The Future of Energy

Chris Hayes asks BE's Jonah Goldman the big questions

People are investing in all kinds of different (clean technology) pathways. No one knows which is going to win, but we need to take all the shots because ultimately what we need to do right now is create the market environment for these things to succeed.

Jonah Goldman Managing Director, Breakthrough Energy

Why is this Happening is a weekly podcast where journalist Chris Hayes speaks with experts about the things that keep him awake at night. He recently spoke with Breakthrough Energy’s managing director Jonah Goldman about one of the biggest questions facing humanity—whether we can prevent a climate disaster. During a wide-ranging conversation they discuss the challenges ahead of us in the clean energy transition, the important role policy plays in creating markets, and the reasons we have to be optimistic.

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Breakthrough Energy

Founded by Bill Gates, Breakthrough Energy is dedicated to helping humanity avoid a climate disaster. Through investment vehicles, philanthropic programs, policy advocacy, and other activities, Breakthrough Energy is committed to scaling the technologies the world needs to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Jan 31, 2022

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