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"ross hopper" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

01:53 min | Last month

"ross hopper" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Choose to cook our food, heat and cool our homes and get us from place to place. He says replacing an old appliance is an opportunity. It's a chance to lower home energy costs and carbon pollution by switching to a more energy efficient model. The inflation reduction act would set aside billions of dollars for appliance rebate programs, so that switching is a better deal. For example, if you replace your old furnace with a heat pump, you could get up to $8000 off the sticker price. Lewis says these discounts are designed to put the technology within reach of more people, especially lower and middle income households. The re they actually means just a discount that reduces the point of sale cost. There's also money to retrofit homes so they waste less energy, says Lowell unger with the American council for an energy efficient economy. It may be air sealing because they're drafts coming in. It may be the more insulation is needed in the attic. And there's money to start capturing your own renewable energy. President of the solar energy industries association, Abigail Ross hopper, says the bills more than ten year tax credits for residential solar and energy storage are a game changer. That really strengthens the grid for everybody. So even though one individual homeowner made a decision to invest in a solar system, their neighbors are going to benefit. One drawback is that you have to own your home. There is money in the act to encourage retrofits of rental properties, but they tend to need a developer or a landlord to be involved. Finally, there's your car. The bill's electric vehicle tax credit is a mixed bag. John, a professor at George Washington University, says part of the credit is only available for cars whose batteries are made from raw materials from the U.S.

"ross hopper" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

03:31 min | Last month

"ross hopper" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"Climate change is causing the Arctic to heat up extremely quickly. New research published today finds the Arctic circle is warming nearly four times faster than earth as a whole, a lot faster than scientists previously thought. It's yet another reminder that humans must dramatically reduce greenhouse gases to avoid even more destructive climate change. Money in the inflation reduction act could help you, yes, you contribute to that goal. That is, if it passes the house as it's expected to. NPR's Laura bench off explains how the bill would make it cheaper for more Americans to cut their climate warming emissions. Most of the inflation reduction acts climate benefits would come from changes that are just too big for individuals to make, like building more wind farms. But Jamal Lewis with the electrification nonprofit rewiring America says it would help with things we can control. Household decisions that you and I make on the machines that we choose to cook our food, heat and cool our homes and get us from place to place. He says replacing an old appliance is an opportunity. It's a chance to lower home energy costs and carbon pollution by switching to a more energy efficient model. The inflation reduction act would set aside billions of dollars for appliance rebate programs so that switching is a better deal. For example, if you replace your old furnace with a heat pump, you could get up to $8000 off the sticker price. Lewis says these discounts are designed to put the technology within reach of more people, especially lower and middle income households. The read they actually mean just a discount that reduces the point of sale cost. There's also money to retrofit homes so they waste less energy, says Lowell unger with the American council for an energy efficient economy. It may be air sealing because they're drafts coming in. Maybe the more insulation is needed in the attic. And there's money to start capturing your own renewable energy. President of the solar energy industries association, Abigail Ross hopper, says the bills more than ten year tax credits for residential solar and energy storage are a game changer. That really strengthens the grid for everybody. So even though one individual homeowner made a decision to invest in a solar and storage system, their neighbors are going to benefit. One drawback is that you have to own your home. There is money in the act to encourage retrofits of rental properties, but they tend to need a developer or a landlord to be involved. Finally, there is your car. The bill's electric vehicle tax credit is a mixed bag. John, a professor at George Washington University, says part of the credit is only available for cars whose batteries are made from raw materials from the U.S. or its free trade partners. That's tying the hands of automakers because some of those batteries materials, they're just not available in North America yet. That means the full amount up to $7500 for a new EV might be unavailable. But hell of a says prospective buyers shouldn't despair because they should still be able to get some of that money. Laura benshaw and PR news. On the podcast, rough translation. A catch in Ukraine. Brings the war home. To a small town in New York that's hanging on every update. What was going to happen to the cat? And local news there would never look the same that's on rough translation from NPR..

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"ross hopper" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:44 min | 5 months ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Gently rolling hills have been sprouting long rows of solar arrays Recent state climate policies are driving a renewable energy boom The procurement manager for this 35 acre project Leo acevedo says even the mowing service avoids fossil fuels You might have seen some droppings at the entrance of the site so we have a local sheep farmer that brings this sheep to graze on the grass This array can power around 1500 homes and thanks in part to low cost solar modules sourced from Southeast Asia The electricity will cost consumers a good deal less than fossil fuel energy sources But just across the fence a bigger even cheaper solar electricity project is on hold So right now most of the panel manufacturers aren't actually taking orders That's because the Department of Commerce is investigating whether Chinese panel manufacturers avoided duty requirements by funnily components through affiliates in nearby countries As Veda says if commerce finds violations it has wide latitude to assess duties retroactive to the investigation start in April Worst case scenario you can think about retroactive tariffs of up to 240% But we really don't know what it is So is this too much risk to order panels right now And that's just the end of it In a recent industry survey most large scale U.S. solar developers said uncertainty was causing delays and cancellations putting billions of dollars worth of carbon free energy capacity at risk The investigation alone is wiping out a decade of solo job growth It's stunning Abigail Ross hopper of the solar energy industries association says as many as 100,000 jobs are at stake At a time she adds that was supposed to be the green economies moment in the sun We have a president who believes in climate change and addressing the crisis We have a house and a Senate that are controlled by Democrats The problem scope is still emerging and Indiana utility says it has to postpone several solar projects and keep a coal fired plant running years longer than planned Yes zoom and boom thinner is our out there I've seen all the headlines That's my moon rasheed CEO of oxen solar the small California panel maker that petitioned the government to level the solar panel playing field Rashid's since been condemned by many in the industry but he says fair trade is fair trade I think the business models will need to be reassessed and will be reassessed so no one is going to walk through from hundreds of millions or $1 billion businesses But for now the sector's recent surge is sputtering At the main solar plant construction supervisor Adam farcus gives a wistful look to the untouched site next door It seems a little bit counterproductive to have these goals for climate change And then at the same time you're not letting us build anything We shall be building Investigators are expected to make a preliminary finding in August The solar industry and its political allies are calling for a speedier review For NPR news I'm Fred bever in falmouth Maine You heard him on NPR news It's 6 19 and later on morning edition according to the CDC there was a 35% increase in gun related homicides during the pandemic a number the agency says is unacceptable Behind each of these numbers is a life And so when we see this significant increase in rate those are lives lost Curbing gun deaths coming up in about.

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"ross hopper" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

01:48 min | 5 months ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"Worth of carbon free energy capacity at risk. The investigation alone is wiping out a decade of solo job growth. It's stunning. Abigail Ross hopper of the solar energy industries association says as many as 100,000 jobs are at stake. At a time she adds that was supposed to be the green economies moment in the sun. We have a president who believes in climate change and addressing the crisis. We have a house and a Senate that are controlled by Democrats. The problem scope is still emerging and Indiana utility says it has to postpone several solar projects and keep a coal fired plant running years longer than planned. Yes, zoom and boom thinners are out there. I've seen all the headlines. That's my moon rasheed. CEO of oxen solar, the small California panel maker that petitioned the government to level the solar panel playing field. Rashid's since been condemned by many in the industry, but he says, fair trade is fair trade. I think the business models will need to be reassessed and will be reassessed so no one is going to walk through from hundreds of millions or $1 billion businesses. But for now, the sector's recent surge is sputtering. At the main solar plant, construction supervisor Adam farcus gives a wistful look to the untouched site next door. Seems a little bit counterproductive to have these goals for climate change and then at the same time you're not letting us build anything. We shall be building. Investigators are expected to make a preliminary finding in August. The solar industry and its political allies are calling for a speedier review. For NPR news, I'm Fred bever in falmouth Maine. Brush up on the latest in foreign policy..

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"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

"Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more Solar energy right now makes up about 3% of the U. S. Electricity supply so getting to 40% by 2035. It's a very ambitious goal kind of killing him, is an economics professor at the Yale School of the Environment with enough policy support. Do think the numbers are possible possible but practical, not yet it will take more tax incentives, major upgrades the electrical grid and quicker permitting processes to reach that level of solar power. Right now, This is just a blueprint. Get into policy is Congress's job. And Abigail Ross Hopper with the Solar Energy Industries Association, says that certainty is key for financing. Well. If you don't have the certainty, then investors are going to wait right, they're going to put their capital on the sideline or they're going to invest in something that's a little bit more sure best, but Ross Harper says as climate change is already underway. There's not much time to wait. I'm Amanda Feature for Marketplace. Microsoft has pledged to spend $20 billion over five years on news cybersecurity tools. No one problem that tech companies trying to fight hacking may run into. I don't have people to hire who have the chops to do this kind of work. The Commerce Department estimates there are about 500,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs marketplaces Caroline Champlin has more Cyber security professionals are scarce, partly because the industry has a messaging problem, says Diana burly, a cybersecurity expert with American University So she doesn't miss an opportunity to recruit like when she speaks at elementary schools. What I do is I say, how would you like to be a superhero? Then I say So. You want to be a cybersecurity professional, But how do you keep kids interested? Long term? Jim Waldo is a Harvard computer scientist and a chief technology officer at the school. He also runs a cybersecurity club for students. Unfortunately, there are interesting things to be done in machine learning that tend to pay more. And that the students find more interesting to do intrinsically. But after recent high profile cyberattacks, Waldo says, students coming in, do you have more interest and knowledge of the threat? I don't know that the improvement I'm seeing is, um, matching the pace of sophistication that I'm seeing in the attacks, and Waldo says that is worrisome. I'm Caroline Champion for marketplace. Let's do the numbers Years. Assign economic recovery from pandemic maybe gathering strength in Europe, the European Central Bank this morning started easing back on its support for the economy. They're buying fewer bonds than it had. That's expected to start happening in the U. S as well sometime this fall. Maybe.

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"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

"Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more Solar energy right now makes up about 3% of the U. S. Electricity supply so getting to 40% by 2035. It's a very ambitious goal. Kenneth Killing Ham is an economics professor at the Yale School of the Environment with enough policy support. I do think the numbers are possible possible but practical, not yet It will take more tax incentives, major upgrades the electrical grid and quicker permitting processes to reach that level of solar power. Right now, This is just a blueprint. Get into policy is Congress's job. And Abigail Ross Hopper with the Solar Energy Industries Association, says that certainty is key for financing. Look, You don't have the certainty event investors are going to wait right, They're going to put their capital on the sideline or they're going to invest in something that's a little bit more sure, bad, but Ross Harper says as climate change is already underway. There's not much time to wait. I'm Amanda Feature for Marketplace. Yesterday. It was news of a Chinese regulatory crackdown on private sector education and tutoring there today. It's the video game industry in the cross hairs A new warning from Beijing today about what it sees as the dangers of online gaming has sent the stock prices of technology firms tumbling in Asia. Stocks in Hong Kong so their biggest drop since July as shares of the tech conglomerate 10 Cent fell. 8% gaming giant Netease fell 11%. The BBC's Andrew Wood is following this from Hong Kong. Beijing is responding to the worries of parents who think that Children spend too long playing computer games, and you may remember Beijing announced that Children would only be allowed to play computer games for three hours a week, and it also expressed concerns about the content. So some of the big tech companies like Tencent, they met with government representatives, regulators and so on to show that they were applying the rules and keeping the authorities happy about this. Hong Kong. Andrew Wood is with our editorial partner, the BBC. Let's do the numbers..

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"ross hopper" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"Us electricity supply so getting to forty percent by twenty thirty five. It's a very ambitious. Goal can gillingham an economics professor at yale school of the environment within a policy support. I do think the numbers are possible. Possible but practical not yet it will take more tax incentives major upgrades the electrical grid and quicker permiting processes to reach that level of solar power. Right now this is just a blueprint. Getting to policy is congress's job and abigail ross. Hopper with the solar energy industries association says that certainty is key for financing. Look you don't have the certainty then. Investors are gonna wait. They're gonna put their coppell on the sideline or they're going to invest in something. That's a little bit more. Sure bash but ross opera says as climate change is already underway. There's not much time to wait. I'm amanda feature for marketplace. Yesterday it was news of a further. Chinese regulatory crackdown on private sector education and the tutoring industry there. Today it's the video game industry again in the crosshairs. It's a new warning from beijing about what it sees as the danger to kids of online gaming that sent stock prices of technology firms tumbling in asia stocks in hong kong saw their biggest drop since july is shares of tech conglomerate. Ten cent fell eight percent gaming. Giant net ease fell eleven percent. The bbc's andrew would is following this in hong kong beijing's responding to the worries of parents who think the children's spend too long playing computer games and you may remember. Beijing announce that children would only be allowed to play computer games for three hours a week and it also expressed concerns about the content so some of the big tech companies like tencent. They met with government representatives regulators. And so on to show that they were applying the rules and keeping the authorities. Happy about this all right..

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"ross hopper" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Report is supported by Avalere, a simplifying sales tax compliance with cloud based solutions. Avalere a automatically integrates with more than 700 of the most widely used e r P and e commerce Solutions. Aval era tax compliance done right. And by Fidelity Wealth Management, helping clients develop tax efficient investing strategies. Investment minimums apply Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC. I'm David Brancaccio. Let's start with more details on the ambitious plan for solar power. The Biden administration laid out yesterday It's from a new study from the Department of Energy. It shows the U. S. Has the potential to power about 40% of electricity needs with solar energy, and we could do that in less than 15 years. Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more Solar energy right now makes up about 3% of the U. S. Electricity supply so getting to 40% by 2035. It's a very ambitious goal kind of killing him, is an economics professor at the Yale School of the Environment with enough policy support. Do think the numbers are possible possible but practical, not yet it will take more tax incentives, major upgrades the electrical grid and quicker permitting processes to reach that level of solar power. Right now, This is just a blueprint. Getting to policy is Congress's job. And Abigail Ross Hopper with the Solar Energy Industries Association, says that certainty is key for financing..

What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Energy

Morning Edition

01:33 min | 1 year ago

What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Energy

"I'm David Brancaccio. Good morning to you. There is now a bill crafted to spend nearly a trillion dollars on infrastructure in America. And while it could pass into law that is not a foregone conclusion. The bill, drafted by a bipartisan team working over the weekend was unveiled last night. It isn't quite 3000 pages long and amendments are expected. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer expects a vote within quote a matter of days. Beyond the roads and bridges. Let's look at cleaner energy products there in buses. Hydrogen power charging stations for electric cars. Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more on that. Before installing a new electric car charging station. Jonathan Levy says his company Vico needs to know there's plenty of demand. We don't want to overbuild the charging infrastructure and not have the vehicles to be using it. That's where those federal dollars would come in to pay for new charging stations in, say, rural communities. Paul Bledsoe with the Progressive Policy Institute says that new infrastructure would also get more EVs on the road. That's really the only thing holding back people from buying electric vehicles now is concerns over charging the bill. Also funds pilot projects like carbon capture, but it doesn't do as much for more mature, clean energy technology. Abigail Ross Hopper is with the Solar Energy Industries Association. We had our time in the sun as a niche kind of science experiment, but that's over and what Ross Hopper says the solar industry needs to do now is deploy. Deploy, deploy. What would help get more solar panels out there, she says, are permanent tax

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"ross hopper" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"Reason dot com. There's now an infra spending bill for the senate to consider. I'm david brancaccio. There's now a bill crafted to spend nearly a trillion dollars on infrastructure in america. And while it could pass into law that is not a foregone conclusion. The bill drafted by a bipartisan. Team was unveiled. Last night's not quite three thousand pages. Long and amendments are expected senate majority leader. Charles schumer expects a vote within days beyond the roads and bridges. they're spending on cleaner energy projects. Buses hydrogen power charging stations for electric cars. Marketplace's amanda pitcher has more the for installing a new electric car charging station. Jonathan levy says his company ego needs to know there's plenty of demand. We don't want to overbill charging infrastructure and not have vehicles to be using it. That's where those federal dollars would come in to pay for new charging stations in say rural communities. Paul bledsoe with the progressive policy institute says that new infrastructure would also get more vs on the road. That's really the only thing holding back. People from binds electric vehicles. Now is concerns overcharge and the bill also funds pilot projects like carbon capture. But it doesn't do as much for more mature clean. Energy technology abigail. Ross hoppers with the solar energy industries association. We had our time in the sun as a niche kind of scientists remnant. But that's over. And what ross hopper says the solar industry needs to do now is deploy deploy deploy what would help get more solar panels out there. She says are permanent. Tax incentives for homeowners and businesses. I'm amanda pitcher for marketplace house speaker. Nancy pelosi and other democratic leaders have now called on the biden administration to resurrect the ban on pandemic evictions which expired over the weekend. The house the white house says the supreme court requires congress to decide on this an estimated three point six million americans could lose shelter including some people as early as today and as of today fully vaccinated. Americans can travel to britain without having to quarantine over there. This also applies to visitors from many. But not all of the countries in the european union. Here's the bbc's rob watson this is another big moments in what the government sees as the process of life getting back to normal. In britain the travel and tourism industries have described it as a fantastic step forward but are also warning. Both sexes are still in urgent. Need of government support and there is continued anger and puzzlement both sides of the channel. That for now at least visitors from france will still have to quarantine for ten days by and large however there is broad popular and political support for this latest lifting of covert restrictions..

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"ross hopper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Isn't everybody seems to know someone that's head cold. It's someone close to them. That's a covert and you don't know. Who had that at your family dinner. And some political developments as well. Joe Biden is one Georgia and President Trump has one North Carolina those air, according to TV network projections, So that gives Biden 306 electoral votes now. President Trump's 232 and the Trump campaign also suffering setbacks in legal fights, challenging results in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona. Global news 24 hours a day. I'm Denise Pellegrini. This is Bloomberg. All right. Today's thank you so much for listening to Bloomberg Business week. Well, earlier this week, we took a deep dive into the solar energy s solar industry. And we know that Joe Biden definitely has. The president elect has got a 15 year plan to create carbon neutral electricity across the U. S. He's looking to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. He's also promised to spend about two trillion on a sweeping climate and job agenda. So part of that, and you do wonder about what the role of solar energies and all of that we could up with the article. Abigail Ross Harper She's presidency of the Solar Energy Industries Association, former director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, check out what she had to say. You know, we want people in our government Who on energy, Fred, who are practitioners of energy, right? Who know how to build it. Know how to finance it know how to get it done if President The fighting is going to implement his aggressive climate change plan. There has to be just even more rapid deployment of solar and wind and offshore wind and all of these technologies. So you need folks in government who understand how the businesses operate, and you can get that gun butt over there, And that's more like the department of the Interior where I try there there actually around execution. But if you think about the Department of Energy right, that's where so much of the RND happens. And having No engineer and a scientists over there makes a ton of them. And that was Abigail Ross Hopper presidency of the Solar Energy Industries Association. Really talking about the importance as the new administration is formed under President elect Joe Biden on, you know, getting really the right people in the right place when it comes to some of the policies that need to be done, and certainly having people who understand really, the energy industry with all of its kind of moving parts, keep in mind that she was former director. The Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. There, she led the agency that oversaw the leasing and development of all offshore energy and that included oil and natural gas as well as offshore wind. You're listening to Bloomberg Business Week, and this is Bloomberg Radio. The Bloomberg New Economy form It starts Monday, featuring global leaders from East and West, discussing the most pressing issues facing the global economy. Walk to that new economy form dot com, Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg at Live Go. Some people are just born curious. They want to know why something may happen. Do you think it might be different and what it will mean? If it does, or doesn't what's been the response So far? If you're one of those people we have your people give us a sense of what you're trying to accomplish. Bloomberg markets with Paul's Weenie and Bunny Quinn are.

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"ross hopper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:47 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of the day had to do with the spike in the virus cases, and it precipitated a shift back into the safety trade. Tech stocks. The big beneficiary here, especially the mega cap heavyweights, names like Apple Apple popped about 3% today and also the companies that participate. In things that allow people to work or educate themselves remotely zoom video. For example, stock was up about 10% today. Want to touch on MoD Earn a very quickly M R N A. Is the ticker this up? Covert vaccine that the company has been developing uses. Messenger are in a technology. It's very similar to what we have from Pfizer, and we're told that Moderna is close to announcing some early findings. Top experts in the field believe it's also likely to prove highly effective. You look at the price action today in mode Erna stock was up by Nearly 8.5%. Now, in terms of the bigger picture, the rotation into Tech showed up in the NASDAQ composite, most notably with a gain of about 2% Today, in the broader market, the S and P higher by 8/10 of 1% a little bit of dollar. Ah tao weakness I should say. Down about 1/10 of 1%. We had dollars strength and we've got a weakness in the end the euro and the offshore Chinese you want as we get set for Asian trading crude oil at one point was above 42 bucks a barrel today. And no trading in US sovereign debt. Given the observance of Veterans Day I'm dead Christner thatyou're Bloomberg business Flash. Did you notice Moderna trading higher in the after hours? Despite the bump up in the regular trade, really continuing to move up? Yeah, yeah, So some enthusiasm, all right? Doug. Thank you so much. You want to get back to our guests were talking about solar energy. Abigail Ross Hopper. She's presidency of the Solar Energy Industries Association, former director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and she is still with us on the phone in D. C. So it was interesting in the break. We talked about Abigail about who Joe Biden might pick. Possibly to run the Energy Department and their one names being floated around is an ex Google official who is kind of on the short list. He's a former deputy secretary from our at the department, but it's interesting in our reporting. It just kind of made the point out that you gotta have somebody politically savvy in that. Department of somebody who's technically understands kind of everything at issue, and I do think about when you look at Maybe the shaping up of anew into administration. You know who do we need to have in place, especially when it comes to things like solar energy roll or alternative energy orjust over all our energy policy in this country. Yeah, I think I listened to your conversation about that. I think you know we want people in our government Who on energy, Fred, who are practitioners of energy, right? Who know howto build it? Know how to finance it. Know how to get it done, President The fighting is going to implement his grafted climate change plan. There has to be even more rapid deployment of solar and wind and offshore wind and all of these technologies. So you need folks in government who understand how the business is operate, and you can get that done, but over and that's more like the department of the Interior where I It's Trey. They're they're actually around execution. But if you think about the primitive energy right, that's where so much of the RND happens and having No engineer and our scientists over there makes a ton of them because we're really sort of looking at next gen options, right whether we What are we going to dio? How are we going to find these new technologies to even further de carbonized are are conning. We'll miss your ex. What was your experience between kind of old energy, New energy Because I do feel like we have such whether it's through lobbyists and the money that's still in kind of our old energy world. We know that In order to protect our climate. We've really gotta embrace more fully alternative energy. Do you feel like there's enough thinking of that going on in the government, or we need to really kind of take a big leap forward. I think we need to take a big leap forward. I think that we need to recognize the crisis that we're in and take big, bold, aggressive steps. So you know when I was at the Department of Interior, I oversaw oil and gas is, he said, and renewable rupture Red and so One of the most interesting things that I noticed that I noticed it in solar as well is that many of the first European oil and gas majors and now the American oil and gas teenagers are making big investments in renewable, right and solar and wind Oscar when they see it? No, they understand where the market is going. And they understand where where consumers and regulators and policymakers wants to go and so are diversifying their offerings. And that has been a really interesting shift of the last few years to see the shelves on the the GPS of the world, In addition to the European, like from the other European utility Oil majors really invest heavily in electric vehicles, installer in storage. Because it's going to be a huge part of our energy mix. So help me out here because I think I'm always someone like it feels like we were moving along so slowly. And like Tiki Viv's I felt like it. It took somebody like Elon musk to kind of shake up. You know the establishment to say we'll win. Maybe we could do this faster. And I really do feel like he really awakened the auto industry, the global auto industry. But help me understand, since you understand this, that in terms of kind of You know the old line like it's fascinating here. What you say about shelling and BP and we knew this that they were looking at, you know, renewables, But does it do we have to understand it does take some time to kind of shift. Our world to renewables, or are there ways that we can be and should be doing it faster? And I know you're from the solar industry. So you're probably better off course we could do it faster. But Gino saying that that that it it isn't always so easy. To kind of shift. We don't necessarily We still are struggling with the infrastructure when it comes to thieves. Right? No, I know I am both a realist, right? I understand how the good works. I understand how the technology works on so there are some Challenges to rapid deployment. But you know you're right. You need big out of the box thinkers to really come up with creative solutions and so and you know, my background is all energy, So I worked at the solar industry right now. I could have a pretty holistic to you, and I think there are things we can do..

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"ross hopper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:16 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Doug nicely laying out the numbers for us. Let's get the Bloomberg BusinessWeek agenda. Katie Greifeld is with US Cross house that reporter Bloomberg News. She's back in our Bloomberg Interactive broker studio at Bloomberg headquarters. Dave Wilson is with us. He's on the remote access from New Jersey. He's our stocks editor of Bloomberg News. Dave Set the tone again, Doug really laying out the numbers. What are you seeing now, in today's equities session, it really is a big, tech driven kind of game. I mean, it looks familiar by the standards of the last several months or years. Very on familiar, though. If you're looking back for the last few days, because you know we've seen this kind of shift away from the likes of apple and amazon dot com and Facebook. And today they're doing just fine. Thank you were calling the safety trade on the Bloomberg is itjust where investors have felt comfortable. Or why is it seen as a safety trade? Well, because these are companies that have been able to deliver consistent growth overtime. Alright, kind. And, you know, I mean, there's been so much focus on growth stocks. In general, as opposed to, you know the cheaper shares the value stocks and that pendulum the kind of swung in the other direction the past few days and today it's really swinging back because you look at what's moving in the S and P 500. You see, technology stocks is the best performers among the 11 main industry groups. And that's Microsoft. That's Apple. You know, consumer discretionary, which is Amazon Second best performer on the day and then you look at what's down. You see commodity producers, whether its energy or raw materials, you see industrial complex you see financial companies, notably the banks have really been on a run now for a couple of months, and it's picked up in the last few days, so it's very different. Today for what would seem recently but very much the same as what we've seen overtime right seen this movie before? Katie grateful con in on our conversation because you two have been watching the rotation in the markets. Absolutely. I mean, it's definitely not surprising that we're seeing that sort of take a pause today. I mean, Carol, like you mentioned the headlines were just they're scary. You know the fact that you're going to see Restaurants, gyms bars in New York Close early people are wondering whether the schools will shut next. So you are seeing sort of that flight back into the safety trade. As Dave laid out nicely, you know, it's the stocks that have worked when everyone's You know, stuck at home, basically. And you know you are seeing value just trading really heavy today that we've seen so many head fakes this year. They usually lasted only about two days. And that's what we have this time around, too. Well, yeah, I mean, what's out there? Katie that makes you think that something is different this time around when it comes to the value Area day, David Western Sometimes I know there was yesterday or last week. He just said, you know, if I had a nickel for every time everybody said, OK, it's now it's time for value stocks, then I'd be really wealthy. But we've seen his head fakes, time and time again. Is there something out there? That's different. Well, of course, the vaccine is the most identifiable new factor in the equation here, but you know what? I'm I'm sure you've heard in the past two days on the program that there's a long time between such a strong study result that we saw on Monday and When it actually is widely distributed widely available and you know again like you mentioned there's a lot of chat now about a w shaped recovery. There's worries about a double dip, especially if we start seeing you know, some of the biggest cities in America go back into lock down. That's potentially months of Mohr. Economic pain That's goingto hurt the small cap companies that make up you know this the Russell 2000 index and then the value indices as well, You know, that's a lot of energy cos no one's driving and going out to eat. You shouldn't necessarily expect energy companies to do great right that w recovery. I gotta get back to Peter Atwater it William and Mary because he's talked about the case shaped recovery, which makes a lot of sense to me, But I'm curious what he has to say. Especially as we watch this virus numbers. You know Dave Wilson. The other thing that's interesting, and Katie really putting it out there nicely to is about. We got so excited about all the vaccine news on Monday, and yet we're being reminded that it's two doses. It requires extreme refrigeration. We've been watching this freezing firms. Those stocks Playing to that area because they've gotten a boost on that news, but it's a reminder that you know good news on the vaccine, but it's going to take some time and that's going Tio. I just wonder how much do you think will ultimately be factored into the market now and then will come down or I don't know. How does it play out? Well, I mean, we had such an extreme move on Monday. Yeah, it doesn't seem surprising that things were kind of settling back. People take a closer look and understand the kind of reality that you're talking about. You look at what's down in the S and P 500 today, it's regional banks. It's some of the retail stocks, you know pvh, which is Calvin Klein, Tommy Health under Ralph Lauren. Darden restaurants, which is red lobster and a whole lot of other chains. I mean, they're really I should say Olive Garden, actually Simon property, which is shopping malls, so you kind of go through what's happening today, and it does start to have a look that people are kind of rethinking. Where these companies really are. You know, after the extreme gains that allowed him saw Monday, so it'll be a process that has to play out over time. Tick tock. We just gotta be patient here, Guys. Thank you so much really appreciate. Ah, your thoughts on the market trade today. Katie Greifeld. She's cross. That's that reporter at Bloomberg News. She's back in her Bloomberg Interactive broker Studio Day. Wilson are thanks to you as well stocked their Bloomberg News. He's going to be back later on with his chart of the day. In the meantime. Which is that the stage on this Wednesday remember what eyes Forgive me, everyone. We got a lot of companies and industries on our radar. With everything going on. We are going to take a look at the solar industry the impact of Abide Administration. What that could mean. We've got the president, CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association. She's Abigail Ross Hopper. We'll see what she has to say. In the magazine Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine. We've got a story on the payment app and company. Has turned a dollar start Venezuela into a cashless test lab. This is a cool story got another story on how the wild fires.

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"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

"Energy business the oil industry has more petroleum than it can sell the solar industry warns that up to half its jobs could be lost this year and rescue efforts in Washington has so far stalled NPR's Jeff Brady is on the line from Philadelphia Jeff good morning good morning what is the president promising to do for the energy industry well he has instructed the secretaries of energy and treasury to come up with a plan to make money available specifically to the oil and gas industry it's not really clear what that means a treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is looking at federal loans for the oil industry there's been talk of the government buying a bunch of oil at the in the energy department already is making space available for lease in the strategic petroleum reserve and that takes oil off the market that's pretty important now because there is a huge glut of crude around the world demand is way down people aren't traveling and a part of that glut of oil is coming from other countries like Saudi Arabia and there's also been talk of putting anti dump dumping tariffs on that oil but none of these ideas have really gained any traction themselves may be part of the problem is there's so many different ideas but what does the industry itself want and that is even difficult to answer because it's not one monolithic oil industry in this country there are hundreds of companies of different sizes they have competing interests for example some of them would like to see reduced federal royalties for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Mexico or on federal land but that really does nothing for drillers in South Texas who were working on private land they might prefer government loans a few states are taking action on their own Texas and Oklahoma are considering mandatory production cuts that would be pretty extraordinary as some dates are giving oil companies more time to pay taxes one of those states is Louisiana that is where the democratic governor John bel Edwards he expressed frustration that just this last week that the oil industry wasn't included in some of these federal relief packages obviously that would be helpful to the industry to be helpful to states like Louisiana that our is reliant upon that particular industry and economic sectors we are at one point Congress did consider appropriating three billion dollars to fill up the strategic petroleum reserve but Democrats blocked that arguing that if lawmakers are gonna help the oil companies they should help renewable energy to Jeffrey just been talking about oil and gas here but we earlier mentioned solar renewable energy is there any chance the government could support the renewable energy industry the way the Obama administration did in the aftermath of the Great Recession you know the the political landscape is a lot different now president trump and many Republicans in Congress they're a lot more focused on helping fossil fuel industries including coal some still expect expressed skepticism about climate change but for the wind and solar companies this is getting to be a really serious problem the solar industry as you said it it estimates is gonna lose up to half of its two hundred and fifty thousand jobs this year if nothing is done I talked with Abigail Ross hopper she's president and CEO of the solar energy industries association she says helping renewable energy makes good policy sense because it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions being able to really talk to challenges that once seemed like a really smart solutions so the solar industry creates lots of jobs lots of economic opportunity be straight out of pocket space but we also help solve the climate crisis and that really fits with what you N. in international energy agency officials say country should be doing now making sure economic relief packages address this other urgent threat from the warming climate there's a clear what renewable energy companies want well they would like some more flexibility in how they use their tax credits and maybe down the road they'd like to see some of those tax credits extended Jeff thanks for the update thank you Steve that's NPR's Jeff Brady in nearly two million Venezuelans fled to Colombia to escape a devastating economic crisis but Colombia's coronavirus lockdown has thrown many of these migrants out of work and now some are trying to get back home reporter John Otis has more your duties Garcia and her family can't afford bus fare back to Venezuela so they're walking.

"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on KCRW

"Energy business the oil industry has more petroleum than it can sell the solar industry warns that up to half its jobs could be lost this year and rescue efforts in Washington has so far stalled NPR's Jeff Brady is on the line from Philadelphia Jeff good morning good morning what is the president promising to do for the energy industry well he has instructed the secretaries of energy and treasury to come up with a plan to make money available specifically to the oil and gas industry it's not really clear what that means a treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is looking at federal loans for the oil industry there's been talk of the government buying a bunch of oil at the in the energy department already is making space available for lease in the strategic petroleum reserve and that takes oil off the market that's pretty important now because there is a huge glut of crude around the world demand is way down people aren't traveling and a part of that glut of oil is coming from other countries like Saudi Arabia and there's also been talk of putting anti dump dumping tariffs on that oil but none of these ideas have really gained any traction themselves may be part of the problem is there's so many different ideas but what does the industry itself want and that is even difficult to answer because it's not one monolithic oil industry in this country there are hundreds of companies of different sizes they have competing interests for example some of them would like to see reduced federal royalties for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Mexico or on federal land but that really does nothing for drillers in South Texas who were working on private land they might prefer government loans a few states are taking action on their own Texas and Oklahoma are considering mandatory production cuts that would be pretty extraordinary as some states are giving oil company he's more time to pay taxes one of those states is Louisiana that is where the democratic governor John bel Edwards he expressed frustration that just this last week that the oil industry wasn't included in some of these federal relief packages obviously that would be helpful to the industry to be helpful to states like Louisiana that our is reliant upon that particular industry and economic sectors we are at one point Congress did consider appropriating three billion dollars to fill up the strategic petroleum reserve but Democrats blocked that arguing that if lawmakers are gonna help the oil companies they should help renewable energy to Jeffrey just been talking about oil and gas here but we earlier mentioned solar renewable energy is there any chance the government could support the renewable energy industry the way the Obama administration did in the aftermath of the Great Recession you know the the political landscape is a lot different now president trump and many Republicans in Congress they're a lot more focused on helping fossil fuel industries including coal some still express express campuses I'm about climate change but for the wind and solar companies this is getting to be a really serious problem the solar industry as you said it it estimates is gonna lose up to half of its two hundred and fifty thousand jobs this year if nothing is done I talked with Abigail Ross hopper she's president and CEO of the solar energy industries association she says helping renewable energy makes good policy sense because it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions being able to really choose challenges that once seemed like a really smart solutions so the solar industry creates lots of jobs lots of economic opportunity be straight out of pocket space but we also help solve the climate crisis and that really fits with what you N. in international energy agency officials say country should be doing now making sure economic relief packages addressed this other urgent threat from the warming climate there's a clear what renewable energy companies flocked well they would like some more flexibility in how they use their tax credits and maybe down the road they'd like to see some of those tax credits extended Jeff thanks for the update thank you Steve that's NPR's Jeff Brady in nearly two million Venezuelans fled to Colombia to escape a devastating economic crisis but Colombia's coronavirus lockdown has on many of these migrants out of work and now some are trying to get back home reporter John Otis has more your duties Garcia and her family can't afford bus fare back to Venezuela so they're walking.

"ross hopper" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Oil industry has more petroleum than it can sell the solar industry warns that up to half its jobs could be lost this year and rescue efforts in Washington has so far stalled NPR's Jeff Brady is on the line from Philadelphia Jeff good morning good morning what is the president promising to do for the energy industry well he has instructed the secretaries of energy and treasury to come up with a plan to make money available specifically to the oil and gas industry it's not really clear what that means a treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is looking at federal loans for the oil industry there's been talk of the government buying a bunch of oil at the in the energy department already is making space available for lease in the strategic petroleum reserve and that takes oil off the market that's pretty important now because there is a huge cloud of crude around the world demand is way down and people aren't traveling and a part of that glut of oil is coming from other countries like Saudi Arabia and there's also been talk of putting anti dump dumping tariffs on that oil but none of these ideas have really gained any traction themselves may be part of the problem is there's so many different ideas but what does the industry itself want and that is even difficult to answer because it's not one monolithic oil industry in this country there are hundreds of companies of different sizes they have competing interests for example some of them would like to see reduced federal royalties for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Mexico or on federal land but that really does nothing for drillers in South Texas who were working on private land they might prefer a government loans a few states are taking action on their own Texas and Oklahoma are considering mandatory production cuts that would be pretty extraordinary as some states are giving oil companies more time to pay taxes one of those states is Louisiana that is where the democratic governor John bel Edwards he expressed frustration that had just this last week that the oil industry wasn't included in some of these federal relief packages obviously that would be helpful to the industry to be helpful to states like Louisiana debtor is reliant upon that particular industry and economic sectors we are at one point Congress did consider appropriating three billion dollars to fill up the strategic petroleum reserve but Democrats blocked that arguing that if lawmakers are gonna help the oil companies they should help renewable energy to Jeff we just been talking about oil and gas here but we earlier mentioned solar renewable energy is there any chance the government could support the renewable energy industry the way the Obama administration did in the aftermath of the Great Recession you know the the political landscape is a lot different now president trump and many Republicans in Congress they're a lot more focused on helping fossil fuel industries including coal some still expect express campuses I'm about climate change but for the wind and solar companies this is getting to be a really serious problem the solar industry as you said it it estimates is gonna lose up to half of its two hundred and fifty thousand jobs this year if nothing is done I talked with Abigail Ross hopper she's president and CEO of the solar energy industries association she says helping renewable energy makes good policy sense because it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions being able to really choose challenges that once seemed like a really smart solutions so the solar industry creates lots of jobs lots of economic opportunity in the straight out of pocket space but we also help solve the climate crisis and that really fits with what you went in international energy agency officials say country should be doing now making sure economic relief packages addressed this other urgent threat from the warming climate there's a clear what renewable energy companies flocked well they would like some more flexibility in how they use their tax credits and maybe down the road they'd like to see some of those tax credits extended Jeff thanks for the update thank you Steve that's NPR's Jeff Brady in nearly two million Venezuelans fled to Colombia to escape a devastating economic crisis but Colombia's coronavirus lockdown has thrown many of these migrants out of work and now some are trying to get back home reporter John Otis has more your duties Garcia and her family can't afford bus fare back to Venezuela so they're walking.

"ross hopper" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"More petroleum than it can sell the solar industry warns that up to half its jobs could be lost this year and rescue efforts in Washington has so far stalled NPR's Jeff Brady is on the line from Philadelphia Jeff good morning good morning what is the president promising to do for the energy industry well he has instructed the secretaries of energy and treasury to come up with a plan to make money available specifically to the oil and gas industry it's not really clear what that means a treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is looking at federal loans for the oil industry there's been talk of the government buying a bunch of oil and the energy department already is making space available for lease in the strategic petroleum reserve and that takes oil off the market that's pretty important now because there is a huge glut of crude around the world demand is way down and people aren't traveling and a part of that glut of oil is coming from other countries like Saudi Arabia and there's also been talk of putting anti dump dumping tariffs on that oil but none of these ideas have really gained any traction themselves may be part of the problem is there's so many different ideas but what does the industry itself want and that is even difficult to answer because it's not one monolithic oil industry in this country there are hundreds of companies of different sizes they have competing interests for example some of them would like to see reduced federal royalties for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Mexico or on federal land but that really does nothing for drillers in South Texas who were working on private land they might prefer government loans a few states are taking action on their own Texas and Oklahoma are considering mandatory production cuts that would be pretty extraordinary as some states are giving oil companies more time to pay taxes one of those states is Louisiana Anna that is where the democratic governor John bel Edwards he expressed frustration that just this last week that the oil industry wasn't included in some of these federal relief packages obviously that would be helpful to the industry to be helpful to states like Louisiana that is reliant upon that particular industry and economic sectors we are at one point Congress did consider appropriating three billion dollars to fill up the strategic petroleum reserve but Democrats blocked that arguing that if lawmakers are gonna help the oil companies they should help renewable energy to Jeff we just been talking about oil and gas here but we earlier mentioned solar renewable energy is there any chance the government could support the renewable energy industry the way the Obama administration did in the aftermath of the Great Recession you know the the political landscape is a lot different now president trump and many Republicans in Congress they're a lot more focused on helping fossil fuel industries including coal at some still express express campuses I'm about climate change but for the wind and solar companies this is getting to be a really serious problem the solar industry as you said it it estimates is gonna lose up to half of its two hundred and fifty thousand jobs this year if nothing is done I talked with Abigail Ross hopper she's president and CEO of the solar energy industries association she says helping renewable energy makes good policy sense because it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions being able to really talk to challenges that once seemed like a really smart solutions so the solar industry creates lots of jobs lots of economic opportunity we've heard a lot of tax base but we also help solve the climate crisis and that really fits with what you win an international energy agency officials say country should be doing now making sure economic relief packages address this other urgent threat from the warming climate there is a clear what renewable energy companies want well they would like some more flexibility in how they use their tax credits and maybe down the road they'd like to see some of those tax credits extended Jeff thanks for the update thank you Steve that's NPR's Jeff Brady nearly two million Venezuelans fled to Colombia to escape a devastating economic crisis but Colombia's coronavirus lockdown has thrown many of these migrants out of work and now some are trying to get back home reporter John Otis has more your daily cigar CEO and her family can't afford bus fare back to Venezuela so they're.

"ross hopper" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

Scuba Shack Radio

09:06 min | 2 years ago

"ross hopper" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio

"Do you know your sacree. Do you know what Sacree is no scuba? It's not the amount of time you spend sleeping it your surface air consumption rate and do you think it's important to understand advanced you diving. You Bet it is. It is important element in planning your dive and with air integrated computers being able to monitor. Your sacree helps you to execute your dive. More efficiently not going to go through all the specifics of the calculation. I can provide those in subsequent blog posts on Scuba Shack radio DOT COM on the facebook page. But I'd rather talk a little more. Generally about your surface air consumption rate in how you calculate it. Here's a quick example that you can use to figure out your sack wait. Let's say you did a dive with an average depth of thirty three feet so we know in sea water. That's equivalent to atmospheres. Absolute and that dive lasted for thirty minutes. So we had thirty three foot dive for thirty minutes and doing that dive. You used one thousand eight hundred PSI. That means that you would have been drawing sixty PSI per minute from your tank at two atmospheres absolute now to get your sack rate. All you need to do is divide that sixty PSI per minute by two because you were at two atmospheres and that results in a sack rate per surface air consumption rate of thirty PSI now. What can you do with this? You can really now figure out. Your gas needs for subsequent dives. There's a whole lot more to this and I'm not gonNA again go into a great deal of detail on it and near as a Dan article. It's a really great tutorial on Sacree but think about it. Let's say you know that that sack rate is thirty. Psi At the surface. And you're now going to go on Iraq in that rack is at sixty six feet. That's three atmospheres absolute. So guess what you're going to be taking ninety PSI per minute from the tank so you can plan accordingly for your reserves. You can now plan on if you have an aluminum. Eighty with three thousand PSI at the start of the dive. You're going to be able to plan how much time you can spend on that rack and still have the amount of reserve that you need to get you and your body to the surface safely now are advanced open water class. We have. Our students calculate their sack rate for all five dives and see how they are progressing. Most of the time we see significant improvements except for that last dive where we have them working with a lift bag actually after the third dive our fourth dive of of the advanced open water classes are deep dive to were able to start having them think about how much time they possibly do to on a ninety foot dive now with Aaron grade computers. You can track your sack rate real time. I know for me when I'm trying to position myself for an underwater shot. I MAY GLANCE DOWN AT MY COMPUTER. And look at my sack rate. And Go WHOA. It's really time to slow down as I start to read starts to go way up now. There's another element to consider if you're going to be diving tanks of different sizes or indoor operating pressures and that's called respiratory minute volume or are in the now. We also expose our advanced students to this as well. We tell our divers that it takes about ten dives to really start to zero in on your sack rate and you should really try to calculated as often as you can with streamlining and improved buoyancy and propulsion. You be sure to improve your surface air consumption rate in episode twenty four. I talked about the state of Wind. Power in the United States. Now I want to shift my focus to the state of solar power in the United States like the wind power industry the solar power industry also has an association and it is known as the Solar Energy Industry Association or S. E. Ira and their tagline is building a strong solar industry to power MIRKA. So where do we stand? Blake the W. E. A. or the Wind Power Association. They also have a state by state map on their website and their data is current through q three of two thousand and nineteen and according to the site total solar capacity nationwide is seventy one point. Three GIGAWATTS were seventy one thousand. Three hundred megawatts now. That's not quite as high as wind energy and I did see an article the other day in one of the the news feeds. I subscribe to that wind. Energy is one of the most or is the the biggest Renewable Energy source right now in the world and that surprised me a little bit. I thought solar would be a little bit higher. They also indicated that there are two million two hundred fifty eight thousand solar energy systems installed across the nation and it looks like California is leading the way with twenty six point two megawatts and one million installations. So where did our state of Connecticut's stack up? Well we're not too bad. We're at six hundred forty one megawatts with forty thousand installations and. That's a whole lot better than our measly five megawatts of wind power. I think that the idea with the solar energy is that there are a lot smaller Installations Lake the rooftop energy solutions. That are out there around For homeowners now according to an article on their website and there's several articles out there and they're written by Abigail Ross hopper who is the president and CEO of of Sei and Abigail. Before joining. Us. He I was the director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Engineering Management. And before that the director of the Maryland Energy Administration so strong background in in the Renewables and according to that article on their website. That's seventy one point. Three gigawatts would power thirteen point. Five million homes now sadly solar energy only accounts for about two point four percent of the electricity in the United States. Now I see. Ya wants to make the twenty twenties or two thousand twenty the solar plus decade. And that's to look towards having a goal of taking solar energy from that small two point four percent to around twenty percent of all electric generated by the end of the decade. Well we only have one hundred. Eighteen months left now. Wanted to things that Abigail talked about is how fragging has transformed the energy sector in the two thousand ten's and really disrupted the energy markets. One thing it did do was it did. Osher in an unprecedented closure of coal plants. So I guess that can't be too bad now one of the things. Also that was pointed out in these articles are that tariffs are causing some slower growth in the solar power industry. The opening is there for the expansion of renewables and in particular for Solar Energy. Storage solutions are going to be critical in the expansion. There's a great deal of information and material on the Sei a website. You can go out there. Poke around and learn more enlist really hope that The Sea as goal of the twenty twenties being the solar plus decade is met and we can all breathe a little.

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