PODCAST EPISODE

RETRO: How the UK can get to zero carbon – Chris Goodall

Skeptics in the Pub Online Podcast

24-04-2022 • 1 hr 42 mins


The UK has declared a ‘climate emergency’ and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include: -Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen. -Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars. -Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen. -Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil. This episode also includes a bonus Q&A that we recorded afterwards due to having so many excellent questions from our audience. Chris Goodall is a businessman, author and expert on new energy technologies. His expertise lies in low carbon energy generation, low carbon heat, electric cars, storage and geoengineering. His début