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US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | Last week

US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

"The United States international climate pledges facing a test in the Senate that will have global influence after United Nations climate talks in Scotland the buy did ministration faces the test of a filling promises to invest for a new era of clean energy the house passed a roughly one point eight five trillion dollars social policy climate bill Friday including five hundred fifty five billion for cleaner energy but the bill must quiz through the Senate by the narrowest of margins to get past climate scientist an energy analyst Zeke house father says that modeling by researchers at Princeton University and elsewhere fine said of Biden's package passes the U. S. will still miss the target of cutting fossil fuel emissions in half by the end of this decade by about five percent if the bill fails entirely that falls to twenty percent house mother says market forces making renewable energy ever cheaper will help carry that it states a lot of the way but it will be harder for the US to convince other countries like China and India to follow through on their climate commitments if we're unable to follow through on our own promises Jennifer king Washington

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Renewable Energy Can't Be Achieved by a Ban on Fossil Fuels

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:10 min | 2 weeks ago

Renewable Energy Can't Be Achieved by a Ban on Fossil Fuels

"Wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal, which you should all be aware of. How destructive the green activists the fanatics of our day are to poor countries. This is by the president, Yoweri Museveni. President of Uganda, Africa can not sacrifice its future prosperity for western climate goals. The continent should balance its energy mix not rush straight toward renewables. Even though that will likely frustrate some of those gathering, at the global climate conference in Glasgow. I'll continue reading from it, but I want you to understand the issue it's very simple. The west got its prosperity thanks to fossil fuels. No fossil fuel, no energy, no west. Fossil fuels have been one of the greatest blessings in the history of mankind. What the selfish, rich white. That's really who it's ironic that I would use the term, but that's who it is. Selfish, rich, bored, that's incredibly important. That's who make up the environmentalist movement. Selfish, rich, white, bored, people, who need some meaning in their lives, and saving the world is as meaningful as it gets, isn't it? So if you destroy the western west's economy, and make impossible for poor countries to develop. What the hell? Their wealthy enough to withstand it. And I make them feel great to boot. So we're telling countries that now want to get wealthy like the west. You can't. We used fossil fuels. You can't. You and Uganda? You need wind turbines.

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Initiative Aims to Create Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Climate Connections

01:11 min | 2 months ago

Initiative Aims to Create Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

"In the nineteen sixties. The threat of nuclear war inspired nations to negotiate an international treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Now there's a similar growing call to prevent the spread of fossil fuels today. Fossil fuels are nuclear weapons. They are what is threatening our health. Our economic future and our global security. That's a poor chair of the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty initiative. The group is calling for nations to develop a plan to stop producing. Fossil fuels and fully transitioned to clean renewable energy more than four hundred organizations thirteen hundred academics and researchers and cities including los angeles and barcelona have endorsed the initiative. Berman says the treaty is needed because although many countries have set climate goals few of taken serious steps to halt a production a fossil fuels. Almost every single country will tell you that we can't stop producing oil gas and coal because other countries aren't so we'll be uncompetitive. She says an international treaty could help create a coordinated plan for countries to take this critical step

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Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 2 months ago

Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy

"President Biden is highlighting domestic investment climate change he continues a trip out west Biden is headed to Colorado part of a two day swing through western states Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package you'll be visiting the national renewable energy laboratory in golden Colorado he's expected to highlight how investments in clean energy will help combat climate change we have to think big thank you small is a prescription for disaster after wildfire briefings in Idaho and a tour of the massive counter fire threatening Lake Tahoe in California the president spoke at a campaign rally for California governor Gavin Newsom who's facing a recall and presentations leadership on responding to climate change the president says spending on resilience now could save on future costs calling your round buyers another extreme weather events a reality the nation can no longer ignore scientists have been warning us for years that extreme weather is going to get more extreme we're living it in real time now Jennifer king Washington

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Solar Energy Could Power 40% of US Electricity by 2035

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00:53 sec | 2 months ago

Solar Energy Could Power 40% of US Electricity by 2035

"A new federal report says solar energy could provide as much as forty percent of the nation's electricity in fifteen years but it would require billions of dollars in federal investment the energy department says the US installed a record fifteen gigawatts of solar generating capacity last year it shifts toward renewable dominant power grid to address the threat of climate change solar now represents just over three percent of the electrical supply but energy secretary Jennifer grant Holmes says solar could produce enough to power all homes in the U. S. by twenty thirty five to do that however the department's renewable energy laboratory says the country would need to quadruple its annual solar capacity installing thirty gigawatts per year between now and twenty twenty five double the current rate and sixty gigawatts double again over the following five years Ben Thomas Washington

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Infrastructure, Jobs and Climate Change

Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

02:27 min | 2 months ago

Infrastructure, Jobs and Climate Change

"So i wanna start with your giving us an overview of the infrastructure. Plan as you understand it you know what do you what do you see is specifically in it. And what do you think the priorities are. Well thanks so much john. And it's a pretty comprehensive plan. And i think the general theme to keep in mind for your viewers is. This is very much a jobs plan. But there's no question in the minds of anyone who's read or in the administration that the belief behind the plan is that it at the same it deals with really four interwoven challenges that the administration is facing and of course the first is the post pandemic reality. The second is the economic downturn. The third is the climate crisis and the fourth is inequality and racial equity and the disproportionate environmental harm and other harms had replaced on low income communities and communities of color. No not putting those in any kind of priority. They're all of the utmost important but the general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action and so it isn't infrastructure. A jobs plan. But there's no question that it very very intentionally addresses the climate crisis in a number of ways and know that the bite administration signaled his plans. He's been remarkably consistent with messages of last summer. If you saw the the biden clean energy biden plan he had a whole blueprint around clean energy and environmental justice and he has come through with flying colors in this plan. You know first and foremost it really is a building up of the clean energy sector the job-generating clean energy sector and the lesson from two thousand nine. As you all know now from the stimulus that then vice president biden worked on it. It just was simply not enough. Finding it wasn't enough finding it wasn't enough where the energy sector so this is gonna largely come through in the form of an array of renewable energy tax credits various forms and which are wildly popular and successful Those are really important. We'll certainly get the support of the business and there's something called a direct pay provisions that is important to renewable energy developers for those who may not have the adequate tax equity to benefit from a tax incentive. That's built into the into the whole thing at this point. I want to say that. There's something called justice. Forty which is outlined from the very beginning. President biden made it clear that forty percent of the benefits of his investments would go to underserved frontline disadvantaged communities

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Addressing Energy Poverty in Australia

Think: Sustainability

02:00 min | 3 months ago

Addressing Energy Poverty in Australia

"This is a riley brook riley rents an apartment in a renovated subdivided townhouse in sydney. They live in an on section at the back of a townhouse. The added on section is quite flimsy. Not i not particularly insulated and there isn't ceiling roof ceiling but it's not sealed between the brick wall of the original structure and the added section. So if i go with stand between my bedroom and the little storage area. I can actually see to the outside. The light comes in through the crack between wool air and that make matters worse the door between my bedroom and that little storage room bathroom added section doesn't have a door handle and therefore caught close and there's a gap of say two or three centimeters underneath that door so no matter what i try and do to warm up my bedroom the call just comes riding straight through that wide or gap for fair. I really struggled to cape cape the warmth in like riley. Many australians are living in energy inefficient homes in this episode. We discuss energy poverty. Is everyone being included in a future transition to clean and renewable energy. You're listening to think sustainability. i'm malene even so what i'm gonna talk about old. Have a little bit trivial but added up. It's like it's just not fair like it's not fair that that i am in the situation i caught do anything about it. And its reflective of a much problem with thousands and thousands of renters so this is my first winter in this apartment and it started to get called and i got a feeling oil heater on the because as i said i hate wearing lots of pairs of socks that goes right next to my bed by my fate and that's kind of the little little area of warmth in the room. I had to buy extra blankets and sleeping jumpers and leggings and slept pants and stuff like that. Thankfully it's getting a little warmer now

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"renewable energy" Discussed on The AI Podcast

The AI Podcast

01:36 min | 3 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on The AI Podcast

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Greenland Suspends Oil Exploration Because of Climate Change

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00:45 sec | 4 months ago

Greenland Suspends Oil Exploration Because of Climate Change

"The optics Greenland is suspending oil exploration because of climate change the left leaning government in Greenland which could be sitting on vast amounts of oil who decided to suspend oil exploration calling it a natural step because the oxy government takes the climate crisis seriously Millo has yet been found off Greenland which had I'm ditions the hydrocarbons would be crucial to help Greenlanders realize that long held dream of cutting the annual subsidy of around five hundred forty million dollars from Denmark the immediate government says the future does not lie in oil the future belongs to renewable energy I'm Charles Taylor that's my

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:20 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:36 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Literary controversies and the fresh relevance of gloria naylor's writing about women and race. Here's maureen the year was nineteen eighty-three alice walker purple won the pulitzer prize for fiction and the national book award. Gloria naylor's debut novel. The women of brewster place won the national book award for first fiction the decision to give these awards to these novels by black women was questioned by some skeptics in the overwhelmingly white literary world were walker naylor honored because they were so called minority writers where their novels really good art or just sociology. Adding to the pushback was the brawling. Black critic stanley crouch who later claimed the female centered novels of walker. Naylor tony morrison and other black women writers demonized men and in particular corroborated the stereotypes of black men as bestial. So it was that early in my teaching career. A white male student in one of my english classes unknowingly seconded crouches opinion. When he hurled the color purple cross the classroom because he was so infuriated at what he saw as its hatred of all men just another day in the knowledge factory the reason for this ramble literary memory lane is the reissue of the women of brewster place in a hardback series. Called penguin vitale with a powerhouse forward by tari jones author of the twenty eighteen bestselling novel and american marriage. I never read naylor's debut and reprints like this one. Give readers like me. That extra nudge to find out whether we've been missing something as jones says in her forward. The women of brewster place is a composite novel. Think thornton wilders. The bridge of san louis ray or much later tim o'brien's the things they carried novels. Were separate stories about disparate people intersect. This form can be heavy on melodrama and naylor doesn't always dodge that pothole but it's her ardent inventiveness as a storyteller and the complex individuality she gives to each of her seven main characters that make the novel so much more than a contrived literary assembly line naylor's various women have all wound up on brewster place a dingy street in an unnamed city that dead ends into a wall naylor herself was born in new york and grew up in queens with the street wise knowledge of a native daughter naylor opens the novel by almost mythical surveying brewster place. The kind of tired new york apartment building. That's housed shifting populations brewster places. Third generation of children drifted into the block and precipitated. The the remaining mediterraneans brewster place new. That it's other children the few who would leave forever..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:17 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"He covers alternative energy for the new york times european last month about some of the challenges that face president biden as he seeks to build more offshore wind farms and you begin with a stunning statistic about where we are as opposed to europe in locating wind farms offshore. Sure yeah it was the thing that struck me the most because this way we began the story but there were five thousand four hundred offshore wind turbines in europe and we have seven here in the united states. A total of seven president biden wants two thousand turbans in the water over the next eight and a half years. First of all you know it would just seem that it would be a lot harder to build these big turbans in the water than on land. Why are offshore wind farms. Attractive well because one the wind is really good and some of those locations offshore and it also provides access to clean energy for some areas. You know the east coast. Particularly i mean look at Areas like virginia and maryland. and the carolinas..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:14 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Texas and california because last year Heat in california caused widespread power outages. And then just a few months ago. In texas extreme winter weather caused life threatening blackouts in very large areas of the state. Many people died. When i look at these shortages these outages that occurred man. I gather one issue is how much extra capacity does the grid have do. The power generators have do regulations require them to maintain extra capacity in case. There's a there's a crisis. But the other thing i gather is that just a lot. The equipment failed under these terrible conditions. Prickly in texas yet you know pipeline gas pipelines freezing universe for decades climate. Scientists have warned us that we're going to have more extreme weather of all kinds. Shouldn't we have seen this coming. So part of it goes to regulation lack of regulation so in some places there are requirements for weather is equipment that you didn't have in texas. There are also situations where there may be requirements for maintenance and upgrades that aren't followed like we saw with pacific gas and electric. Where instead of actually doing the work they spent money on bonuses and paying shareholders instead of taking care of the equipment so you can have a regulate it situation california or a lack of regulation like in texas but the question is whether or not anyone actually does anything or anyone. Enforces the things being done. I mean you need the regulation piece but you also need the enforcement piece because it can be there and utilities. Actually not do it. So even with the warnings. It doesn't mean that that's what's going what's going to happen. There's a lot of anger about what happened in texas last year. And you know. The power company in california actually pled guilty to manslaughter charges in the campfire and has been his face criminal. Charges in other. I mean is all this anger leading to demands for nationalizing any energy companies. Is that happening well. I don't know about national ising them but definitely pushes to make them either. Government run or customer owned there've been efforts all around the country to end the agreements that allow the investor owned utilities to service particular cities. San diego had a very big effort to try to break away from san diego gas and electric san francisco after all of the wildfires in northern california in the issues pacific gas and electric in its equipment. The city wanted to create a municipal run utility and be a government run in san jose. Their argument the mayor there wanted to create that kind of customer run utility. So maybe not so sort of nationalized although we you know we have the federally run tennessee valley authority. But there's more free us from the investor owned utility kinds of arguments than necessary a nationalized as president biden seeks bigger transmission lines to take clean power generated by huge solar and wind farms two cities kind of his vision for the future. I mean there is the problem that it's not easy to site new big transmission lines right. I mean people resist them for aesthetic and environmental reasons. This is hard isn't it. It can take ten years to get a new transmission line up an operating in a lot of that very much has to do with the concerns of communities there have been ongoing fights all over the country over nutrients mission proposals getting the clear right of way to put them in place and because people don't want to see these massive transmission lines running through their communities. That's a real challenge and to be clear. I mean the administration is not strictly saying new transmission and large-scale electricity equipment and no rooftop solar batteries. I mean they're looking at a quote unquote the above strategy. But the big thing is you know which side do you lean on because the resources are limited if you keep spending money on the large scale..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:20 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Covering alternative energy for the times. Tell tell us who's on which side in this debate. I mean you know nothing happens. In congress without people lining up their allies. Who who's who's for which emphasise. Well you know. Here's where it gets really really interesting. Because there are components of this where there's on both sides of the aisle so let me start with the distributive piece that rooftop solar and battery side. What we saw particularly in the southeast in florida in particular we saw members of the tea party and the christian coalition aligned with the likes of the sierra club and other environmental groups southern alliance for clean energy in support of rooftop solar. They lock arms together to say we want rooftop solar. There's not many issues where you could. You'll find those groups joined together. The very strange bedfellows. Then on the large-scale side. You've got to look at what goes on. In the mid west and there are conservative members of congress that are very big proponents of renewables because the midwest and west in states that would be looked at as red states. That's where a lot of the wind power is so those are important jobs and investments that they're concerned about and then there's a third component which is really becomes fascinating and i'll step outside of our borders for second. Did a story with a with a colleague who's based in australia. It big supportive coal big coal country and very conservative they have the highest penetration of rooftop solar than anywhere in the world and. That's because of the economics. So what they saw was and we see this in places like texas and some other states that might be my lean or are a little more conservative. It's not climate change. That's the driver for them. It is the economics. And so you've got a really complex debate going on where you have the fossil fuel interests. But you have the reality that people are dealing with that. You know what. It's economically better for me to put solar on my roof and a battery in my garage then paying the cost that i would have to pay for from the utility or just that simple fact that you know this means jobs for our state. You know i mean. So there's it's not a one side or the other. let me come back to the basic question. We started with him. And you write in the piece that this is a once in a generation choice about how we're going to transmit power to energy to fuel our homes businesses and electric cars if.

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:11 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"There's there's a variety of technologies out there. Do you know how much it would cost to have. Solar panels in batteries. Installed for just regular average is home ballpark. Well solar and batteries. I mean people are spending in the twenty to thirty thousand dollar range depending on size. I mean some are much less. It also depends on whether the there is a state rebate or not. You know that there's been a federal tax credit that was thirty percent and has been reduced. There are efforts and they're literally is a letter sent to congress from the solar energy industries association really asking for the extension of the tax credit back to thirty percent for solar and to ask a tax credit for batteries to help to bring those costs down. So let's just explore this if those favoring more local solutions dominate this debate and more money goes to their end of it. What is it spent for. How does that spawn new local solutions. You have multiple levels of concern. And i'll start with a a really big one and that is if we don't focus on centralized there's a concern that those who can most afford it will be the ones who get the rooftop solar and the batteries and that will leave the Disadvantaged the poor and the low income left on the grid to cover the cost of maintaining the grid. This is a big argument in the debate. The idea is shift more resources over to the distributive side and help those who can least afford the solar and the batteries and take the pressure off of them so that they aren't the only ones left covering the cost of the grid but then the reality is we're talking about higher cost with the middle class right. I mean that's the core group that's really funding the grid because we also have programs that assist the disadvantaged with their electricity heating but the big question is how do you bring equity as well as how do you address the question of A very american issue of a person's ability to be able to be in control of their life in this case in regard to how they power their lives. Let me reintroduce your. We're gonna take another break here. We're speaking with ivan pan. He's a los angeles based reporter covering alternative energy for the new york times. He'll be back to talk more about energy issues. After this short break i'm dave davies and this is fresh air this message comes from..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:16 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Amounts of energy become the critical piece and being able to control your individual life as well as on the large utility scale being able to manage the electrons because we can produce a lot of power with solar especially during the day. But if you don't have anywhere to use it store it then you either had to get rid of it or that can calls a whole another set of problems. Where are we on developing. Better more powerful batteries so the technologies are really really increasing rapidly. The costs are coming down a great deal sort of following the trend line that we saw in the price of solar going down. But it's still a little high the hope of offsetting that is you know. We're using lithium ion battery technology. Which obviously that element lithium is significant. We have huge lithium deposits in the united states. That have gone. Untapped and so the administration is focusing on on mining efforts some that are being viewed as more environmentally friendly than others that are more traditional mining. That are more problematic but that would help to reduce the cost because right now all of the lithium comes from south america australia. It gets processed in china. So that's a lot of expense so you can do more of this domestically or almost oliva domestically than that will help bring down. The cost of the battery increased source. So that also will reduce the cost and then also create new jobs and then there's also other technologies there are other elements that go into lithium ion like cobalt that comes from places like the congo. And they're trying to eliminate that from future technologies so technological improvements are really developing and helping to reduce some of those costs are a lot of companies developing these new batteries and battery technologies. Is tesla a lot of it. Is is elon musk's leadership here. Tesla obviously is very big in this space both on the residential side as well as the utility scale side but there are a variety of other players involved in battery development as well as even in the research and development. We have the great benefit of the national labs. That are doing extensive. Study on improving the technologies. But i mentioned also about zinc air batteries. Patrick soon shiong billionaire in los angeles owner of the los angeles times and and other entities around la. He developed a battery of zinc air battery. That's he's been testing and developing for the good part of the last decade in various parts around the world some areas here in the united states that have found it to be very beneficial technology. A duke energy uses it and that allows a larger amount of energy storage impossible for a lower cost..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:57 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Couple of years earlier those winds have blown through along that line and knocked down. Some of those towers so part of the issue was a maintenance and repair and replacement concern that. Pg any did not follow through on and they have been cited and convicted in multiple cases noun related to failure to maintain an upgrade their equipment both on transmission lines trimming trees and all of that and also on their gas pipelines which There was an explosion that that that in a neighborhood that killed other people in the san francisco bay area because they did not maintain their equipment the transmission and the distribution lines if they suffer high winds you run the risk of those wires breaking free sparking and causing a fire. Okay so let's get back to the choice between the more centralized model and the more localized model. You mentioned that. There are these micro grids which can involve batteries in an apartment complex or a company that has lots of it. Servers in those cases are they essentially off the the the local utility grid. They don't need transmission lines from elsewhere. They are self sufficient. It's almost virtually impossible the way our policies work to completely cut the cord when it comes to being connected to the grit. The utilities actually are required to provide universal service to everyone what we do is you can offset your costs by putting solar on your roof and a battery in your garage. So you're not using as much power or maybe no power at all literally from the grid but you're not disconnected from the grid and part of the problem that we do have right now. is your solar panels. They functioned in connection with the grid. So if the grid goes down as we have seen here in california and we saw In other areas around the country where there have been climate change issues you're panels are ineffective. You need a battery that stores energy and can provide power to your home. Just like any other generator would because you are connected to the grid. You're just reducing the amount of power or maybe even eliminating the amount of power that you you pay for from the utility company and really sorry to be cliche but the battery is sort of viewed as battery technology the holy grail of the of the energy industry because the ability to store energy and the uneven massive.

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:13 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"You have what. We call micro grids so you have the individual homeowner or business that can have their solar and storage but then you can have a community. One that micro grid may include a collection of solar panels not as big as the massive solar farm. But it'll have maybe a carport over a parking lot and that may have a battery as well but these aren't as big as utility size but there the the medium inbetween individual homeowners and businesses and the utility scale so those the combination of the individual business and michael grid systems are more the distributive side. But you know obviously not generating the kind of power that a large-scale. Power plant can provide right. Although i guess the argument is if everybody almost everybody does it. You can generate a lot of power. A little at a time does a micro where we talking about a handful of homes. Are we talking about a city of two thousand five hundred ten thousand. What do we mean by micro grid. Well it's going to range in size. I mean there are some micro grids that had are supplying development. There is an apartment complex in salt lake city. Utah that has batteries in every unit Six hundred unit apartment building solar on the rooftop of the complex and with they're able to do. Is they call it. A battery swarm are able to harness the power of every battery in that apartment complex and supply that to the grid. That's a pretty massive sort of system. That's both individual and a micro grid. Then you also have you know large commercial industrial projects. You know your your major tech. Companies obviously are doing a lot of this because of the massive data servers in all that they're dealing with that use a lot of electricity so they have huge solar systems on the top of complexes still not a utility scale solar farm but pretty large. You even see some of this at airports pretty large solar farms but again not as big as that kind of massive solar farm in the desert..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:53 min | 4 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The outcome he writes could shape the course of climate change and determine how the united states copes with wildfires heatwaves and other extreme weather linked to global warming penn explores the issue in an article in monday's newspaper. Ivan penn is a los angeles based reporter covering alternative energy before coming to the times in two thousand eighteen. He covered utility and energy issues for nearly eight years at the tampa bay times and then the los angeles times well ivan pen. Welcome to fresh air. It's a pleasure to be here. So let's get into this. President biden wants to move to renew -able energy. What is his vision in using this infrastructure spending to replace coal and natural gas power plants while they're a couple of things that are sort of targeted and this and one of the big ones is to expand and integrate the components of the electric grid and so to say it that way. Because i mean when we talk about the electric grid. It's actually multiple grids in states and regions and they're not all connected so part of the idea. Is you build wind farms in the area. Where where there's lots of win. Obviously we have some of that and you tie that together so that you can connect various states that don't have wind or solar power. The idea is to reduce the use of fossil fuels and obviously the emissions and to have some impact in turning the tide on climate change the second other component of course is the electrification of transportation which really heightens the need for this kind of development right and president biden's vision really envisions huge issue of scale. There's a photo online. That accompanies your story of a solar project in wingate texas. It's an aerial shot that shows rows and rows of solar panels that extend all the way to the horizon. It's really massive. The idea to generate a lot of power a clean energy in these concentrated wind farms and solar farms. But then you gotta get there and that's where the transmission lines come in right..

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How the Olympics Is Working to Be More Environmentally-Friendly

Environment: NPR

02:01 min | 5 months ago

How the Olympics Is Working to Be More Environmentally-Friendly

"Organizers. Have pledged the games will be safe from the pandemic. they also say they'll be environmentally friendly. Npr's anthony kuhn takes a closer look at that claim last month. Grandiose music's welded a ceremony to unveil symbols of olympic sustainability when simple comes courtesy of olympic sponsor procter and gamble stanislav vesa. Ceo of png's. Japan subsidiary introduced the podiums on which athletes will get their medals. The tokyo atlanta twenty podiums are made for use plastic packages directly collected by consumers and then recycled even the gold silver and bronze part of the symbolism. They'll be extracted from recycled cell phones and other gadgets to make the athletes medals but some analysts say the symbolism of sustainability exaggerates the reality unfortunately the data show that stability in all dimensions is decreasing over time from nineteen ninety. Two to twenty twenty. That's fan daniel wolf. At the university of lausanne switzerland he co authored. A study of the sustainability of recent olympic games wolf define sustainable as having limited ecological impact promoting social justice and being economically efficient. These goals he says tend to take a back seat to the ambition to put on dazzling mega events but wolf and some environmental groups. Do give olympic organizers credit for at least trying. Monaco konishi is the climate and energy project leader at wwf japan. She praises the games energy plan. So the extra electricity that is required for the tokyo olympic will be one hundred percent renewable energy and that could be a very good role model for the future olympics. The games will of course still produce carbon emissions. But she says the organizers have already secured more than enough carbon credits to try to offset the greenhouse gases. The games

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How Swiss Utilities Got Their Customers to Buy Renewable Energy

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 6 months ago

How Swiss Utilities Got Their Customers to Buy Renewable Energy

"Customers in switzerland have been helping the climate by doing nothing at all over the past decade. Many swiss utilities have started automatically providing customers with renewable electricity so clean energy is now the default source and consumers have to opt out if they don't want it. A recent study shows that this which greatly increases participation in clean energy programs muss effect. That's hopefully by a researcher at the university of warwick in the uk. His team studied over two hundred thousand swiss households and businesses. He says before their utility made the switch less than three percent of customers opted in to use renewable electricity shortly afterwards however that number skyrocketed to over eighty percent even though renewable energy was more expensive and four years after the switch. Most of the customers were still going. Green leaves says this is not surprising. Given human nature have the tendency to stick to the state of school if someone is defining something as standard then we are quite willing to accept that liba says utilities and other countries could also switched the default energy customers receive to help speed the transition to clean

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The Humanitarian and Environmental Case for Bitcoin

Bitcoin Audible

01:49 min | 6 months ago

The Humanitarian and Environmental Case for Bitcoin

"The humanitarian and environmental case for bitcoin. By alex glad stein can bitcoin reduce aid corruption. Help end dependency and bootstrap renewable energy for emerging markets. Bitcoin is typically thought of as an investment and a strictly financial innovation. But what if some of its greatest impact over time ends up being in the humanitarian and environmental spaces. This essay will explore some of the major challenges in the realm of international development and will argue that donors should be looking at bitcoin. Payments and mining as tools to reduce corruption diminish dependency and help renewable energy overcome adoption obstacles worldwide in his searing twenty. Ten s. A quote alms dealers. Philip gurvich tells the history of aid. The industry he wrote was largely born in nineteen sixty eight from western compassion triggered by the televised starvation of children in nigeria's breakaway biafra province. The impulse to help those less fortunate in the world around us has become a vast two hundred billion dollar foreign aid industry. The twenty two wealthiest governments provide approximately sixty percent of that sum with private ngos companies and foundations funding. The rest around a third of government foreign aid is classified as development assistance. A third as humanitarian relief and a third is military or security support in total over the past six decades more than four trillion. Dollars of aid has been sent. from rich countries. To poor countries

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Can Fossil-Fuel-Dependent Wyoming Build a More Diverse Economy?

Climate Connections

01:11 min | 6 months ago

Can Fossil-Fuel-Dependent Wyoming Build a More Diverse Economy?

"In wyoming the coal oil and gas industries provide jobs for more than twenty thousand people and these industries generate taxes mining royalties and fees that. Make up about half of the state's revenue so as the country transitions to cleaner energy. And the fossil fuel industry declines. It's difficult to create economic development state. That could kind of make up for these losses. Robert god isn't economist. At the university of wyoming. He says the growing wind industry can help but it will not on its own. Fill the gap. It's very difficult to see renewable energy replacing either the employment or revenue in this state. That's been lost with the decline of fossil fuel production. So he says the state will need to develop a more diverse economy. That's less reliant. On any single industry in the short term that requires education and training for workers and aid for hard hit communities and in the long term it means developing new industries in the rural west to adjust to this new world where fossil fuels are in lower. Demand really requires a fundamental change in the state's economy and that doesn't happen

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Refurbished Wind Turbine Powers Homes and Learning

Climate Cast

02:42 min | 6 months ago

Refurbished Wind Turbine Powers Homes and Learning

"I'm standing underneath a wind. Turbine in chaska minnesota on a windy spring day. I'm npr chief meteorologist. paul hutton. Her this is climate. Cast this wind turbines middle. School educates students about renewable energy and generates electricity for nearby homes. It's operated by the minnesota municipal power agency or m. pa matt quota. Har- sqi is the group's chaska chair or standing under a hundred and sixty kilowatt Wind turbine that was refurbish. Here from palm springs california and one of these resides in each of the twelve member communities. And what does mpa do. So mvp is twelve member counties that basically represent municipal electric Users that we basically get together both to generate our own electricity for all communities or to purchase it off the grid depending on the pricing of one. Electric has a give time. What are you trying to accomplish. So basically our goal is -ccomplish having a very reasonable electric creates our goal is to have power that's cheaper than xl energy As investor owned utility. How is it going deeper. Yep it's going very well. We're on a residential level. We ten in chaska to be about eight to nine percent lower than xl energy. These swishing blades above us help adults and their pocketbooks and offer a learning opportunity for students. Amy feet teaches. Fourth graders at saint. John's lutheran school in chaska. She leads her students on field trips to see renewables action. It's a great opportunity for students to think about how they use energy on a daily basis. We think about what are some ways that maybe we could cut some of our energy use and maybe not us quite as much energy. Our we may be wasting energy. We talk about how our use of energy affects the planet and all the people around us as well and then we also when we get to favorable energy park We they put us through. Maybe we'll ride a bike and we'll try to power entire home and how hard that is when we have lots of different things on in our home versus when we have maybe one thing on or two things on We'll go to a different station where we look at the solar panel. We'll go to a different station where we look at the wind turbine We'll talk about how we use non-renewable energy and also renewable energy the differences in those and how they actually affect us and how they actually affect the world around

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Big Oil Companies Take Some Big Hits on Climate Change

Environment: NPR

01:50 min | 6 months ago

Big Oil Companies Take Some Big Hits on Climate Change

"I'm looking here to list of the biggest corporations based on their market capitalisation what the company is worth overall. Exxon ranks thirty third which is pretty big. It's a big company but it used to be number one. Exxon is worth a fraction of. What some big tech companies are these days in fact. Exxon is worth a lot less than exxon used to be worth. It faces big uncertainties because of climate change and that is the context for a meaningful shareholder. Move a tiny hedge fund managed to place two new directors on exxon's board and maybe more in an attempt to shift exxon's business strategy toward renewable energy. it's one of many oil companies under pressure. So we're gonna discuss this with. Npr's camilla dominance. Good morning. Good morning what happened to exxon well. A brand new hedge fund started last year with the express purpose of putting new members on exxon's board over the intense opposition of exxon's current leadership. This hedge fund argued that one exxon had made bad investments. That's part of the reason why they are not the corporate titan that they used to be like you mentioned they also said fundamentally. The exxon doesn't have a good plan for preparing for a world that tackling climate change and. I'll emphasize here. These are investors making an a financial argument other investors right. They're not saying exxon needs to stop burning oil because it's bad for the planet. This argument is look. The world might stop buying oil because of concerns over climate change so exxon better have something else to sell them. It'd be bad business not to prepare for that. And this tiny fund persuaded enough other shareholders to join them that they actually one at least two of these seats in in this election.

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Solar Panels Over California's Canals Could Save Gallons of Water

Climate Connections

01:11 min | 6 months ago

Solar Panels Over California's Canals Could Save Gallons of Water

"Demand for solar power is growing and recent research suggests that people should consider installing solar panels. Not only on field and rooftops but above waterways as well brandon mcewen of the university of california. Santa cruz says canopies of solar panels can be installed over canals. The approach would generate clean energy and shading the water reduce. Evaporation her research estimates that covering california's four thousand miles of open canals with solar panels could save about sixty five billion gallons of water a year. This would be enough to irrigate fifty acres of farmland or meet the residential water knees over two million people. Conserving water is especially important. In california water scarcity is a big concern for our state especially when we have frequent droughts and climate change will only exacerbate drugs so any water savings is really critical. Solar covered canals are already in use in india. Mcewan says more research is required to assess the feasibility of the approach in california. But she says it could be a promising way to generate renewable energy while helping conserve water in a warmer

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Bitcoin Mining Council to Report Renewable Energy Usage

Daily Tech News Show

00:24 sec | 6 months ago

Bitcoin Mining Council to Report Renewable Energy Usage

"Group of bitcoin miners mostly north. America have formed a bitcoin mining council to promote energy usage transparency elon. Musk said the group will publish current and planned renewable usage more data on how bitcoin mining is powered would help research into its effects. Though seventy five percent of mining is thought to come from china and chinese miners appear to be involved in the curb.

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Cryptocurrency Has Raised Environmental Concerns  Local Governments Are Stepping In

Environment: NPR

01:57 min | 6 months ago

Cryptocurrency Has Raised Environmental Concerns Local Governments Are Stepping In

"It was big news when he lawn. Mosque said tesla would accept bitcoin as payment for cars but just a few days later he abandoned the policy citing the rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels to run the computers. The general bitcoin similar concerns have us jurisdictions now writing. New rules for so called crypto. Minors meghan my scott ski reports. This video shows the space that bitcoin mining company called block used to occupy in a former plywood mill. Just outside of missoula montana jason von. The former site manager says entering. The building was almost like stepping into a giant erector set and most of its steel and metal. There's just like hundreds of thousands of little blinking light. Someone those lights were on racks and racks of computers. They used to generate the crypto currency. Bitcoin by solving complicated mathematical problems that requires intense amounts of computational power and electricity and hyper wlac grew rapidly to become one of the largest bitcoin mining operations in north america concerns about how much energy it used. Drew the attention of missoula's county commissioners these say at its peak. The data center used as much energy as about a third of all households in the county. They started crafting. New regulations missoula counties sustainability program manager. Diana mineta we thought quite a lot about this not wanting to prohibit this industry in the county but wanting to figure out. How do we make this compatible with. The county is values in the county schools. 'specially the goals related to climate. Change the new. Rules require crypto currency companies to develop or by renewable energy equal to the amount they use jason bond with hyper block says the rules along with a pandemic dip in. Bitcoin value drove his company to bankruptcy. Just as it was preparing to expand its operations by three times

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Renovations Put Seattle Hockey Arena Closer to Zero-Carbon Goal

Climate Connections

01:11 min | 6 months ago

Renovations Put Seattle Hockey Arena Closer to Zero-Carbon Goal

"Seattle crack and will join the national hockey league. This fall when the puck drops on their home ice. It'll be inside a stadium. That's designed with more than hockey goals in mind seattle's old keyarena was recently renovated and it's been renamed. Climate pledge arena by amazon which acquired the naming rights the name highlights goal set by amazon and more than fifty other companies becoming carbon neutral by twenty forty the arena itself will be carbon neutral much sooner. There's a lot agree momentum and opportunity to have meaningful impact here. Logan gerkin is with mortensen. The firm renovating the arena. His team improved the buildings energy efficiency and replace systems that ran on natural gas with electric. And so this encompass changes in all of the kitchen cooking facilities boilers hot water. Heaters air handling units even the zamboni that smooths. The ice is now electric. As a result the arena can be completely powered by renewable energy to compensate for any emissions that remain the arena will purchase carbon offsets and while hockey fans may hate zero points on the scoreboard. Zero carbon is a goal worth shooting for.

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"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

The Harris Beach Podcast

04:56 min | 9 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

"Industrial all the way down residential with a solar product and it's cheaper than Just paying for an electron from our jimmy but in order for us to get back to that volume solar that the we talked about right. It's gotta be more aggressive in part. I think that the reliance on utilities in that process is challenged in in all of the private practices generation industries that i work in independent power producers. We don't get anywhere near that. Twelve percent returner investment. So there's gotta be a leveling that playing field that a leveling of influence in between the wires in the wires companies like our gene or national grid cetera and the producers of the electrons. In order for you know a carbon free future really become a reality so there's a lot there there's a lot that's good The market loves it at times and hates that others But there's also a lot more to do in order to make it actually meet its vision of a carbon free future for new york state. That answer leads me to my last question. And i call the magic wand question if you had a magic wand what aspects of local state or federal law would you change or leave untouched that would assist solar developers and meeting governor cuomo's noble energy vision and maintaining healthy Solar industry in new york state. Yeah i mean. I could take this on all three levels right at the local and state level one of the biggest impediments right now is the the renewing energy restoring reforming energy vision process The rates need to be reengineer to be more effective So that's that's their the second big pet in new york. State is our property tax Situation is is a is an abject disaster there is every community in new york state can choose whether or not they want to fully tax a solar project as real property. we can. you're a lawyer. We can argue whether solar is real or personal property and and that would be a good argument but there are communities. that are saying. It's real property we're gonna tax them fall and then there are folks that are saying it's completely exempt and so you end up picking you know. These communities are ending the picking whether or not they like solar in in their communities in spite of the fact that no matter what can you get the benefit from an atmospheric and air quality and climate change perspective. And so we really need to deal with the property tax issue. I think fun found fundamentally. It's it's this conversation around real property and then at the federal level and all the way down really Solar access is a challenge so in our business we are endeavoring to find opportunities for every customer to have an opportunity to participate in clean energy every customer independent of their wealth independent of their fico scores..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

The Harris Beach Podcast

03:11 min | 9 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

"Lan land projects and in connection with the coach of solar development. That you're doing. What are your site selection backers for each type of product that you're focusing on you know which is Location zoning parcel size the economics what elements the project needs to be in place that you will perceive the sort of the go nogo factors. Can you talk about those a little bit. So i'm gonna approach this sort of from two angles number. You know there. There are two ways that we come in contact with the solar project one is we talked to a potential energy consumer right so business or institution. They call us and say hey we want wanna go solar and a hundred percent of the time greenspun our our first look is. How do we maximize the property that you have for. Its solar opportunity so if you own a real estate development and mixed use manufacture any of those sort of facilities even a college campus or school district or something. Our first look is to say okay. You have a set of assets that are your land in your buildings and park worth cetera. So what does look and see if we can get you to present solar energy based on the property that you are located on and so you know we go through a process of looking at your electric bills and there's a process required new york state. Where make sure we've got those you know as efficient as possible with lighting other retro fits inside your building and then and then we see what the solar opportunities and see if they marry oftentimes real estate. You know particularly older. Real estate is hard to marry with the solar opportunity. And so there is this opportunity to do solar field From your electric load and and so from that perspective we develop our own greenfield projects. Where we're out looking for you know you. You said vacant land i would say you know. Typically we're looking for ag land and we focus when we talk to farmers and other producers focus on your value farm property..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

The Harris Beach Podcast

04:58 min | 9 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

"Development we're joined by kevin solti under green sports solar a rochester based solar development company. Kevin thank you very much for joining us. Thanks for having. Perhaps we can start off by you telling us a little. Bit about green sparks. Solar old is the company how many employees you had. And what was the driving or to start green sparked so we're about to start our twentieth trip around the sun this this april nineteenth university as a company and so we'll We're headed toward twenty years old. We are currently about fifty people although we're hiring right now for a number of positions We started the company basically My partners and i were all executives. And the renewable energy businesses utility scale wind business around the western part of the united states and started to realize that a pretty young age. Twenty two twenty three years old that you know having been in the industry for a year or two having studied in college and stuff that we knew as much as most in should just kinda start on our own and so at the time. governor pataki In new york was talking about berry aggressive renewable energy mandates and we found a good to leeann so we ended up in new york state. Spite of the fact that none of us None of us. That are still with the business at any roots in new york state and so we started in albany. Two thousand two Moved to the rochester area in two thousand five and You know the overall drive the company very simply is at a very young age for for me from my first college class. The very first college class environmental chemistry where the greenhouse effect would showed in graphical format. I realized that. Well this is a really big problem. And so Since that first college class dedicate my life to combating climate change because we only have one plane. We'd better do something about it. That's great and see. The green spark is a certified b. corp is that part of walking the talk as far as Concern for Environmental management..

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"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

The Harris Beach Podcast

01:31 min | 9 months ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on The Harris Beach Podcast

"Is not intended to constitute legal advice instead all information content and materials or for general informational purposes. Only thanks for listening. Here's today's host. My name is l. Gorman a partner with her speech a full service law firm for new york state With offices in new jersey and connecticut as well today on our commercial real estate development podcast series. We have kevin sheltie chief executive officer founder and co owner of green sparks solar. We are going to be talking about sex selection acquisition and development of solar projects renewable energy. We'll play a significant role in the economic future of new york. State governor cuomo is set for vision the so-called reforming me energy vision with the objective of transitioning fifty percent states electricity to renewable sources by twenty thirty and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by five percent by twenty fifty states. Focus on renewables is creating substantial opportunity for real estate developers. The state today on the hair speech podcast kick off the series and real estate development..

"renewable energy" Discussed on 5 Things With Angie B

5 Things With Angie B

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on 5 Things With Angie B

"What was going on there. The you know the various Renewable energy companies that were establishing themselves in the country the the the conversation and dialogue around imports and experts of renewable energy products specifically solar panels. So it was. It's it just gives me an Reminds me of another opportunity as well for people that are looking to work abroad that the renewable energy space could be an area for them to explore and see what skills they have that may need needed in some of these programs because as you mentioned lawyers engineers even marketing folks like myself could could could bring value and provide you know help with some of these programs so i do want to Make sure that you share you. Know have any upcoming webinars coming up or you know how can people send up for your newsletter. Detonating our responsibility suwon one quick thing. We talked about opportunities of road. Absolutely actually our a our subscribe to that because he was a guy who they used to work for. Okay yes. I was a large company. But we're just wants sector right by just jumping into the into the industry been able to work into project of certain in y- in europe and africa for shoal in the us. I would see we worked on a project together and that would definitely enjoy your marketing skills. Thank you very much. And i. And i'm also actually involve at the moment as well in a copper project in asia so absolutely so interesting okay. Great great that's very exciting. How i wanted to the absolutely in fact the the huge huge many opportunity abroad. Yeah definitely and that's actually what you get when you come into a sector. I definitely strongly encourage people that want to make the move to do it. Obviously it's not. It's not easy per se however say when there is a word that was away indefinitely the rewards off a worth definitely now clock and it's also not that i know it's a daunting but it's actually it's not the easiest thing but it's also not the hardest thing to do. I think you know working abroad. I just saw so many combinations of family arrangements. You're single people married. People people with children and i realized okay. There are ways to do this. are no matter what your situation as family wise because i know family commitments and things like this. Make it difficult but there are ways. There are ways to to do this absolutely yes. So that's why. I strongly encourage people. I can tell you yes. It's challenging because not only because it's renewable but simply because ashland entrepreneur. Anyway so you're going through a set of challenges that you need to offer come is very much fitting. I would say. I'm harvesting with myself. Because i know that you know what i do is what i wanted to do. And by the way. I'm not being part of the solution and this is what i want it so i definitely wouldn't complain very tired and i applaud you because you are doing work burnt you really are. You're changing lives. You're changing lives and renewable energy can change.

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"renewable energy" Discussed on 5 Things With Angie B

5 Things With Angie B

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"renewable energy" Discussed on 5 Things With Angie B

"And welcome back to five things i'm your host and gb and as always i'm thrilled you're here thank you for taking time out of your day tune. It summer is about all things. Sustainability renewable energy ocean conservation etc. And this week's episode is specifically about renewable energy. My guest today is tony. Te'o tony is the founder of renewables in africa which is a clean energy company providing project origination and project development services as well as market insights renewables and africa is also a media platform about energy and africa. I also call tony mr bbc because he's a regular contributor to several programs on the network as their renewable energy and technology expert in addition to being an entrepreneur he is also a published author publix and public speaker who believes in changing the world through clean energy solutions. Am i am so happy that he is taken time from his really busy schedule to be a guest on.