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Host Bill Nussey talks with Peter Heintzelman, CEO of the electric utility, Cobb EMC, one of the largest and most forward-thinking electric membership cooperatives in the US. Peter and Bill discuss the rise of distributed generation and electric vehicles.

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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept 20, 2017 and resulted in the worst blackout in American History. The lessons from this tragedy can teach us just how vital electricity has become for our modern society.

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The biggest news and research on clean, local energy in September 2019: electric vehicles and the grid, tough news for nuclear, recording-breaking wind and solar+battery deals, and much more.

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The Freeing Energy host Bill Nussey talks with Emily Morris of Emrgy about how distributed hydro power can provide clean, local, affordable energy 24/7/365.

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Electric vehicles will unleash a new set of competitive forces that will reshape the century-old electric monopoly business model

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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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