Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.
We need to consider the true cost of producing the hydrogen that is touted to transform our energy usage to one which is more sustainable and low carbon.
The Cost of Carbon
In this episode I discuss the cost of carbon with Dr Katherine Ibbotson (listen here), programme carbon and cost manager at the Environment Agency. Kat incorporates carbon cost estimating into the decision-making process, and has worked nationally with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineers on the topic of carbon […]
I talked with Sanathanan Rajagopal, the current Chairman of the Society of Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF) and Qinetiq Fellow. We talked about the future of estimating and how big data, AI and machine learning means working smarter not harder. Because of new tools, software, there is an expectation that estimates should be produced quicker. […]
What is Project Risk, Anyway?
I talked with the brilliant Dr Christian B Smart all about project risk and his new book about project risk management. You can direct download the episode here. Christian is the Chief scientist for Galorath, and provides consultancy for NASA and the US Department of Defence. Please subscribe on Apple podcast or Spotify. You can […]
This week I interviewed Dr Anne Velenturf (download the mp3 here). We talked about the practical elements of the Circular Economy, and how this could affect decision-making going forward. There are some radical ideas covered in this interview, that I think should be given serious consideration in investment decision-making in a Post-Covid lockdown world. Please […]
Valuing the Circular Economy
In the next episode I discuss the practical implications of the Circular Economy with Dr Anne Velenturf. We talk about how implementing Circular Economy principals affects decision-makers and whether social value should be monetised. Episode available from 14th September 2020
Crossrail Cost So, first, let’s talk about Cross Rail, a high profile UK rail project, some would say as the precursor and example of how HS2 (High speed Rail) will fare over the next 10 years. Crossrail is a new underground railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line (purple on the tube map) […]
I discussed the cost of human-induced climate change with Dr Rucha Karkarey, a coral reef ecologist and marine conservation biologist from India. She has been studying how habitat loss from climate change impacts the diversity and functioning of coral reef fishes. Her work has been based in the lesser known Lakshadweep archipelago in India, which […]
Listen in on Spotify! Cost and time overruns in nuclear power is one of the major barriers to widespread investment in the technology, particularly in western countries. You need wind and solar… but you also need the stuff like nuclear to provide the baseload… to achieve low carbon with the right energy mix “Professor Giorgio […]