This week we speak with Sarah Mills, a Senior Project Manager, at the Graham Sustainability Institute, and Lecturer at the School for Environment and Sustainability
Research Professor of Climate and Society at the Finnish Environment Institute. She holds a long research record, but one of her current projects is focused on national defense and the low-carbon energy transition. This is a starting off point to understand the changes Finland is experiencing in its shift away from Russia and how energy security is reframed.
This week we have a special guest with David Schwartz. How does the theater fit within the energy transition? As policymakers are discovering society matters. Unfortunately, this is more true in some countries than others. David’s focus on Romania deals with economic transitions experienced by the people. His productions highlight the plight of people unable to afford the bare essentials to exist in modern society.
The importance of this episode lies in understanding the shift Finland has experienced since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the explicit NATO alignment it now holds. Ambiguity is out the door. A new security line is emerging and we should be aware of how this new security pact changes relations with Russia.
energy, energy communities, photovoltaics, zagreb, island, building, democracy, transition, renewables, recycling
I’ve titled this episode as the ‘Big Conversation on Germany’s Energy Crisis’ for a reason. Our conversation covers a wide field of energy issues. I was really impressed by Pieter’s knowledge of both the policy-making process and the balancing act that politicians straddle.