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Electric vehicles (EVs) will transform transportation, and along the way, they will also transform the electric grid, in both positive and disruptive ways. I share some take-aways from a panel on EVs I recently led at the Center for Distributed Energy.

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The Freeing Energy hosts interview Mike Dudgeon, an engineer, the co-founder of a successful tech company, and a ground breaking politician. Mike offers a balanced, insider’s view on the politics of clean energy.

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Energy from the wind and sun is intermittent and often unpredictable. Critics point to this as the fatal flaw of renewable energy and the reason electricity prices rose in places aggressively adopting it. Is this true?

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Every month, we sift through hundreds of news items and research reports about clean, renewable energy to bring the best ones directly to you. Getting to 100% renewables requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap? According to new research out of MIT, a grid that runs entirely on renewables is more feasible than you might… Read More

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The Freeing Energy hosts interview Mike Dudgeon, an engineer, the co-founder of a successful tech company, and a ground breaking politician. Mike offers a balanced, insider’s view on the politics of clean energy.

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The solar market is experiencing explosive growth. Freeing Energy Hosts Sam Easterby and Bill Nussey talk about the long term environmental impacts of solar. Is there really enough land and how will we dispose of the panels when they need to be retired?

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As solar continues to increase its share of global energy production, people are starting to wonder what we’ll do with all the panels when they reach their end of life. How big a problem will this become?

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Among the top news and analysis in July:
* After months of debate, Ohio nuclear bailout bill becomes law.
* Tesla opens new V3 Supercharger with solar and battery.
* Europe set to race past US in battery manufacturing.
* Energy transition prompts more insurers to back away from coal.

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Freeing Energy Podcast Host Sam Easterby talks with Anya Schoolman, the founder and Executive Director of Solar United Neighbors, an organization that is accelerating the clean energy transition one neighborhood at a time across the US.

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A future powered by clean energy requires batteries to balance the intermittency of solar and wind. Experts say those batteries will be too expensive. Fortunately, by thinking differently, a clean energy future may be possible sooner than they think.

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Folsom Lab founders Paul Gibbs and Paul Grana talk with Host Bill Nussey about how their easy to use software tools help solar power system installers keep pace with demand and create projects that are profitable, safe, and competitive.

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Were coal jobs the victims of a political war on coal or the result of over-zealous regulation? The real reason may surprise you.

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