Alex Meek is Co-Founder and President and Chief Revenue Officer at Moxion Power. Key topics in this conversation include: The need for cleaner mobile power Electrification of industries such as construction, transportation, utilities, live events, and film production Overcoming the challenges of manufacturing a complex product Moxion's business model Links: Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/alexmeek https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandermeek/ https://www.moxionpower.com/ Bio Alex Meek oversee Moxion's revenue generation, including expansion of its energy logistics locations, commercial partnerships, sales and marketing teams. An entrepreneur, operational leader, and investment professional, Meek has direct and relevant operational leadership experience as a former company Co-Founder and President at Newday Financial Technologies, a financial technology platform for impact investing. At Newday, Meek built a technology platform that allowed its clients to invest in major global issues, including climate change, ocean health, sustainable agriculture, and clean water. Meek successfully raised venture capital, led the design and execution on a multi-million-dollar technology engineering budget, built asset management frameworks for impact investing, and scaled the organization to several hundred million in assets. Prior to that, Meek was a Managing Director at Silver Creek Capital, a trading and asset management firm. He holds his MBA from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a BS in Economics from St. Lawrence University. About Moxion Power Moxion Power designs, engineers, and manufactures mobile BESS storage products and technologies, which enable and accelerate the electrification of industries such as construction, transportation, utilities, live events, film production, telecommunications and defense. Moxion's investors include the Amazon Climate Pledge Fund, the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Sunbelt Rentals, Enterprise Holdings, Marubeni Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, and Tamarack Global. Future of Mobility: The Future of Mobility podcast is focused on the development and implementation of safe, sustainable, effective, and accessible mobility solutions, with a spotlight on the people and technology advancing these fields. linkedin.com/in/brandonbartneck/ brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/ Edison Manufacturing and Engineering: Edison manufacturing is your low volume contract manufacturing partner, focused on assembly of complex mobility and energy products that don't neatly fit within traditional high-volume production methods.
Guest: Gunnar Froh, CEO, Wunder MobilityABOUT THIS EPISODEWunder Mobility provides white label software-as-a-service (SAAS) and hardware for vehicle sharing operators with fleets of e-bikes, e-scooters, e-mopeds, and cars. Based in Hamburg, the company was founded almost a decade ago and has now provided solutions for over 200 cities around the world.We sat down with Gunnar Froh, Wunder Mobility's founder and CEO to talk about the evolution of shared mobility, the role of electrification and autonomous technology, ChatGPT and AI, carpooling and public transportation, the 15-minute city, and the need for solutions for extra-urban and rural mobility.You can subscribe to Ride: The Urban Mobility Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Feel free to share it, like it, give it a rating, sign up to the Ride LinkedIn page, and check out our website, ridemobilitypodcast.com.
The world wants to go all electric, and that's good news! But it also brings the worst-case scenario of demand growing higher, but investment into electrification not being able to keep up with it. Join us, as we chat with Stuart Thompson, President of ABB's global electrification division about how to tackle the multi-dimensional electrification challenge and why sustainability is the coolest topic to work on in our current generation! Host: Chris Sass Additional Reads: ABB Electrification - https://new.abb.com/about/our-businesses/electrification
This episode is part of our Skilled Labor Series hosted by MCJ partner, Yin Lu. This series is focused on amplifying the voices of folks from the skilled labor workforce, including electricians, farmers, ranchers, HVAC installers, and others who are on the front lines of rewiring our infrastructure.Today, we're taking a slightly different spin. Instead of focusing on what it'll take to electrify homes, as we've heard in past episodes, we're talking about why it's currently not working as well as it should and the key barriers preventing us from moving faster on the home decarb adoption curve.Many of you know our guest as Nate "the House Whisperer.” Nate Adams is a longtime HVAC insulation and ceiling contractor who lives in West Virginia and describes himself as "a bit unusual in the climate community," coming from the right side of the political spectrum. And he is one of home electrification's fiercest and most consistent advocates.Yin and Nate cover a lot of ground in this episode, including the dangers of positioning policy rebates and savings to consumers at the beginning of their purchase journey. We uncover that OEMs can convert most air conditioners in factories and warehouses into heat pumps, addressing the current market supply shortage, along with exploring the reasons behind the hesitation to do so. Finally, we discuss how going all-electric is not the solution that gets us to scale and that hybrid systems are the actual silver bullet. There are some controversial and counterintuitive bits coming up and if you want to ask Nate more questions after you listen, stay tuned for an upcoming AMA session with him on the MCJ Slack.In this episode, we cover: [04:01]: Nate's background and how he became "the House Whisperer" [06:58]: Issues with oversized furnace design and sizing[10:55]: The concept of definite optimism and indefinite optimism in relation to the future of electrification[13:12]: Friction between conservative contractors and climate-focused homeowners [16:32]: The importance of positioning policy rebates and savings to consumers[24:46] How IRA performance requirements disqualify 80-85% of equipment models[29:18]: Overview of the biggest barriers to electrifying homes[32:06]: Upstream vs. midstream and potential of converting all ACs to heat pumps[34:36]: Mandated heat pumps in Vancouver, BC [38:31]: Psychology as a barrier to electrification[41:02]: How hybrid systems can reduce fear of heat pumps for both contractors and homeowners[47:26]: Nate's HVAC 2.0 business model improves contractor and homeowner experience[49:57]: The launch of Nate's air sealing course and Home Comfort BookGet connected: Nate Adams X / LinkedInYin X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Sep 13, 2023 (Published on Nov 15, 2023)
In this episode of CFC Solutions Cast, we speak with Hoosier Energy Member Solutions Manager Blake Kleaving and Emerging Energy Resources Senior Manager Ryan Henderson about what sets beneficial electrification apart from electrification.Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative serving more than 760,000 consumers through 18-member electric cooperatives across a 15,000-square-mile area in Indiana.Learn more about Hoosier Energy's approach to building beneficial electrification programs including member education and engagement, tapping the Inflation Reduction Act and exploring virtual power plants.
Reducing the number of solo drivers in and around cities and the emissions associated with commuting and shopping make a positive difference for the environment and human health. Meet Nanci Fitzgerald, President and CEO of The Rideshare Company. This nonprofit organization develops ridesharing services for companies, governments, and residential facilities. Founded in the 1980s, The Rideshare Company has created rideshare programs that, between July 1994 to December 2022, provided more than 20 million trips, eliminating 699 million miles traveled. Ridesharing reduced the cost of maintaining its vehicles by $13 million and saved 32.9 million gallons of gas, which prevented 354,475 tons of CO2 emissions. 40 years of ridesharing history demonstrates how the potential for sharing assets, like cars and busses, has evolved — there are many alternatives to ownership of things that are used only part of the day or even less frequently. If we can do a better job of organizing shared travel, the potential benefits are vast.The U.S. Census reports that the average commute time in the nation was 27.6 minutes in 2019, the last year before COVID-19 disrupted lives and changed work and travel. Almost 10% of workers told the Census in 2019 that they traveled more than an hour to work. Companies and governments are asking people to return to the office, and too often, they drive alone in a car. There are better ways to travel involving ridesharing and organized commuter programs, such as those provided on and around a corporate campus. The challenge is organizing those programs and finding participants, which is the Rideshare Company's forte. You can learn more about The Rideshare Company at https://www.rideshare.com/
Parker Hannifin takes its annual trip to the Equip Expo in Louisville, KY, and Pump and Motor Dialogue goes along to learn more about the turf industry. We interview employees from Pump & Motor, Filtration, and Electronic Controls division, as well as other companies from around the turf world. It's a unique "on-the-road" version of Pump and Motor Dialogue that we hope you enjoy.
In the latest episode of Along the Lines, host Ben Limmer and special guests Rahmane Camara (Transportation Planner 2 at the Connecticut Department of Transportation) and Carmine Fiore (Regional Sales Manager at New Flyer) discuss Connecticut's bold journey to electrify its entire bus fleet by 2035. Learn how this green initiative addresses climate change and improves air quality in Connecticut and the region.
As the US (and the world) phases towards the electrification of everything, the opportunity to leverage electricity as a tradable commodity is immense. Join our hosts as they chat with Timothy Kramer, Founder and CEO at CNIC Funds on the first index created by them that tracks the broader US electricity market and more! Hosts: Chris Sass, Jeff McAulay Additional Reads: CNIC: https://www.cnicfunds.com/ CNIC Whitepaper on Electrification: https://www.cnicfunds.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/The-Electrification-of-America.pdf
While much of the groundwork has been laid for the auto industry's transition to carbon neutrality, many obstacles remain. This episode looks into the future of the decarbonizing auto industry, exploring the key developments, emerging trends and strategies that are shaping a more sustainable automotive landscape.
With increasing customer commitments and regulatory requirements for zero-emission vehicles, fleets everywhere are under pressure to decarbonize. Battery electric trucks are on their way but face a chicken and egg scenario around charging infrastructure. Long lead times and complicated installations can confound fleets and slow adoption. Today's guest details a solution to accelerate the deployment of battery electric fleets across the country. Jerry Miller is the Director of Business Development at US Energy, focusing on their innovative Volt Vault solution. A modular container converting renewable natural gas into available electrons, this solution could provide fleet operators with a resilient, sustainable solution to EV charging. Follow the Net-Zero Carbon Podcast Other FreightWaves Shows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eric and I had a great conversation with Cindy Zeis of Performance Systems Development, https://psdconsulting.com/, a company with the tag line: “Moving Energy Efficiency Forward” and description. We combine building science with technology to help utility companies, program implementers, and building performance professionals achieve energy savings. This whole conversation was spurred by a post that Cindy made on Linked in about electrification programs and the need to get our priorities straight. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/electrification-programs-getting-our-priorities-straight-cindy-zeis I was especially attracted to this paragraph in Cindy's post: In light of recent developments, such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and other funding opportunities that promote installation of heat pumps and other energy efficient technologies, it's essential to emphasize the importance of considering a building as a holistic system. It's important to highlight the critical role of the building envelope and energy efficient components, such as lighting, in minimizing energy loads before sizing mechanical equipment. It's also important to incorporate third-party verification for both building and mechanical system performance.” This episode was recorded in October 2023.
The rise of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will require a transformation in battery technology, the charging infrastructure, and the electric grid. Sam Abuelsamid, Principal Analyst for E-Mobility at Guidehouse Insights, joined the conversation to discuss electrification issues, from battery technology and mobility to smart cities and the distributed energy grid evolving around us. Sam explains that recycling will be essential to making enough batteries for the growing electric and hybrid fleet without rampant extractive mining. Guidehouse recently published a report called Developing Solutions for Recycling End-of-Life EV Batteries.EVs acccounted for 14% of all new cars sold globally in 2022, and the International Energy Agency estimates that sales will increase by another 35% to 18.9% this year. China accounts for more than half of global sales. In the United States, 7.2% of car sald in the first quarter of this year were EVs. Plug-in hybrids represented about 13% of sales — so about 20% of all cars sold will need new battery technology. As we've heard during previous interviews, the battery supply chain is still forming, and lithium and several critical minerals are still in short supply. You can learn more about Guidehouse Insights at https://guidehouseinsights.com/
There is one thing for certain as you electrify your house. You'll need more electricity. Duh! But getting more electricity from the street to your house is not easy. Bizarrely, it often takes longer to do these electrical upgrades than it does to install your new all electric appliances. When — not if -- your old gas hot water heater dies, you don't want to wait months for a new 240 volt circuit for that new super-efficient electric heat pump water heater. Nor do you want to delay the installation of your new heat pump HVAC system while you wait for a new electric panel. So you need to plan in advance for these upgrades. There are three general types of upgrades you will need as you electrify your home. First, you will need a dedicated electric circuit (wires and a separate circuit breaker) for each new appliance. Second, you may need a new electric panel if there is not enough space for these new circuits. Third — and most problematic since your utility is involved — you may need to upgrade the electric service from the street to your house. No one likes delays and extra expenses. But there is some good news. There are tax credits and rebates that can significantly reduce these electrical upgrade costs. Tune into this episode of the Energy Show for a detailed rundown on planning for these electrical upgrades. These upgrades take time, but you'll thank yourself later once they are done and your electrification project proceeds smoothly.
In this exclusive episode of On the Grid, Zpryme and Froliq CEO and co-founder, Jason Rodriguez sits down with Zeina El-Azzi, CEO and founder of Gage Zero to chat about her founder journey, Gage Zero's mission to advance fleet electrification, the state of female entrepreneurship, and how Austin has become a global clean tech leader.
Peter Light is the CEO and Co-founder of Lumen Energy. Lumen Energy's software enables commercial real estate portfolio managers to identify the optimal clean energy mix for their buildings, then deploy via their marketplace. Lumen's Auto PPA product automatically generates power purchase agreements via software, eliminating the drudgery of bespoke underwriting. In this conversation, Peter notes that many companies want to improve portfolio emissions for competitiveness but don't know where to start or invest in building-by-building analysis. He explains how energy responsibilities vary by lease and tenant type, and touches upon the motivation behind pursuing clean energy projects, all while drawing from his extensive experience in the clean energy sector.In this episode, we cover: [02:38]: Peter's perspective on addressing climate problems[05:37]: His background in clean energy[14:44]: How he met his Lumen co-founder Dave through the MCJ community[18:22]: Overview of difference in energy billing structures by building type[20:43]: Increasing demands from investors and tenants to decarbonize buildings[28:45]: Key actors in commercial real estate decarbonization[30:00]: Lumen's customer base[37:32]: Details of Lumen's financial modeling software for buildings[40:05]: Lumen's use of public data to provide initial analysis for customers[41:45]: The company's AutoPPA product for streamlined PPAs across portfolios[47:39]: Lumen's Series A and current prioritiesGet connected: Peter Light LinkedInCody Simms X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at email@example.com, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Oct 6, 2023 (Published on Oct 26, 2023)
In this episode, Daniel Moore interviews Jeremy McLeod a registered architect, founding director of sustainable architecture firm Breathe Architecture and founder of alternative not-for-profit development company Nightingale Housing. Jeremy shares some of the main initiatives that he uses in Breathe and Nightingale projects to have the most impact on climate change. Have your notebooks ready, because Jeremy is giving away a lot of his tricks. Let's jump in! Hearing Architecture is proudly sponsored by Brickworks. Thank you so much for listening and thank you so much to our guest registered architect, founding director of sustainable architecture firm Breathe Architecture and founder of alternative not-for-profit development company Nightingale Housing, Jeremy McLeod. Thank you so much for sharing so much information about what can be done to make our buildings more sustainable including electrification, electrification, electrification. We look forward to speaking with you again in the future. Our sponsor Brickworks also produces architecture podcasts hosted by Tim Ross. You can find ‘The Art of Living', ‘Architects Abroad, and ‘The Power of Two', at brickworks.com.au or your favourite podcast platform. If you'd like to show your support please rate, review, and subscribe to Hearing Architecture in your favourite podcast app. If you want to know more about what the Australian Institute of Architects is doing to support architects and the community please visit architecture.com.au This is a production by the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network, in collaboration with Open Creative Studio. The Institute production team was Madelynn Jenkins, and Claudia McCarthy, and the EmAGN production team was Sam Bowstead and Daniel Moore. This content is brought to you by the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architects and Graduates Network, in collaboration with Open Creative Studio. This content does not take into account specific circumstances and should not be relied on in that way. This content does not constitute legal, financial, insurance, or other types of advice. You should seek independent verification or advice before relying on this content in circumstances where loss or damage may result. The Institute endeavours to publish content that is accurate at the time it is published but does not accept responsibility for content that may or will become inaccurate over time.
The automotive industry is going through a major transformation, with manufacturers focusing on the electrification of vehicles and autonomy. And while these major automotive advances will bring a range of opportunities, they will also create new risks. In this episode of Risk in Context, Marsh's Trevor Smith, David Carlson, and Didem Canturk, and Oliver Wyman's Andrew Duhancioglu discuss the evolution taking place within the advanced automotive sector, the opportunities that this brings, and share advice on how to identify, quantify, and mitigate the risks. You can access a transcript of the episode here. For more insights and insurance and risk management solutions, follow Marsh on LinkedIn and Twitter and visit marsh.com
Today we welcome back to the program Senator Dave Min. Min represents Senate District 37 and serves as Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, which has jurisdiction over the state's environmental stewardship. We discuss Min's legislative priorities, the environment, biodiversity, homelessness and more. (08:47) End of session, wins and losses(12:55) Preventing mass shootings and improving gun safety(17:02) Electrification, decarbonization and renewable energy goals(25:30) Difficulty passing public safety bills in CAThis episode was recorded on 10/02/2023SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!
This week's episode is about the inevitable adoption of certain technology - where resistance is futile. Mandates, whether it be from the government or operators themselves, are pushing technology in a certain direction and making it so there is almost no way to resist.Join Host Rob Grimes this week as he talks about the specific technologies that are being pushed and adopted despite the oppositions, concerns and roadblocks that may exist.Electrification is a good example of a trend that many jurisdictions are passing regulations to push forward. Rob references that going forward, new commercial kitchens in having to be electric and can no longer use gas to cook with. AI is another example of a technology and innovation that use and acceptance is inevitable for other reasons. Businesses see the ability to use AI coupled with robotics to supplement labor and save money. Historical events also cause change - COVID saw the rise of online delivery, its acceptance, and now being an expected service within all areas of hospitality and retail, because there were limited other options available during this challenging period.For better or worse, the evolution of technology we've witnessed throughout history is as inevitable as change itself. If you want to hear about the areas of inevitable technology and the reason for these changes, tune in to this episode of Accelerate.
On this week's episode of Grease the Wheels, we look at an article about coming trends in the automotive industry from connectivity, to automated driving and electrification, and even some of Jimmy's better conspiracies. This is a wild one where we look into the future from the recent past and compare notes to how it's going. When it comes to connectivity, the leaps and bounds have been extreme since Jimmy entered the industry. From a few cars having bluetooth to full Apple Carplay and Android Auto streaming literally everything (including this podcast). Electrification has taken hold faster in China than in the United States, which is probably a good thing considering their urban pollution problems. One of the main things in this article that we expand upon is the idea of hydrogen being the fuel of the future. There are several large automakers betting big on hydrogen, and we expect to see it in some viable form within the decade. Fully autonomous driving that can handle 4 feet of Buffalo snow, that will be impressive - but that is farther off than people think. Also Uncle Jimmy helps to hasten the death of the sales team. This episode is distributed by The Wrenching Network. Whether you're a technician, a mechanic, or someone who just loves the car scene, The Wrenching Network is a place that you have to check out. They have all sorts of great content, gear, and snacks to keep you turning wrenches in whatever capacity you do it. Also if you see us over there, make sure you say hi and leave a comment with what you think about the episode!
Heat pumps in 140 million U.S. homes by 2050 — that's the goal laid out in Rewiring America's recent report on the pace of home electrification. It's a daunting target for a country that had heat pumps in only 17 million homes in 2020. But we're not that far off. According to Rewiring America, the U.S. is currently on track to install about five million heat pumps by 2025, only about two and a half million short of the pace we need to reach 140 million homes by midcentury. So what can we do to close the gap? What about other major categories of home electrification like water heaters and induction stoves — are we on pace to reach net-zero targets there? In this episode, Shayle talks to Stephen Pantano, head of market transformation at Rewiring America, about the organization's Pace of Progress report. They cover topics like: The adoption targets for water heaters, induction stoves, and other efficient home appliances The roughly $9 billion in incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act that could accelerate adoption The need for more data to get a better understanding of where and how to speed up adoption Why heat pumps are a growing share of a shrinking heating and cooling market, and how that's impacting slumping heat pump sales Recommended Resources: Rewiring America: Pace of Progress Canary: New plan aims to quadruple heat-pump adoption in 25 states Canary: Heat pumps outperform boilers and furnaces — even in the cold Catalyst: How has US industrial policy impacted climatetech investment? Catalyst is a co-production of Latitude Media and Canary Media. Catalyst is brought to you by BayWa r.e., a leading global renewable energy developer, service supplier, and distributor. With over 22GW in their project pipeline, BayWa r.e. is rethinking energy every day and at every level. Committed to being a solid partner for the long run, BayWa r.e. wants to work with you to help shape the future of energy. Learn more at bay.wa-re.com. Catalyst is brought to you by Sungrow. Now in more than 150 countries, Sungrow's solutions include inverters for utility-scale, commercial and industrial solar, plus energy storage systems. Learn more at us.sungrowpower.com.
In this episode, our guest is Kevin Lance with LG, and he gives us a quick rundown on heat pump chillers in terms of function and when you would use them. For support on your next Heat Pump Chiller project, please reach out to: Insight Partners, established in 2016, is a recognized leader in HVAC with a reputation for innovation and expertise at the forefront of advancing HVAC solutions to meet the evolving needs of its customers. With over eight offices, Insight serves HVAC engineers, contractors, and building owners across Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. www.insightusa.com Hobbs & Associates, with a history of excellence spanning over 39 years, is a leading provider of HVAC services, equipment, and solutions dedicated to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to clients nationwide. Offices located in VA, TN, MD, and AL. www.hobbsassociates.com Energy Transfer Solutions is a leading provider of specialty commercial and industrial HVAC equipment and services, serving customers throughout the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. www.etshvac.com Klima New Jersey LLC is a leading provider of specialized commercial and industrial HVAC equipment and services in Northern New Jersey. Klima represents manufacturers who share its desire to exceed their customers' expectations. www.klimanj.com Klima New York, LLC, established in 2011, is an HVAC specialist representing equipment manufacturers and is the leading provider of variable refrigerant flow technology in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island), Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. www.Klimany.com Etairos HVAC®, founded in 2020, is a manufacturers' representative specializing in the sales, service, and integration of equipment, components, and aftermarket parts for commercial, institutional, and light industrial HVAC applications. The company customizes high-performance, economical, sustainable HVAC systems for designers, builders, and owners. Serving Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. www.etairoshvac.com Heat pumps play a crucial role in the electrification and decarbonization movement, especially in commercial HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) applications. This technology helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions while promoting the transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Here's how heat pumps fit into this context. Electrification involves shifting from fossil fuels to electricity as the primary energy source. Heat pumps are highly efficient devices that use electricity to move heat from one location to another. In commercial HVAC, they can replace traditional systems like natural gas or oil furnaces, which are significant sources of carbon emissions. Heat pumps are renowned for their high energy efficiency compared to electric strip heat. They can deliver 3 to 4 units of heating or cooling for every 1 unit of electricity consumed, making them significantly more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems. Using heat pumps in HVAC helps decarbonize commercial buildings by reducing carbon emissions associated with heating and cooling. Since heat pumps do not directly burn fossil fuels, they produce no on-site carbon emissions. Their efficiency makes them a key component of efforts to lower the carbon footprint of commercial properties, in line with global climate goals.
This episode is part of our Skilled Labor Series hosted by MCJ partner, Yin Lu. This series is focused on amplifying the voices of folks from the skilled labor workforce, including electricians, farmers, ranchers, HVAC installers, and others who are on the front lines of rewiring our infrastructure.David Holtzclaw is the founder and principle of Transduction Technologies, a small engineering firm based out of Omaha, Nebraska that provides science analysis, testing, and energy consulting services to residential and small commercial clients. In this episode, we are talking about weatherization and home energy efficiency.David and his team perform a number of services including energy evaluations, duct leak testing, ventilation testing, pressure mapping, combustion testing, infrared imaging and cost benefit analysis of implementing renewable energy systems as a whole. We discuss how the home energy efficiency market has grown over the past few decades, the top things you can do to your home to improve your energy efficiency, and both the tail and headwinds the IRA bill is bringing to consumers and contractors alike in Nebraska.In this episode, we cover: [03:11]: Origin of home energy auditing in the 1980s and creation of ResNet[05:29]: Home Energy Score (HES) for existing homes, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) for new homes[07:23]: ResNet's relationship with BPI (Building Performance Institute)[09:04]: Emergence of the first energy code for new construction, the IECC (International Energy Conservation Code)[11:17]: The impact of high interest rates on the demand for energy audits[14:47]: David's transition from aerospace and NASA to founding an energy efficiency company[20:43]: An overview of his customer base[24:27]: The main culprits of an energy-inefficient home[29:45]: David's approach to customizing homes during the design process[32:11]: Insights into mechanical ventilation[34:30]: How upfront investments like triple pane windows pay off[38:50]: Why cheaper heat pumps may be pushed over better models with the IRA[42:08]: The impact of politics on state energy efficiency funding[49:22]: Advice and cautions for listeners planning to electrify and weatherize their homes.Get connected: David Holtzclaw LinkedInYin X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Aug 17, 2023 (Published on Oct 12, 2023)
Gear up, auto enthusiasts! We've got an electrifying episode lined up, spotlighting the latest buzz from the automotive world and the hurdles in the race towards electric vehicles. We kick things off with an inside scoop on the new Kia NIRO and touch base on the UAW strike. Buckle up as we share the thrill of a candid chat with the game-changing Bill Klehm, CEO of eBliss. With his mission to revolutionize America's truck stops and introduce viable alternatives to vehicles, Bill offers us a glimpse into the future of transportation.Charging ahead, we dig into the challenges crippling electric vehicle development, where government regulations often clash with industry progress. We also throw light on the forthcoming fleet of 50 electric vehicles about to hit the market and why federal backing might just be the secret ingredient to drive the EV dream into reality. Fancy a field trip? Hop in as we take the 2023 Kia NIRO PHEV SX Touring for a spin, dissecting its style, features, tech, performance, and how it fares against its competitors. Wrapping up the drive, we share a sneak peek into some exciting upcoming events. From the All British Car Show to the North Side Mustang Car Club's Fall Open Car Show, we've got your calendar covered. Tune in for a turbo-charged episode that guarantees to fuel your passion for all things automotive.Lupe Tortilla, sponsor Tailpipes & Tacos Lupe Tortilla in Katy, Texas, is host to the quarterly Saturday morning cruise-in!Sponsored by Gulf Coast Auto Shield Paint protection and more!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.---- ----- Want more In Wheel Time Car Talk any time? In Wheel Time Car Talk is now available on iHeart Radio! Just go to iheart.com/InWheelTimeCarTalk where ever you are.----- -----Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast provider for the next episode of In Wheel Time Car Talk and check out our live broadcast every Saturday, 8a-11aCT simulcasting on iHeart Radio, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and InWheelTime.com.In Wheel Time Car Talk can be heard on you mobile device from providers such as:Apple Podcasts, Pandora Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio podcast, TuneIn + Alexa, Podcast Addict, Castro, Castbox and more on your mobile device.Follow InWheelTime.com for the latest updates!Twitter: https://twitter.com/InWheelTimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/inwheeltime/https://www.iheart.com/live/in-wheel-time-car-talk-9327/https://www.youtube.com/inwheeltimehttps://www.Facebook.com/InWheelTimeFor more information about In Wheel Time Car Talk, email us at email@example.comTags: In Wheel Time, automotive car talk show, car talk, Live car talk show, In Wheel Time Car Talk
Ari Matusiak is the founder and CEO of Rewiring America. Rewiring America is a driving force in the movement to electrify everything. As our homes transition to using heat pumps for heating and cooling, induction stoves for cooking and electric vehicles for transportation, Rewiring America has established itself as the go-to expert resource to help us navigate this transition.Ari boasts an impressive background that informs his leadership of the organization. He has experience in affordable housing, philanthropy, and the Obama White House, where he served as a special assistant to the president and director of private sector engagement. In this role, he managed the administration's relationships with Fortune 500 CEOs, Wall Street firms, and other business leaders. He then held the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Renovate America, the largest residential energy efficiency and renewable energy financing platform at the time. He was also a co-founder and chairman of Young Invincibles, a national nonprofit focused on creating economic opportunities for young adults.In addition to leading Rewiring America, Ari is the managing partner at Purpose Venture Group, an advisory firm and incubator focused on launching community-centered ventures to tackle climate change and economic inequality.In this conversation, Ari discusses Rewiring America's origin story, core work, and the home electrification measures in the Inflation Reduction Act. He provides perspective on the current status of US electrification progress and how each of us can contribute to advancing Rewiring America's mission.In this episode, we cover: [03:03]: The founding story of Rewiring America[11:51]: Hurdles of electrifying homes[15:58]: Tax credits available to homeowners through the IRA[20:27]: Stackable rebates and tax credits through federal, state and local programs[22:00]: Using Rewiring America's IRA Calculator to estimate benefits[26:40]: Empowering people to electrify their homes and become active community guides[30:50]: Countering the fossil fuel lobby with local storytellers and validators[33:49]: Insights from Rewiring America's Pace of Progress Report on electric product adoption[40:31]: Challenges and solutions to boost EV adoption[43:04]: State of rooftop solar in the Pace of Progress report[44:05]: Why rooftop solar remains essential [46:28]: Electrification options for renters and apartment incentives [50:16]: Ari's outlook on electrification progress over the next decadeGet connected: Ari Matusiak LinkedInCody Simms X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Aug 24, 2023 (Published on Oct 9, 2023)
It's time for some whimsy! We're going way back in time, and across to pond to talk about the First Jack-o'-Lantern! Get ready to turn(ip) it up because this ep is all about warding off evil, lighting your way, and thousands of pre-pumpkin years of glowing jack! You'll learn about Samhain, bogs, will-o'-the-wisps, and so much more! Plus, the MouthGarf Report... and I See What You Did There!Have a comment? Want to share some whimsy? Have a First for us? Maybe you want to be a guest on the show? Email us at email@example.comListen to Kelly and Chelsea's awesome horror movie podcast, Never Show the Monster. ("Grr... don't show me." - The Monster)Get some sci-fi from Spaceboy Books.Get down with Michael J. O'Connor's music!Next time: First Ghost Testimony
In this episode of the Energy Evolution podcast by S&P Global Commodity Insights, co-host Dan Testa interviews Will Hazelip, president of National Grid Ventures, U.S. Northeast, about the company's involvement in offshore wind along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, renewable projects in the Midwest, and electric transmission projects in Europe. Hazelip emphasizes the need for offshore wind to meet decarbonization goals in the U.S. Northeast and in Europe, and discusses the challenges faced by offshore wind developers due to macroeconomic factors such as rising interest rates, inflation, and struggling supply chains. The episode also touches on National Grid Ventures' business in subsea electricity interconnectors between Britain and its neighbors, and opportunities for competitive electric transmission lines in the U.S. Energy Evolution co-hosts Dan Testa and Taylor Kuykendall are veteran journalists with broad expertise covering the energy and mining sectors. In addition, Camellia Moors and Camilla Naschert, reporters who write about mining and power issues, are correspondents for Energy Evolution and regularly contribute to the show. Subscribe to Energy Evolution on your favorite platform to catch our latest episodes!
Steve Pantano from Rewiring America and Danielle Walker from the Department of Energy's Office of State and Community Energy Programs join Ahlmahz Negash, PhD and Paul Dockery for a discussion of electrification. The crews discuss the Inflation Reduction Act's Home Energy Rebates, Rewiring America's IRA Savings Calculator, best practices in building electrification, and the newly announced American Climate Corp!You can find the podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Share with friends that are electric utility enthusiasts, like us!08:41 - Hierarchy of Electrification17:53 - Home Energy Rebates Program30:44 - Rewiring America Calculator44:34 - Building Electrification Best Practices - ACEEE report50:31 - Workforce! American Climate Corp Clean Energy Corp59:27 - Alhmahz's Insightful Question of the Week1:06:29 - Electrician for a Day1:12:52 - Danielle Walker's Closing ThoughtsPublic Power Underground, for electric utility enthusiasts! Public Power Underground, it's work to watch!
The smaller the grid, the higher the price. Islands have been plagued forever by a higher price of power. This is an inherent consequence of their small scale. Add on the top some natural catastrophes, and you end up with a poor and costly service for consumers.The good news is that there is a new generation of Utility managers which has started to tackle the problem. Of course, results are unperfect, as for one Hawaii there is one Puerto Rico. It is not just about money; it is about changing the culture and the rapid adoption of new technologies.To illustrate what can be done at reasonable budgets, we have invited Steve Berberich, CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS). After running the California ISO for a decade, he has opted for a new challenge rather than enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Jamaica's energy system is highly dependent on high cost imported fossil fuels; petroleum imports account for over 80 percent of electricity production. Furthermore, electricity theft is a massive problem. Finally, Jamaica is always at the mercy of a devastating hurricanes.Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) is a privately held integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica. The Company is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, and also purchases power from a number of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The change of attitude is to present this stable island of 3m as a perfect testing ground for all possible technological innovations. JPS invites all innovations to be rolled out in Jamaica, which then can leapfrog some legacy part of the industry. ------This Episode partners with Bruce Douglas' Global Renewables Alliance Let's triple renewables in the next ten years.https://globalrenewablesalliance.org/ -----The Episode is sponsored by PV CASE. PV CASE is the ultimate design software for solar PV developers from the earliest stages of planning all the way to the procurement phase. https://pvcase.com/RedefiningEnergy************* Finally, Laurent and Gerard would like to thank all our listeners as we have reached 1,000,000 downloads across all our shows. The main show will likely pass that bar in November. We will celebrate big time.
Kaylee Nix, Reporter at FreightWaves, talks to Dan Raudebaugh, Executive Director at Center for Transportation and the Enviornment about how the Center for Transportation and the Environment has used planning strategies to execute electrification projects for decades & what their hopes look like for the future. Follow FreightWaves Podcasts Follow the Net-Zero Carbon Summit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the second part of this podcast, Bassam Fattouh continues the discussion with David Ledesma identifying some additional dimensions of the energy transition including the rapid growth in renewables, the role of electrification as a key pillar for decarbonization, financing the energy transition and the difficulties faced by many developing in accessing capital to finance […] The post OIES Podcast – Navigating the Energy Transition Part 2: Renewables, Electrification, and Financing the Transition appeared first on Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
In this fireside chat, Zeina El-Azzi, founder and CEO of Gage Zero joins us to talk about challenges and opportunities when creating equitable electrification outcomes. Zeina is joined by FreightWaves Enterprise Trucking Expert, Thomas Wasson. Follow FreightWaves Podcasts Follow the Net-Zero Carbon Summit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jane Menton is a lifelong New Yorker and current resident of Queens, where she sits on the board of her co-op. In this episode, Jane, the mother of two young children, explains why New York City's Local Law 97, which mandates huge emissions reductions from buildings, is an “electrification monster” that will be “ruinously expensive” and could result in electricity shortages and a “humanitarian nightmare.” (Recorded August 29, 2023.)
Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about transportation electrification in the United States. He discusses how his newly created office is working to help deploy its share of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build out infrastructure across the country to support various aspects of electrification, and how local and state entities can take advantage of the funding. He also talks about the technological advances taking place in the space and how data sharing will help expand the advantages of adopting electrification.
Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about transportation electrification in the United States. He discusses how his newly created office is working to help deploy its share of the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build out infrastructure across the country to support various aspects of electrification, and how local and state entities can take advantage of the funding. He also talks about the technological advances taking place in the space and how data sharing will help expand the advantages of adopting electrification.
Swedish startup Einride is reducing the carbon footprint of its commercial trucking customers by making sure that electric trucks not only have a place to charge but the availability to charge when needed. The enemy is dwell time. It has a different definition but results in the same inefficient outcome as the one that plagues traditional fleets. Niklas Reinedahl, General Manager of einride North America, is welcomed by FreightWaves' Midwest Bureau Chief Alan Adler in this fireside chat. Follow FreightWaves Podcasts Follow the Net-Zero Carbon Summit Attention tank truck industry carriers, private fleets, and suppliers: have you registered for this October's Tank Truck Week 2023? It's the largest tank truck event in North America for cutting edge innovation, powerhouse networking, and keeping up with industry trends and insights. Content and value for executives, safety, HR, maintenance, tank wash, purchasing, and more. Help drive the tank truck industry forward October 8th through 11th this year in Indianapolis, Indiana! It's worth sending a representative. Register today at www.tanktruck.org/tanktruckweek! LinkedIn: National Tank Truck Carriers Facebook: National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. Twitter: @TankTruckAssoc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is part of our Skilled Labor Series hosted by MCJ partner, Yin Lu. This series is focused on amplifying the voices of folks from the skilled labor workforce, including electricians, farmers, ranchers, HVAC installers, and others who are on the front lines of rewiring our infrastructure.Mary MacPherson, a program manager in the Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the DOE, oversees energy efficiency and electrification workforce development programs funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the IRA.In this episode, Mary and Yin discuss residential energy efficiency training programs, addressing crucial challenges in the skilled labor workforce. They explore the underlying reasons for the workforce gap, from an aging labor force to accessibility barriers in education and certification processes.Funding is a significant lever to address these bottlenecks. In mid-July of 2023, the US Department of Energy announced that states and territories could apply for a pool of $150 million to train the next generation of residential efficiency and electrification contractors. These include electricians, energy auditors, HVAC contractors, plumbers, and more. The ultimate goals include lowering training costs, enhancing certification support, fostering diversity in the energy efficiency workforce, and providing economic mobility opportunities while promoting high-quality contracting in the residential sector.In this episode, we cover: [02:46]: Contractor Training Grants in the IRA[04:23]: Mary's clean energy background[07:08]: Overview of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)[09:39]: The role of State Energy Offices [13:00]: Skill and accessibility gaps in the energy efficiency trades[15:27]: Challenges in the residential heat pump workforce[18:11]: Reducing barriers to entry[20:10]: The significance of certification and testing[22:56]: State examples: Maine and Illinois[25:24]: How DOE allocates funds to states[28:34]: How to help funds flow to your state[30:52]: Community benefits and advancing Justice40 goals[33:55]: Mary's vision for success in 2030Get connected: Mary MacPherson X / LinkedInYin X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Aug 11, 2023 (Published on Sep 22, 2023)
My special guest: Rudiger Ostermann, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Global Automotive – TE Connectivity Inc. Episode Recorded Via Zoom Video Conferencing Platform. Creating a Safer, Sustainable, Productive, and Connected Future. As the go-to engineering partner for today’s innovation leaders and technology entrepreneurs, TE Connectivity is helping solve tomorrow’s toughest challenges with advanced connectivity … Continue reading "Episode 51 – EV Revolution Show Audio Podcast – TE Connectivity – Software Defined Vehicles, China’s Emergence as an Automotive Powerhouse and The Transition to Automotive Electrification!"
Electrification is perfect for luxury vehicles. The 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV adds performance and exclusivity to the premium experience. Dual motor 4MATIC all-wheel drive provides the traction to handle up to 677 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. And if 3.4 second 0-60 sprints aren't enough, the Hyperscreen dashboard impresses even standing still. Tom Voelk checks out a well-equipped model in Emerald Green Metallic and finds it's a great way to move a family briskly if you don't need to go too far.
Homes in California produce about 8 percent of the state's total greenhouse gas emissions. As the Golden State looks to significantly cut down emissions, one strategy is to electrify homes by, for example, replacing a gas stove with an electric one or installing a heat pump instead of gas-powered cooling and heating systems. Congress recently approved funding for tax rebates to encourage more people to recharge their dwellings. These electrification strategies could also have a major impact nationwide given that homes produce 20 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. For our next installment of Climate Fix, Forum's monthly collaboration with KQED's Science team, we'll talk about electrification as a growing strategy for addressing climate change. Guests: Laura Klivans, climate reporter, KQED Sam Calisch, chief scientist, Channing Street Copper - a Berkeley-based company that makes induction stoves. He is also a founding staffer and advisor to Rewiring America and is known as Mr. Heat Pump, a persona who educates people about heat pumps Mark Hall, CEO and founder, Revalue.io - a company that helps homeowners transition to clean energy sources for their homes Alejandra Mejia Cunningham, senior building decarbonization advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council
The New Warehouse Podcast is excited to bring insights from Kevin Kushman, CEO at Electrada. Kevin is a leading authority in fleet electrification. Electrada is a trailblazing company helping warehouse operators seamlessly transition to electric fleets. If you're grappling with how to steer your warehousing operations into the future of electrification, this is a conversation you can't afford to skip.Head to Barcode Depot for 15% off your repair with promo code "Repair15" Free floor tape and floor sign samples from Mighty Line! Get yours here.Follow us on LinkedIn here for more content.Support the show
Ready to unravel the fascinating world of heat pump water heaters and the influence of ducting on these devices? We promise, this episode will equip you with insights that can potentially save you a great deal of trouble. We kick off by exploring the common practice of ducting water heaters to the outside and why it might not be required in unfinished spaces. Also, discover how heat pump water heaters can be a game-changer in commercial places where there's an existing heat source.Ever wonder how humidity levels affect the efficiency of heat pump water heaters? Well, we've got you covered! We take a deep-dive into the role of varying humidity levels, especially in humid regions like Minnesota, and how heat pump water heaters might still be beneficial without impacting your gas bill. We also discuss the relevance of the size of your furnace and the BTUs per hour of the heater. We wrap up with some invaluable tips on ducting and the importance of reading the installation instructions. So, gear up for this enlightening roller-coaster ride that will leave you with a wealth of knowledge on heat pump water heaters and ducting.Send us your feedback or topic ideas over on our social channels!Eric Aune @mechanicalhub Andy Mickelson @mick_plumbCheck out our website: mechanical-hub.com
In this episode, Silas Mahner (@silasmahner) & Somil Aggarwal (@somil_agg) speak with Jeff Chapin, the Co-Founder of Haven Energy. We heard how he raised the funding for Haven with 2 pitches. He taught us how the IRA aids home electrification. His thoughts on building IRA-dependent businesses. We finish up with his advice to founders. Enjoy the Episode!
From performance and range to solid state and lithium ion batteries, many factors are at play when it comes to the current state of EV adoption. With so many advancements afoot, who better to ask about the latest developments in electrification than Munro & Associates? . As a world-renowned engineering and manufacturing consulting firm, Munro & Associates has consistently saved manufacturing companies billions of dollars through expertise and quality assurance in new product development, costing and benchmarking. Munro has interviewed folks like Elon Musk and Jim Farley, and even livestreamed a teardown benchmarking of a Tesla structural battery pack. . To get the lowdown on everything from electric drive systems to battery chemistry, we sat down with Thomas Prucha, Director of Electrification, Munro & Associates, for a wide-ranging conversation that fellow automotive enthusiasts and “gearheads” are sure to enjoy. . We'd love to hear from you. Share your comments, questions and ideas for future topics and guests to email@example.com. Don't forget to take a moment to follow SAE Tomorrow Today—a podcast where we discuss emerging technology and trends in mobility with the leaders, innovators and strategists making it all happen—and give us a review on your preferred podcasting platform. . Follow SAE on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Follow host Grayson Brulte on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
Back in January, Bloomberg News published a story quoting an obscure government official named Richard Trumka Jr. He works with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regulates stuff like furniture and electronics and household appliances. Basically, the agency is supposed to make sure that the stuff we buy is safe, and won't kill us or make us sick. The Bloomberg story talked about how a growing body of research shows that gas stoves are really bad for indoor air quality. They let off pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide, and they've been linked to heart problems, cancer, and asthma. And in this story, Trumka said the government would look into it, and maybe recommend some regulations on the appliance. Within days, the US went batshit crazy and gas stoves were all over the news. They had become the subject of the latest skirmish in our seemingly never-ending culture war. Cooking with Gas