More Power To You

Informações:

Sinopsis

Podcasting for a sustainable, clean energy economy.

Episodios

  • You came in like a RECing ball, with Ben Gerber and Guest Co-Host Tanuj Deora (Ep. 60)

    "You came in like a RECing ball", with Ben Gerber and Guest Co-Host Tanuj Deora (Ep. 60)

    29/04/2019 Duración: 50min

    This episode is a graduate-level course on tracking renewable energy from generation to the end user, and the complexities of how policies, processes and markets all interact. My guest is Ben Gerber, the Executive Director of M-RETS, the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System based in Minneapolis. And this episode is a first for this podcast as I invite a guest co-host to join me—Tanuj Deora, Vice President of Market Development at Simple Energy. Tanuj is well known in clean energy circles – among his many previous roles he’s served as the Director of the Colorado Energy Office and more recently as EVP at SEPA, the Smart Electric Power Alliance, a role in which he’s been a guest on this podcast before. Ben, Tanuj and I start our conversation with the basics – what is MRETS and what does it do, and how do Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs, work? We look at how the REC market landscape has been changing for both buyers and sellers, and we get into the debate that’s been happening within the REC community

  • Offshore Winds 2019, with Liz Burdock, President  CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind (Ep. 59)

    Offshore Winds 2019, with Liz Burdock, President & CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind (Ep. 59)

    25/03/2019 Duración: 39min

    This is a special episode of More Power to You, in which I bring you an episode of Offshore Wind Insider, a podcast I launched a few months ago for the Business Network for Offshore Wind, which in full disclosure is a client of mine. My guest is Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Network. Our conversation covers both strengths and challenges facing the US offshore wind industry today. We begin by looking at where the market stands today in terms of its potential capacity, current state commitments and the project development pipeline. We discuss recent lease activity, the entry of major international companies into the US market, what that says about investor confidence and what it may mean for the industry’s growth. We obviously talk about the IPF, the Network’s International Partnering Forum which is just a few weeks away in New York, as well as other activities the Network has planned later this year. Liz shares how the industry’s rapid growth also poses significant supply chain challenges, and she wrap

  • Climate Advocacy with Will Hackman (Ep. 58)

    Climate Advocacy with Will Hackman (Ep. 58)

    16/01/2019 Duración: 39min

    My guest this episode is climate advocate Will Hackman. Will hails from America’s heartland, spent three seasons as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, has attended the past three UN climate conferences, and works in DC advancing climate and clean energy policy in the NGO community. We start our conversation by discussing the need for climate action. Why do we need to keep global warming within 2° C, and what will that look like if we’re to take the steps needed to meet that target? Will then sets the record straight on a number of common misconceptions people have about the climate debate. And we close by looking at the federal Administration and at Congress – what impacts have current policies and laws been having, and what are the prospects for more impactful change? Resources mentioned: Three articles written by Will: The Business Case for U.S. Policy Leadership in Combating Climate Change: Part One The Business Case for U.S. Policy Leadership in Combating Climate Change: Part Two The Rise of Cities and

  • Rural Energy Efficiency, with Mary Shoemaker of ACEEE (Ep. 57)

    Rural Energy Efficiency, with Mary Shoemaker of ACEEE (Ep. 57)

    17/12/2018 Duración: 36min

    In this episode we focus on energy efficiency in rural America. My guest is Mary Shoemaker, State Policy Analyst at ACEEE, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Our conversation focuses on both challenges and solutions, and we cover a broad range of issues, starting with what makes rural America unique in terms of energy efficiency and its overall energy burden.  We discuss a number of topics including what ACEEE has been doing to address the rural space; the importance of broadband; different financing solutions; data and customer engagement, and economic development and job creation. Mary offers a number of specific examples where these programs are being implemented, and we also spend some time talking about Appalachia in particular because Mary is part of a team developing policy recommendations for the Central Appalachian Network. Show references include: ACEEE publications:  Reaching Rural Communities with Energy Efficiency(report) Rural Energy Burdens(report) + accompanying fact sheet

  • Carbon Price Prospects, with Andres Jimenez and Jamie DeMarco of CCL (Ep. 56)

    Carbon Price Prospects, with Andres Jimenez and Jamie DeMarco of CCL (Ep. 56)

    29/11/2018 Duración: 43min

    In this episode we focus on carbon pricing and its prospects both federally and in the states. My guests are Andres Jimenez, Senior Director of Government Affairs, and Jamie DeMarco, State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator, for Citizens' Climate Lobby. In a purely coincidental bit of good timing, the morning that our interview was scheduled, a bipartisan group of Congressmembers introduced a major new federal carbon price bill. We start the interview by discussing the bill, what it does and what its prospects are, and then we shift gears and discuss the state landscape for carbon pricing. References include: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 7173) Bill summary from Rep. Ted Deutch's office  CCL's webpage on the bill Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report 15 Fourth National Climate Assessment Articles: Bipartisan group of lawmakers propose landmark carbon tax (Timothy Cama and Miranda Green, The Hill, Nov. 28) House lawmakers introduce first bipartisan carbon tax bill in

  • Demand Response, with Brenda Chew of SEPA (Ep. 55)

    Demand Response, with Brenda Chew of SEPA (Ep. 55)

    12/11/2018 Duración: 29min

    In this episode we put on our energy geek hats to focus on demand response, and explore how utilities are implementing demand response programs across the US. My guest is Brenda Chew, an analyst at SEPA – the Smart Electric Power Alliance, and lead author of SEPA’s 2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot report which serves as the basis for our conversation. We begin by discussing how SEPA defines demand response and what it covers for purposes of the report. We look at some big-picture numbers, then go sector by sector, looking at different types of demand response programs and some specific utility case studies. For me, the really intriguing aspect of demand response is how it relates to the broader transition to a smarter, cleaner and more renewable electric grid. And in that vein we discuss some of the customer behavior aspects of demand response, and explore its applications to the energy storage and electric vehicles sectors. We close by looking ahead at how the demand response ecosystem may conti

  • The Mechanics of Offshore Wind—Live from the Maryland Clean Energy Summit 2018 (Ep. 54)

    The Mechanics of Offshore Wind—Live from the Maryland Clean Energy Summit 2018 (Ep. 54)

    30/10/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    This is a special episode of More Power To You, the first episode recorded in front of a live audience. Earlier this month the Maryland Clean Energy Center hosted its annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit in College Park, and I moderated a panel titled The Mechanics of Offshore Wind: Moving to the Grid of the Future. The four panelists were: Jason Folsom, Offshore Wind Representative for the Americas for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Prem Pereira, Project Construction Director for Deepwater Wind Markian Melnyk, President of Atlantic Grid Development, and Belton Zeigler, Partner and Co-Leader of the Energy and Natural Resources Team at the law firm Womble Bond Dickinson This wide-ranging conversation touches on a broad range of issues that all relate to offshore wind, including the economics of offshore wind, different approaches to building the offshore transmission infrastructure, grid integration, load balancing and much more. Presenters' slide decks: Prem Pereira: Deepwater Wind Markian Melnyk: Atlantic

  • Bioenergy—Sixth in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep. 53)

    Bioenergy—Sixth in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep. 53)

    28/09/2018 Duración: 40min

      Welcome to the sixth and final episode in a special series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.  In this episode, we focus on bioenergy. My guests are Shawn Kreloff, CEO of the Americas for BTS BioEnergy, and Andy Moss, Technical Director for Planet Found Energy Development. It's a two-part episode as each interview was recorded separately. As you'll hear, bioenergy is a really interesting sector because it has a lot of overlap with the agriculture sector. It poses some interesting challenges but also offers some neat opportunities. Special Offer for MPTY listeners: Next month, the Maryland Clean Energy Center is hosting its annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit, a three-day conference from October 8-10 in College Park. The conference focuses on cutting-edge technologies, modern business mod

  • Electric Mobility—Fifth in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep. 52)

    Electric Mobility—Fifth in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep. 52)

    27/09/2018 Duración: 39min

      Welcome to Part Five in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.  This week’s focus is electric transportation. My guests are:  Genevieve Cullen, President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect, which in full disclosure is a client of mine, and David Clamage, consultant to Generate Capital where he oversees day-to-day operations of customer finance offerings for BYD, the world’s largest electric bus maker  For the interview I sat down in person with Genevieve and Mahi, and recorded David separately. The conversations collectively touch on a range of topics including with the rapid growth of electric transportation, and the evolution of policy, technology and customer awareness. We look at the critical role of EV charging infr

  • Offshore Wind Energy—Fourth in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep.51)

    Offshore Wind Energy—Fourth in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep.51)

    26/09/2018 Duración: 26min

      Welcome to Part Four in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.  This week’s focus is offshore wind energy, and my guest is someone who’ll be familiar to regular listeners: Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Our conversation begins with a review of some major state developments over the past few months. We discuss the importance of scale in developing the offshore wind supply chain, the role of smaller projects in growing the industry, and the importance of state policy and legislation, particularly in Maryland. Liz recounts the history of the Network which she co-founded in Maryland several years ago, and we close by discussing some new Network initiatives including the new Offshore Wind Insider podcast, and look ahead to next y

  • Distributed Energy Resources—Third in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep. 50)

    Distributed Energy Resources—Third in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep. 50)

    25/09/2018 Duración: 44min

      Welcome to Part Three in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.  In this episode we focus on distributed energy solutions. My guests are:  Geoff Oxnam, CEO of American Microgrid Solutions Eric Wachsman, Director of the University of Maryland Energy and Innovation Institute, and CEO of Ion Storage Systems Michele Mitch-Peterson, Senior Business Consultant at Honeywell Our conversation covers a range of issues that all stem from the electricity transition we’re in the midst of—from the old, centralized power grid to a smarter, networked and more distributed grid. We discuss how new technologies and ways of integrating them can make the system more efficient; reduce carbon emissions; improve grid security, reliability and sustainability; and serve as a huge job creati

  • Solar Energy in Maryland —Second in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep.49)

    Solar Energy in Maryland —Second in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep.49)

    24/09/2018 Duración: 42min

      Welcome to Part Two in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each of these episodes spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.  In this episode, the second in the series, we focus on solar energy in Maryland. My guests are David Murray, Executive Director of MDV-SEIA; Cyrus Tashakkori, President of Open Road Renewables; and Corey Ramsden, VP of Go Solar at Solar United Neighbors.  In our conversation we examine different segments of the solar industry including utility scale, residential rooftop, and the commercial and industrial sectors. We discuss the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and the importance of state policy in growing the industry; we look at energy equity issues, the economics of solar, and close with ahead towards next year’s legislative session. References SEIA’s Solar Spotlight—Maryland fact sheet

  • Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment—First in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep.48)

    Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment—First in a six-part series with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (Ep.48)

    23/09/2018 Duración: 47min

      Welcome to a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each of these six episodes spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland.  In this episode, the first in the series, we focus on Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. My three guests all wear multiple hats: they run small businesses and also serve in leadership roles in industry associations. Nakita Reed is a Principal at Encore Sustainable Design and Chair of the Maryland Green Building Council Michelle Griffith, is a Manager at DeVere Insulation Home Performance and Chair of the Maryland Building Performance Association Michael Giangrandi is the owner of A.J. Michaels Company and Chair of the Maryland Alliance of Energy Contractors. In our conversation we look at how the energy efficiency sector is a big employer of local jobs, but finding trained employees can someti

  • The Greening of a Marine Port, with Christine Houston of the Port of Long Beach (Ep.47)

    The Greening of a Marine Port, with Christine Houston of the Port of Long Beach (Ep.47)

    10/09/2018 Duración: 34min

    In this episode of More Power To You we explore the nexus of electrification, transportation and industrial marine ports. My guest is Christine Houston, Manager of Sustainable Practices at the Port of Long Beach, the 2nd largest port in the country and a national leader in electrification. In our conversation we touch on a range of issues including why the Port is pursuing electrification in the first place, what’s involved in electrifying a massive marine port, the implications of electrification for managing load, and what port electrification and automation mean for jobs and workforce development. References include: The Port's Energy Island Initiative brochure Video of the Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) at the Long Beach Container Terminal  POLB electrician training partnerships with Long Beach City College and IBEW: https://academy.polb.com/career/electrician/ Recorded August 23, 2018. Published September 10, 2018.  Sign up for email news and updates from More Power To You.  More Power To You is s

  • Energy Efficiency, Southern Style -- with Mandy Mahoney, President of SEEA (Ep.46)

    Energy Efficiency, Southern Style -- with Mandy Mahoney, President of SEEA (Ep.46)

    27/08/2018 Duración: 36min

    In this episode we take a regional look at energy efficiency in the Southeastern U.S. My guest is Mandy Mahoney, President of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, or SEEA. We start off by discussing the concept of energy efficiency and what it means these days, and then dive into SEEA’s energy efficiency work in the South, including the energy equity work that SEEA is doing in high poverty and often rural communities. Mandy, a native-born Southerner, shares her perspective on some of the economic and cultural nuances that can make it challenging to advance energy efficiency and clean energy in the South, but we also explore some innovative approaches that work. We then get into some of the interesting ways in which SEEA is expanding its energy efficiency focus to include electric transportation, storm resiliency and even healthcare. We close with a preview of SEEA’s upcoming annual Conference which will be held in Atlanta this October. Resources mentioned include: Collaboration: One Key to Arkansas' Su

  • Clean Energy Advocacy–Progressive Style, with Craig Auster of LCV (Ep.45)

    Clean Energy Advocacy–Progressive Style, with Craig Auster of LCV (Ep.45)

    06/08/2018 Duración: 33min

    This is the second of two episodes in which we look at clean energy advocacy and politics from different political points of view, as we approach November's midterm elections. This week we hear a progressive perspective from Craig Auster, PAC and Advocacy Partnerships Director at the League of Conservation Voters. We begin the conversation with a discussion about what LCV is and does, and then get into the politics. Show references include: Emily's List Rep. Terri Sewell H.Con.Res.119 (House Resolution opposing a carbon tax) Market Choice Act sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo LCV-endorsed Congressional candidates Craig mentioned: Dan McCready for Congress (NC) Sean Casten for Congress (IL) Mike Levin for Congress (CA) Dan Feehan for Congress (MN) Elissa Slotkin for Congress (MI) Abigail Spanberger for Congress (VA) Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress (TX) Elaine Luria for Congress (VA) Recorded: July 27, 2018. Published: August 6, 2018. Sign up for email news and updates from More Power To You.  More Power To Y

  • Clean Energy Advocacy–Conservative Style, with Charles Hernick of CRES Forum and CRES (Ep.44)

    Clean Energy Advocacy–Conservative Style, with Charles Hernick of CRES Forum and CRES (Ep.44)

    23/07/2018 Duración: 37min

    This is the first of two episodes in which we look at clean energy advocacy and politics from different political points of view. In today's show I sit down with Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy at CRES Forum and its political arm, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, for the conservative perspective. We begin the conversation with Charles explaining CRES Forum's goal and mission. Charles then discusses CRES Forum's National Clean Energy Week initiative, what it's all about and how people can get involved. We then switch gears and get more into the politics of clean energy, including how CRES engages with conservative candidates and how it frames the conservative message for supporting clean energy policies. Some of Charles' articles: Global energy politics are front and center at the World Cup in Russia (The Hill, 6/24/18) Federal energy proposal will hike consumer costs in freezing winter (The Hill, 1/6/18) Recorded: July 20, 2018. Published: July 23, 2018.   Sign up for email news a

  • Analytics, AI and the Future of the Grid, with Sonny Garg of Uptake (Ep.43)

    Analytics, AI and the Future of the Grid, with Sonny Garg of Uptake (Ep.43)

    11/06/2018 Duración: 29min

    In this episode we focus on data, analytics, artificial intelligence and their impact on the electric grid. My guest is Sonny Garg, Managing Director of Global Energy Solutions at Uptake. We start this fascinating and wide ranging conversation with a look at how data and predictive analytics are being used to maximize the uptime, productivity and efficiency of our existing generation fleet. We then explore some ways in which artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling large scale defection from the grid, and how regulatory policy and incentives need to change to enable incumbents to evolve into a more decentralized and digital grid. We close the conversation by looking ahead and contemplating how utilities and the grid itself may be fundamentally different in the future. Show references include: Untapped Energy: How the US Wind industry can produce more megawatts without new turbines (Uptake report) To keep the lights on in the digital age, regulatory model must reward innovation, published in

  • Alaska in Focus, with REAP Executive Director Chris Rose (Ep. 42)

    Alaska in Focus, with REAP Executive Director Chris Rose (Ep. 42)

    05/06/2018 Duración: 35min

    In this episode of the podcast we focus on Alaska's unique energy landscape. Our guest is Chris Rose, Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, or REAP. We begin with an overview of energy in Alaska today, then delve into the unique way Alaska's grid operates without oversight from FERC—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—and how reforming the grid's system-wide governance can improve efficiency and reliability and reduce costs. We look into the reasons behind the growth of renewable energy despite the lack of a statewide Renewable Portfolio Standard, including how Alaska's high energy costs can make new technologies more economical than in the lower 48 states, and we highlight an innovative flywheel energy storage system on Kodiak Island. We close with a discussion about how the national climate change conversation is playing out in Alaska, and look ahead by contemplating what Alaska's energy landscape may look like ten years from now. Show references include: E&E News: On Kodiak I

  • Community Solar: Trends, Models and Case Studies, with Dan Chwastyk, K Kaufmann and Jared Leader from SEPA (Ep.41)

    Community Solar: Trends, Models and Case Studies, with Dan Chwastyk, K Kaufmann and Jared Leader from SEPA (Ep.41)

    15/05/2018 Duración: 30min

    In this episode we look at the current landscape for community solar, including trends, financing models and case studies. We close with a prediction about the state of community solar five to ten years in the future. My guests are Dan Chwastyk, K Kaufmann and Jared Leader from SEPA, the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Three new reports from SEPA serve as the basis for our discussion.  SEPA's reports referenced in the show: Community Solar Program Design Models  Financing Community-Based Solar Projects: Case Studies From The Field Value Stacking in Minster, Ohio Other references include: Coalition for Community Solar Access  Fremont's Community Solar Farm information sheet Virginia's first community solar project earns national award (BARC Electric Co-Op press release) Energy Storage Snapshot, with Tanuj Deora and Nick Esch of SEPA (Episode 25) Recorded May 11, 2018. Published May 14, 2018. Sign up for email news and updates from More Power To You.  More Power To You is sponsored by the Energy News Netwo

página 1 de 4