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Zerocarbonista is the podcast from green entrepreneur and climate change campaigner, Dale Vince. From building his first windmill in 1996 to taking Forest Green Rovers Football Club vegan in 2015 and becoming a United Nations Ambassador in 2019, Dale Vince has made saving planet his life’s mission. Hear more from Dale and his guests in every episode.
 
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It's been two weeks since the last episode and Dale's been busy - find out about his adventures in Austria and in the Houses of Parliament. We look at some great changes in Australia - with a government that finally seems to get it. There's been a lot of chat about Green Gas - and there's an open invite for George Monbiot to come and talk about his…
 
Experts say there isn’t enough being done to improve energy efficiency - so naturally we find out what Dale thinks about it. Ian can’t believe what he’s hearing when Dale reveals he’s off to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger in Vienna, but he’ll be back. We talk about what the government could do (or not do) with the rising price of our energy bills. New …
 
It’s Jubilee Weekend in the UK - and Dale’s pondering what you need to do for your country to get recognised. We talk about our big green gas news - and why so many people seem to be in love with heat pumps. We also discover that tobacco isn’t just bad for people - it’s bad for the planet too. We answer your questions too, as Dale breaks out his st…
 
Big week for Dale and Ecotricity - there’s a new gas field in Britain, Dale explains more about why the grass under our feet is the answer to all of our heating related questions. Why haven’t government embraced it - and is this really something that could go mainstream? Our friends in Australia could be turning a corner when it comes to the climat…
 
Experts are wondering how many more signals of climate change the world needs to start acting, and so do we. We scratch our heads while world leaders continue to scratch their collective arse? And surprisingly, Dale appears to be siding with the energy watchdog for the first time in ages when it comes to proposed changes in the price cap system. Lo…
 
We open with bombshell news from Ian and digest a rollercoaster week in the life of Forest Green Rovers. We look at the warning signs society continues to ignore, and wonder how airlines can make their homework, yet still miss their own targets. Lots of your questions too!!Από τον Dale Vince
 
Our PM continues to limp on, and we’re wondering where it all goes from here, as it appears Dale and Boris are on the same side for once. We’re being advised to work from home to stop reliance on Russian oil – but why did it take a war to start breaking the reliance on fossil fuels? Dale talks about the reaction to flying the Palestine flag at Fore…
 
The government’s energy strategy is finally here - they want 8 new nuclear reactors and are considering fracking, so Dale and Ian wonder what the hell is going on? The IPCC says fossil fuel companies are blocking green and the policies - but the report is also written by those with interests in the market - bonkers. Dale answers your questions too.…
 
We discuss Dale’s plans to step away from Ecotricity - as he looks for a new owner. The guys talk in depth about his decision, and what Dale’s planning to do with all that spare time. Is he going to Barbados, or does he still have a huge list of stuff he wants to achieve? There’s also been a long rumoured political career - is that what’s next? Can…
 
Dale’s been reacting to the government’s move to zero vat on green stuff like solar panels in the spring budget, while learning you can’t swear on national radio. We wonder whether government ministers require training in the real world, after the Chancellor’s disastrous photoshoot. The energy crisis continues to rumble - so we examine what happens…
 
The energy crisis continues, while the North Sea oil operators have more cash than they know what to do with. Dale says he misses Donald Trump, and we wonder if he’s still got the Rona…. We also wonder what’s causing Brexiteers to turn into net zero sceptics. We answer a bumper mail bag of questions too.…
 
Terrible stuff going on in the world, but Dale’s wondering if the only positive from this conflict is the chance to finally push for energy independence - especially when you discover just 10% of our ‘economic recovery’ funds are being spent on green initiatives. The House of Lords says young people should pay for our net zero policy - and Dale doe…
 
We’re living through unpredictable, game changing times - so we investigate what energy independence will cost the UK, and why, if we don’t get much of our oil or gas from Russia, why are prices rocketing? In lighter news, Dale answers your questions about the solar powered camper van that’s going to take him to COP27.…
 
As storms batter the country, Dale and Ian get together to discuss the latest green stuff. A new report tells us that oil firms have been greenwashing for decades - and we wonder why the hell it took so long to tell us that. Dale reveals his new plan to travel to Egypt for COP27 in a solar panelled camper van and much more - including the US mega d…
 
Big news - nuclear fusion is possible - but only for five seconds - we digest the news and wonder whether it could be part of the power mix. Dale’s been chatting to Nigel Farage - and Ian wonders what the hell is going on! We’ve got your questions too.Από τον Dale Vince
 
Dale’s had a bit of a week. We get our teeth into the energy price cap and whether the government loan is really ‘helping’ customers. We also question whether the North Sea oil companies are struggling, or just struggling to count the cash. ITV broke Dale’s investigation into dogs being turned into electricity - we discuss a shocking story we just …
 
With a reporter writing “cotton is the new chicken” we're taking a look at why what we wear is increasingly important. With Ecotricity’s plans for Eco Park back in the press, Dale spells out why green fields don’t necessarily mean good for nature. You’ll also hear Dale take Elon musk to task for polluting space with an errant rocket, on course to c…
 
We wonder how the holy hell the government can beat a legal challenge to stop developing the North Sea for oil and gas? We discuss the myth of carbon capture and storage on a mass scale - and talk about England’s Environment Agency, and how they appear to be selling the ability to pollute. And in the US, a fossil fuel company is using the first ame…
 
The shady World Economic Forum announced this week that climate change was the greatest threat in 2022, and we wonder what the hell took them so long? We chat about whether Ecotricity would use animal slurry in its green gas mills, and celebrate our friends at Tranmere Rovers for going vegan. Lots of questions from you lot too - including a questio…
 
The energy crisis continues rumbling and Dale’s got three things he wants the government to consider, so customers don't have to pay £hundreds more for their power from April. With Fossil Fuel companies paying for Google ads that look like normal search results - we wonder why tech companies aren’t regulated. We hear about the ultimate in greenwash…
 
This is our last one for 2021 - we look back at another bonkers year - but first Dale explains why he isn’t a fan of Christmas, and it’s not because he’s a big old grinch. We start with COP26 - the UK’s first attempt at hosting it and the behaviour of our Prime Minister. Then there’s the energy crisis, which has transformed our relationship with el…
 
We start looking at campaigners taking court action against governments for failing their climate targets - and whether this should these battles take place in court. There’s been a few cases of COVID at Forest Green Rovers, so we talk about what’s ahead for the rest of the season. Reindeers are starving in Lapland because of climate change - will …
 
Dale digests a massive Tory by-election defeat, and wonders if this is the end for Boris? We take a look at new proposals to stress test energy companies, and discover wood is still being shipped from America and and burnt as “green energy”. Lots of your questions too.Από τον Dale Vince
 
We take a look at the suggestion climate taxes should be paid by those who do the most polluting, and digest news that young people are getting stressed about climate change. Dale also spoils the ending of the latest Bond film, and we talk about making the web greener.Από τον Dale Vince
 
Lots to discuss – three young people are suing the PM for failing to save the planet, and Dale says he fails to see any positives of privatisation, and reckons he would be happy for the energy industry to return under state control, if it solved the current crisis. We also look at a new poll that says Brits are now more concerned about the climate …
 
Following our week off, Dale discusses why COP was successful in his eyes – despite the meat-heavy, carbon-laden menu. We also discuss climate change education in schools, the Insulate Britain jailings, whether (or not) we need Andrew Neil back on our TV screens and Boris on a train. We’ve got loads of your questions too.…
 
Dale is in Glasgow for COP26, so we talk through some of the biggest news from the conference, including the “end of coal” - while the UK gets ready to open a new coal mine. We hear about Dale’s latest experience with the cops at COP26 and find out about eco-bot.net - cutting through the greenwash.Από τον Dale Vince
 
Dale and Ian digest the UK’s anti-climate budget - cheaper to fly, cheaper to drive and drink too, yet still nothing on home insulation or solar panels. We also work out Australia’s net zero plan - which seems to involve fossil fuels… As Dale gets ready for COP26, we wonder what’s ahead and whether the UK government is coordinating the world on cli…
 
He’s been called some things over time, but a friend of Vladimir Putin? Dale explains more. Lots more to discuss, including Britain and US not wanting a safe and healthy planet to be a human right. We also hear about Dale’s alien experience at the Conservative conference in Manchester, and do our best to answer your questions.…
 
Three more energy companies collapsed since our crisis special - and we keep you abreast with what’s going on in this fast moving mess. We digest news that just a quarter of voters think Boris is the man to tackle climate crisis. Dale’s off to the Conservative party conference, and Ian can’t believe what he’s hearing. With a price cap for energy in…
 
Before we launch season 3 we thought we’d discuss what the hell is going on with energy. With 25 years in the game, Dale’s well qualified to tell us. Find out what got the UK in this mess, what many energy businesses got wrong, and whether the government can get us out of this real pickle. Back to normal in our next episode - whatever normal means …
 
It’s the final episode before our summer break and we’re talking about how the media reports the climate emergency and whether BBC impartiality really should apply now. There’s also the incredible news of a cigarette company promising to abandon cigarettes by 2030. We’re back with season 3 in September - thanks for listening.…
 
It’s been a hot old week, and Dale’s fired up. We wonder why it’s going to take two years to look at changing road building policies. Should we be celebrating heatwaves, or seeing them as signs of the climate crisis? And we ponder whether hydrogen is the answer for long distance air travel – we also get to the bottom of claims from shooting groups …
 
As big fans of re-wilding, we consider the return of wildness and letting nature do its thing - is it time to release the wolves? We discuss British rainforests and wonder where we’re all beginning to suffer date fatigue as the EU pins its hopes on 2050 as its zero carbon date. We get an email from a listener in Australia who wonders how he can mak…
 
We talk about shocking new figures on death from climate change, and the latest climate denial from a US senator - he’s an idiot. Dale shares his issues with carbon offsetting, and talks about the concept of re-wilding. We discuss whether “a little bit of coal” is still ok for educational purposes, and we find out whether Ian has KFC’s Colonel Sand…
 
We talk about record breaking temperatures in Canada, and how climate change is literally killing people in their hundreds. We try to get our heads around the BBC telling kids about the positives of climate change, and Dale talks about his experience with the new TV kid on the block, GB News. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dale agree on the fact that po…
 
Today we talk about the continued toxic legacy of leaded petrol – and how the government’s environmental transgressions keep piling up. We also discuss anxiety about the climate crisis, and we find out why Dale’s been chased by a drone.Από τον Dale Vince
 
We examine The Sunday Times Green Power list and work out what the hell happened. We also hear about how the Daily Express is reinventing itself as the paper for the planet. We also ponder how Easyjet is justifying domestic UK flights for just pennies per mile, and find out more about Dale’s Green Dragon initiative too. There’s lots of your questio…
 
It’s G7 & Boris has turned up in a private jet. We wonder where Britain’s serious environmental policies are. Dale also tackles some whataboutery, we look at plastic invading our oceans and hear more about Ecotricity’s plans for green gas after the sale of the Electric Highway charging network.Από τον Dale Vince
 
It’s our second episode in a couple of days, and we’ve got plenty to discuss. We digest news that three UK animal species are on the verge of extinction, and how healthcare professionals are now pushing to recognise the climate crisis as a medical emergency. We discuss how Ecotricity came to be – and what keeps Dale motivated 25 years later. There’…
 
We’re late because of gremlins, but we talk about a bad week for oil companies, and consider how to tell kids about the climate crisis. There’s a bit of football chat thrown in, and we consider whether the UK will really get to zero carbon.Από τον Dale Vince
 
We’re considering whether we’re all need to scrap our gas boilers or whether there’s a renewable alternative. There’s also the matter of Brazil’s (potentially) dodgy environment minister - and what’s going on with Dale’s Sky Diamonds. We also talk about whether we should make good things cheaper than bad things through taxes and subsides. Find out …
 
There are more reasons to wonder whether the government’s heart is really in fighting the climate crisis - from PM’s unnecessary helicopter trip, to a new Police and Crime Commissioner who doesn’t want to buy “foreign” electric vehicles, but loves his gas guzzling trucks. We also find out how some clever AI tech has worked out oil and gas giants we…
 
Today we talk about Dale and Forest Green’s support of an anti-gambling campaign in football, as well as the Pagan calendar, and news that underlines the eat less meat argument. We find out why Dale loves smart meters, and what’s on his bank holiday BBQ.Από τον Dale Vince
 
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