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infrastructure

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

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The Cost of Crossrail, Chartering a Jet

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) […]

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Human-Induced Climate Change – the winners and losers

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 […]

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Climate Change

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

The next episode of The Cost of Everything Podcast features Dr Rucha Karkarey, a coral reef ecologist and marine conservation biologist from India. We discuss the cost of human-induced climate change on Lakshadweep, an island chain that is similar to the Maldives. We also talk about the mass-bleaching of coral reefs and how she has […]

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Mini Nuclear Reactors, Modularity and Donuts

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 Locatelli” Giorgio’s research into […]

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Climate Change Energy infrastructure

Professor Giorgio Locatelli Talks About Mini Nuclear Reactors

In the first episode of The Cost of Everything Podcast we have Professor Giorgio Locatelli Chair in Project Business strategy at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on project management in large and complex infrastructure, particularly in the energy sector. I talk with Giorgio all about energy projects, and in particular so-called Small Modular […]

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Energy infrastructure

Welcome to The Cost of Everything Podcast

Hello, and welcome to the new blog which accompanies the brand new Podcast. My name is Amritpal, host and founder of The Cost of Everything, and I’m really looking forward to sharing this journey with you. “Cecil Graham: What is a cynic? Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything, and the value […]