What FERC did, and didn't, do to jumpstart transmission
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unveiled landmark new rules in attempt to jumpstart the beleaguered transmission system in the U.S. Many are already calling it the most impactful action by the agency in decades, providing a path to meet the needs of the energy transition. Taken together, Orders 1920 and 1977 total more than 1,500 pages, requiring long-term, proactive transmission planning and providing a backstop to some key siting disputes. But experts say there's still plenty of work ahead, and challenges to the rules are likely. Episode 77 of the Factor This! podcast feature ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (5/17/24) — Biden slaps new tariffs on Chinese imports
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by Renewable Energy World
1w ago
This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less. This week's episode features Oliver Milman, an environment reporter for The Guardian, who covered a new report that casts doubt on sustainable aviation fuel prospects. This Week in Cleantech — May 17, 2024 This week's "Cleantecher of the Week" is Paul Carp, Independent Climate Consultant for his recently launched Carpe Diem Climate Consulting 1. Biden sharply hikes US tariffs on an array of Chinese imports — Reuters 2. FERC shakes up power industry with landma ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (5/10/24) — The giant battery boom is here
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by Renewable Energy World
2w ago
This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less. This Week in Cleantech — May 10, 2024This week's "Cleantecher of the Week" is Lara Hamsher, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Social Impact and Sustainability for AES Clean Energy! 1. Battery Recycling Shatters the Myth of Electric-Vehicle Waste — Bloomberg 2. Renewable energy passes 30% of world’s electricity supply — The Guardian 3. A Century-Old Company The Government Owns Wants To Solve A Big Energy Problem — HuffPost 4. Giant Batteries Are Transforming the ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (5/3/24) — The EPA is cracking down on power plant emissions. Will it stick?
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by Renewable Energy World
3w ago
This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less. This week’s episode features Washington Post climate reporter Maxine Joselow, who reported on a new ruling by the EPA to curb power plant emissions. This Week in Cleantech — May 3, 2024This week's "Cleantecher of the Week" is Justina Whipkey, the mill supervisor at a JM Steel plant outside Pittsburgh that just tripled capacity to supply trackers to solar projects throughout the region. 1. In America’s Biggest Oil Field, the Ground Is Swelling and Buckling — Wal ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (4/26/24) — A new solar tariff fight begins
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This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less.  This week’s episode features AP News climate solutions reporter Alexa St. John, who reported on new polling that tests whether or not the Inflation Reduction Act is resonating with voters. This Week in Cleantech — April 26, 2024 This week's "Cleantecher of the Week" is Antoine Wagschal, Sales Director of Southeast Asia at Nextracker! 1. Why Europe is the fastest-warming continent on Earth — NPR 2. Biden wants to triple China tariffs on steel, aluminum impor ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (4/5/24) — The final battle over green hydrogen tax rules
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by Renewable Energy World
1M ago
This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less.  This week’s episode features E&E News reporter Christian Robles who covered the controversial debate over federal green hydrogen incentive rules. This Week in Cleantech —  April 5, 2024 This week’s “Cleantecher of the Week” goes to Bill Weihl, who is transitioning from ClimateVoice’s Co-Executive Director to the role of Founder & Chief Strategic Advisor. 1. Berkeley Will Repeal Its Landmark Ban on Natural Gas in New Homes — The New York Times ..read more
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Building a DG unicorn with Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai
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by Renewable Energy World
2M ago
Distributed generation doesn't quite grab the headlines like utility-scale. A megawatt here, a few megawatts there pales in comparison to multi-gigawatt projects spanning thousands of acres. But Nexamp — the Boston-based community solar developer — is proving scale isn't monolithic. Bit by bit, the company has become one of the most influential developers in the country, both in deploying projects and influencing policy, with a private valuation surpassing $1 billion. That's unicorn status for a so-called small player. Episode 76 of the Factor This! podcast features Zaid Ashai, the cerebral ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (3/8/24) — America's power crunch
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by Renewable Energy World
2M ago
This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less. This week's episode was recorded live from DISTRIBUTECH International, North America's largest transmission and distribution utility event. This Week in Cleantech — March 8, 2024 This week’s “Cleantecher of the Week” is EDP CEO Miguel Stilwell d'Andrade! 1. Spanish Power Is Almost Free With Renewables Set for Record — Bloomberg 2. Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures — The Guardian 3. New York Awards Offshore Wind Deals to Orsted, Equi ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (3/2/2024) — LIVE from DISTRIBUTECH International
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by Renewable Energy World
2M ago
This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less. This week's episode was recorded live from DISTRIBUTECH International, North America's largest transmission and distribution utility event. This week's episode features Latitude Media co-founder Stephen Lacey, whose podcast Carbon Copy, broke down the latest data on clean energy investment and whether it's enough to achieve climate goals. This Week in Cleantech — March 2, 2024 This week’s “Cleantecher of the Week” is Jon Pevitali from VDE Americas. 1. Profiteerin ..read more
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This Week in Cleantech (2/23/24) — Can Biden win on climate?
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This Week in Cleantech is a new, weekly podcast covering the most impactful stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less. Produced by Renewable Energy World and Tigercomm, This Week in Cleantech will air every Friday in the Factor This! podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts. This week’s episode features Amanda Chu, US energy reporter for the Financial Times, who reported on President Biden’s challenge of making investments in clean energy and infrastructure resonate with voters. This Week in Cleantech — Feb. 23, 2024 This week's "Cleantecher of the Week" is Dan Shugar, CEO o ..read more
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