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Rescope Radio is the podcast of The Rescope Project, empowering people to regenerate the systems and stories we live by, for life on Earth to flourish.
Listen to conversations with experts, executives, artists and leaders of all kinds from around the world, to inform and inspire the personal and big picture changes we need, to become a just, sustainable and flourishing society.
You'll hear about leading thinking, initiatives and projects, along with some of the personal stories of those involved - what brought them to the work they do, how their view of the world and what they do has changed, and how they've seen and impacted change in others and the broader systems and stories we live by.
Each guest also nominates a piece of music for us to play, to express a little more of where words can't reach. After all, what kind of radio wouldn't have music?
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Most Recent Episode
#023 Renewable Energy & Beyond: How do we transition to a renewable society? Feat. Richard Heinberg
The Economist reports that despite increasing public concern, and renewable power now costing less than coal in some places, rising energy demand means our use of fossil fuels is heading in the wrong direction. While climate calamities, once considered freakish, are now commonplace. All this emphasises the value and importance of this panel conversation that helped launch The Rescope Project last year.
Globally renowned energy expert, Richard Heinberg, joined us online from the USA, with one of Australia’s most incisive minds in energy systems and societal futures, Josh Floyd, energy and psychology researcher Dr Andrea Bunting, our ED and host Anthony James, and another full house of 200 people, to explore why the transition to renewable energy is essential, though not enough in itself to create a sustainable, fair & flourishing society. And what we need to do, individually and collectively, to create such a society.
Energy is a rapidly changing space, technologically, financially and in some ways politically, but the equally vital broader terrain of recalibrating society, our cultural norms, and how we think about and understand energy remains as important as ever. How much energy do we need? What happens to sectors like transport, agriculture and manufacturing? And what’s the best and most plausible proposal we’ve got for actually making the transition?
This event was the 3rd and final forum of our Regenerating Society Series, which launched The Rescope Project last year. Recorded at the National Sustainable Living Festival in the heart of Melbourne. And introduced by Professor Brendan Gleeson, Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne, valued partner in the Regenerating Society Series.
Anthony introduces the session, Richard speaks for 10 minutes, and Josh and Andrea for 5 minutes each. Then it’s an all-in conversation with the audience.
Let Them Know, by the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
Details on this event, including guest bio’s & other links - https://www.rescopeproject.org.au/our-renewable-future
Josh Floyd’s writing, including a transcript of his 5 minute initial presentation in this forum - https://www.rescopeproject.org.au/articles
Sign up to The Rescope Project - https://www.rescopeproject.org.au
Illustration of this event, by Sarah McConnell - https://www.rescopeproject.org.au/illustrating-change
Podcast #006 – Redefining Progress, the 2nd forum of the Regenerating Society Series, cited in this forum - https://soundcloud.com/rescoperadio/redefining-progress-live
Our Renewable Future, by Richard Heinberg & David Fridley (freely available online) - http://ourrenewablefuture.org
Post-Carbon Institute - https://www.postcarbon.org
Richard’s award winning video, ‘300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ-J91SwP8w
The Economist - https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/08/02/the-world-is-losing-the-war-against-climate-change?cid1=cust/ednew/n/bl/n/2018/08/2n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/ap/140375/n
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