FREEING ENERGY

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Policy & Politics

Energy is deeply intertwined with policies at every level of government.

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The Green New Deal – climate salvation or too blue to be true?

Washington, DC has rediscovered the climate. Democratic rising star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is championing the New Green Deal. We take a look inside this climate manifesto to see what’s really there and whether it can be a blueprint for a clean energy future.

Does nuclear power enhance or undermine America’s national security? (Part 5)

While a stable grid is essential for the well being of developed countries, nuclear power magnifies the risks and rewards of making electricity to a level of national security. Few types of power generation are more contentious and none have the potential to affect the well being of nations like nuclear power – as both defender and demolisher.

PODCASTS

Podcast 071: Tim Montague – How is good old fashioned midwestern grit helping shape a clean energy future in Illinois?

Midwest solar and storage leader and Clean Power Hour podcast host, Tim Montague, shares with host Bill Nussey how clashing titans in Illinois crafted a grand legislative bargain taking big steps toward a clean renewable energy future. Plus, Montague shares insights on how the simple economics of solar power and storage is changing minds in both boardrooms and around kitchen tables across the state.

Podcast 070: Andy Klump – What do stuck boats, melted rocks, and geopolitics have to do with US efforts to transition away from fossil fuels?

In this episode host Bill Nussey talks with Andy Klump, founder and CEO of Shanghai-based Clean Energy Associates, the leading global solar and storage supply chain management and engineering services firm. Klump walks us through how and why the economics of solar are shifting in the short term and the role an energy crisis in China as well as backlogs in global shipping are having on US solar and battery projects.