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Host Bill Nussey interviews Extensible Energy’s CEO John Powers about how software can coordinate solar and HVAC to dramatically reduce expensive demand charges.

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* The COVID-19 pandemic slows the growth of the renewable energy industry
* The amount of coal in the US energy portfolio continues its nosedive
* A sharp decline in oil demand tests storage limits
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

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Bill Nussey talked with Ecoprogetti CEO Laura Sartore about the revolution in affordable and beautiful building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

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When we think about a cleaner grid, we immediately think of solar and wind. But Joshua Rhodes explains the critical role of data and how it is transforming the way we operate the world’s most sophisticated machine.

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Solar needs subsidies to survive. Solar energy is diffuse and requires too much land. Rooftop solar will raise prices on low-income families. Retired solar panels will overrun our landfills. Solar has a list of genuine challenges but there is an even longer list of myths and misunderstandings floating around. Now you can drink your morning… Read More

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Renewable energy technologies like solar, hydro, and wind require a lot of land. But, how does their impact compare to coal, nuclear, and natural gas?

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* The EPA announces a temporary loosening of regulations due to COVID-19
* Coal just had its worst year since the 70’s, while storage saw healthy growth
* Florida approves the biggest community solar program in the US
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

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Ashvin Dayal, the SVP Power Initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, talks with host Bill Nussey about how clean energy mini-grids are lifting Africa and India out of energy poverty.

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Will your neighbor’s solar panels make your electric bill higher? We take a look at the research, data, and regulatory options behind the growing debate on the real cost impact of rooftop solar.

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Global supply chain expert, Andy Klump, CEO of Clean Energy Associates, shares his unique insights on how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Chinese manufacturing and the entire global supply chain for renewable energy.

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* Tesla’s battery costs continue to drop
* Jim Cramer declares fossil fuels dead
* US energy production is expected to outpace demand
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

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Dr. Peter Fox Penner shares insights from his new book with host Bill Nussey. Listen in to learn about the big grid vs small grid, the future role of utilities, and a roadmap for policymakers in the power industry “After Carbon.”

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