Hear from energy pioneers from across the globe who are accelerating the shift to clean energy by making their own electric power for their homes, offices, and communities. Join TED speaker and Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby as they talk to the individuals who are disrupting the century-old grid monopoly and making clean, local energy a reality.
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- Podcast #035: Ashvin Dayal – How is the Rockefeller Foundation using mini-grids to tackle energy poverty in Africa and India? - 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.
- Podcast #034: Andy Klump – An insider’s look at how COVID-19 is impacting the global clean energy supply chain - 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.
- Podcast #033: Dr. Peter Fox-Penner – What must change to move our electric power system beyond carbon? - 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."
- Podcast #032: Expert tips – what you can do to help get to a clean energy future faster - Anya Schoolman, Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, Andy Klump, Roy Torbert and other experts share advice on how each of us can help accelerate the transition to a renewable energy future
- Podcast #031: Nussey and Easterby – Innovation in the power industry is harder than you think, but that is about to change - In this episode of the Freeing Energy podcast, hosts Bill Nussey and Sam Easterby discuss innovation in the power industry, from its hurdles to its promising future.
- Podcast #030: Dr. Greg Nemet: How solar became cheap and the lessons for other clean energy technologies - In this episode of the Freeing Energy podcast, Dr. Greg Nemet discusses the factors driving solar's continued decline in price.
- Podcast #029: Nussey and Easterby: Unpacking solar myths around land use, raw materials and agriculture - In this episode of the Freeing Energy podcast, hosts Bill Nussey and Sam Easterby break down some common misconceptions about solar energy.
- Podcast #028: Top Experts – The biggest local energy headlines in 2019 and what they are most excited about in 2020 - Listen in as top experts share their views on the biggest local clean energy stories in 2019 and their biggest excitements about 2020.
- Podcast #027: Sunnova CEO John Berger – Will a rapidly evolving residential solar + battery story reshape energy markets? - Host Bill Nussey talks with Sunnova CEO John Berger about his entrepreneurial journey, the origin story of Sunnova, and the future of residential solar+battery systems.
- Podcast #026: Ana Sophia Mifsud – Her story from ground zero – Shaping the energy future of Puerto Rico with microgrids - Ana Sophia Mifsud of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) takes host Bill Nussey on a tour a microgrid in a rural school in Puerto Rico. She explains what it means to live and work within the community there and how that approach helps drive lasting change.
- Podcast #025: Roy Torbert – Can tapping people power shape a local energy revolution in Puerto Rico? - Host Bill Nussey interviews Roy Torbert of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) about their work to bring together communities and help build resilient local energy for the rural schools in the mountains of Puerto Rico.
- Freeing Energy Founder, Bill Nussey, interviewed on Jason Jacobs’ podcast - Successful startup CEO turned climate entrepreneur, Jason Jacobs interviews Bill Nussey on his podcast, My Climate Journey. Bill shares his own journey from the software business to clean energy author and entrepreneur.
- Podcast #024: After Maria – How microgrids are helping schools in Puerto Rico stay open during outages - Host Bill Nussey travels to Puerto Rico to talk with teachers, local leaders, and a team of energy experts to learn how solar microgrids are making schools in rural Puerto Rico more resilient.
- Podcast #023: Jereme Kent – Can small-scale distributed wind allow companies to embrace clean, local energy? - Host Sam Easterby talks with Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, the largest provider of distributed wind solutions - offering clean, local energy for commercial and industrial customers.
- Podcast #022: Peter Heintzelman – Can electric membership cooperatives light the way for clean local energy in the utility industry? - 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.
- Podcast #021: Emily Morris – Can distributed hydropower provide clean local energy 24/7 without expensive dams? - 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.
- Podcast #020: Alan Russo: Can artificial intelligence turbocharge local energy? - Bill Nussey talks with Alan Russo of STEM, a leading clean energy company in storage, microgrids and, most recently, AI software that ties it all together.
- Podcast #019: Mike Dudgeon: An insider’s guide to navigating the state politics of clean energy policy - 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.
- Podcast #018: Bill Nussey and Sam Easterby: Separating fact from fiction about renewable energy. - 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?
- Podcast #017: Anya Schoolman and Solar United Neighbors: Can we change the future of energy at the community level? - Freeing Energy Podcast Host Sam Easterby talks with Anya Schoolman, the founder and Executive Director of Solar United Neighbors, an organization that is accelerating the clean energy transition one neighborhood at a time across the US.
- Podcast #016: Paul Gibbs & Paul Grana – Folsom Labs: Can software help accelerate adoption of Solar Power? - Folsom Lab founders Paul Gibbs and Paul Grana talk with Host Bill Nussey about how their easy to use software tools help solar power system installers keep pace with demand and create projects that are profitable, safe, and competitive.
- Podcast #015: Marc Perez: Can we capture more sunshine and save big on energy storage? - Host Bill Nussey talks with Marc Perez of Clean Power Research about their groundbreaking research for creating a simpler, cheaper clean energy grid that also dramatically reduces the requirements for battery storage.
- Podcast #014: Finn Findley and Will Arnold – Quest Renewables: Can 1 Billion Parking Spots Help Power The US? - In our latest podcast, host Bill Nussey talks with Steve Kalland and Autumn Proudlove, from NCCETC, about the 50 states of solar, EV, and grid regulations that are setting the pace for the transition to clean.
- Podcast #013: Steve Kalland and Autumn Proudlove: The Fifty States of Solar, EVs, and Grid Modernization - In our latest podcast, host Bill Nussey talks with Steve Kalland and Autumn Proudlove, from NCCETC, about the 50 states of solar, EV, and grid regulations that are setting the pace for the transition to clean.
- Podcast #012 – Dr. Deepak Divan: The century-old grid is evolving. How will we manage it? - Host Bill Nussey interviews Dr. Deepak Divan, the head of the Center for Distributed Energy at Georgia Tech, on how power electronics are quietly enabling the grid to become decentralized, distributed and much smarter.
- Podcast #011 – Jeff Chamberlain: Are batteries the final puzzle piece for a clean energy grid? - Host Bill Nussey interviews Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, the CEO of venture capital firm Volta, about the exciting path to incredibly safe and low-cost batteries.
- Podcast #010 – Andy Klump: Inside China’s impact on the global renewable energy business - Host Bill Nussey interviews Andy Klump, CEO of Shanghai-based Clean Energy Associates about China and its increasing prominence in the renewable energy business.
- Podcast #009 – Bill Nussey: The clean energy renaissance and what it means for all of us - Host Sam Easterby interviews Freeing Energy founder Bill Nussey on the biggest trends and historical patterns propelling us towards a clean energy future.
- Podcast #008 – Susan Kennedy: The future of energy will be distributed, digitized, and much, much smarter - Host Bill Nussey talks to Susan Kennedy, the CEO of visionary energy-tech company AMS, about how the grid is evolving to be distributed, digitized and much smarter.
- Podcast #007 – February Clean Energy Headlines including the Green New Deal - Hosts Sam Easterby and Bill Nussey discuss the biggest clean energy headlines of February 2019 including a deep dive on the Green New Deal, the world's largest battery, and some questionable fossil fuel lobbying.
- Podcast #006 – Greg Robinson: Making It Easy to Get Clean Energy 24/7 - Host Bill Nussey talks to Greg Robinson, the CEO and co-founder of Drift. Greg's company has built the first real-time green energy-trading platform, and it's the only digital tool that can fuel the electrical grid with 100% renewable energy, 100% of the time.
- Podcast #005 – Amar Inamdar: One man’s journey to end energy poverty - Bill Nussey talks with Amar Inamdar of Kenya-based KawiSafi Ventures about using a venture capital investment model to bring affordable, clean energy solutions to the 600 million Africans without any electricity.
- Podcast #004 – Mary Anne Hitt: Grassroots effort closes coal plants - Host Bill Nussey talks with Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, about their inspiring success at helping close almost half the coal plants in the US over the last decade
- Podcast #003 – Chris Riley: A Coal Miner’s Son Takes on a Giant Utility - Freeing Energy host Bill Nussey talks with Guzman Energy's Chris Riley about growing up in a coal mining town and how it shaped his thinking as he took on a giant utility.
- Podcast #002 – Luis Reyes: David Takes on Goliath in Local Energy - How did David stand up to Goliath? In this modern-day take, hear the story about how two local energy champions in Taos, New Mexico, took on a giant utility.
- Podcast #001 – Bill Nussey: Tech CEO Turned Local Energy Leader - On the inaugural episode of The Freeing Energy Podcast, co-host Sam Easterby interviews founder Bill Nussey on the details of Bill's personal journey in the world of local, decentralized energy - and where he sees that journey taking him.