16 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Europe’s answer to the green backlash

Five years ago, the Green Party celebrated its best-ever results in European elections, ushering in a new era of legislative... more

09 May 2024 · 40 minutes
This bank is turning Africa into a climate investment opportunity

Africa currently loses between $7 billion and $15 billion a year because of climate change. If that trend continues, the... more

02 May 2024 · 35 minutes
The slow and painful recovery of the wind industry

Denmark’s Vestas has been making wind turbines exclusively since 1989 — well before the notion of an energy transition was... more

25 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
How ‘energy islands’ can supercharge offshore wind

If you've paid much attention to the wind industry lately, the news isn’t great. Building new projects is getting more... more

18 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
How to cut industrial emissions and dodge the valley of death

Clean energy technologies saw a record influx of investment last year: $1.7 trillion in total. But that still falls short... more

11 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
The climate watchdog holding the UK government to account

When the UK’s Climate Change Committee was formed in 2008, it both signaled the country’s seriousness about its environmental goals... more

04 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
A legally binding treaty to fight the plastic problem

The plastic problem is everywhere: in our oceans, communities, even inside our bodies. Plastic is abundant and very cheap, and... more

28 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Listen Now: The Big Take

The Big Take from Bloomberg News brings you inside what’s shaping the world's economies with the smartest and most informed... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 minute
Making renewables a profitable bet… everywhere

When Brookfield Asset Management launched a $15 billion fund to expand clean energy in 2021, it was the largest private... more

21 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Climate change can't overcome capitalism, and that's OK

It is now cheaper to save the world than destroy it. But is capitalism up to the challenge of preventing... more

12 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
John Kerry, the Forrest Gump of climate, bows out

John Kerry is the Forrest Gump of climate. The guy you’ll find at every important turn in history doing something... more

04 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
Introducing: The Deal with Alex Rodriguez and Jason Kelly

The Deal, hosted by Alex Rodriguez and Jason Kelly, features intimate conversations with business titans, sports champions and game-changing entrepreneurs... more

29 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
What Donald Trump’s return means for US climate ambition

Tom Steyer is a hedge-fund billionaire who made his money investing in distressed assets, including fossil fuel projects. He’s also an... more

18 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
Best of: How climate reached the world's elite in Davos

This January, Davos will once again host the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting and bring together the world's business and... more

11 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Our favorite climate numbers #3

Are fossil fuel companies needed in a clean energy future? Is the UK really backsliding on climate progress? And how... more

28 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Check out: Drilled

Today we're sharing an episode from another climate podcast that you might like, Drilled. Zero’s host Akshat Rathi was a... more

26 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Check out: The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

Today we’re sharing an episode from another climate podcast that you might like. It’s The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast from KCRW.... more

19 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
Introducing: Bloomberg News Now

Bloomberg News Now is a comprehensive audio report on today's top stories. Listen for the latest news, whenever you want... more

18 Dec 2023 ·
Is COP28 the beginning of the end for the fossil fuel era?

COP28 comes to a close. 200 countries came together, 100,000 people flew in, and what did they produce? A piece... more

13 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
'Hey, nice sea wall': Finding trillions for adaptation

Four billion people live in countries where climate change-related disasters are becoming more severe and frequent. Spending money to adapt,... more

11 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Al Gore plans to break the petrostate stranglehold on climate progress

Former US Vice President Al Gore has been going to COP summits since the beginning. But he’s much more than... more

06 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
How to triple renewables by 2030

Tripling renewables is one of the goals the COP28 discussions are circling around. It sounds good, but what will meeting... more

04 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Outrage and optimism in oil country

Today is the start of COP28. And for the next two weeks, Zero will be in the United Arab Emirates,... more

29 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
Best of: We need trillions to fix the climate. Finally there’s a serious plan.

Trillions of dollars are needed to shift the world to a low-carbon future, but where will all that money come... more

27 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Can an oil exec successfully lead COP28?

The UN Climate Conference COP28 starts next week. Before Akshat heads to the conference he’s joined by Aaron Rutkoff, the... more

23 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
How China left the world far behind in the battery race

By 2025, China’s battery production capacity will be three times as much as the rest of the world combined. Why... more

20 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Carbon removal’s magic number

If reducing emissions from industry is the first step for carbon capture, then drawing down excess CO2 to reverse climate... more

16 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Europe’s top industrialist takes on green batteries

You may not know Jim Hagemann Snabe by name, but he has been called Europe’s top industrialist. Snabe has held... more

14 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
Introducing: Elon, Inc.

At Bloomberg, we’re always talking about the biggest business stories, and no one is bigger than Elon Musk. In this new... more

10 Nov 2023 ·
Big promise, little success: The state of carbon capture

The U.S. is spending billions on carbon capture as a climate solution, but is it realistic? The method has been... more

09 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
The loudest champion of the climate vulnerable

Saleemul Huq was a pre-eminent climate scientist and champion for developing countries. For many years, he was a lone warrior... more

02 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Best of: How the ‘rich man’s energy club’ became a climate champion

This week, the International Energy Agency published its flagship report: The World Energy Outlook. It's hundreds of pages long and... more

26 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
The EV revolution isn’t just on four wheels

Cars are only half the electric vehicle story. There are also billions of two and three wheelers that need to... more

22 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Peak oil is here. Well, maybe.

Peak oil is here, or is it? Depends on how you measure, but at least one person is sure crude... more

19 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Can climate capitalism work?

It is now cheaper to save the world than destroy it. But is capitalism up to the challenge of preventing... more

12 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
It's done. The future is electric cars.

The rise of electric cars is staggering. In 2016, just 700,000 electric cars were sold worldwide, this year it’ll be... more

05 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
How to keep fossil fuels in the ground, from the boardroom

Brynn O’Brien not only reads corporate climate plans, she crunches the numbers. When they don’t add up, she calls her... more

28 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
Our favorite climate numbers #2

Are two wheels better than four? Can cutting commuting cap carbon consumption? And where’s all the clean energy coming from?... more

25 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
The godfather of solar predicts its future

Setting world records. Combing through warehouses of old electronics. Seeding the Chinese solar industry from afar. This is the life... more

21 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Perfume? Yes. Potatoes? No. Vertical farming tries to grow up

Cleantech is hard. Farming is harder. This week, Akshat Rathi visits entrepreneurs doing both.  GroGrace in Singapore and Jungle in Paris... more

14 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
How the world’s biggest green bank is electrifying Australia

Trillions of dollars are needed to fund the climate transition, with both the private sector and governments required to contribute.... more

07 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Your carbon footprint should bring you joy

The concept of a “carbon footprint” began as a distraction from Big Oil: get people to focus on their own... more

31 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Best of: How to build a battery that replaces a coal plant

This week, a visit to the energy startup trying to replace coal with a very cheap battery. Form Energy has... more

24 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
Methane leaks are the low-hanging fruit of the climate crisis

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with 80 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide over a 25-year period. However,... more

21 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
Why Hollywood A-listers are rushing to star in climate shows

How do you turn climate change into compelling TV? What scenarios do you draw on? And how do you make... more

17 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
Inside the industry that made climate denial work

True crime is one of the most popular genres in every form of storytelling. But can that pull be used... more

10 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
A sci-fi writer’s guide to a low-carbon future

To tackle climate change, we need good stories and we need good storytellers. Kim Stanley Robinson is a climate fiction... more

03 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
Best of: The world’s food system needs a radical rethink

What’s worse for the planet than Big Oil? The world’s food system, argues environmental journalist and campaigner George Monbiot in... more

27 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
How solar’s explosive growth is starting to make electricity free

In the next three years, 1TW of solar power will be added to the global grid and competition is driving... more

19 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
Our favorite climate numbers

Where’s all the oil money going? What’s happening with cycling in France? And how far behind China is the US... more

17 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
How Canada figured out a carbon tax and gave the money back

Canada is a leading producer of oil and gas. It’s also one of the few G7 members with a carbon... more

13 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
The Chinese activist who mapped the country's pollution problem

China is the world’s factory, and has the emissions to match. But in a planned economy, with weak environmental regulation,... more

06 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Three US Governors, Republican and Democrat, pitch green spending

Policy can make or break climate action. Usually, national policy gets the most attention, but what local and regional governments... more

29 Jun 2023 · 44 minutes
World leaders met in Paris to unlock trillions in climate finance. What did they achieve?

Last week, 50 world leaders met in Paris with the goal of moving trillions in climate finance to developing countries.... more

26 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Meet the man with $400 billion to supercharge climate tech

Tesla is a household name, but few people have heard of the Loan Programs Office (LPO), one of Tesla’s crucial... more

22 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
We need trillions to fix the climate. Finally there’s a serious plan.

Trillions of dollars are needed to shift the world to a low-carbon future, but where will all that money come... more

15 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
How wildfire smoke and air pollution affect your health

A hotter planet is also a smokier one, as residents of New York City are finding out this week. As... more

08 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
How to stop your retirement money funding climate change

How often do you think about how much your pension or 401(k) is contributing to climate change? Chances are not... more

01 Jun 2023 · 35 minutes
The biggest opportunity in the history of the world

Dipender Saluja is the Managing Director of Capricorn Investment Group, a venture capital firm with $9B under management. He was... more

25 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Does it matter if the world breaches 1.5C for a single year?

This week a new report was released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that says we are likely to exceed... more

18 May 2023 · 9 minutes
Redesigning cities for a future of extreme heat

At their best, cities can be a climate solution: densely packed places with good public transport, effective health care, and... more

18 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Biden’s climate bill is changing climate tech, and our daily lives

It’s been eight months since President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act. Already the hundreds of billions of dollars it... more

11 May 2023 · 29 minutes
How the Bezos Earth Fund spends its billions

Amazon made Jeff Bezos very rich. In 2020, he decided to pledge a portion of that wealth — $10 billion... more

04 May 2023 · 31 minutes
High hopes for biodiversity, but who will pay?

The world is in the middle of the sixth mass extinction and this time it's being driven by human activity.... more

27 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
Best of: Inside the stealth startup making zero-emission steel

Steel is the backbone of modern society, and it’s also responsible for 7% of global greenhouse-gas emissions. Last summer, Bloomberg... more

20 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
The climate case for flying cars

Electric aviation fulfills two futuristic promises – flying cars and emissions-free air travel. This week, meet the professor who is... more

13 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
A kingdom built on oil now controls the world’s climate progress

When Sultan Al Jaber was made president of COP28, the year’s biggest climate summit, there was outrage. How can the... more

05 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
How to build a battery that replaces a coal plant

This week, a visit to the energy startup trying to replace coal with a very cheap battery. Form Energy has... more

30 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
How the ‘rich man’s energy club’ became a climate champion

How do you rebuild an international organization for the climate era? That’s what the Paris-based International Energy Agency has done... more

23 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
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How do you rebuild an international organization for the climate era? That’s what the Paris-based International Energy Agency has done over the... more