Podcast 061: Garrett Nilsen – The Department of Energy may be the best way to fund energy tech startups that no one knows about

Bill Nussey interviews Garrett Nilsen, Deputy Director of the Solar Industry Technologies Office in the US Department of Energy about the amazing scope and scale of DOE work across the energy landscape. Read More

Podcast 060: Jemma Green – Will peer-to-peer electricity trading unlock local energy and transform the grid?

Bill Nussey interviews Dr. Jemma Green, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Australian-based Power Ledger which is pioneering the technology and policy behind peer-to-peer electricity trading. Read More

Choreographing electrons and the hidden sophistication of the US electric grid

Flip the switch. Your light turns on. Simple, right? Actually, the light switch is straightforward but the system behind it is anything but simple. When you flip that switch, you are instantaneously connecting your bulb to the most sophisticated machine ever built. Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science… Read More

Clean energy seems obvious so why haven’t utilities embraced it more quickly?

Have you ever wondered why utilities don’t embrace clean energy more aggressively? While it’s true that some of them are resistant to change, there’s a bigger and more practical reason:  energy from the sun and wind make managing the grid a whole lot harder. Let me use a little metaphor to help explain the why… Read More