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Matt Brown Show
MBS462 - Built in California #12 Mark Anderson, CEO Icarus RT

Matt Brown Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 35:33


Mark Anderson is CEO of Icarus RT, an award-winning advanced solar engineering company that has developed a patent pending low-cost energy storage and power boosting system for solar PV panel arrays that improves system performance and return-on-investment. Since founding the company in 2016, I have led all start-up and engineering activities for Icarus RT, Inc. generating significant recognition from federal and state agencies, as well as private companies, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Shell, and Qualcomm.Get interviewed on the Matt Brown Show: www.mattbrownshow.com

Quarta Palavra
05/10/2022 T4 E335 Controle sua língua e suas reações. Pv.19:11.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 2:57


"A discrição do homem o torna longânimo e sua glória é perdoar as injúrias." Pv.19:11. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Somente com Deus
Devocional • O Salário Ilusório

Somente com Deus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 5:57


"O perverso recebe um salário ilusório, mas o que semeia justiça terá recompensa verdadeira." (Pv 11.18)

SunCast
526: SMA on the Future of Home, Nhan Pimentel & Jan Van Laethem, Live from RE+ PowerUp Media Zone

SunCast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 27:13


SMA has been a cornerstone of renewables for nearly four decades. While their counterparts, like Tesla, didn't have solar divisions until much more recently, SMA has gradually built one of the largest install-bases of solar customers in the world. With all those installs come hundreds of thousands of satisfied homeowners, many of whom are now eager to embrace the future of the electrified home. How do they remain relevant in this new modern solar+ economy where every manufacturer is tempted to expand its offerings, in an effort to increase share of wallet, extend brand value, and keep up in an ever-changing industry? This and more are part of the discussion in today's RE+ PowerUp Media Zone replay, which was recorded live from the Anaheim show floor only a couple of weeks ago on September 21st, 2022.  In Jan Van Laethem's own words, it all started in 1981 with three university students who wanted to do things differently. They wanted to do electronics with a good cause. The mission of protecting and serving Planet Earth has been embedded in SMA's DNA since its founding.  After a few years of trying different technologies out, the three university students decided to go all in on solar, specifically solar inverters. They gained momentum with the Hundred Roofs and Thousand Roofs programs in Germany (many of you remember similar programs in the US in the 00's.) Around the turn of the century, SMA became the key player in photovoltaic (PV) power conditioning (through a technology known as a solar inverter).  How do you remain a key player over the long haul? Laethem gives a few tips: 1. Be in it for the long run; 2. Deliver quality; 3. Ensure your production is energy neutral. Tune in to the episode to understand the rest of the SMA backstory with Nhan Pimentel, VP of Home Solutions,  & Jan Van Laethem, Executive Vice President, Business Unit Home Solutions. In particular, how Nhan and Jan translate their corporate learning from the global markets like Europe and Australia to the burgeoning market here Stateside. If you'd like to connect with today's guest, you'll find links to their contact info (linked, twitter, etc) in the https://mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes/ (show notes) over on the blog. SunCast is presented by https://www.mysuncast.com/sungrow (Sungrow), the world's most bankable inverter brand. You can learn more about all the sponsors who help make this show free for you, here: https://www.mysuncast.com/sponsors (www.mysuncast.com/sponsors) And you can see the Entire Lineup from the PowerUp Media Zone (along w/the list of all those who sponsored the event) at http://www.re-plus.com/mediazone (www.re-plus.com/mediazone)  Remember you can always find the resources and learn more about all our guests, recommendations, book links, and more than 525 other founder stories and startup advice athttps://www.mysuncast.com/ ( www.mysuncast.com). You can connect with me, Nico Johnson, on https://www.twitter.com/nicomeo (Twitter), https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus/ (LinkedIn) or email.

Engineering News Online Audio Articles
56 wind and solar projects bid into South Africa's enlarged renewables round

Engineering News Online Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 4:38


A total of 56 wind and solar projects have been submitted by prospective bidders under the sixth bid window (BW6) of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which has been expanded to 4 200 MW from an initial allocation of 2 600 MW. The bids, which are split across five provinces, including 24 in the Western Cape province alone, have a combined capacity of more than 9 600 MW across 23 wind and 33 solar photovoltaic (PV) bids. The wind projects have a combined capacity of more than 4 100 MW, with several projects bidding to supply 240 MW. The solar PV projects have combined capacity of 5 550 MW, with a number of individual projects also bidding to supply 240 MW. Besides the Western Cape, the other provinces represented include the Free State with 11 bids, the North West with eight and the Northern and Eastern Cape with six apiece and Limpopo with one. The IPP Office tells Engineering News that the bid evaluation, which will be conducted by an independent evaluation committee, will formally begin assessing the bids on October 5. “At this time, we expect the evaluation process to take about six to eight weeks, whereafter the bid announcements will follow once all governance approvals have been secured,” the IPP Office said in response to an enquiry. No price information was provided and it was, thus, unclear how current inflationary pressures were reflected and how the bids compared with those received during the troubled BW5, when the average tariff bid was 47.3c/kWh. Anton Eberhard, who is Emeritus Professor and Senior Scholar at the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business, noted that bids for the 1 000-MW solar PV allocation were more than five times oversubscribed, which should result in some competitive prices. However, the doubling of the wind energy capacity on offer, from 1 600 MW to 3 200 MW, coupled with grid constraints, had resulted in a bid oversubscription of only 30%. "Less competition will likely see price increases compared to BW5," Eberhard warned. BW5 was the first initiated under the current Integrated Resource Plan and followed a seven-year disruption, precipitated by a refusal by the previous leadership at Eskom to enter into new power purchase agreements on the basis that the utility had surplus capacity. South Africa has subsequently descended into its worst-ever period of load-shedding, power cuts having been implemented at up to 6 000 MW, or Stage 6, during several days during 2022. To date, only three wind projects out of the 25 wind and solar PV projects named as preferred bids in October last year have signed project agreements and none have reached financial close. The IPP Office has set a deadline for the end of October for the remaining 22 bidder to sign their project agreements, but commentators have warned that some casualties should be expected. The BW6 bids were submitted by the October 3 closing date, which was delayed from an initial deadline of August 11 after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the round would be expanded as part of several interventions unveiled on July 25 to tackle worsening load-shedding. Ramaphosa announced that BW6 would be doubled to 5 200 MW, involving 3 200 MW of wind and 2 000 MW of PV. However, the National Energy Crisis Committee, which was also established in July, later reduced the allocation to 4 200 MW, owing to the fact that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa had not yet provided concurrence with a Ministerial determination allowing for the doubling of the solar PV allocation, which was limited to the 1 000 MW catered for under a previous determination. Meanwhile, the IPP Office confirmed a delay to the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for energy storage projects, which was expected to be published at the end of September. It reported that the RFP was in the final stages and would be released to the market as soon as governance processes had ...

Quarta Palavra
04/10/2022 T4 E334 A promoção do tolo é um perigo. PV.19:10.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 2:39


"Ao insensato não convém a vida regalada, quanto ao escravo dominar os príncipes!" Pv.19:10. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Quarta Palavra
03/10/2022 T4 E333 A ruína da falsa testemunha. Pv.19:9.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 2:33


"A falsa testemunha não fica impune, e o que profere mentiras perece." Pv.19:9. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Engineering News Online Audio Articles
Distributed generation investment may ‘grind to halt' if Eskom's retail tariff reforms are implemented 'overnight'

Engineering News Online Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 5:07


Economic and energy advisory company Meridian Economics is warning that the immediate implementation of Eskom's proposed retail tariff plan could severely disincentivise investment into the large distributed generation plants required to reduce or end load-shedding. The plan, which the utility says is necessary to rebalance variable and fixed charges in light of technology changes under way in the sector, has already met with stiff opposition from some residential customers and opposition political parties after the plan was submitted to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa for approval. There has been particular anxiety over reports that Eskom customers with solar systems will be charged a ‘levy' of more than R930 a month to remain grid connected; reports that Eskom has refuted, stating the restructuring will apply to all customers and forms part of a ‘revenue neutral' effort to modernise the tariff structure to be more cost reflective. The utility has acknowledged, however, that individual customers may pay more or less, depending on the changes approved and their consumption profiles. In a new briefing paper, Meridian Economics says it supports the restructuring of Eskom's tariffs to become more cost-reflective. However, it raises concerns about what impact the proposed changes will have on the nascent distributed generation market, and in particular on those large independent power producer (IPP) facilities that intend wheeling electricity to multiple smaller customers. This market has been stimulated only recently by a reform that initially raised the licence-exemption threshold from 1 MW to 100 MW – a cap that is in the process of being eliminated entirely in line with interventions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on July 25 to tackle the worsening load-shedding crisis. However, Meridian warns that a large portion of the wheeling market for IPP power could “grind to a halt for several years” if the tariff restructuring being sought by Eskom were to be implemented from April 1, 2023, as proposed. The paper asserts that, while the rebalancing might be appropriate in a market that has sufficient supply, it is “fundamentally counterproductive” in a market that is short of energy, as it sends the incorrect pricing signals to generation investors and purchasers of power. It also presupposes that Eskom is indeed able to provide generation “backup” to customers when it patently is not able to do so, Meridian adds. The analysis shows that under the prevailing tariff structure, there is sufficient margin for a customer entering into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a wheeling solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind IPP to achieve a meaningful saving of at least 10% on their electricity bill for both PV and wind wheeling projects. Should the new tariff structure be implemented next year, however, there will be a 25% decrease in the value of PV energy that is wheeled, and a 15% decrease in the value of wheeled wind energy. The calculations emerged from an analysis of how changes to time-of-use periods and the introduction of fixed standby or generation capacity charges, together with commensurate reductions to the energy charges, will affect 100 MW wheeling wind and PV IPPs. “This reduced value proposition has the potential to delay investments towards the end of the decade, once the overall Eskom tariff has increased and the market PPA range has decreased sufficiently to offer a meaningful saving to the customer.” To address this unintended consequence at a time when the country is seeking to accelerate rather than retard investment in distributed generation, Meridian says Eskom should commit not to implement the restructuring “overnight in 2023”. To further reduce the regulatory uncertainty for investors created by these proposals, clarity should be provided on how and when these reforms will be implemented in a way that does not undermine the required market expansion. “While further detailed work will be required...

Quarta Palavra
02/10/2022 T4 E332 Dê descanso à sua própria alma. Pv.19:8.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 2:41


"O que adquire entendimento ama a sua alma; o que conserva a inteligência acha o bem." Pv.19:8. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Mindfulness For Beginners
How to be happy with your body

Mindfulness For Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 28:25


Most of us have some aspect of our bodies that we're not content with - how can we look in the mirror and feel happy? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.

Quarta Palavra
01/10/2022 T4 E331 O falso amigo foge na hora da crise. Pv.19:7.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 2:50


"Se os irmãos do pobre o aborrecem, quanto mais se afastarão dele os seus amigos! Corre após eles com súplicas, mas não os alcança." Pv.19:7. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

3 MINUTES POUR MON AUTO
LA FIN DES VOITURES THERMIQUES EN 2035 : Bonne ou mauvaise idée ? Yves Carra nous répond...

3 MINUTES POUR MON AUTO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 4:50


Yves CARRA, Porte-parole de l'Automobile Club Association répond à une question dans la Matinale du Week-end sur LYON 1ERE. RDV chaque samedi en direct à 10h50. Assurances, contrôles techniques, PV, constats, location, achat, nouvelles réglementations... Devenez un véritable expert auto !

Dachdecker-Podcast
Starthilfe für Photovoltaik Einsteiger

Dachdecker-Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 59:20


In diesem Podcast sprechen wir mit Jan Paul Dahm vom Fachgroßhandel EWS, dem Profi für Solaranlagen. Wir sprechen über die kleinen und großen Probleme bei der Lieferung, Qualität, Auslegung und Planung von Solaranlagen und wie der Handwerker dabei optimal unterstützt werden kann. Ein hörenswerter Podcast nicht nur für Solaranlagen Profis sondern auch für Neueinsteiger.

Locked On HBCU - Daily Podcast On HBCU Football & Basketball
Can Grambling Make 2nd Half Adjustments vs Prairie View? Will Antoine Ahmad Slice Through Grambling?

Locked On HBCU - Daily Podcast On HBCU Football & Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 29:50


The State Fair Classic between Prairie View A&M and Grambling is our game of the week, and it features players like Lewis Matthews, Sundiata Anderson, Antoine Ahmad, Trazon Connley, and Tariq Mulmore. Grambling's key to victory is making 2nd half adjustments to pair with their strong first half, and PV should try to get after QB Quaterius Hawkins and push him into mistakes. Matthews vs Ahmad & Connley will be the important matchup as both teams will try to run the football. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Quarta Palavra
30/09/2022 T4 E330 Amigos sanguessugas. PV.19:6.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 3:08


"Ao generoso, muitos adulam, e todos são amigos do que dá presentes." Pv. 19:6. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Quarta Palavra
29/09/2022 T4 E329 A mentira tem pernas curtas. Pv.19:5.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 2:48


"A falsa testemunha não fica impune, e o que profere mentiras não escapa." Pv.19:5. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Engineering News Online Audio Articles
Firms in Steve Tshwete municipality ‘just want to get on with JET business'

Engineering News Online Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 5:26


The business community in the Steve Tshwete local municipality of Mpumalanga, which encompasses Middelburg, have been urged to align their product and service offerings to the opportunities being created by the energy transition and the associated socioeconomic initiatives aimed at cushioning vulnerable coal communities and workers. The Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry convened a conference this week under the theme ‘Just Energy Transition – Just for Business' with a focus on the potential spinoffs for Mpumalanga firms from Eskom's repowering and repurposing of those coal stations that are scheduled to close in the coming few years. Besides Komati, which will shut entirely later this year and which has been designated as the flagship site for Eskom's so-called Just Energy Transition (JET) strategy, the utility is also preparing to close Hendrina, Camden and Grootvlei before the end of 2027. Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Anna-Marth Ott tells Engineering News that business remains anxious about the implications of the closure of coal mines and power stations, but that there is also a growing appreciation of some of the possible business opportunities. She is concerned, however, that most of the JET debates continue to take place outside of areas such as the Steve Tshwete municipality, which is “surrounded by the coal mining industry and Eskom power stations”. “We believe many of the conversations are being held with the wrong people and that there are existing businesses and individuals with skills in this area that don't only have ‘skin in the game' for the long term, but the skills needed to translate the opportunities into real enterprises and jobs.” Eskom senior manager Sumaya Nassiep, who addressed the conference, argued that there was potential to use the JET strategy to reignite local manufacturing and stimulate enterprise development in the province. Opportunities could arise directly from the repowering initiatives by, for instance, creating factories to produce components for new wind and solar facilities, as well as through the provision of services to these power plants. Nassiep said there was specific potential in the manufacture and assembly of photovoltaic (PV) modules, inverters, transformers, battery energy storage system components, steel PV mounting structures, transmission and distribution poles and towers and, in the medium term, in battery recycling. Maintenance services would also be required at the new renewable-energy plants, such as non-destructive testing of components or the cleaning of PV panels. Certain existing supply-chain products and services would also remain relevant, such as the provision of high-voltage yard components and maintenance, as well as services such as general cleaning, catering, hospitality, the provision of personal protective equipment and security. Eskom also saw a role for local business in supporting the socioeconomic interventions that would be pursued under the JET to support vulnerable communities, including skills upliftment programmes and the incubation of small firms linked either directly to repowering initiatives, or to repurposing projects in other sectors, such as agriculture. At Komati, for instance, the repurposing embraced technical training for the renewable industry, agrivoltaics and aquaponics projects and the assembly of microgrids for sale and deployment in areas where it was too expensive to extend the national grid. The repowering initiatives, meanwhile, include solar, battery and wind projects and possibly a gas-to-power facility. In Mpumalanga more broadly, Eskom was releasing useable land parcels around its power stations for renewables projects and was in negotiation with an initial 18 successful bidders that responded to its first request for proposals issued in April. However, Nassiep also said there was a risk that existing businesses in the area failed to diversify timeously and align their product and/or service of...

Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast
Where does the water go? Stormwater management in the solar energy future

Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 85:29


Are solar farms a threat to water quality or a community asset? How can we create a solar-friendly permitting process that also enhances water and ecosystem services for the host community? Thanks to the PV-SMaRT project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Energy Technology Office, we are excited to debut the first solar-specific national study on stormwater dynamics and modeling. Project members include Great Plains Institute (GPI), DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Fresh Energy, and the University of Minnesota.The team used field research on five existing ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar sites across the United States, three-dimensional hydrologic modeling, and feedback from solar developers, site managers, state and local regulators, and other stakeholders to assess the opportunities. And results are flooding in!Based on the project's findings, researchers have now developed a stormwater runoff calculator tool and best practices recommendations for local and state permit officials and solar industry practitioners. Tune in to this webinar, recorded on September 28, 2022, for more details from hosts Fresh Energy, GPI, and NREL and special guests for the inside scoop on how the tool has worked so far.Meet the speakers:Brian Ross, GPIDr. David Mulla, University of MinnesotaJames McCall, NRELTodd Smith, Minnesota Pollution Control AgencyRobert L. Goo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of WaterLee Strait, EORModerator: Briana Kerber, Fresh Energy

Quarta Palavra
28/09/2022 T4 E328 O poder da comunicação. PV.18:21.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 2:59


" A morte e a vida estão no poder da língua; o que bem a utiliza come do seu fruto." Pv.18:21. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Sveikata.
Sveikata. Gyvybės kaina – 15 minučių. Kodėl moterys nesitikrina dėl gimdos kaklelio vėžio, kol dar ne vėlu?

Sveikata.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 28:06


Ankstyvosios diagnostikos programos ir iki COVID-19 nebuvo populiarios tarp pacientų, tačiau per pandemiją patikros programų lankomumas drastiškai smuktelėjo. Kalbant apie gimdos kaklelio vėžį, šioje prevencinėje programoje 2021 m. apsilankė vos 18 proc. tikslinės grupės moterų. Ką tai reiškia? Medikų tikinimu, tai lems tik viena – daugiau pacienčių mirčių, nors jų galima išvengti.Gimdos kaklelio vėžys yra ketvirtas pagal dažnumą moterų piktybinis susirgimas. Apskaičiuota, kad kasmet pasaulyje nustatoma daugiau kaip pusė milijono naujų gimdos kaklelio vėžio atvejų. Ir deja, ši onkologinė liga yra viena iš dažniausių moterų mirties nuo vėžio priežasčių. Kasmet nuo šio vėžio miršta daugiau kaip 260 tūkstančių moterų. Statistika rodo, kad gimdos kaklelio vėžį sukelia lengvai lytiniu keliu plintantis žmogaus papilomos virusas (ŽPV).Deja, kaip bebūtų keista, pirmiausia ankstyvos patikros programų smukusiu lankomumu susirūpino šeimos gydytojai. Lietuvos šeimos gydytojų profesinė sąjunga šiuo tikslu pradėjo edukacinę kampaniją „Būk savo sveikatos dirigentas“. Kampanijos esmė – paskatinti pacientus prisiimti atsakomybę už savo sveikatą ir reguliariai lankytis prevencinėse patikrose, kurios yra nemokamos. Tačiau kodėl daugiau nei pusė šalies moterų tikrintis vengia? Kodėl reikia skubėti pas gydytoją, jei nieko neskauda?Laidoje dalyvauja: edukacinės kampanijos „Būk savo sveikatos dirigentas“ viena iniciatorių, šeimos gydytoja Jurga Dūdienė ir gydytoja akušerė ginekologė, mamologė Rasa Vansevičiūtė-Petkevičienė.Ved. Laura Adomavičienė

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Power for the People 9/28/22: The Impact of Climate Change on Businesses & What They Are Doing About It

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 57:33


Producer/Host: Steve Kahl Renewable Radio: Energy education and solutions for Mainers This month: Interview with the ED and President of ClimateWork Maine, a consortium of businesses dedicated to helping Maine businesses respond to, mitigate, and evolve their businesses to the economic impact of climate change. 1. Understanding climate change and its evolving economic impact 2. How businesses can respond to the economic impact of climate change 3. The need for carbon-free energy adoption and climate-friendly business strategies Guest/s: Jeff Marks, Executive Director, ClimateWork Maine Alan Caron, President and Founder, ClimateWork Maine About the host: Steve Kahl is Professor of Science at Thomas College where he teaches environmental and energy courses and advises the student sustainability club. He writes the monthly ‘Sustainability Minute' email which is distributed to over 1,200 readers. He is a member of the Quarry Road Recreational Area board of directors where he is advocating for a net-zero energy new welcome center. He has advised the board of WERU on the current plan for the station to become 100% solar powered in 2020. Steve is a member of the Green Campus Coalition of Maine, the working group of sustainability directors at Maine college campuses. Steve's past positions include Sustainability Director at Unity College where he developed a plan for the college to become 100% solar powered and earned the college the prestigious STARS Gold ranking with the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education. Before that, he was Director of Environmental and Energy Strategies for the James Sewall Company of Old Town where he led a Maine Technology Institute research project that found that Maine could be 79% solar powered if all suitably-oriented rooftops had solar PV panels. Prior to moving home to Maine, he was a member of the Energy Commission in Plymouth NH where he was obtained funding for the renovation of a town office building to net-zero energy and the installation of 160 KW of solar PV panels on town properties included a major PV array at the sewage treatment plant that offsets 40% of its electrical costs. In his own home, he has installed two air-source heat pumps to completely eliminate heating oil, a hybrid hot water heater to reduce his water heating costs by 70%, and insulated the basement and attic to further reduce energy consumption and increase comfort. He would like to install rooftop solar panels but so far his shade trees that also produce maple syrup each year have convinced him otherwise. However, he has solar panels on his summer place at the lake and hasn’t paid for any electricity there since 2011. Steve has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Maine. The post Power for the People 9/28/22: The Impact of Climate Change on Businesses & What They Are Doing About It first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

VOV - Việt Nam và Thế giới
Tin trong nước: Hoa Kỳ tài trợ thêm 10 hệ thống ôxy lỏng cho các bệnh viện Việt Nam

VOV - Việt Nam và Thế giới

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 1:21


- Thưa quý vị và các bạn! Ngày hôm nay, Phái đoàn Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ tại Việt Nam, thông qua Cơ quan Phát triển Quốc tế Hoa Kỳ (USAID), công bố tài trợ hệ thống ôxy lỏng cho thêm 10 bệnh viện tại một số bệnh viện tại 6 tỉnh khó khăn trong cả nước, nâng tổng số hệ thống oxy lỏng tài trợ cho Việt Nam lên 23. Tin của PV Đài TNVN --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vov1tintuc/support

Podcast Política - Agência Radioweb
Partidos pedem disque-denúncia de violência política

Podcast Política - Agência Radioweb

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 1:47


Representantes do PT, PV, PCdoB, PSOL, Rede, PSB, Avante, Agir e Pros solicitaram à Justiça Eleitoral a criação de um canal de denúncias de violência política.

Business Standard Podcast
Is it the beginning of the end of diesel cars in India?

Business Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 5:23


Is it the beginning of the end of diesel cars in India? Indian roads were once dominated by four-wheelers propelled by diesel engines. And for long they have been the preferred choice of Indian consumers. However, with a push for electric vehicles and stricter emission norms, the outlook is looking bleak for diesel-powered cars. As the new BS-VI emission norms kicked in 2020, many carmakers trimmed diesel engine vehicles from their portfolio. India's biggest carmaker Maruti has completely discontinued diesel models. Tata Motors has discontinued smaller-capacity diesel engines. Honda India recently said it would most likely discontinue its diesel-engine cars. At present, Honda offers diesel variants of City, Amaze and its Jazz Premium Hatchback. Other carmakers like Volkswagen, Skoda, Nissan and Renault have also reduced diesel portfolios. Compared with petrol vehicles, carmakers have faced many problems with upgradation to new emission standards and the costs shot up. Come March 2023, a new phase of emission norms will kick-in and this is further making carmakers vary of diesel engine cars. Maruti had earlier said that the second phase of emission norms will further raise costs and impact sales. Under the second phase of BS-VI norms, vehicles must meet emission norms in the real world, as opposed to a laboratory. The focus will be on increasing fuel efficiency and, in turn, reducing emissions as well. Diesel engine vehicles commanded a market share of over 50% in the passenger vehicle segment in 2012-13, but it has reduced drastically over the years. It has come down to 18% in FY22, according to data from Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations. The drop has been sharp particularly since the BS-VI emission norms were introduced in 2020. The market share in the PV segment almost halved from 33% in 2019. However, the rise in sport utility vehicles (SUVs) is giving a lease of life to diesel variant engines. GFX in – please show the rise of SUVs - Graph 2 in excel sheet attached According to industry estimates, the share of SUVs in overall passenger vehicles has risen from just 18% in 2016 to 40% in FY22. According to analysts and automakers, consumers prefer diesel engines in SUVs as due to their relatively higher pulling power at low engine speeds, making it an easier and quicker take off from the go. According to reports, the sales share of diesel-engine variants is 35-40 per cent in compact SUVs, 55-60 per cent in the midsize SUV segment, and even higher in the large SUV segment. But, the overall picture is not good for diesel variant engines. Apart from the stricter emission norms, the surge in electric vehicles sales has also spelled doom for diesel engine cars. NITI Aayog has set a target of EV sales penetration at 70% for all commercial cars, 30% for private cars, 40% for buses and 80% for two and three-wheelers by 2030. The narrowing down of petrol and diesel prices over the last few years has further reduced diesel cars appeal as the government reduced subsidies on the diesel. So is it the beginning of the end of diesel in India? Arun Agarwal, Deputy Vice-President - Fundamental Research, Kotak Securities says entry-level PV segment is dominated by petrol vehicles, but diesel still has presence in compact and mid-size segment. In the last two-three years, the demand for diesel was range bound and more or less stabilised. In the interim, diesel engines will continue in some segments, and eventually, there will be a shift towards cleaner fuel.  Some automakers still see a future for diesel engines. Diesel is still a major component of automakers like Mahindra, Toyota, Jeep and KIA due to their SUV/MUV/Crossover product portfolio. A Toyota official even went on to say that diesel demand is stronger than ever in India. Mahindra too echoed the same sentiment recently. Hyundai is still seeing a strong demand for diesel SUVs. The share of diesel variants in the overall sales mix at Hyundai

Hela kedjan
#100 - Hans Wallenstam

Hela kedjan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 57:12


Hans Wallenstam har i över 30 år varit VD för det som idag är ett av de största privata bostadsbolagen i Sverige. Han inledde sin tid som VD med leda bolaget genom 90-talets fastighetskris, något som brukar beskrivas som en av de mest dramatiska perioderna i Sveriges moderna historia. På Västkusten fanns det före krisen ett tiotal börsnoterade fastighetsbolag. Efter krisen återstod bara ett – Wallenstam. Vad lärde han sig, hur har detta påverkat bolaget och hur ser han på marknaden framåt? Hemsida: www.helakedjan.se

Primeiro Café
#419 Lula sobe para 52% dos votos válidos no Ipec #Eleições2022 | Bate-papo eleitoral: A importância de decidir no 1º turno

Primeiro Café

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 112:13


TERÇA, 27/09/2022: Faltando apenas 5 dias para as eleições, as pesquisas da semana indicam que nada mudou. Os números do Ipec, divulgados ontem, são muito similares na disputa pela presidência. Lula subiu dentro da margem de erro e agora tem 52% dos votos válidos, número suficiente para vencer no primeiro turno.Parece que a vitória já neste domingo deixou de ser apenas mais um sonho para se tornar uma real possibilidade. No Ipec, Ciro perdeu um ponto e Lula ganhou um. Bolsonaro e Tebet seguiram iguais. A pouca margem que Lula tem para vencer no primeiro turno tornará a apuração do próximo domingo um momento de muita tensão. Provavelmente vamos ter que esperar quase a totalização dos votos para cravar a vitória ou o segundo turno.Mas se na disputa pela presidência a vitória de Lula é certa, talvez em primeiro, mas se não for, será no segundo turno, em algumas disputas estaduais vai ter emoção. Na Bahia, a fraude de ACM Neto na autodeclaração de cor custou caro. Pesquisa Atlas divulgada agora pela manhã já mostra Jerônimo Rodrigues do PT na frente com 46% x 39%. No Ipec, a diferença diminuiu, mas ACM segue na frente com 47% x 32%.No Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite segue liderando, com Onyx Lorenzoni em segundo lugar. O candidato do PT, Edegar Pretto, subiu cinco pontos na pesquisa Ipec e está em terceiro lugar.No Ceará, mudança total no cenário. Elmano de Freitas, do PT, cresceu e agora tem 30% na Ipec, empatado com Capitão Wagner do União Brasil. O candidato de Ciro Gomes, Roberto Cláudio, segue em terceiro. No DF, Ibaneis Rocha ainda lidera com 40% na Ipec, mas Leandro Grass, do PV, tem tendência de crescimento e agora tem 13%.Eleger Lula no primeiro turno parece ser a vontade de mais da metade do eleitorado. Mas não adianta eleger apenas o presidente. Por isso, os votos para os governos estaduais, para o senado e para deputados federais e estaduais são fundamentais. Esta semana estamos incentivando a nossa comunidade a compartilhar as suas colinhas para o domingo. Envie nos nossos grupos ou comente aqui na transmissão quem são os seus candidatos e candidatas.BATE-PAPO ELEITORALHoje nossa conversa sobre as #Eleições2022 recebe a nossa colunista Rachel Cor, do Pensa Comigo, a jornalista Paula Bianchi, da coluna Cartas do Rio Tietê, e o médico sexólogo Edu Peres, do Café com Pimenta.SAIBA MAIS: https://primeiro.cafe/APOIE: https://apoia.se/primeirocafe

Quarta Palavra
26/09/2022 T4 E326 A pressa é inimiga da perfeição. Pv.19:2.

Quarta Palavra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 3:00


"Não é bom ter zelo sem conhecimento, nem ser precipitado e perder o caminho." Pv.19:2. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pb-marcos-santos/message

Insider's Guide to Energy
90 - What's new in EV systems?

Insider's Guide to Energy

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 53:23 Transcription Available


This week Johan and William  are joined by David Schlosberg. David has a big passion on environmental energy, and has gone from PV systems to EV systems, he is vice president of Energy and Utilities in TeraWatt Infrastructure. In this field, David focuses on large infrastructures and on big transportation vehicles, and this is what is discussed in this weeks episode.  

Mindfulness For Beginners
Why do good people suffer?

Mindfulness For Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 25:08


How can we live calm, happy and free in a world of suffering? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ This week's podcast friend: https://fluentknowledge.com/shows/my-body-odyssey Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.

Exposições Bíblicas - Palavra da Vida
Mais que um transeunte - Gênesis 28.10-22 - Filipe Santos

Exposições Bíblicas - Palavra da Vida

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 17:22


Essa é mais uma mensagem de Filipe Santos na capela do SBPV.

Clinical Trial Optimization
Deploying Advanced Analytics to Enhance QA, with Timothé Ménard and WCG Senior Advisor Linda Sullivan

Clinical Trial Optimization

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 39:03


How can organizations use advanced analytics to complement, enhance, and accelerate current QA practices? That's one the key questions explored during Linda Sullivan's interview with Timothé Ménard, Head Quality Data Science & Bioethics Coach in Product Development Quality at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. In his role at Roche, Ménard has been leading the product development Quality Data Science Team since January 2018. From simple analytics methods to machine learning, Ménard's team is creating and implementing data-driven solutions that help understand, early detect, and predict clinical and PV quality issues. Sullivan notes that, in the last six years, many organizations have been implementing risk-based quality management approaches, based on evolving revisions to guidance such as ICH E6R2 and E8R1, which require specific data sets. According to Ménard, we should leverage and focus not just on clinical trial data but also on operational data, which is sometimes more challenging more than clinical data. In regard to identifying and tracking quality issues, Ménard points out that analytics now can be applied on program and study levels, which expands critical analysis far beyond the site level and enables biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate the drug approval process. Ménard notes that his organization has been able to glean key insights from data that might not have been available a decade ago. Want to suggest a topic for CTO? Just email Linda Sullivan at lsullivan@wcgclinical.com.

Sean White's Solar and Energy Storage Podcast
UL 3741 Rapid Shutdown solution where the PV array can stay up to 1000V using SMA inverters with Sollega or Ironridge racks!

Sean White's Solar and Energy Storage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 13:36


Rapid Shutdown has traditionally meant putting module level power electronics in the array for PV systems on buildings. There has always been this part of the NEC 690.12(B)(2)(1) that gave you an option to comply with rapid shutdown inside the array with a listed hazard control system. Surprisingly, we can now go back to having something to what rapid shutdown used to be in the 2014 NEC, which we called array level rapid shutdown. Let's see if someone gets something like this listed for a residential roof.   Links: https://www.sma-america.com/newsroom/current-news/news-details/news/5123-sma-america-and-sollega-partner-to-debut-the-first-ul-3741-pvhcs-certified-commercial-and-indus.html https://files.ironridge.com/flat-roof-mounting/resources/brochures/IronRidge_BX_System_UL3741_Installation_Addendum.pdf https://solarbuildermag.com/featured/ul-3741-rooftop-pv-system-complies-with-nec-690-12-without-mlpe/   To see a visual version, take these classes at www.HeatSpring.com/sean  40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUS 30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUS 2020 NEC PV, Energy Storage, Building and Fire Codes for PV System Inspectors

New Books in History
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Architecture
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in Architecture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/architecture

New Books in Art
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in Art

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/art

New Books Network
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Technology
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in Technology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/technology

New Books in Environmental Studies
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in Environmental Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society
Alex Nathanson, "A History of Solar Power Art and Design" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:22


Alex Nathanson's book A History of Solar Power Art and Design (Routledge, 2021) examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their work reflects broader social, economic, and political events. As the cost of PV cells has come down, they have become more accessible and have found their way into a growing range of design applications and artistic practices. As climate change continues to transform our environment and becomes a greater public concern, the importance of integrating sustainable energy technologies into our culture grows as well. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, design history, design studies, environmental studies, environmental humanities, and sustainable energy design. Bryan Toepfer, AIA, NCARB, CAPM is the Principal Architect for TOEPFER Architecture, PLLC, an Architecture firm specializing in Residential Architecture and Virtual Reality. He has authored two books, “Contractors CANNOT Build Your House,” and “Six Months Now, ARCHITECT for Life.” He is an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College and has served as the Director of Government Affairs and as the Director of Education for the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. Always eager to help anyone understand the world of Architecture, he hosts the New Books Network – Architecture podcast, is an NCARB Licensing Advisor and helps coach candidates taking the Architectural Registration Exam. btoepfer@toepferarchitecture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-technology-and-society

Mindfulness For Beginners
Mindfulness in plain english, jargon free

Mindfulness For Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 27:56


Why is it so hard for us as human beings to focus on what's right in front of us? How can mindfulness help? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ This week's podcast friend: https://fluentknowledge.com/shows/my-body-odyssey Made to Stick: https://heathbrothers.com/books/made-to-stick/ Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.

The Clean Energy Show
The Solar Supply Chain needed to Halt Global Warming is Already Being Built

The Clean Energy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 43:01


The IEA has a number for the required solar to halt climate change and it's being built right now! Heat waves make people angry, Californians respond to text alert to save power and blackouts were averted. Tesla's production cost per vehicle is 42% of what it was just five years ago and it's not due to falling battery prices. Some grids in the US have so much excess power, prices are often going negative. They pay you to use power. This is going to become common as we move forward with decarbonization. The specs for the Chevy Equinox have been announced and it's clearly going to make the Chevy Bolt EUV obselete instantly.  James's son's geology professor says there's not enough lithium for 100% electric car sales. He's wrong. Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! Check out our YouTube Channel! Follow us on Twitter! Your hosts: James Whittingham https://twitter.com/jewhittingham Brian Stockton: https://twitter.com/brianstockton Email us at cleanenergyshow@gmail.com Leave us an online voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/cleanenergyshow Tell your friends about us on social media!   Transcript of this Episode Brian: Hello, and welcome to episode 131 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. BBC News Anchor: We're interrupting our schedules for the following announcement. Buckingham palace has announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Brian: What is this, the London Bridge protocol? James: Yes. We've been waiting decades for this, and it's finally happened. Brian: No. Podcasts do not have to follow the London Bridge protocol. Come on. They don't it's fine. But I will say the Queen is dead. Long lived the king. James:I'm James Whittingham. This week, my son's geology prof says there's not enough lithium to go 100% electric anytime soon. I promptly advised my son to quit university and educate himself on Facebook. This week. California didn't have enough power. While other grids in the US. Have so much excess power, prices are often going negative. If I can get the grid to pay me to use my fancy coffee machine, I'll be rich. Tesla's production cost per vehicle is 42% of what it was just five years ago. And it's not due to falling battery prices. It's actually Elon Musk not having to buy horses anymore due to the woke mob. Okay, I don't understand that, Joe. Really? No, I don't. He got a massage and promised a woman a horse. I got it. The California power grid avoided severe blackouts after sending a text alert to citizens. The text said, you up, followed by turn off your lights. All that and more on this edition of the Clean Energy Show. And Brian, this week we also have something from Bloomberg opinion that says the energy transition and its supply chain are at what we need to beat climate change. Already. It's already being constructed. It's quite remarkable. Even apparently, lithium. Yes, high temperatures are making people angrier online. And how are you this week? I'm good. So here's my two updates. I got the latest full self driving update on my Tesla, which is it a big one. Yeah, it's a big 110.69.2. This is the first update I've had since actually getting the full self. Oh, I didn't know that. Yeah, it's the only one I've had since getting the full self driving software. Only had it a day, only used it once, and it still did that. Same thing where a lot of our streets don't have a line painted down the middle, and it's two lanes, and it started to drift to one side, so I canceled it and just kept driving. Well, Joy? Yeah. And he says they're going to be out by the end of the year. Come on. Yeah, well, a lot of the testing miles have been done in California, so it sounds like the software works way better in California. And we are, sadly, many miles from California, so it's going to be a bit of a struggle here for a while, I think. Do they paint the streets of California? Is that the issue? We don't paint them here. Yeah. Well, I'm assuming all the roads are better in California, but the grass is always greener, as they say, although not during a drought. But anyway, my other updates so I think I said last week, I've applied for the Greener Homes grant, which is Canada's subsidy for retrofitting your home to put in clean energy stuff, insulation. And I'm still hoping to do a heat pump, an air source heat pump for my house, get rid of my furnace. So the process is moving. I've been approved. I'm in the program. They can't do the blower test. So what they do is a blower test on your house to test the tightness of the house, and then you do the upgrades, and they do another one. But because our ceiling, the drywalls opened up in the ceiling in the kitchen, because we were trying to fix those leaks, they can't do the blower test right away. But anyway, I just wanted to mention that I am hoping to go through this process. This is what it's available in Canada, and as we've covered on the show before, the new Inflation Reduction Act in the US. If you're in the US. There's lots of kind of similar subsidies for home improvements and upgrades and energy efficient appliances and vehicles and everything. And of course, different states and different provinces all have incentives, too. And like, our natural gas utility has a little bit of incentive to go to higher efficiency furnaces, gas furnaces and stuff. So anybody listening, always check your local area, your local state, your local province to see what the possible subsidies are. Okay, well, the Chevy Equinox, they finally announced the specs on it. Yeah. So this is the next big electric vehicle from General Motors, which is an SUV that's going to be at a reasonable price. They said this is a small SUV under $30,000 US. Is that cheaper than the Bolt? It's not cheaper than the Bolt now because they lower the Bolt in the US. But the equivalent Canadian pricing would put it lower, I think, than the Canadian pricing, current Canadian pricing of the bolt and worldwide as well. Yeah, and if that's the price for the Equinox, one would think they would eventually drop the bolt below that because that's a smaller car. The Equinox is actually making it hard for me to buy a Bolt because of two reasons. One, it'll render the Bolt obsolete. Even if it's really close in price, it's a bigger vehicle, seems like a better vehicle. It's not as well fitted. Maybe they have some bare bones stuff with the base model. You get a power driver's seat on the base model of the boat and a few other nice things. In Canada, you get ten years of connectivity, or eight years of connectivity. A long time of connectivity. Maybe it's five, but it's a few years. That cover most of your ownership, usually. So I'm just worried about it. Plus, they got the LTM battery pack with that. So that should be approved to charge faster, three times as fast. Peak charging doesn't mean that it's going to charge three times as fast, but the peak charging is three times as fast. So that's what the big drawback of the Bolt is. Well, it's size and it's charging speed on the highway. Well, and I think we're still in a situation where if you decide you want one, you're going to have to head down to GM as soon as you can and kind of put down a deposit because the supplies are going to be limited, especially where we live. So I think that's going to be the situation for the next couple of years, no matter which electric vehicle you decide to buy. And it's going to be at least two years before I get a base model of the Equinox. But let's say I have a four year loan or four year lease of a Bolt. Maybe leasing is the way to go because the Bolt could be under severe price pressure. Right. If the price does go down and I bought the vehicle, then I've got like a dud on it when I'm trying to sell it in three or four years to get an equal option, but at least would give you a sort of a guaranteed buyout price or something. Yeah, but at least they're not too sexy with their offers on the leasing right now. So I really don't know what to do. So I got a message from my son at his geology class. It's not basic geology, it's engineering related. Geology is something that requisite that he's taking. And he says the prof was going on about not having enough lithium. Like this was the day that California solidified their 100% electric vehicles by 2035. Well, he says there's no way, no way in hell, because there's not enough lithium. He's a geologist. He knows there's not enough lithium. That's not true, though. No. From what I understand, and I'm not a lithium expert, but apparently you are, it's not so much that there's plenty of lithium. It's the processing of the lithium that's the difficult part to make it usable for batteries. Yeah. So I looked it up, and I found some sources in the journal Nature, and lithium itself is not scarce, as you said. But a June report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimated that the current reserves of the metal are around 20 million tons. And that's not enough to carry the conversion EVs through to mid century. So the actual amount there, it's the refinery of it, the mining of it. He said it takes ten years to mind to get well. Do your math. It's more than ten years away, and we're going to have a story later about the solar supply chain going gangbusters enough to actually beat climate change. And where there's a will, there's a way. And this is what's happening. Solar is ahead of everybody else. But batteries are coming now and there's money to be made. So presumably if there's money to be made, it seems possible that there will possibly be some lithium bottlenecks where we won't have all that we need. There was an announcement from Tesla recently that they are trying to get a lithium mine or processing plant going in Texas. So the fact that Tesla is getting into it indicates that, you know, maybe they are worried there's not quite enough lithium, but it's all part of the ramp, so I'm not worried. But, hey, I'm not a geology professor, and we're also going to talk about Tesla having an advantage because five, seven years ago, musk was talking about lithium and he was on top of this, wasn't he? No, I mean, this is the advantage of Tesla, is they've been working on all of these things for at least a dozen years now. They've got a nice head start in figuring this stuff out. We were just before we went to record, there was a threat in California of power blackouts, wasn't there? Yes. So they've got a crazy heat wave going on there and they were predicted just at the time that we were recording. They had managed to stave off blackouts for the previous couple of days, but it was all coming to a head just as we were recording our show last week. And they saved the grid. And how did they do it, James? They sent out a text message alert. Yeah. And Brian? It worked. It totally works. It's a crazy thing. It worked. People said, okay, I will turn off my draw up for a couple of hours, or whatever they do in California. And it worked. Yeah. No, I thought that was quite remarkable. There was some graphs posted online of, like, exactly when the text went out and how power dipped. Obviously not everybody's going to listen to that, but that is one of the advantages of everybody having a cell phone here in our province. We had a bunch of emergency alerts for safety reasons a couple of weeks ago, and they were quite alarming to get. Definitely necessary for everybody's safety. Certainly I want to be informed and stuff like that. So if you and I were living in California, we would absolutely have gone and turned off some lights, turned off some power hungry things, and clearly enough people think like us and did that as well. So I've got a pool pump running, right? Yeah, it's about 1000 watts. Wow. Yeah, it's not fun. Swimming pools are not the most environmental thing there, but heating, although you do run yours with thermal solar panels. I heated with solar, yeah, but there's chemicals and water. I should probably do an assessment of that and compare it to having a hot tub, because maybe a hot tub is more my thing. I like the freedom from gravity, Brian. That's what I've been really enjoying the last couple of years is the freedom from gravity. The fatter you are, the lighter you are in water. So I figure I wave it as much as I would on the moon. And can you put a bunch of salt in the water and be even more buoyant? You could, but I wouldn't be able to touch the ground and I don't think I would be walking around floating like a bob, bobbing up and down like a buoy. That's a horrible sight, especially in my speedo. I just bought a bunch of chemicals even after I closed the pool, because I had to. I have to keep it treated until it freezes. And then in the spring, I have to treat it again and kill all the LG. You have to do that with a hot tub, but it's less. But then you heat it. And I can't heat it with heat, with solar panels, but I can't heat it with my thermal heating. Anyway, the pool is closed in winter is here. And that emergency alert that we had, a Saskatchewan resolved itself. The person was caught and died in custody, for what it's worth, but I won't dwell on that. The fact is, Brian, 500,000 homes in California and businesses have been warned that they might lose service. And within five minutes it was all but over. That's all tough. It's five minutes. Maybe people are more conscious of energy demands these days. We never used to think about it before, but maybe now it's not such a crazy thing to send in a text. Yeah, I mean, I think maybe they'd run into problems if they were sending out one of these alerts every couple of days. Eventually people would get tired of it. But if they can limit themselves to once or twice a year, then they can keep people's attention and they'll do it. Maybe we'll have smarter homes. Like my pool pump runs on a smart timer, a smart switch. Maybe if I connected that to the power utility and allowed it to turn off, things like that, I don't know what else it would be. My air conditioner thermostat goes up a degree. Yeah, something like that. Well, actually, Apple has announced a new feature coming, I think with the next update of their iOS, their mobile software is apple is actually going to have a thing where your phone will only charge when there's the maximum amount of green electricity on the grid. They're going to figure out that's cool. Why don't we have a story about that? What's wrong with you? You're the apple guy here. This is it right now. Sorry about it. Tell me everything. Presumably it will figure this out for each jurisdiction because the grid is different every place. But yeah, it'll figure out when there's the most green power on the grid, and it will only charge your phone during that time. See, phones take a lot of power now. They take 20, 40, 50 watts, some tablets take 100 watts. Yeah, that's getting a little bit more serious, especially since we don't have 100 watt light bulbs anymore. We have Led light bulbs. No. And when you think about pretty much every single human being in North America has a smartphone. That's a few hundred million smartphones just in North America. So, yeah, that's a lot of juice when you add them all together. But I've said this before on the show, that I wanted to know when is the greenest time to charge my car? Because we live on a power grid that has 45% coal, something like that. And I want to know, is there more hydro in the mix at three in the morning than, say, if I plugged it in and charged it at seven in the night or something, or even during the day, the business day, and I couldn't get a response from the utility source power. I want to know that. I don't know if they know that. I hope they know that. But yeah, that's a very interesting question. So we'll have to see if Apple figures out our jurisdiction. Yeah, I'd be curious. Maybe they'd listen to Apple and not you. Well, maybe Apple figures it out and then I'll learn from that. And you will know when to charge our cars, because all electric cars have preset timers on them that you can do. A lot of them you can do from an app. And I don't have an app for mine because I bought the base model, but I do set a timer on it every time. Millions of Californians, though, received these alerts that the grid was apparel. Millions of them. Right, interesting. I just wonder, though, if we can integrate our homes into the power grid better, because we're getting smart meters on our house. So that tells the utility what's going on faster in real time. And maybe they can say, well, Joe Schmo at 205th Avenue uses a lot of electricity between five and seven, and he's crashing the grid. Maybe he could find something to cut down on, and maybe they wouldn't send an alert to somebody who has a trickle of electricity because they're gone during that time. Well, that makes me want to skip ahead to one of the stories we were going to have this week again from Bloomberg. And this is about negative power prices. And I've heard about this in the UK and in other jurisdictions, but I didn't realize it was happening quite so much in the US. And so this definitely relates to what we're talking about now. I think basically what you're just asking about here is basically the grid just isn't smart enough yet. It will eventually get there, and it's also not interconnected enough. So in the US, there is seven different utility grids and they're not all connected. It's basically seven regions of seven grids in certain places at certain times. There's excess wind and excess solar. So much so that they have too much power at certain times of the day. This results in negative pricing and encouraging people to just use extra power. And if the grid was further developed, was smarter, there's more home batteries connected to the grid, there's more EVs connected to the grid, and all of those can go either into the grid or out of the grid. That's going to eliminate these problems. So once you start hitting negative prices, boom, that's when your car charges. That's when your home battery charges. And it's coming, it's just going to take a long time. I thought we'd talk a little bit about Tesla this week because there's a lot going on and it's kind of interesting. One thing that I'll start with is a bit of information I learned on Twitter, and that is, you know how supercharger pricing is creeping up, right? It's getting more and more expensive all the time that Tesla sets the price for the superchargers. Yeah, it was super cheap. When I got my car two and a half years ago, it was almost nothing, just a few bucks a charge. And now it's more like 15, $20 a charge, which is annoying, but it's still way better than gas. And it is what it is. Well, now they're saying that it's now the equivalent of a 30 to 40 miles per gallon gas car, which isn't even that great because the Prius is 50 miles per gallon. So it's saying it's like that. Yeah, that's supercharging. By the way, November, you don't always supercharge. You mostly charge at home if you can. Yeah. So that's the caveat there. Yeah. So, yeah, it sucks to pay that much when you're on the road, but still way cheaper than gas. Yeah. And electricity is usually a lot cheaper at home. Plus, if you're like us, you have the option of making it even cheaper by if you can invest in some solar panels and you have a good enough situation with your local utility. Yeah. Martin Avisa, the vice president of investor relations at Tesla, said Monday during the presentation at the Goldman Sachs tech conference in San Francisco, tesla currently has all the supply it needs. This is courtesy of Business Insider. This is an interesting statement. This is a shift from Tesla is always supply constraints with their batteries. Now they have all they need. What happened? Well, it's just all that groundwork that they laid is starting to pay off, which is they basically just saw this coming before everybody else. And it's an obvious thing to you and me, it's like, okay, well, the world needs to get off oil. So what do you do? You do the math and it's like, well, guess what? We need an insane number of batteries. And Tesla figured this out ten or possibly as much as 20 years ago. And so they've been working on this problem for ten or 20 years, and they're just far ahead of the game because that's always been their ethos. It's like, well, no one else is doing it, so we have to do it ourselves. Since they were the first ones up to bat, as it were. So they've just got a big head start, and the other players are figuring it out too. And as we always say, there are announcements every week of new battery factories and such. So as a Tesla investor, it's great news that they are not constrained by battery supply. They're buying them from everybody that will sell them CATL and panasonic. And as well as starting to ramp up their own batteries, we're hitting the S curve of EV adoption, and it is constrained by supply. Yeah. If I want to order the bolt, I have to wait months and stuff like that. It's not just a chip shortage, right? Yeah. And I think there is still a bit of a chip shortage. So they didn't say, like the last I heard was that the chip shortage was the limiting factor for Tesla. They had enough batteries, but they were still a bit iffy on the number of chips. But this more recent statement suggests, okay, well, maybe they've got enough chips now. Well, the statement says, for the first time I can remember, we can access all the supply we need for both businesses. This is something startling as well. The price of manufacturing is only 42% of what it was five short years ago. And it's not due to battery prices falling as expected. It's due to factory design and large castings, like making one large piece of the car instead of a whole bunch of little ones. Efficiencies. Like that. Yeah. All the stuff they set up ten or 20 years ago is starting to pay off. That also makes me think they're making a killing on the markup. So the cars that they make in California at Fremont are a lot more expensive than China. Obviously, Santa Monroe thought they'd be 20% less than China, but they say also in Germany, they're cheaper to make in Germany as well. Yeah, just because it's the new factory with the new design. Their original factory in Fremont was something that they bought from somebody else and kind of had to repurpose it, and that kind of gave them the knowledge to, okay, if we're going to build this stuff from scratch, what's the better design, the more efficient design? And that's what they've got in Texas and Berlin and wherever else they might be building in the future. Yeah. So we have Tesla factories in China, in California, in Austin, Texas, and in Berlin, Germany, and who knows where else down the line. But those are the main ones that are coming online and starting to hit their stride in production, right? Yeah. And really, I think that would be the case if any Automaker was kind of starting up. Now, the problem that the legacy Automakers have is they've been in business for 100 years and they've been doing things a particular way. The businesses have grown in a particular way, and they don't have the luxury of just blowing everything up and starting over again and building new factories. They've kind of got a jerry rigged as they go along. So that turned out to be Tesla's big advantage, was the ability to start from scratch like that. Of course, it meant they nearly went bankrupt several times, but once they passed, once they got over the hump, it's all gravy from this point. Well, I thought it was interesting to know that 10% of the batteries are going into storage, because we had an email about that last week. I think there's an insatiable demand for storage as well. Obviously, it's just a matter of price. When the price hits a certain point, it's going to go crazy because the grid is greening and we need that storage. For yes, and from what I understand, they would maybe do more than 10% of the batteries to storage, but the profits are just way better in the cars. So 10% is all they can manage right now, but eventually more batteries, more grid stores, etc. For so you're basically just selling the batteries with a little bit of equipment, whereas the car is the batteries with a lot of equipment. And so the mark up comes from the bigger spend. So, yeah, it's quite remarkable. And it makes me think that the other manufacturers might be further behind than I thought, which is good if you're a Tesla investor like yourself, because the demand for electric car, man, I tell you, I see so many Teslas, I keep thinking it's you. And it's never you. It's never you. No. I was driving with my partner the other day and I said, look, I have an announcement to make. I'm now going to stop pointing out every Tesla that I see because it's just become too annoying. I used to do that. Hey, there's a Tesla. Hey, there's a Tesla. No more. So, yeah, if you're new to the podcast, full disclosure, I am a Tesla investor. Yeah. Wow. That's actually a big announcement, Brian, because I haven't stopped doing that, and my daughter hasn't stopped doing that. And sometimes she'll text me Tesla. That's what she'll say in the text. It's the punch buggy of our time, really. Exactly. So the supercharger, version four is apparently being set up in Arizona with a mega pack. That's the grid size, truck, container size, storage of batteries, and solar, which is something that Elon has been promising for years, that all superchargers would have a solar installation either adjacent to them or right on top or around them. No, that makes sense. We always see those renderings of the car park of the future where there are solar panels. You park underneath to protect your car from rain, but you also get some free solar charging. So eventually I think most car charging spots will include some solar. It's probably never enough to actually fully supply the cars, but that's fine. So we don't know the speed, the maximum charge rate of these new chargers. In fact, has there even been an announcement on it? I mean, what do we know? No, we don't know too much other than these are going to be prepared for cars other than Tesla's. More so than the other ones. There was going to be maybe a second cable, but now it's sounding more like it would be an adapter. There will be an adapter included with each one. So we think every Tesla charger can be adapted to charge non Teslas, but these ones are going to be designed that way. I wonder how they'll do that with the adapters so people don't steal them because they're worth hundreds of dollars. Yeah, hooked on with a wire or something. I don't know. Maybe lots of video cameras, too. We don't know the charge speed, but what's the maximum charge fees of the version three? It's currently 250, but we believe that even on the version three chargers, they can probably up it to 300, 350, but they haven't done it yet. So most of the third party chargers that are out now, let's call them non Tesla chargers, do 350 like the Electrify America or they are capable of they don't do 350, but they're capable of it. That 1350 is not too difficult to get to that's based on the voltage, I think. So supercharger V four is out and I guess they'll start testing them and maybe announcing what exactly they do. Everybody sort of expects that they'll bump it up a little bit, maybe perhaps for the cyber truck. What do you think? Yeah, like up to just 350 kw or something. Yeah. My car is limited to 170. Have not found that to be a real problem on the highway trips. So I think 250 is fine, 350 is fine, whatever they can do. So they're cranking out tesla's cranking out 6500 power walls. This is the battery packs for home storage a week and 9000 battery packs a week in Nevada. The battery packs are 9000 in Nevada for vehicles per week and 6500 power walls. That's pretty good. People are going to start buying these suckers and battery prices have to go down at some point if we don't run out of lithium. Geology professor they're testing new side repeater cameras with a wider field of view. What do you think of that? What's the deal with that? Is it anything to do with self driving improvements? Or is it just a feature for coolness, for having a better surround view of. The car? I would think it's probably both. I mean, there's always going to be upgrades, there's always going to be new camera modules available, so why not move to the new ones? This is the Clean Energy Show with Brian Stafford and James Whittingham. Every now and again, Brian a Twitter thread. Blows my mind, blows my little head. And this is one of those Twitter threads. It was from David Fickling, a Bloomberg New Energy opinion writer for Bloomberg. He says that solar is on an unstoppable path to solve climate change. And this is something that he didn't know. He's not telling us that. He said he looked into it, he talked to all the analysis and found out that solar is going gangbusters. And not only that, but it's enough to solve climate change on paper and then some by 2050. This is where we have to get to by 2050. He says there's more than enough being built now, basically, to be easily on that path. He says the energy supply to solve the climate is already under construction right now, and it's enough even if the current factories only run at 70%. So it's not like everybody's going to 100% and steam is coming out of the buildings and people are running around. It's like casual 70% is nothing. Anybody who runs less than 70% is not profitable. So he says, I was absolutely astonished to discover this. The solar supply chain we need to reach net zero is already under construction. Current planned and under construction capacity for solar poly silicon industry would be sufficient to support a solar sector producing nearly one terawatt of PV panels every year. That's 1 TB every year. So new solar only generates about 20% of the time. Okay, this is for reference. Nuclear does about 90%, 50% for coal and gas and offshore wind, which surprised me. I thought offshore wind was a bit better than 50%, and it's 35% for hydro. And onshore wind, 35% for hydro. I always grew up with the belief that hydro was a constant. They always say hydro is like a base power, but we're finding out with climate change and droughts that it's not and also seasonal. So it's not. So if hydro is only producing 35% of the time, of course pumped hydro works as battery storage because you just pump it back upstream. You lose 20% of your energy doing that, but batteries lose something in the hand off, too. So, yeah, it makes sense. Pumped hydro is hydro that doesn't depend on nature. This is one terawatt. It's equivalent to 5.8% of annual global electricity consumption. That's right now, right now, every year we are going to make 5.8%, almost 6% of global energy production in solar alone, starting very soon. Not in the 20, fourties very soon. That's amazing. To give it in a bit more context, he said the IEA last year worked out what you need to do to get to net zero this is the International Energy Agency. We worked out last year what you need to get to net zero by 2050, which is our target for climate change, to keep it at 1.5 degrees of warming and start to bring global warming to a halt. Instead you would need an average of 63 year installed between 2000 and 32,050. And he says one of solar alone is getting output now very soon. Under the construction is there to have one terawatt every year. So current polysilicone capacity construction is about $20 billion more than the current production at factories and constantly underestimating growth. Five years ago, the IEA estimated what the solar capacity production would be right now and they are 40% low. And it's the big underestimate of everything we do talk about on this show. So regulatory roadblocks, though this is caveat, are likely to be bigger bottleneck than the supply chain because wind has a lot of regulatory roadblocks and bottlenecks, I guess things like that. Mining too, like we were talking about lithium. Part of it is the permitting process for processing lithium and most panel construction production rather is in China. So political issues could arise. But the gold rush on poly silicon will likely cause prices to crash even further. So this is very positive for the world and it's hard for us to say that the technology and prices are going to solve climate change because the people who are at the forefront of that are hopeful. But it's just hard to say that. But it seems like there is a lot of positive news and this is basically the thesis of our podcast that prices of the technology we talked about is going to change the world and perhaps save it. Yeah, clean energy will win because it's better and cheaper. High temperatures are making people angrier online. So this is another article from Bloomberg. Somebody did a study about when temperatures rise above 30 degrees Celsius or 86 Fahrenheit, hate speech increases on social media when the temperatures go above 30 Celsius. You're kidding. This is maybe not too surprising. I mean, people get hot and they get angry. Actually makes me think of you remember do the Right Thing, the great Spike Lee film from 25 years ago or so. That film takes place on the hottest day of the summer in Brooklyn, right? Yeah. Tempers start to flare because it's so damn hot. And so I don't know, it's maybe just common sense, but somebody did a study and this is a thing that you can measure. You go on social media and you can evaluate the posts and absolutely more hate speech and bad behavior when the temperatures rise. And with climate change, the temperatures are going to be rising more often. You know, whenever there's the first hot day of a season or a hot day after a cold snap, I find that people have road rage around here a lot. Yeah, the speeding and I think the police should model on forecast and other traffic enforcement. Brian, it's time for what do you think? What do you think? This is where I asked Brian what he thinks about topics that I am unsure of. BMW confirms it will adopt Tesla's four six, eight cell format pledging billions of dollars for six global factories. What do you think? Yeah, it sounds like a smart idea. I wasn't sure everybody was going to adopt up the Tesla 46 80 sell. I mean, it'll still be one of many, I guess, but it's a very new form factor. So interesting that other people are adopting it. Electrify America is rebranding it's 350 kilowatt and 150 kilowatt fast chargers and the one will be hyper fast and the other will be ultra fast. Do you know which one is which? I don't know. I think those names are useless because who knows what's faster, hyper or ultra. Tesla solar now has to come with powerwall. So if you buy solar from Tesla, you have to get a powerwall with it, which aren't cheap, by the way. There are thousands and thousands of dollars. I don't know why. What do you think about that? What's the point of that? Well, I mentioned it has to do with their limited ability to they've had some difficulty expanding their solar, so I don't know, they've crunched the numbers and they can only serve a limited number of people anyway, so they might as well do it the way they want to. Elon Musk still says that 6 billion Tesla FSD full self driving beta miles driven by consumers like yourself are necessary for global regulatory approval. Do you know where they're at now? What does that mean? Yeah, it just means there's a lot of miles before it's going to work or what? Yes, I'm surprised that there's any kind of a number attached to it. I mean, the main thing is the software has got to work, so who knows how many billions of miles they're going to need. And they can't process all the data from all those miles, so yeah, I'm not sure what that means. All right, let's briefly dip into the mail bag, Brian. And also the lighting round is coming up later in the show where we'll skip through the rest of the week's headlines. Dear Clean Energy Show, I am an autistic boy named Name withheld to talk about ammonia and hydrogen vehicles in your podcast. Here are some videos about it. And he gave us about 90 links to YouTube videos. And I'm not even exaggerating, there is dozens and dozens of links that he gave, which is great. And he says, credit me under the alias Clasol Blano for giving you the suggestion and the research, please. Fame isn't for me. Have a nice day, gentlemen. That's one of the problems when people write into the podcast, Brian, is fame, instant fame that you have to deal with. And fame is not something for everyone. We understand that it's very fleeting. Very fleeting, yeah. But I definitely want to know more about ammonia and hydrogen. Those are both interesting possible things that can be done green in the future. Absolutely. And we will use some of your research and look at it. And we are hoping to know more and talk more and have some interviews coming up as well, perhaps. So we like to hear from you. Contact us cleanenergyshow@gmail.com. We're on Twitter and TikTok. Hello. We're everywhere. Brian, don't forget our YouTube channel and our Speak Pipe Cleanenergy Show is our handle on Speedpipe.com Cleanenergy Show. And now, of course, it's time for the lightning round. It's time for the lightning round. A fast paced look at the week in clean energy news. And Brian, this week, this year, rather, germany moved to a goal of 100% renewables by 2035. They doubled the goal for onshore wind, tripled solar goals, quadrupled offshore wind guards, all in the space of a few weeks. Thank you, Russia. Thank you, Putin. Yeah, that's working out great. Under the climate change file, unprecedented floods killed 1400, injured 13,000, and damaged 1.17 million homes and destroyed another half million more and washed away livestock and crops in Pakistan, something we haven't mentioned on the show and is under reported in the news. Perhaps we did mention it briefly a couple of weeks ago. I know, but it's true. This is a massive story and all of our thoughts to people in Pakistan dealing with that horrible tragedy. And it's time for clean energy. Class Fact. Brian, a single Tesla megapack. That is the semi truck size utility megapack and hold enough energy to charge how many Tesla vehicles? 40. That's not bad. I mean, the battery packs and cars are pretty big, so, yeah, that's good to know. From Electric Autonomy, Canada. Toronto Fire Services, Canada's largest municipal fire department, is buying his first electric pumper truck. Unfortunately, it'll cost twice as much as a standard one, $2 million. What do you think of that? Wow. I mean, more upfront, but probably cheaper in the long run. That's usually how these things work. They told electric Autonomy, Canada. North American firefighters prefer something bigger and more traditional looking in the fire truck department. So we decided that we were going to build a truck that looked and felt like a North American fire truck, which sounds like it's overbuilt and it's just going to run an electric instead of diesel. Well, time for another clean energy show. Fast fact. In 2020, 70% to 80% of lithiumion battery costs were raw materials this year, but in 2010, it was only 20% to 30%. So, yes, the rest of the battery has come down the raw materials, not as much. But that just goes to show you that making a lot of batteries reduces the prices. Interesting. From Bloomberg, the United States is estimated to host about a third of global crypto asset operations. And get this, it currently consumes about zero 9% to 1.7% of total US electricity usage. Yeah, turn off your crypto in California when the power might go out. Guys, that's the first thing you should start in a clean energy future. Not a big deal, but right now, we don't need that. Panasonic scoped two potential sites in the United States, kansas and Oklahoma for a $4 billion investment in a new lithium ion battery assembly plant likely to support Tesla EV assembly in Texas. They initially selected Kansas, but after the big biden bill, the IRA, the Inflation Reduction Act passed. They said, what the heck, why not both they doubled it. They doubled just like that. There you go. Sign of the time. It's not the future, it's now. No more coal ruling. The EPA recently announced the living of millions of dollars in fines against companies for selling equipment designed to circumvent pollution controls illegal under the Clean Air Act. And I say, God bless you. About time. We don't want any more damn coal. Related that is our time for this week. We like to hear from you. Contact us. As I said, our email is Cleanenergy show@gmail.com. Get out your typewriter now and send us a message. We're on Twitter. TikTok clean Energy Pod. Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel because we are there in visual form and you can leave us a voicemail@speakbite.com cleanenergyshow. And we will mention your birthday on your birthday. And if you're new to the show, remember to subscribe to our podcast us, because every week you get more of this great content. And God save the king. See you next week.  

Solar Insiders - a RenewEconomy Podcast
Solar symphonies and eating coal's lunch

Solar Insiders - a RenewEconomy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 27:48


New records for distributed solar around Australia as the country's rooftop PV output continues to eat into the fossil fuel industry's lunch bag.

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
The temptation of an entrepreneur with Phil Teare, co-founder PureVolt

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 2:07


Serial entrepreneurs are always reinventing themselves as they see new opportunities and take them. One such serial entrepreneur is Phil Teare and his latest venture is PureVolt, a company that provides solar panels installations for homeowners. So, how did Phil get into solar panels? Ronan talks to Phil about this and more. Phil talks about his background, what PureVolt does, the challenges of setting up a new business, working in a power crisis, government grants, how solar panels reduce your bills, solar farms and EV's. Phil also talks about range anxiety, renewable energy, and digital nomads. More about Phil Teare: Despite his background in science and engineering, it was in business that Phil found his passion. He always believed that successful businesses are built onsustainability. As the science of climate change became clearer over recent years, he came to see that sustainability was just as important in other areas of his life. While switching to an electric car and solar PV electricity, he saw the appeal of a company which offers clear information in an open, honest and transparent way. See more podcasts here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

The Irish Tech News Podcast
The temptation of an entrepreneur with Phil Teare, co-founder PureVolt

The Irish Tech News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 51:14


Serial entrepreneurs are always reinventing themselves as they see new opportunities and take them. One such serial entrepreneur is Phil Teare and his latest venture is PureVolt, a company that provides solar panels installations for homeowners. So, how did Phil get into solar panels? Ronan talks to Phil about this and more. Phil talks about his background, what PureVolt does, the challenges of setting up a new business, working in a power crisis, government grants, how solar panels reduce your bills, solar farms and EV's. Phil also talks about range anxiety, renewable energy, and digital nomads. More about Phil Teare: Despite his background in science and engineering, it was in business that Phil found his passion. He always believed that successful businesses are built onsustainability. As the science of climate change became clearer over recent years, he came to see that sustainability was just as important in other areas of his life. While switching to an electric car and solar PV electricity, he saw the appeal of a company which offers clear information in an open, honest and transparent way.

BLUE CAST by TENCEL™  / CARVED IN BLUE®
BLUE CAST Ep213 - Progressing Prosperity Denim

BLUE CAST by TENCEL™ / CARVED IN BLUE®

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 49:22


BLUE CAST Ep213 - Progressing Prosperity DenimThis BLUE CAST Episode, Dennis Hui talks with Stafford Lau Director of Prosperity Textile (H.K) Ltd and Stella Blu LimitedDennis HuiGlobal Business Development Manager, Denim Lenzing Fibers (HK) LimitedStafford Lau is the Director and Co-founder of Prosperity Textile (H.K.) and Stella Blu Limited.   His family began the textiles business 50 years ago with 2 dyeing factories successfully built and experienced the brightest period of textile industry in Hong Kong. He graduated from the York University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Business and Administration degree in the mid-90s and decided to pursue his career in his family business and became the second-generation entrepreneur.Establishment of 2 Denim fabric brandsIn the early 2000s, Stafford switched their products from woven to denim fabric and help to establish 2 new denim fabric brands - Prosperity Textile in 2003 and Stella Blu in 2017.  During the early stages, their denim fabric business mainly came from local garment factories in China.  In order to build their reputation and expand their mill to overseas markets, Stafford has been actively involved in  many international exhibitions over the last decade to push Prosperity into the global arena. With aid of his leadership, Prosperity Textile became the first Chinese exhibitor in Premiere Vision and Denim by PV.  Until now, they are still one of the core exhibitors at the US & Amsterdam Kingpins show as well as the key denim fabric supplier and strategic partner for many US, Europe and Japanese brands.Apart from connecting with global buyers, Stafford also actively cooperates with global material suppliers, such as Lenzing, Dystar and Archroma on product development. Prosperity Textile successfully became the pioneer of Tencel application in denim fabric by collaborating with Lenzing and launched a road show and denim tour in China and Hong Kong in 2015. Stafford strides along his denim journey full of enthusiasm and creating new possibilities with denim, thus creating his second denim brand. Stella Blu breaks the habits of traditional denim by adding and combining different elements such as yard dyes, corduroy, and special dobby with indigo element which helps enlarge possibilities for denim fashion in T-shirts, jackets and even yoga pants addressing high tier customers in the US and EU. Sustainability EffortDenim is considered to be one of the most polluted industries in the world. To change this, Stafford has been highly involved with sustainability development in their mill.  Currently, they aim to raise the water recycling rate to 65% and upgrading mill production facilities to attain less energy consumption. In terms of product development, lot of efforts were put on increasing sustainable material base - not only recycled contents and degradable materials, but also working with brands for exclusive sustainable close loop models. Since 2019, he became an active committee member in the Transformers Foundation, thus learning and launching more ethics and sustainable innovation in the industry. BLUE CAST by TENCEL™ / CARVED IN BLUE®A podcast series created by Michael Kininmonth and Tricia Carey from Lenzing's TENCEL™ Denim team. Each month, they will host an in-depth talk with a special guest working in the industry or on the fringes of the denim community. Listen for discussions on sustainability, career trajectories, personal denim memories and more.Graphics, recording and editing by Mohsin Sajid and Sadia Rafique from ENDRIME® for TENCEL™ / CARVED IN BLUE®.Find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @carvedinblue. And get in touch denim@lenzing.comhttps://carvedinblue.tencel.com/https://www.youtube.com/c/bluelenzhttps://bluecast.buzzsprout.com

Pleasant Valley Church
Faithward Week 1 | Pleasant Valley Church

Pleasant Valley Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 45:40


Let us know you joined us ► https://www.pleasantvalley.org/connect -- Make sure to hit the Like button and subscribe to our channel to follow along for messages, podcasts, and the latest going on around Pleasant Valley. -- Join us for service live online on Youtube and Facebook every Sunday at 9 am (CST) and 10:45 am (CST). -- If you received Christ through this message, text SAVED to 816-680-6801 -- If you would like to be a part of a community or if you call PVOnline your church home, share your story with us by emailing digital@pleasantvalley.org -- If you would like to support Pleasant Valley financially you can give through the church center app or online through our website by clicking here. www.pleasantvalley.org/give. -- If you need prayer, email us at prayer@pleasantvalley.org -- Make sure to get notified:

Mindfulness For Beginners
Staying calm when the world is kicking your door down

Mindfulness For Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 27:48


Imagine trying to meditate, to focus on your breathing while someone is kicking your door down. Is it possible to live a happy and calm life when we're facing a crisis in our lives? Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg The website: https://www.visitgloucester.co.uk/serenity-in-the-city/mindfulness-walk Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.

Sean White's Solar and Energy Storage Podcast
Radio 690! 2023 NEC 690 PV Systems Part 1

Sean White's Solar and Energy Storage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 22:34


Every time the NEC comes out, I do a reading of my favorite NEC articles. I like to think of it as sort of a poetry reading, since I will try to make it as least dry (wet) as possible. This time I am going to give some commentary, so it is up to you to figure out what is Code and what is me interpreting and making Code fun by understanding the tone of my voice.   Here is where you can get free access to the 2023 NEC from the NFPA website: https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=70   This podcast is 690 Part 1 General, so stay tuned for more 690 Parts and more 2023 NEC articles, such as 2023 NEC 706 and more!!   Here are a few of the new things happening here in 2023 NEC 690 Part 1: We can now say string! Before it was a PV source circuit (and it still is). Floatovoltaics: Yes we have mention of special requirements for floating PV, which sort of reminds me of my and Bill's Sailboat. Now you can put boating on your PV resume. I describe some images so you can get the audio version of the visual, which is good brain exercise and prevents alzheimers  

Mindfulness For Beginners
The rise of Andrew Tate and the alpha male

Mindfulness For Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 28:37


You might have noticed the trend for hypermasculine influencers recently - what drives people to listen to them? Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg The website: https://www.visitgloucester.co.uk/serenity-in-the-city/mindfulness-walk Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.