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BetaTalk is the recent winner of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2020 communication category “which recognises an organisation who has done most to enhance awareness or championed positive change for renewables or clean technology with key opinion formers: parliament, government or the public”Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach on Twitter discusses energy and the transition to low carbon technologies such as solar thermal and heat pumps with some of the best renewable engineers. He is uni ...
 
From wind and solar to hydrogen and nuclear, Cormac O’Malley explores the challenges and opportunities presented by clean energy technologies with a host of experts from Imperial College London. This podcast is brought to you by the Integrated Development of Low-carbon Energy Systems programme and Energy Futures Lab, Imperial’s global energy institute.
 
What does it take to create a sustainable world? You might be surprised, but business leaders and innovators who manufacture modern plastic materials ask themselves these questions all the time. The Sustainably Speaking Podcast, hosted by Joshua Baca, will let you hear directly from all of them through thought-provoking conversations, where they will offer their personal insights, creative solutions, and discuss collaborative efforts to address the world’s biggest challenges, like their visi ...
 
The official Low Season Traveller podcast where each week we learn more about what the tourism experience is like during each destination's low & shoulder seasons. And who better to learn from than the very people responsible for promoting tourism in each destination and the locals who can advise us of the "hidden gems" we shouldn't miss. The podcast was created by Ged Brown, Founder of Low Season Traveller, the world's first travel organisation entirely dedicated to inspiring travellers to ...
 
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We chat with Kim from the Heat Academy. Kim was asked to help train the supervisors of a large plumbing and heating company who install the heating on large developments (New Builds). He was shocked that in this case it seemed the boiler manufacturer had designers specifying heating systems that will not work very well with modern boilers. Heating …
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides. Today we're delighted to be joined by Paul Melhus who is the Canadian Founder and CEO of an utterly wonderful organisation called Tours By Locals. Tours By Locals have over 4,700 local tour guides in 190 countries throughout the world who provide their guests with an authentic, …
 
On this latest episode of Sustainably Speaking, we dive into the importance of national legislation for creating a circular economy in the U.S. to prevent waste from entering the environment. From modernizing our infrastructure and enabling next generation automobiles, plastics play a critical part in a lower carbon future. But given that plastics’…
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides. Today we’re joined by the always insightful and equally charming, Carolyn Childs from MyTravel Research, which is the foremost market intelligence company for the global travel industry. As regular listeners will know, Carolyn is a frequent guest on the show as she has such a br…
 
You just have Nathan on this episode who wanted to help explain further what is going on with heat in a home e.g. how does heat move, how is heat measured, what is the relationship between energy (joules) and power (Watts) Sit back and enjoy. Please, please share this episode with others as it will help. If you are a heating engineer, PAS assessor …
 
So welcome to this final episode of our special 6 part series where we have been speaking with some of the brightest and most considerate social media content creators around. And today I’m delighted to be joined by Petrena. Petrena is a travel media content creator. Her channel on YouTube has millions of viewers and when you watch one or two, you’…
 
Tolu is a travel content creator who specialises in affordable luxury travel and providing travel tips to her rapidly growing audience on social media via her channel which is called Travel with Tolu. In her feed, Tolu shares photographs of her travels, useful advice, travel tips and generally provides inspiration for young people to travel and exp…
 
In this special episode for World Tourism Day, we speak to Dayana Brooke who is the Founder of The Sustainable Traveller, about her aim to change the way we travel so that we make a better impact on our environment, our lives and our planet. Dayana is deeply passionate about the benefits of travel as well as the challenges which it can bring. For s…
 
On this latest episode of Sustainably Speaking, we discuss critical issues related to community health and sustainability — food waste and food insecurity. Every day, millions of Americans lack access to fresh, nutritious food, yet each year 30 to 40 percent of food is wasted on average. One of the major contributors? Insufficient or improper food …
 
Dasha is a travel content creator and tour guide focusing on her adopted city of London. After spending many days walking through lesser-known parts of London such as Brick Lane on her way to work, Dasha set about discovering more about these hidden gems. She became so passionate about all that she learned, that she started up her very own audio to…
 
Big heat pumps powering district heat networks is the topic of conversation. Nathan chats with a well known figure from the vapour compression industry Dave Pearson, the Group Sustainable Development Director from Star Renewable Energy. Star Renewable Energy, based in Glasgow, Scotland is responsible for the world’s largest 90°C natural heat pump f…
 
Talia is the face behind the hugely popular Talia’s Bucketlist and Travel With Talia. She is a content creator for travel, fashion and lifestyle and her photographs are visually stunning! With over 120 thousand followers on Instagram and 1.6 million monthly views on Instagram Reels, its easy to understand why Talia recently took the plunge to do wh…
 
In this episode of Sustainably Speaking, we discuss how companies are ramping up their efforts to reduce plastic waste by investing in and innovating for a circular economy. How is this happening? Companies and funds are accelerating investment in recycling infrastructure and innovative technologies (like advanced recycling), with the goal of incre…
 
Here at Low Season Traveller, we've been looking out for some autumnal low season trips in the UK and today’s guest is the perfect man to help us! I am delighted to be joined by Sean Taggart who’s going to help us get to know what it’s like to travel around the UK by coach with his new company, Toureasy. Now…Sean is somewhat of a legend in the UK c…
 
Bugo is a London and travel blogger who travels the world with her husband focusing on the romantic notions associated with travel. Like many of us, Bugo has spent a great deal of the lockdowns at home in London but this hasn’t stopped her from travelling. In fact, she has travelled considerably throughout the UK discovering new and exciting destin…
 
In this very honest episode Nathan chat's to Martyn Bridges from Worcester Bosch about 100% hydrogen boilers and hydrogen ready boilers, also known as H2 ready boilers. Worcester Bosch are a very well known boiler brand here in the UK who are also involved with renewable technology such as solar thermal, air to air heat pumps, air to water heat pum…
 
Emma Gill is a travel photographer and videographer. Uncomfortable with the label of influencer, Emma travels and shares with her audience how she creates the shots and videos that she shoots to inspire her ever-growing audience of 60,000+ followers. In a way, she brings her audience on a tour behind the scenes of travel photography and videography…
 
On the last episode of Sustainably Speaking, we discussed how advanced recycling helps communities find new uses and value in used plastics while keeping plastic waste out of the environment. How does this process work? Advanced recycling companies rely on scientists to help inform their technologies, processes, data and analysis... all necessary t…
 
What is the best boiler features on some consumer sites. Unfortunately, these consumer sites have very little knowledge around boilers so it is best to take their advice with a pinch of salt . In this episode Nathan chats to Si Posket who is going to be doing a lot more heat pump work with his friend Craig from https://cbrookesheating.co.uk/ We als…
 
In today’s episode, we're talking about Social Responsible Tourism. And we have the perfect guest to help us to better understand what we mean by social tourism and how it can make a huge positive difference in the world. Nic Balmain has worked at the highest levels in the global travel industry over many years. These days, located in California, N…
 
Many plastics can be recycled through familiar methods – throw it in the bin at the curb and it gets ground up and reformed into something new. But what about other plastics that can’t go in the bin, like flower pots, CD cases, and chip pouches? On this episode of Sustainably Speaking, Joshua Baca talks with GreenMantra Chief Commercial Officer Dom…
 
Zoning heat pumps and heating systems is the topic of this episode. We chat with Adam Chapman AKA Heat Geek who is one of the BetaTalk Heat Architects about a recent video he published on youtube https://youtu.be/zpTVIeUh04E Adam runs the Heat Geek Hydronics course and you can find a discount code at Nathan's website https://www.betateach.co.uk/ We…
 
Today, Kate is joined again by Korhan Karakoyun the owner of 'Istanbul on food'. In this episode, Kate and Korhan do a deep-dive into the surprising delicacies (beyond the delicious kebabs) which you can find across the city. If you have a sweet tooth this episode is for you, Turkish desserts are varied and exciting from ice cream to the sublimely …
 
Today, Kate is joined by Korhan Karakoyun the owner of the foodie tour company 'Istanbul on Food'. Korhan gives an honest and raw account of what travellers can expect in this cross-continental crossroad describing the electric buzz that the hustle and bustle of the people create around this historically and culturally rich Turkish city.…
 
Did you know that your empty yogurt cup or takeout container may have a second life as a suitcase or playground slide? As our society evolves toward treating waste as a valuable resource, used plastics are making a growing contribution to sustainability. Companies and brands are increasingly giving waste another life, harnessing the power of innova…
 
From electric vehicles to micromobility, how will we move around in the coming years? In the final episode of the series, Cormac meets Dr Aruna Sivakumar, senior lecturer in travel behaviour and urban systems modelling at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London and Director of the Urban Systems Lab. Together, they explore the tech…
 
For today's episode, we are staying in the US as we hear from Susanne Lorenz who owns and runs the AT West Tour Company. While most of us have been locked up indoors for most of the past year, Susanne and her team have been out and about searching for new mind-blowing experiences to showcase on their tours. Today we catch up with Susanne to learn m…
 
David Lorenz has guided in this area for most of his life. In recent months, he has been working with our friends at Adventure Travel West to develop a brand new tour for the low season months in 2021 and 2022. The parks which David talks about are not as crowd-filled as many other parks but are absolutely breathtaking in their own right. Additiona…
 
John Cantor has been working with heat pumps since the late 70s and with refrigeration much earlier. He wrote his book along with Gavin DJ Harper (one of the BetaTalk guest battery experts) back in 2010 just before the renewable heat incentive came into play. He is joined by regular guests Ken and Steve who are big fans of John's pioneering work. I…
 
Lowering carbon emissions and supporting company pledges to improve sustainability are a big challenges, and we’ll need cutting-edge, 21st century infrastructure and supporting technologies to achieve these ambitious targets. Fortunately, the world has seen a rapid increase in the development of these technologies over the last decade. While you ma…
 
This is exactly the type of tourism we celebrate! "Our purpose is to create an epicurean business that can act as a hub for our local community, a destination for visitors to our region, and a role model for ethical practices. We want our guests to delight all of their senses – feel warmth and comfort as they bask in the beauty of our bars, lounges…
 
Today, Kate is joined by Warrick from the Clare Valley in South Australia. The Clare Valley is the little sister to the larger wine region of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, however, it is not one to be missed. The Clare Valley is full of heritage farmhouses, bike trails and is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. The Clare Valley region …
 
Today, Kate is joined once again by Peter from the Malta Tourism Authority to learn about the cultural heritage which Malta offers low season travellers. Malta has frequently and justifiably been lauded for its progressive views and assurance of safe travel for the LBGTQI+ community (it tops the global "rainbow list" consistently every year) with t…
 
Today, Kate is joined by Peter from the Malta Tourism Authority to discuss the beautiful archipelago that is Malta! Malta is the largest of 3 islands that make up this small island nation which also includes Gozo and Comino. Each island has its own distinct characteristics which offer travellers a wonderful variety of activities from playing water …
 
Circularity and sustainability go hand in hand. As America’s Plastic Makers® continue to work towards a circular economy for plastics, a major focus will be on innovating to achieve carbon reductions and recycling and remanufacturing used plastic so it doesn’t end up in landfills and oceans. One of America’s Plastic Makers, Eastman Chemical, is dev…
 
Decarbonising heat is a world wide challenge and Nathan had a conversation with Nate in Virginia USA to see what is going on over there. Season 4 has a short bulletin at the end of each episode where Nathan and the Welsh Government Optimised Retrofit team listen to coal face engineers to learn about any issues and barriers they think they may face …
 
In our final episode of the Untouched series with Alex Boylan, Kate and Alex travel to a less typical tourist destination: Haiti. Disaster has plagued Haiti over the years, making it a potentially dangerous place for international tourists. However, Alex tells us a story of Haiti that champions the local community there. Set on the same island as t…
 
Hydrogen has the potential to be a vital piece of the puzzle in creating resilient, low-carbon energy systems. It emits only water when burned and can be produced using power generated from renewables. It's a flexible energy vector, potentially capable of supporting low-carbon transitions in a range of sectors, from heating homes to powering aircra…
 
In the 5th episode of the Untouched series with Alex Boylan we travel to Punta Mita, in the Nayarit province of Mexico. Now, this destination is a little different from our previous episode, as this destination is less visited because of its exclusivity. Here, you can wander down to the famous beach clubs and brush shoulders with some of the world'…
 
Get your boat shoes on because in the 4th episode of the Untouched series with Alex Boylan we travel to the Exumas, Bahamas! Kate and Alex discuss this beautiful archipelago that is known for swimming with the water pigs but offers so much more. The Exumas have 365 islands (one for each day of the year if you really want!) so you can sail around fo…
 
In today's episode of this 6 part mini-series Kate is joined again by Alex Boylan to chat about the world's less-visited destinations. The third stop: Dominica. Alex and Kate go down a slightly different route to previous episodes exploring a beautiful Caribbean Island with a difference...no beaches. Alex talks about his brilliant experiences conne…
 
Each year, we've seen automakers add more electric vehicles to their lineup as they transform cars into high tech and low impact mobility masterpieces. But did you know plastic is already playing a major role in this transition? Durable, lightweight plastic materials are enabling our shift to a low carbon future by helping to increase fuel efficien…
 
Today, in the second episode of this 6 part mini-series Kate is joined again by Alex Boylan to chat about the world's less visited destinations. The second stop: Chobe National Park, Botswana. The first thing Alex mentions in this episode is how Chobe National Park is different to other parts of Africa. The feelings and experiences Alex has there w…
 
Today, in the first episode of this 6 part mini-series Kate interviews Alex Boylan about the world's untouched destinations. The first stop: Guyana. A small English-speaking country on South America's North Atlantic Coast, Guyana is full of surprises. Alex talks about his unforgettable experience travelling there for his show 'Around the World for …
 
In this episode Nathan chats to his friend Colin King from Sero group who manage the Welsh Governments Optimised Retrofit programme and are season 4 sponsor of BetaTalk. Colin spent time at the BRE and is highly regarded voice within retrofit. He helped develop the PAS 2035 standards which came about from the Each Home Counts review. Nathan is also…
 
What is sustainability, what is circularity, and how do they impact your daily life? On this episode of Sustainably Speaking, host Joshua Baca of America’s Plastic Makers®, NOVA Chemicals Director of Sustainability Sarah Marshall, and McKinsey Partner Jeremy Wallach discuss the importance of reducing plastic waste by creating and maintaining a circ…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Ane Ugarte from the Bahia Del Duque hotel in Adeje, Tenerife. Ged sat down with Ane for a relaxed chat on the terrace of this fabulous, multi-award-winning 5-star property to learn more about the experience guests have during their stay as well as the protocols put in place to protect both the guests and staff of t…
 
In this special episode, we come to you live from Tenerife where we have been spending the past week recording video's and photos of all of the attractions on this paradise island. Here, Founder of Low Season Traveller, Ged Brown, talks to us about what there is to see, hear, taste and experience on the island and he also talks about the whole conc…
 
We have a great chat with regular guest Steve about a solar thermal hybrid system he has recently commissioned for a customer. In the bulletin at the end we speak with Paul, a past president at the CIPHE about any barriers into renewables and retrofit. Sign up to the email at http://www.betateach.co.uk/ to learn more about Steve and other engineers…
 
Have you really seen the stars? Warren returns with Honor and recounts his stand out safari moments as a tour guide. Think of fresh air, clean smells, dust, savannah trees, grass & mountains as Warren takes us on a journey, the swahili for which is safari. When everybody goes right, Warren goes left; this episode focuses on transparency, conservati…
 
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