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.
#HeroesofFreeingEnergy: Jorge Elizondo
“I started a small wind turbine company in Mexico. And then in 2010, we discovered that solar panels were just getting so cheap that small wind turbines were a hard sell. So I got into MIT, moved from Mexico to the U.S., and completed my PhD on the question, ‘If you could build the grid again, how would you build it?’
The Freeing Energy podcast is ranked #1 among Renewable Energy podcasts
Feedspot, one of the top sources for podcast rankings, puts Freeing Energy at the top of its list.
Bill Nussey explores the disconnect between slow-moving nuclear, big solar, and transmission projects with the climate urgency to act within this decade
Bill examines the paradox of slow-moving transmission and large-scale solar compared to the rising urgency to slash CO2 emissions within this decade.
PV Magazine Editor, Tim Sylvia, travels to Georgia to meet Bill Nussey and write about Bill’s journey into clean energy
In this wide ranging interview, Tim and Bill discuss local energy, monopoly power, historical precedents from AT&T and so much more.
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.
#HeroesofFreeingEnergy: Chris Riley
“I grew up in a small town in central Utah that is very much a rural coal mining community. My father is a third-generation coal miner. My grandfather was a lifetime coal miner and his grandfather was a lifetime coal miner, all in the West around Wyoming and Utah.”
#HeroesofFreeingEnergy: Anya Schoolman
“It really started out innocently. Walter and Diego saw ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ and they came back saying, ‘We can’t wait for the government. The government’s never going to solve our problems. We need to do something today. Let’s go solar.’”
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.
#HeroesofFreeingEnergy: Michael Liebreich
“I started New Energy Finance not as a do-gooder or as an environmentalist. I wanted to make some money, but I also wanted to do it while doing good. “
#HeroesofFreeingEnergy: Wendy Philleo
“Our theory of change is that Americans need to know that there are solutions out there. We are telling a new energy narrative around economic prosperity, around energy freedom, around resiliency and innovation. We’re trying to tell that new energy story. “
Bill Nussey recognized as a Clean Energy Champion by the US Department of Energy (DOE)
Bill Nussey was the third person the DOE recognized for this honor, based on his work as an author, podcaster, and as the CEO of Solar Inventions.
Launch event and presentation for Japanese version of Freeing Energy book
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Jacqueline Novogratz and Bill Nussey host a wide-ranging discussion on how energy innovation is lifting lives
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen, and Bill Nussey were joined by Steph Speirs, CEO of Solstice, Sarah Bieber, head of Partnerships at Acumen.
Putin’s war in Ukraine may do more to accelerate renewables than all the speeches at COP26
Bill Nussey’s monthly letter: how the tragic Russian invasion of Ukraine will accelerate the path to a renewable energy future.
Monthly Local Energy Headlines and Analysis
The clean energy headlines from February 2022 including eco-friendly fertilizer produced with distributed PV, solar tariffs, and more.
Solar Maverick: Nussey Discusses How Local-Scale Solar and Batteries are Disrupting the Energy Industry!
“Benoy speaks with Bill Nussey about his new book Freeing Energy which is a must read if you are in the solar industry or interested in solar.”
Announcing the Japanese translation of Freeing Energy
The Freeing Energy book has is now available in Japanese. Here’s the story of how it was written.
#HeroesofFreeingEnergy: John Farrell
“We think that energy democracy means figuring out how to create the rules of a system so that people can have that decision-making power. The biggest problem about monopoly utilities is that they have too much political power to write the rules of the system in which they operate.” John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance
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.