Podcast 062: Loren McDonald – Could the new Ford electric pickup truck disrupt the century-old electric grid?
Loren and Bill take a drive through the unexpected twists and turns that EVs will face in reshaping our electric grid. With hundreds of billions being invested, the implications of electric vehicles goes so much further than cleaner transportation.
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.
Podcast 059: Steph Speirs – Not everyone can afford solar. Here’s what one visionary company is doing to change that.
Host Bill Nussey catches up with Steph Spears, CEO of community solar leader, Solstice, to learn how her team is working to bring clean energy to people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
Podcast 058: Samir Ibrahim – The story behind an affordable solar-powered irrigation system that is changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa
Host Bill Nussey interviews Samir Ibrahim, the visionary co-founder and CEO of Kenya-based SunCulture.
Podcast 057: John Farrell – Monopoly utilities and consumers are headed for a collision over local energy. The rules must change, but how?
In this second of a two-part series, John Farrell, Director of Energy Democracy at the Institute for Local Self Reliance, walks us through how the power and influence of investor-owned utilities is trampling customers and how necessary changes in that relationship can benefit all parties.
In this first of a special two part interview, John Farrell, Director of Energy Democracy with the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, describes the challenges and barriers we face in shifting to clean local energy and the programs his leading think tank believes will move us toward a more equitable energy future.
Podcast 055: Steve LeVine – Batteries were invented 220 years ago. Why are they suddenly critical to our grid?
Batteries are not a new idea but plummeting costs have positioned them to disrupt two of the world’s biggest industries: automobiles and the electric grid. Listen in as battery guru Steve LeVine helps us understand how this will all unfold.
Podcast 054: Abigail Ross Hopper – What are the top policy priorities shaping the future of the solar industry?
What should the new administration focus on? How do we balance domestic manufacturing with low cost imports? Abby shares her insights on this and much more.
Podcast 053: Bernadette Del Chiaro — Could a change in California’s net metering policy cripple residential solar?
California is considering whether to change its pioneering net metering program. The future of local energy is at stake. Bernadette explains the issues behind this make-or-break policy in 2021.
Host Bill Nussey takes a walking tour of an amazing solar project being built on the Emory University campus by Cherry Street Energy and its CEO Michael Chanin.