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The Interchange
Sustainability at sea: How the Maritime Industry is Powering Through the Energy Transition

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 44:17


On this episode we step aboard a hydrogen-powered ferry that's hoping to lead the shift away from fossil fuels in a carbon-intensive industry. We've examined technologies that are helping the energy transition on land, such as wave drilling technology and data-driven tools that help consumers slash emissions, and in the air with aviation companies working to develop hydrogen-powered engines and sustainable aviation fuel. Today we're casting a wider net and looking at sustainability at sea. Pace Ralli, co-founder and CEO at SWITCH Maritime, joins David to discuss how his company is building the first fleet of zero-emissions vessels in North America. Their flagship zero-emissions ferry, The Sea Change, is currently undergoing sea trials and is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries. What are some of the challenges SWITCH has faced during this transition? How has the maritime industry evolved and is this the starting point for a wider shift across the industry? Listen as Pace takes us through his journey as a climate-tech investor and what led him to focus on hard-to-decarbonize sectors like maritime. Remember to subscribe so you don't miss a single show, and please do let us know your thoughts and comments. The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.    Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control — including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.     Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.      Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you.    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Louisiana Considered Podcast
University of New Orleans launches wind energy hub, aiming to grow industry

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 24:29


Back in August, the University of New Orleans announced the launch of the Louisiana Wind Energy Hub at UNO. Dubbed, “The Beach at UNO,” the new hub will not only help grow the wind energy industry in Louisiana, but also increase demand for talent, research, and business development in the area. Rebecca Conwell, President and CEO of The Beach at UNO, and Shafin Khan, vice president of external affairs and innovation at The Beach at UNO, tell us more. Two Louisiana parishes put the brakes on projects related to carbon sequestration in order to take time to further study the environmental safety of the procedure. Alex Kolker, associate professor of coastal geology at LUMCON, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, tells us more about carbon sequestration, the potential benefits and the causes for concern. But first, WWNO and WRKF have partnered with America Amplified, a community engagement journalism initiative that unites public media stations across the states. For the last few weeks, America Amplified has been airing a series of stories looking at how people across the country are contributing to their communities. They call this series “Democracy from the Ground Up.” Today we go to New Iberia, Louisiana to meet physical therapist Stephanie Lamparez, who has spent the last 30 years coaching and advocating for athletes with disabilities all across the state. Louisiana Considered's Alana Schreiber has the story. Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Adam Vos. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.  You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Climate 21
A 100% Renewable Electricity Grid Is Entirely Possible - A Chat With Auke Hoekstra

Climate 21

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 40:19 Transcription Available


I came across a post by famed Dutch researcher Auke Hoekstra (@AukeHoekstra on Twitter) pointing to a newly published scientific paper proving that a 100% renewable energy grid by 2050 or before is entirely feasible.I've known intuitively that this has been possible for some time, but to have it shown in peer reviewed science is something else entirely. So, I invited Auke, as one of the co-authors of the paper to come on the podcast to explain how this can happen.We had an excellent discussion talking about renewables becoming cheaper, scaling utility scale storage economically, and the resources required for this to become a reality.This was a truly fascinating episode of the podcast and I learned loads as always, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played, and produced by my daughter Luna JuniperDev InterruptedWhat the smartest minds in engineering are thinking about, working on and investing in.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyI've left SAP. I'm talking to a number of companies, but there is nothing signed yet, so if anyone else wants to get in touch, the window is still open for a while longer. Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Twitter, or simply email me tomraftery@outlook.com

Wirtschaft am Mittag  - Deutschlandfunk
Zuversicht - Start der Messe Windenergy in Hamburg

Wirtschaft am Mittag - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:01


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Firmenporträt - Deutschlandfunk
Zuversicht - Start der Messe Windenergy in Hamburg

Firmenporträt - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:01


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The Energy Gang
Managing Mid-Transition

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 56:27


We often talk about “the energy transition”. In this episode, we discuss what it means to be in the middle of that transition. Earlier this month, California was able to avoid blackouts as people came together to cut their electricity use. In Europe, leaders struggling to balance the urgent need for oil and gas with their goals for cutting emissions. In this episode of The Energy Gang, host Ed Crooks is joined by regular guest Amy Myers Jaffe from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and new voice to the show, Emily Grubert, Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy at Notre Dame.The gang starts the discussion with California's recent grid struggles. Electricity demand in the state broke records during a severe heat wave, raising fears that the grid might not be able to cope, but alerts warning customers to cut their power use helped avoid blackouts. Amy gives us a first-hand account of what it was like being in California during this time and receiving Flex Alerts asking all residents to voluntarily reduce their electricity use from 4pm to 10pm. Demand response looks like a promising part of the solution for averting an energy crisis, but will it be effective in the long haul? What lessons can we learn from this success story? How can other states and other countries facing similar challenges respond to surging demand and keep the lights on? Next up, we take a step back and think about how the world of energy in general stands right now. Everyone – well, almost everyone – agrees we are on a transition from a high-carbon to a lower-carbon energy system. But while on this bumpy journey to clean energy, how can countries manage the transition so they can meet their current needs for heat, power and mobility, while staying on course for their climate goals? That is the challenge of being mid-transition. As we head into the cold winter months, Europe is feeling these issues very sharply. European consumers need more supplies of fossil fuels, but European leaders continue to commit to their net-zero goals. Finally, we touch on carbon capture as the ultimate emergency brake if we haven't managed to change the energy system and cut emissions. Emily discusses her time at the US Department of Energy, working on carbon management. She introduces us to the technologies used to mitigate emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the air. Are these technologies going to be the ultimate saving grace from catastrophic climate change? Listen now to find out.As always, check out our Twitter to let us know your thoughts and any future topics you want us to discuss. We're @TheEnergyGang.This episode of the Energy Gang is brought to you by Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all.Learn more by listening to the Power Pulse podcast, where the Hitachi Energy team discusses the latest in the ongoing transformation of the world's energy systems. The Power Pulse podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or any other podcast app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Highlights from Newstalk Breakfast
The latest on a new report from Wind Energy Ireland

Highlights from Newstalk Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 4:46


‘There are not enough Irish ports to deliver offshore wind energy target'– that's the warning in a new report from Wind Energy Ireland today CEO of Wind Energy Ireland Noel Cunliffe spoke to Shane this morning on the show.

Newstalk Breakfast Highlights
The latest on a new report from Wind Energy Ireland

Newstalk Breakfast Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 4:46


‘There are not enough Irish ports to deliver offshore wind energy target'– that's the warning in a new report from Wind Energy Ireland today CEO of Wind Energy Ireland Noel Cunliffe spoke to Shane this morning on the show.

The Interchange
Speed or Sustainability - Will We Always Have to Choose?

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 41:43


With major airline companies setting net zero goals by 2050, we've talked a lot about the aviation industry and its contribution to our emissions problem. In recent episodes we have featured several companies which are creating technologies that will get us closer to meeting this goal. We've visited the world of sustainable fuel, had a layover in the land of hydrogen-powered engines and today, we've arrived at our next destination: speed and sustainability.    On this episode, David is joined by Ben Murphy, Head of Sustainability at Boom Supersonic. Boom is building a supersonic plane they are calling the Overture – the world's fastest airliner.     Boom is redefining the future of flight with their goals of speed, safety and sustainability. The company aims to usher in a new era of supersonic travel by transporting passengers from places like New York to London in only a few hours. The Overture will be equipped with noise-reduction technologies and emit zero carbon.  But how will it work? What sustainable aviation fuel will it use? With major investment already secured from the likes of United and American Airlines, are we inching closer to realising the dream of ultra-fast, carbon-neutral air travel? When will people be able to fly it? Listen now to find out.    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.    Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered.   Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control — including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.   Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.     Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you.   The RE+ conference is the clean energy industry's largest and most comprehensive event in North America. This year it's taking place in Anaheim, California from Sept. 19 through to Sept. 22. Wood Mackenzie is excited to be attending the conference this year and we hope to see you there on the floor. To learn more about RE+, including how to buy tickets, visit woodmac.com/replus See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Red Business | Cork's RedFM
Episode 251 - Wind Energy, Off Beat Donuts, Ealana James

Red Business | Cork's RedFM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 23:56


On this week's Red Business: The potential for Cork of wind energy is laid out in a new report from Wind Energy Ireland. We check in with Off Beat Donuts about their arrival in Cork - the company's very first store outside of Dublin. And we hear from Ealana James about the business of digital art and her plans for a stint at the Marina Market.

Little Joe's Conservative Corner
WILL FAUCI PAY, WIND ENERGY, DESANTIS IS AMAZING & MORE

Little Joe's Conservative Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 30:17


After all is said and done, will Fauci pay the price for what he did to America?  Scientists question whether wind energy is worth the effort because of the cost and environmental impact.  DeSantis sends migrants to Martha's Vineyard, and don't miss my Fun Fat  Fact. 

CBC Newfoundland Morning
Have the winds of change begun to blow? A major wind energy project is proposed for Western Newfoundland, and we'll hear from the Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, Andrew Parsons

CBC Newfoundland Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 13:15


Earlier in today's show, we heard from a group opposed to a proposal for wind turbines on the Port au Port Peninsula. World Energy GH2 wants to build 164, six-hundred-foot-high turbines in the area. Government has told the company to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement before the project will be considered any further. An Access to Information request turned up letters between CFFI Ventures, a company associated with World Energy GH2, and provincial minister Andrew Parsons, as early as January and February, related to an OFFSHORE wind energy project. That was a few months before the province lifted its moratorium on ONSHORE wind energy. Industry, Energy, and Technology minister Andrew Parsons joined us.

CBC Newfoundland Morning
It calls itself the Environmental Transparency Committee, and it's opposing the wind energy proposal for the Port au Port Peninsula. We'll speak to one of the people spearheading that effort

CBC Newfoundland Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 8:33


World Energy GH2 wants to build a hydrogen/ammonia plant in Stephenville, powered by 164 wind turbines on the Port au Port Peninsula, with more turbines in other areas of the West Coast. But not everyone is in agreement. Darrell Shelley is a volunteer on the Environmental Transparency Committee, which opposes the wind energy project. He is a former Peoples Party of Canada candidate, and is now leading an effort to establish a new provincial political party called NL United.

Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran
Councillor Jim Moore makes several points over the offshore wind energy proposal & raises questions which need to be answered

Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 7:36


The Energy Gang
Winter is Coming: Is the European Power Grid Prepared?

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 63:07


In this episode of The Energy Gang, we draw our attention away from the IRA and switch focus to the ongoing energy crisis in Europe. Host Ed Crooks is joined by regular guest Melissa Lott, Director of Research at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and Amy Harder from Cipher. The race to stay warm is on as Russia cuts off more gas supplies to Europe. The continent is facing a potentially very bleak winter, but how bleak depends on the weather. If it's a mild winter, then Europe will probably have enough gas. If it's a cold winter, then things are going to get rough. There will probably need to be demand for curtailment, rationing and blackouts. Already, leaders are urging people to take action, by having cold showers and switching off the air-conditioning to save money and lighten the load on the grid. What do these extreme measures tell us about the sacrifices people are being asked to make to serve a humanitarian cause? Is there a parallel to draw between that and changing our habits to curtail catastrophic climate change? Also, does Europe have enough gas to keep people warm without having to introduce rationing? And what does this say about the lack of tools in our belt when these crises occur? Also on the show: the rise in natural gas prices is being felt around the world. In the U.S., energy costs are hitting homes hard as the price of natural gas and oil has soared to record levels. This has given a big boost to the demand for electric cars. Last month, California approved a ban on the sale of new gasoline- powered vehicles as the state takes dramatic steps to reduce emissions and combat the climate emergency. How will the Clean Air Act impact the energy world? In this new law, 35% of new cars and light trucks sold in the Sunshine state must be either zero-emission, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen-powered by 2026. Is this an ambitious goal?As always, check out our Twitter to let us know your thoughts and any future topics you want us to discuss. We're @TheEnergyGangThis episode of the Energy Gang is brought to you by Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all.Learn more by listening to the Power Pulse podcast, where the Hitachi Energy team discusses the latest in the ongoing transformation of the world's energy systems. The Power Pulse podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or any other podcast app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Interchange
Solving the Food-Cooling Conundrum: Making Storage Sustainable

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 44:24


It's something we reiterate every episode: we'll achieve net zero by adopting the new energy transition technologies that are developed every day around the world. Often we focus on the main areas: the solar tech, the ways the industry is maximizing wind power or the developments being made in sustainable aviation fuel. This week however, David turns his attention to an often over-looked but important piece in the energy transition puzzle: how to improve efficiency and create total sustainability in food and medicinal storage. 40% of our total food production is thrown away before it reaches plates. That's a US$1.6 trillion a year problem, and it's caused primarily by poor food storage. Refrigerated storage is costly and uses a huge amount of energy. With the entire world in an energy crisis, the strain on the US power grid has caused states to put caps on the amount of energy being used in businesses and in homes. Restaurants are particularly liable to waste due to food safety laws which demand that food must be thrown away if improperly stored. That can be caused by anything from faulty equipment to food being stored in a place below the required temperature threshold. With energy prices skyrocketing, businesses need a way to improve efficiencies in storage. How can this be solved? We investigate the ways that the industry can save energy and reduce emissions with founder and CEO of Therma, Manik Suri. Therma is a tech startup that builds safety and sustainability tools to eliminate food waste, improve energy efficiency and reduce refrigerant emissions — protecting consumers and combating climate change. It's not just refrigeration – Therma also focuses on cooling in a broader sense. Malik claims that improving ventilation is another way of creating efficiencies in energy use and saving individuals money. The world is paying the price for the inefficiencies across the entire supply chain, so streamlining and reducing energy use has a knock-on effect, and ultimately could lead to significant positive impacts for the world in combatting climate change.The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric. Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control — including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process, and assume financial and operational risks. Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more. Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you. The RE+ conference is the clean energy industry's largest and most comprehensive event in North America. This year it's taking place in Anaheim, California from Sept. 19 through to Sept. 22.Wood Mackenzie is excited to be attending the conference this year and we hope to see you there on the floor. To learn more about RE+, including how to buy tickets, visit woodmac.com/replusSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Everything About Hydrogen - an inspiratia podcast
Producing hydrogen with wind energy - David Wellard of Ørsted

Everything About Hydrogen - an inspiratia podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 68:28


On this episode of Everything About Hydrogen, we are speaking with David Wellard, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Orsted. Orsted is a global leader in renewable energy generation projects, particularly when it comes to the rapidly expanding wind energy sector. Headquartered in Denmark, the company has a global reach across multiple continents and technologies. David helps lead Orsted's policy and regulatory engagement in the United Kingdom and beyond.  We are excited to have him with us to discuss how Orsted is looking at and deploying hydrogen technologies and how they expect to utilized hydrogen in a decarbonized energy future. Links: Ørsted website: https://orsted.com/ Ørsted (US) website: https://us.orsted.com/ Ørsted about site: https://orsted.com/en/about-us Ørsted renewable hydrogen site: https://orsted.com/en/our-business/renewable-hydrogen Link to text of the Inflation Reduction Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5376/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22inflation+reduction+act%22%2C%22inflation%22%2C%22reduction%22%2C%22act%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1

Cross Talk
Hydrogen/ Wind Energy Projects and a chat with Mallory Johnson

Cross Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 50:44


Canada plans to export Hydrogen to Germany by 2025 and a deal low on details was signed in Stephenville this week. Garret Barry chats in studio. Plus we chatted with Mallory Johnson about her new single "Married".

The Energy Gang
What Does The IRA Mean For The World?

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 50:59


In this episode of The Energy Gang, we revisit the surprise of the summer: the Great American Climate Bill. Now that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has officially been signed into law, what's next?Regular Energy Gang member Dr. Melissa Lott steps in as host this week while Ed Crooks takes a well-earned holiday. Joining Melissa is Robbie Orvis from Energy Innovation and Dr. Linus Mofor from the UN Economic Commission for Africa. A press release from the white house estimates the IRA will result in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by about one billion metric tons in 2030. For many, the bill is a high point of decades of work to pull together a piece of major energy and climate legislation in the US that helps mitigate the impacts of climate change and protect public health. Not just for the hundreds of millions living in the country but for the health of people around the globe. The gang highlights the impact the IRA will have on air pollution – according to some initial analysis of the bill, we are looking at avoiding nearly 4,000 premature deaths and up to 100,000 asthma attacks annually by 2030. The bill also extends and expands the existing electric vehicle subsidiary, requiring that at least 40% of critical metals must come from the US or a Free Trade Agreement partner.As we head into COP27, we look at the response from other countries. Do policies like the IRA help in the energy transition around the world? We turn to Linus to walk us through the effects the bill may have on African countries and the opportunities for development and financing in the climate and energy sector. As always, please do let us know what you think. Send us a note, or a free electron, on Twitter – we're @TheEnergyGang.This episode of the Energy Gang is brought to you by Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all.Learn more by listening to the Power Pulse podcast, where the Hitachi Energy team discusses the latest in the ongoing transformation of the world's energy systems. The Power Pulse podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or any other podcast app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Uptime Wind Energy Podcast
Wind Energy Grows Local Economies, DOE Wind Patent Impact, Dominion Provides Power Guarantees

The Uptime Wind Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 34:41 Very Popular


US residents in the Midwest benefit financially from onshore wind farms - so will coastal residents see additional income from offshore development? The insurance risks and Virginia's plan to protect taxpayers are just two of "many firsts" for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. Dominion Energy is being asked for performance guarantees. How will that play out?  How much money can you make with a wind energy patent? That depends on who funds it. In case you didn't read the whole Department of Energy analysis of Wind Energy Technology patents, we did - and the US might be looking for better payback on patent funding in the future. Speaking of innovation, The University of Plymouth and the ORE Catapult have established a research accelerator focused on offshore technology.  Visit Pardalote Consulting at https://www.pardaloteconsulting.com Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech. Learn more about Weather Guard's StrikeTape Wind Turbine LPS retrofit. Follow the show on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin and visit Weather Guard on the web. And subscribe to Rosemary Barnes' YouTube channel here. Have a question we can answer on the show? Email us!  Uptime 127 Allen Hall: Everybody welcome to the uptime wind energy podcast. very packed show. First off, wind. Farms help increase the income and GDP of local communities, particularly in the Midwest. And it's not small, it's over 5%. That's a big increase. And the department of energy issued a report recently that looked at the number of patents that are derived from DOE funded  Allen Hall: efforts. Joel Saxum: So sticking with that, we're gonna go and visit our friends in the UK and see how the ORE catapult is working with the University of Plymouth to drive some innovation on that side of the. Then after that, staying in the water again, gonna jump down to Virginia and talk about how dominion energy's big project out there for 10 billion, has got some, some funny, fine print in the terms and conditions tune the. Allen Hall: So guys, a recent survey went out and study, went out that, looked at incomes and economies where wind turbines are installed in the United States. And obviously United States, most of the wind turbines are installed in the Midwest from Texas to Minnesota. And a lot of those locations are rural and the feeling was on the street that, it putting wind tur is near or on your property has lowered the overall value of the property because of the wind tur is being there. Allen Hall: But that turns out not to be true. In fact, as based on the survey and study, it said that us counties where wind energy was built, so increases in per capita income of 5%, which is a lot per capita and gross domestic product per capita go up by six and a half percent. So when they compared adjacent counties, they saw where the wind turbines were, had basically better income and more economic. the, the second part of this is that the ho housing prices were pretty stable. Didn't seem to make much difference, in terms of whether wind tur were there or not, didn't change home prices much. what they did see also was a shift in the workforce. So the workforce, which was primarily rural, Farmers, some part of them, those people started to be more mechanically inclined and technicians farmers are mechanically inclined anyway, typically, but there were more people working in the wind locally, so they could work the farm and also work at a wind Turman site. Allen Hall: That seems to be the, the shift. so that relates to offshore wind and the big push in the United States for offshore wind. where offshore wind is not gonna be paying local, the local people, anything really? because they're in federal waters, they don't have to pay landowner for anything they're paying the federal government. so are we just gonna see as much acceptance?

The Catchup
Inflation Reduction Act II - Let's All Go Green

The Catchup

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 38:42


This week, we're diving into part 2 of our 3-part series on the Inflation Reduction Act, now officially signed into law! We're talking about the bill's measures to make clean and renewable energy more affordable. Most of the bill is aimed at tax credits and rebates for consumers investing in things like solar panels, winde energy, and heat pumps. But is it enough to make clean, renewable energy cost-effective for you? And how do these incentives stack up to the incentives being given to Corporate America? Spoiler alert: It's a BIG difference. We want to share our points and leave the rest up to you - Is this money well-spent on clean energy investments to stimulate the economy and help the environment? We dive into every aspect, but want to hear your thoughts! Leave us a review and let us know!In the meantime...Let's get into it!Follow us:FacebookInstagramYouTubeOfficial WebsiteEmail us: TheCatchupCast@Gmail.comSupport the show

The Interchange
Could Hydrogen Power the Future of Flight?

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 45:41


Today, the global aviation industry is responsible for around two percent of carbon dioxide emissions. With major airlines pledging to hit net-zero by 2050, all eyes are on sustainable fuel manufacturers to help power these airlines towards their goal. But what if there's another way? When it comes to making aviation sustainable, the industry seems to have just two options: make the fuel sustainable or build engines powered by renewable energy. In this episode, we are joined by Val Miftakhov, founder and CEO of ZeroAvia – a company betting their chips on the second option. ZeroAvia has developed a hydrogen-powered engine which they hope will provide the foundation for the future of sustainable air travel. Some of the world's biggest airlines share this hope with United, British Airways and American Airlines invested in the technology. Over 1,000 engines have been pre-ordered. Val explains why ZeroAvia looks to hydrogen engines rather than investing in processes to make zero-emission fuel. Their engine is undergoing certifications on small propeller planes, but Val and ZeroAvia have their eyes on the ultimate prize: powering wide-body jets and revolutionising the industry. What does their path look like? Let's find out. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

As It Is - Voice of America
Officials Weigh Value of Saving Eagles and Wind Energy - August 18, 2022

As It Is - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 6:05


The Scoot Show with Scoot
MONEY TRENDS: Wind energy is not political, it's the future

The Scoot Show with Scoot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 14:48


Scoot talks to Paul Myers of Metairie Bank about the huge potential for Louisiana to be a leader in wind energy in the South, while too many Democrats and Republicans want to hold up a new technology that would better our way of life. Also, Myers believes the country is in more of a green energy exploration mode than transition from fossil fuels.

The Energy Gang
Exploring The Great American Climate Bill

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 52:29 Very Popular


Congress is passing the largest-ever US climate bill. What does it mean for the world? It was the shock heard around the world this week: Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer's joint reconciliation bill, The Inflation Reduction Act. It's passed the Senate, but the House remains. Will it pass, and what's in it? On the Energy Gang podcast this week: Ed Crooks is joined by Amy Myers-Jaffe from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and Paula Gant from GTI Energy. GTI Energy is a leading research and training organization focused on developing, scaling, and deploying energy transition solutions. The Inflation Reduction Act is a nearly $700 billion bill, which includes roughly 370 billion dollars in energy and climate spending. Is the bill an indication that the energy transition is finally gaining the momentum it desperately needs, and what new technologies will benefit from it? Next up the gang's attention turns to a specific focus of the legislation: the proposed investment in fuels and how electricity costs will be lowered by changes to the energy supply chain. There's also discussion on biofuels: what is IH2 technology and what companies are betting on transitions to hydrogen? As always, please do let us know what you think. Send us a note, or a free electron, on Twitter – we're @The Energy Gang. This episode of the Energy Gang is sponsored by Hitachi Energy. If you are enjoying this conversation you should check out our podcast Power Pulse, where we explore the transformation of the world's energy systems. Visit us at Hitachi Energy.comPower Pulse See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The POWER Podcast
119. How to Overcome Challenges to the U.S.'s Offshore Wind Energy Goals

The POWER Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 32:42


Lofty goals have been established in the U.S. for the offshore wind industry. The U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and Department of Commerce announced a national goal in March 2021 to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. That would mark a significant increase from the 42 MW of offshore wind energy currently operating in the states. Meanwhile, the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report yesterday establishing offshore wind goals. It seeks to develop 2 GW to 5 GW of offshore wind by 2030, and 25 GW by 2045. California has no offshore wind installed today. Other states also have individual goals. The challenges to reaching these goals are many. “From my perspective, looking at where we are now, there are some significant challenges that the U.S. has to face,” Chris Cowland, vice president of Global Offshore Wind with Worley, said as a guest on The POWER Podcast. Cowland, who is based in the UK and has spent the last 22 years working in the offshore sector, said the timeline is a “huge challenge,” noting that adding 30 GW of capacity by 2030 will not be easy. “There's going to be a lot of pressure on governments to look at different policies—how they can accelerate. There's going to be pressure on fabrication yards and supply chains, the whole remit of how are we actually going to get things to market much, much quicker,” he said. “So, that's going to be a significant challenge, particularly just taking, as it stands at the moment, about eight years to get from auction to first power.” The lack of local content poses an obstacle too. Cowland said local content is “absolutely fundamental.” Yet, even as he touted his support for developing local resource markets, Cowland said that local content could adversely affect costs, because developed regions such as the U.S. have difficulty competing against suppliers in Asia and other low-wage areas of the world. While shipping costs are lower for local suppliers, other costs can outweigh the benefits, resulting in competitive advantages for foreign suppliers. “The U.S. needs to think slightly differently on that, in terms of: How are we going to drive local content? How are we going to drive lowest possible cost? And I think the answer there is looking at innovation, digitally enabled platforms, and things like that,” said Cowland. The area that Cowland believes the U.S. has perhaps the greatest potential to exploit revolves around standardization. “If we want to hit the ambitions of our governments, you need to stop reengineering and actually start driving standardization into the sector,” Cowland said. “Once you've got that standardization, that really then allows us to start to think about how do you scale-up the infrastructure to really support the development of these wind farms, whether it's new port facilities—What sort of deep-water access do we need? What are the laydown areas that we need? What sort of O&M [operations and maintenance] hubs do we need? And there's going to be a lot of supply bases that we're going to need around us to support these facilities,” said Cowland. “Investment isn't the obstacle here. It's actually how do you get the investment into the supply chain as quickly as we need it,” he said.

The Interchange
A New Way of Procuring Energy

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 33:48


We talk a lot on the podcast about the technology that powers the latest innovations in energy supply. But what about a solution to the problem of energy procurement? A few episodes ago we spoke to the Founder and Executive Director of WattTime, a nonprofit tech company that uses the power of data to reduce emissions at the consumer level. Using more energy when the grid is powered by renewables and less when it's relying on fossil fuels; WattTime automatically manages your home energy usage based on a smart metering system. This week we look one step along the energy supply chain, to where we actually get our energy from. Our guest this week is also a Founder and CEO, Ryan Peusch of Zentility. Ryan's company uses data and an advanced UI to simplify and streamline the energy buying process for businesses. Zentility links energy suppliers to customers through an automated contract management system. David looks at the technology in more detail with Ryan, exploring why it could help businesses across the US make smarter decisions with their energy contracts, and lead to a higher concentration of renewables powering our cities. What are the long-term trends for energy prices in the midst of a global fuel crisis? Can the Zentility platform alleviate price woes for customers? Find out right here, on the Interchange: Recharged.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Emerson Automation Experts
Wind Energy Trends and Applications Podcast

Emerson Automation Experts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 24:26


Emerson's Shubhi Goel and Andy Wang join Jim Cahill in this Asia Pacific Sustainability and Decarbonization podcast to discuss the trends, challenges, and solutions to more effectively manage and control wind farms with integrated monitoring, supervisory control, and asset management.

Un-Common
Climate Change My Mind

Un-Common

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 68:30


Email: Uncommonpodcast@outlook.comFacebook: @UncommonPODTwitter: @UncommonPC Instagram:  @dustin.duff     @Bpop80    Gettr: @DuffdbGab: @Duffdb Clips:Weather Channel founder says climate change is a hoaxhttps://rumble.com/v1d7gsb-founder-of-the-weather-channel-tells-cnns-brian-stelter-that-climate-change.htmlClimate emergencyhttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1647807152.009_chuckschumerreduxbidneneedstocallaclimateemergencyforpower.mp3Electric car supercuthttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1647807175.701_electriccarsupercut.mp3Ban US Exports of all oilhttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1647807152.009_chuckschumerfollowon-psakiaskedaboutclimateemergency.mp3Climate Credit Cardhttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1647807152.009_climatechangecreditcardad.mp3Mork & Mindy cliphttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1654464366.141_episodefromseptember161979morkandmindyenergycrisis.mp3John Kerry-Climate Emergencyhttps://rumble.com/vfgvxz-john-kerry-makes-dire-prediction-about-global-warming-in-2014.htmlJohn Kerry Hypocritehttps://twitter.com/NatThePatriot/status/1549786772535664645Al Gore nonsensehttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1658698747.972_gorecomparesclimatedenialtouvaldepolice.mp3Joe Biden intentionally eliminating fossil fuelshttps://twitter.com/TimRunsHisMouth/status/1545164807107760129Runway melted?https://noagendaassets.com/enc/1658440688.292_ukhaltsallflightsatlargestroyalairforcebasebecausetherunwayhasmelted.mp3Mayor Pete on Presidential Climate Emergencyhttps://noagendaassets.com/enc/1658440682.87_mayorpeteoncnbc-loomingclimateemergency.mp3

RTÉ - News at One Podcast
Wind energy industry optimistic on increased offshore ambition

RTÉ - News at One Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 6:51


We talk to Noel Cunniffe - CEO Wind Energy Ireland.

The Energy Gang
The European Energy Crisis: A Failure of Policy?

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 60:43


At a time when much of Europe has been sweltering in record temperatures, it feels like a stark contrast to be worrying about winter.These are very worrying times for Europeans, because of deep uncertainty over what will happen to the import of Russian gas, which is critical for keeping the lights on and keeping people warm in their homes. Meanwhile, the US appears to have reached a defining moment in the evolution of climate policy.In this episode, host Ed Crooks is joined by regular contributor Amy Myers Jaffe from the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University, and a new voice on the Energy Gang, Vicky Bailey, founder of Anderson Stratton Enterprises. Things are heating up on the energy front, which begs the question, does the crisis we are seeing now represent a failure of energy policy in Europe? We invite our listeners to comment and join the debate. This week Ed and the gang respond to a question about nuclear power and its future in the energy transition. The future of U.S. climate and energy policy is again in peril, after West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin kills the Biden Administration's “Build Back Better” plan. As always, check out our Twitter to let us know your thoughts and any future topics you want us to discuss.Also don't forget to send us your free electrons! Tweet us @TheEnergyGang or use the hashtag #EGFreeElectrons. We can't wait to hear your stories.NOTE: This episode was recorded earlier in the week, before the news that Senator Joe Manchin had agreed to back a bill that would deliver a substantial increase in support for low-carbon energy in the US, including extended tax credits for renewables, hydrogen, and advanced nuclear power.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2050 Investors
Calling Hydrogen to the Stand (ft. Allan Baker)

2050 Investors

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 29:05


Economy, planet, markets and you When looking into the energy transition and options for clean sources of energy, hydrogen is often listed as one of the key solutions for the future. The hype about its potential is undeniable, but so are the critics about its costs, efficiency and sustainability. So, is hydrogen gray until proven green? In this new episode of 2050 Investors, Kokou Agbo-Bloua sets the stage for a trial by podcast: Solar and Wind Energy vs. Hydrogen. Through the proceedings, both the limitations and strengths of Hydrogen as THE clean source of energy of the future are clearly exposed. And as an ‘expert witness', Allan Baker, Global Head of Power at Societe Generale, discusses the state of play of Hydrogen in the economy. “2050 Investors” offers an investigation into tomorrow's economic and market mega-trends, ahead of 2050's global sustainability targets. Sourcing information directly from market practitioners, the financial press, research reports, the podcast provides you with insights from all around the globe. New episodes once every three weeks: please subscribe, leave comments and spread the word! Credits. Presenter & Writer: Kokou Agbo-Bloua. Editor: Julien Moity, Vincent Nickelsen. Production Designer: Emmanuel Minelle, Radio K7 Creative. Executive Producer : Fanny Giniès. Sound Director: Marc Valenduc. Music: Rone. Graphic Design: Cedric Cazaly. Whilst the following podcast discusses the financial markets, it does not recommend any particular investment decision. If you are unsure of the merits of any investment decision, please seek professional advice.

Coast Range Radio
Going Deep on Floating Offshore Wind Energy with Shannon Souza And Joe Liebezeit

Coast Range Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 39:32


On the show today, we're diving into the exciting and choppy waters of offshore wind!  Floating Off-shore wind energy is relatively a new technology with huge potential.  The federal Bureau of Oregon Energy Management estimates up to 3 gigawatts in near-term commercial potential off of the Southern Oregon coast alone.  That's enough power for over 200,000 homes.I'm excited for today's topic, because it really encapsulates a lot of the complexity and messiness around what it looks like to actually transition quickly away from fossil fuels. How do we move with the speed necessary to scale into a post-carbon energy society without creating collateral and unforeseen damage?  What is the real economic and energy potential of projects like this, and what level of ecological disturbance is acceptable in the name of rapid decarbonization?To explore these questions, I'm joined by two guests - Joe Liebezeit and Shannon Souza.Joe Liebezeit has worked for Portland Audubon since 2013 as the staff scientist and leads Audubon's Community Science and Coastal Conservation Programs.  Full disclosure - we work together as part of the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership.Shannon Souza is the Policy Director for Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, co-founder of Oregon Coast Energy Alliance Network, and owns Sol Coast Companies, a renewable energy design, construction, and consulting business based in Coos Bay.I'd love to hear from you! Send shows ideas and feedback to michael@coastrange.org, and please rate and review the show!Support the showLinks and Resources Mentioned in the Show:Audubon action alert, with links: https://audubonportland.org/take-action/help-ensure-new-coastal-wind-energy-projects-avoid-wildlife-conflicts/Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET): https://pacificoceanenergy.org/Oregon Coastal Energy Alliance Network (OCEAN): https://www.oregonenergyalliance.org/Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition Youtube panel presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjNZpbmLm20Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Selected studies: https://www.boem.gov/sites/default/files/documents/regions/pacific-ocs-region/environmental-science/Selected-BOEM-Research-Renewable-OR_4.pdfOregon Department of Energy - Oregon Renewable Energy Siting Assessment (ORESA): https://www.oregon.gov/energy/energy-oregon/Pages/ORESA.aspxSupport the show

Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine
How gas shortages also threaten wind power

Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 3:37


Wind energy and Europe's largest steel mill have a problem. The mill uses a lot of gas to forge steel rings for wind turbines. But gas prices are rising, and Russia turning off the taps could force the plant into emergency operation – or worse.

The Interchange
How Wave Power Can Supplement Wind & Solar

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 38:03


The energy transition is a machine with hundreds of moving parts. The problems we face in getting to net zero will be solved by a combination of technology, policy and consumer action. The cleantech sector is awash with technological marvels. Today, we look at a company with huge potential – a tech company that utilises the power of waves. On the podcast: how harnessing that power can fill in a crucial gap in the energy transition puzzle, when solar and wind can't deliver enough power on their own. David is joined by Jan Skjoldhammer, from NoviOcean. NoviOcean has developed a wave energy converter which it says can deliver lower energy costs and supplement the solar grid. Follow us on Twitter @InterchangeShowSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

News & Views with Joel Heitkamp
Solar and wind energy explained by Elizabeth Weise

News & Views with Joel Heitkamp

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 16:57


07/15/22: Elizabeth Weise is a national correspondent and Health Enterprise Reporter for USA TODAY based in San Francisco. The guest host, Perry Miller, talks with her about solar and wind energy around the country, as well as in North Dakota.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Energy Gang
The Supreme Court vs The EPA

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 52:57


There is never a dull moment in the world of energy. Despite the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere, this week was full of announcements and big news stories.Regular Energy Gang member Melissa Lott steps in as host this week while Ed Crooks takes a well-earned holiday. Joining Melissa is Emily Chasan from Generate Capital and Robbie Orvis from Energy Innovation.The discussion starts with the US Supreme Court's decision to impose new limits on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The limits send a message about the reluctance to have the EPA make regulatory decisions on carbon emissions. Next up, the gang focuses on the Russia-Ukraine war and inflation and their impact on the price of renewables. The cost of new-build onshore wind has risen seven percent year-on-year, and solar by 14%. Shockwaves in energy prices are still reverberating around the globe. High gas prices have led President Biden to propose a suspension of federal gas taxes, but will this work?Finally, we examine the news from California: state governor Gavin Newsom asked the federal government to ensure the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant qualifies for funds to help it remain in service. Why? And is this indicative of changing attitudes toward nuclear?As always, check out our Twitter to let us know your thoughts and any future topics you want us to discuss. We're @TheEnergyGangSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Interchange
The Ever-Changing Role of PPAs In The Energy Transition

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 41:43


9 months ago The Interchange spoke with Harald Overholm from Alight. Alight is one of the leading providers of Power Purchase Agreements in Europe. Since then we've seen massive changes in the market, rampant inflation and stock market turmoil. To analyse the changes currently underway in the PPA sector, David is joined by Luca Pedretti, from PexaPark. PexaPark use unique data sets to offer pricing across multiple European markets. The discussion moves from talk of price volatility and how it can be managed, to the future of the renewable sector and what needs to be done to mitigate the negative effects of inflation. There are lessons for the US from Europe. Can a PPA hedge against inflation? Luca says we need to find a way to incentivise and integrate private capital. How do we do this? Dive into the episode to find out.Follow us on Twitter @InterchangeShowSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Energy Gang
The Future Of Cleantech [Special Content]

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 39:14


The clean tech sector is a critical part of making the energy transition possible. With more and more capital flooding from outside investors into cleantech than ever before, the sector is set to become one of the critical keys in aiding and accelerating the energy transition.Today on the Energy Gang: a very special episode – a fireside chat with Tom Dietrich from Itron, and Tom Rand from Arctern Ventures.Itron is one of the largest providers of energy water and smart city management solutions in North America. With decades worth of experience, Itron provides sustainable solutions to cities all over the world, aimed at creating safer and more efficient energy and water systems. Perhaps best known for smart-metering, Itron is committed to advancing the ability to save electricity and integrate renewables into the system. On today's episode of The Energy Gang, host Ed Crooks is joined by Tom Deitrich, the Chief Executive Officer of Itron, and Tom Rand, the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures, a global cleantech venture fund. Tom has years of experience in cleantech investment, and has written a book called Climate Capitalism. Frustrated by a lack of tangible ambition on behalf of the business community, and the deep suspicion from the environmental movement of markets and capitalism, Tom's book examines these two challenges, and offers solutions to form a coherent plan to further the energy transition. Ed sits down with Tom D and Tom R, to discuss the current state of the energy system, the reality of climate disruption and how climate change is affecting both the cleantech sector and the energy industry as a whole.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Energy Gang
The Present and Future of California's Electricity Grid

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 63:22


California is one of the world's largest economies in its own right, with a population of 40 million generating $3.4 trillion in GDP. It is also a pioneer in the development of clean energy, generating about 23% of its electricity from renewables in 2020, a long way ahead of the US average. On today's episode, the Energy Gang welcomes a special guest: Elliot Mainzer, the President and CEO of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). CAISO is the non-profit responsible for managing the flow of electricity that serves over 80% of California. Regular team member Melissa Lott, from the Center on Global Energy Policy, joins host Ed Crooks to examine the current state of the power grid in California and how it's faring in the energy transition. They talk about how the grid can keep up with changing technologies and manage the challenges created by a rising reliance on solar and wind power. And they discuss the significance of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California's single largest source of electricity, which is scheduled for closure in 2025. There have been suggestions that the life of the plant should be extended. What are the implications of this? And what needs to happen for the plant to be closed for good while maintaining reliability and preventing a rise in carbon dioxide emissions? Finally, Elliot Mainzer looks ahead to the long term. California has a commitment to running its electricity grid on 100 zero-carbon energy by 2045. Is that realistic? And what needs to happen to achieve it? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Interchange
Green Tech Investments, Green Washing and SPACS

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 48:55


To continue to accelerate the energy transition investment in clean tech companies is essential. We've seen more growth in the last 5 years than the last 100 with trillions of dollars flooding the market in the interests of accelerating the path to Net Zero. On today's Interchange, David is joined by Matthew Nordan for an eye-opening conversation. Matthew is the General Partner of Azolla Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage tech companies with the potential for gigaton-scale climate impact. Azolla have unique evaluation criteria; gigaton scale climate impact, the principle of additionality and only investing in cases where they can see bullet point level seed milestones.In this episode, David and Matthew discuss the current investor appetite for green tech investments, how the sector deals with green washing and whether SPACS are still an effective tool.Follow us on Twitter @theinterchangeThe Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.To learn more about Jinko's EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Energy Gang
The Changing Future of ESG Investing

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 54:45


Today, we're following the money. Where does investment go in order to build a zero-carbon future? Where does the money get used, and where does it not?This week Ed is joined by Emily Chasan, Director of Communications at Generate Capital, and Shanu Matthew, Vice-President of Sustainable Investing and Net Zero Research at Lazard Asset Management. There are now trillions of dollars of capital in the market, aligned with the goal of getting to net zero. In the past few months we've seen a backlash from politicians, regulators and even in the investment industry itself. The idea of climate-focused investing has been under attack in a broader pushback against the concept of ESG investing. The gang examine why this is, how the landscape is changing and how we can solve the issue of short-term pressures competing with long-term climate goals.Next up, we switch our focus to the billionaire Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, and his bid to takeover legacy gas provider AGL in Australia. Is this the future of ESG investing?Finally the gang examine President Biden's Defense Production Act – how does it compare to similar plans in Europe and what are the implications for a government stepping in to regulate the market?Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @theenergygang and let us know what you thought of today's episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Interchange
The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 3 Recap

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 65:57


Wood Mackenzie's Solar Energy and Storage Summit has wrapped for 2022. Across 3 days of talks on solar and storage, David Banmiller was live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.On the final day we have a packed show for you, featuring an extended interview with Kelly Sarber from Strategic Management Group and Vanessa Witte, Senior Research Analyst on Solar Storage at Wood Mackenzie, as they go in depth into the current state of the storage market.We're also joined by Ty Keefe from EPC Power, Justin Hopkins from Franklin Whole Homes, Ananth Benedict from Phoenix Contact, Aaron Bingham from BayWA r.e Solar and Wilfred Audley from eleXsys Energy as they give their thoughts on the future of storage and their tech is impacting the market.With extra discussions with analysts Rachel Goldstein and Sylvia Martinez on ESG investment this episode is full of analysis on the key role solar storage will play in the energy transition.Follow us on Twitter @theinterchangeThe Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.To learn more about Jinko's EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Interchange
The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 2 Recap [Bonus Episode]

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 45:31


Wood Mackenzie's Solar Energy and Storage Summit is on now, and we're bringing you all the action from 3 days of talks right here on The Interchange.Host David Banmiller is live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.We're here on day 2 of the summit, and the focus of the day is on the ever-evolving connection between solar and storage. In this recap of the second day, David is joined by Bridget Van Dorsten, Hydrogen Research Analyst, to look at solar-to-hydrogen tech, Matt Cox from Greenlink Analytics to explore the ESG impact on projects in terms of job creation and the displacement of fossil fuels and Michelle Davis, Principle Analyst of Distributed Solar, to talk trends in the solar markets.Follow us on Twitter @theinterchangeThe Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.To learn more about Jinko's EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.SummarySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Interchange
The Interchange: Live At The Solar Energy & Storage Summit - Day 1 Recap [Bonus Episode]

The Interchange

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 42:32


Wood Mackenzie's Solar Energy and Storage Summit is on now, and we're bringing you all the action from 3 days of talks right here on The Interchange.Host David Banmiller is live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.Across the next 3 special episodes, David talks to some of the best and brightest in solar and storage, exploring new technology and policies. Day 1 is all about solar. In this recap of the first day, David explores the implications of the Biden administration's recent announcement to boost domestic solar production, with some big industry names: Chris Seiple, Vice-Chairman Energy Transition and Renewables at Wood Mackenzie, Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs at the SEIA, and Wood Mac's Head of Solar Xiaojing Sun. Follow us on Twitter @theinterchangeThe Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.To learn more about Jinko's EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Winding up Wind Power

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 59:48 Very Popular


With energy prices sky high, we continue our alternative energy month with a look at wind power. We visit a traditional windmill to understand how humans have historically harnessed the wind, learn about the turbines which you can buy a stake in, a new generation of kites that turn wind into electricity, how better weather forecasts can de-risk wind power, and why undersea cables can send sea creatures off course. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Energy Gang
The EU's Plan For Energy Self-Sufficiency

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 62:51


The energy crisis is showing no signs of abating. There's a shortage of energy, and the world's efforts to transition to low-carbon energy are met with countless hurdles. Countries around the world are taking steps to mitigate the crisis caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine however. The EU announced a plan to stop using Russian oil, gas and coal – it's called RepowerEU and would mean more renewable investment, more energy efficiency and a lot more hydrogen to cut demand for natural gas. Europe is heavily dependent on Russian supplies, particularly for natural gas, which creates problems for Europe's foreign and security policy. If the EU wants to punish Russia economically, it really needs to hit its energy exports. And that is difficult to do while businesses and consumers in Europe are absolutely reliant on those imports.Next up it's a look ahead to COP27 – what needs to be addressed in Egypt in November and what have we achieved since Glasgow last year? At COP26, a $500 billion investment was agreed to support green energy projects in developing countries, so how is that going?Finally the gang look at the impacts of certain renewable projects on the local ecosystem. We all agree that the world needs to keep investing in and building large-scale renewable energy infrastructure projects: we need more offshore wind, larger solar farms, more hydrogen plants. Drawing on the success of offshore wind in Europe, the rollout of wind farms is now accelerating along US coastlines, supported by the Biden administration, which has set a goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035. In 2020, some 27 miles from the mainland, the first two offshore wind turbines in the US were installed off the coast of Virginia Beach. Since starting to operate in October that year, the turbines have created an artificial reef, offering a habitat for ocean life. With this change in the ecology of the area however, comes the downside. Wind farms can have negative effects on other wildlife, such as fish and ocean birds.How do we build sustainably and avoid impacting the local ecology?To discuss all this and more Ed is joined by Melissa Lott, the Director of Research at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. Joining them for the first time is Joseph Majkut, host of the Energy 360 podcast - which is produced by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. Joseph is also the Director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the CSIS.Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @theenergygang and let us know what you thought of today's episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Energy Gang
Energy Policy: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Energy Gang

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 61:58


The energy transition is currently supported by three main pillars: science & technology, economics, and policy. In 2022 these three pillars are unaligned, with a lack of cohesion impeding progress. In today's episode of the Energy Gang, the team explores three current events that highlight and exemplify the current state of the energy transition in the US and beyond.The gang starts with the future of President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. The original bill included a lot of provisions that were hugely important for low-carbon energy in the US. It died in Congress late last year after Senator Joe Manchin declined to support it. The big question now is: can anything be salvaged from that agenda and where do we go from here?The US government's investigation into the alleged dumping of imported solar panels has reportedly had a “devastating” impact on planned solar projects. Is now the time to create a domestic economy for solar panels or are we still too reliant on cheap imports? It's an ongoing debate: the role of hydrogen in the energy transition. There is, of course, huge interest in the potential for low-carbon hydrogen in a zero-emissions energy system. But what role can hydrogen really play? And might other options be better for some uses?Today we're delighted to welcome back both Melissa Lott and Robbie Orvis. Melissa is the Director of Research at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy, and Robbie Orvis is the Senior Director of Policy Design at Energy Innovation. As always, your host Ed Crooks is here to anchor and lead the discussion.Stick around for a thrilling conversation about policy, technology, and innovation. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @theenergygang and let us know what you thought of today's episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.