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Outrage + Optimism

May 5, 2022

Does Putin’s invasion mark the end of the Fossil Fuel Era?

In this week’s episode we look at how the Russian invasion in Ukraine and subsequent energy crises are impacting energy deals between developed and developing countries ahead of COP27.

We also subject our guest, Kingsmill Bond of RMI, to a round of Paul’s new painfully-condescending evil oil baron persona as we put his optimistic assertions on the green energy transition to the test.

And be sure to stay tuned until after the interview for a brand new song with main-character energy titled, ‘End Transmission’ from Stelios Vassaloudis.



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Mentioned links from the episode:


READ: How Putin’s War Marks the End of the Fossil Fuel Era

LISTEN: The Climate Change and Happiness Podcast

READ: ‘Generation Dread’ by Brit Wray



Thanks to our guest this week, Kingsmill Bond!


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Thank you to our musical guest this week, Stelios Vassiloudis!


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