Podcast 097: Donnel Baird – His boyhood Brooklyn apartment was heated with an oven. Now he is pursuing a bold, gutsy vision of how entire cities can retrofit buildings and save on energy costs.
Listen in as Donnel Baird gives us a peek into a journey of why he started BlocPower, what drove his evolving vision, and how he is scaling his business to retrofit old, fossil-fuel powered heating with smart new heat pumps and solar panels.
Podcast 096: Jacqueline Novogratz – Two decades of hard-edged hope coupled with off-grid solar changed the lives of hundreds of millions; what’s next?
Listen in to the story of a hero whose vision and tireless work has changed the lives of hundreds of millions of the world’s poorest people.
Podcast 095: Michelle Moore – Will America’s smaller, rural communities have to wait for the far reaching benefits of clean power?
Michelle Moore, Groundswell CEO, discusses the key elements shaping the rural renaissance and what Groundswell is doing to help.
Podcast 094: Astrid Atkinson – What do Capybaras and Google’s famous reliability have to do with managing a dynamic, zero-carbon electric grid?
Scalability, high availability, rapid detection, failure mitigation, and the future of the electrical grid with the CEO of Camus Energy.
Podcast 093: Catherine Von Burg – Can climate tech founders achieve success without compromising on their mission?
The story of how Simpliphi Power developed the groundbreaking energy storage solution being used in over 40 countries today.
Podcast 092: Patrick Walsh & Anish Thakkar – How is this solar+battery startup improving tens of millions of lives while simultaneously creating one of the hottest companies in climate tech?
How Sun King’s products and novel financing mechanism allow some of the lowest income people on earth to benefit from safe, affordable electricity.
Podcast 091: Jennifer Garson/DOE: Is water power innovation dead in the water? Innovators and this DOE Team are charting a very different course that suggests anything but.
Garson helps us navigate the well-chartered waters of our nation’s oldest source of electricity generation and largest source today of energy storage. She shares just how big a role hydropower and marine energy can play and are already playing in shaping the future of clean renewable energy in communities nationwide.
Podcast 088: Greg Wetstone: How does this powerful Washington, DC renewable energy group connect the dots between local energy and the US transmission grid?
Greg Wetsone, the President of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and Bill Nussey wade into the mind-boggling labyrinth of policies that are shaping, or in most cases, impeding our transition to renewable energy.
Jeff shares where community solar is growing across the US, where it is being held back, and the efforts the CCSA is making to change thinking and policy around this fast-growing form of local energy.
The clean energy headlines from May 2022 including EV models that are cheaper than their gas-fueled equivalent, the European Commission’s rooftop solar mandate, and more.
Palazzi explains the role of AI in the clean energy transition, and how Myst AI is improving the reliability of DERs and creating exciting new business opportunities.
Podcast 085: Arshad Mansoor: What is the grid’s biggest R&D team planning for the future and how does local energy fit?
Mansoor shares his vision for a clean energy future and the critical role of local energy in the emerging shared energy economy.
Podcast 084: Jigar Shah: The US Department of Energy is breaking down barriers to Local Energy and the story goes way beyond science and technology.
How the DOE is going beyond science and engineering to help companies understand the emerging business models, financial viability, and long-term value of clean energy.
Podcast 083: Ben Polito: How a 60-year-old industrial company is transforming itself into a leader in the clean, local energy market.
Polito shares how Generac is shifting from fossil fuel based systems to a home energy storage platform that connects PV, batteries, loads, and the grid.
The clean energy headlines from March 2022 including target’s first net-zero carbon store, Volkswagen’s iconic minibus as an EV, and more.
Podcast 082: Amory Lovins – Local energy was born 20 years ago with the book Small is Profitable. Where will it go from here?
Lovins takes us back to the birth of local energy with the book “Small is Profitable,” and tells us why local energy makes even more sense today socially, politically, and economically.
Podcast 081: Bryan Hannegan: Can the electric utility industry reinvent itself? One small utility in Colorado is proving it can.
Bryan shares how Holy Cross is making local energy a central part of its strategy and reimagining its relationship with its customers.
Podcast 080: Gabriela Herculano: What’s behind the first-ever publicly traded fund (SHFT) for local energy?
Join host Bill Nussey and iClima’s Gabriela Herculano as they discuss the story behind the first-ever publicly traded local energy fund.
The clean energy headlines from February 2022 including eco-friendly fertilizer produced with distributed PV, solar tariffs, and more.
Podcast 079: Erwin Spolders: Learn how renting solar power in a box is revolutionizing energy access for businesses across Africa.￼
Host Bill Nussey talks with Erwin Spolders, CEO and Founder of Redavia Solar Power. Redavia, based in Germany, Kenya, and Ghana, provides pre-configured, containerized solar power generation systems to small and medium sized businesses across Africa.