Current & Evergreen Discussions
Gravitricity - Ingenious Innovation in Grid Energy Storage
Charlie Blair, co-founder and managing director of Gravitricity walks us through the ingenious solution to energy grid storage based on weights and gravity. Gravitricity will become part of the world's toolbox of solutions when transitioning to 100% renewable energy.
Jane Davidson on the Creation of The Well-Being of Future Generations Act in Wales
In this discussion with Leila Conners, Jane Davidson tells the story of how one small nation responded to global climate issues by radically rethinking public policy for future generations. Based on her new book, #futuregen. In #futuregen, Jane Davidson explains how, as Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in Wales, she proposed the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015—the first piece of legislation on Earth to place regenerative and sustainable practice at the heart of government. Unparalleled in its scope and vision, the Act connects environmental and social health and looks to solve complex issues such as poverty, education and unemployment. Davidson reveals how and why such groundbreaking legislation was forged in Wales—once reliant on its coal, iron and steel industries—and explores how the shift from economic growth to sustainable growth is creating new opportunities for communities and governments all over the world. #futuregen is the inspiring story of a small, pioneering nation discovering prosperity through its vast natural beauty, renewable energy resources and resilient communities. It’s a living, breathing prototype for local and global leaders as proof of what is possible in the fight for a sustainable future.
Losing My Religion with Stephan McGuire
In this honest and brave conversation, Stephan reveals the reasons why he joined the Jehovah's Witnesses and how he managed to leave what he calls a cult. The conversation also goes into why a person would give their power over to a "high-control" group and how to get out of that kind of overpowering relationship.