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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

07:26 min | Last week

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

01:36 min | Last month

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"Yeah that super interesting. It's it's kind of Not dissimilar from what's happened to coal communities you know you have a community that is based on you know in in the case of the coast it's based on tourism or it's based on fishing and a lot of that way of life is going to have to go away if we keep having these storm so thank you for talking about that and while we're at it let's sort of recognized that around the world there's more climate refugees than any other form of refugees and the number of refugees in the world. Now is the largest. it's been since world war two. I think sixty million folks. So we're witnessing it all over the world stephen and in most places worse than in the us as tragic as it is here well. We feel the urgency here. We appreciate you coming on the show. Peter to talk through what transition looks like from your vantage point and your book is called power after carbon building. Clean resilient rid highly recommended for our listeners. Thank you so much for coming on the show. Well thanks for having me. It's been a real pleasure. Dr peter fox is the founder of the boston university institute for sustainable energy and he's a partner and chief strategy officer at energy impact partners. Catherine hamilton is the chair of thirty eight north solutions. And she's my regular co hosts catherine always a pleasure. Absolutely this was wonderful. We'll catch you all soon. We are a production of postscript media. Wood mackenzie you can hit us up on social media if you wanna comment on the show and we will catch you next week. Thanks for being here. I'm stephen lacey..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

08:44 min | Last month

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"The electric grid is a central pillar of zero carbon economy but in an era of unrelenting extremes. It's also one of the most fragile this week. What is power after carbon. Look like plus how is the swell of extreme weather accelerating and complicating the ship. Catherine hamilton is here. She's my co-host she's the thirty eight nor solutions and it looks like she is back in. Virginia that's right. It's beautiful and i'm super excited about this episode. Why are you so excited. Because peter fox penner is our guest and peter and i have gone through some of the same things at the same time. And i'm so i'm really interested to hear his perspective. That is right. Dr peter fox. Penner is the founder of the boston university institute of sustainable energy. he's a partner and chief strategy officer at the vc firm energy impact partners and he is the author of multiple books on the future of the electric grid. One of which we're going to talking about today and Dr fox penner is one of the go-to experts on the future of the grid. So welcome hi. Peter hi stephen hi kathryn. Thanks for having me on the show. It's really an honor to be here. So we're talking about your newest book which is called power after carbon building. Clean resilient grid. And i wanna talk about that book through the lens of your previous book. I think it's helpful to bridge the different decades that we're talking about here because it's remarkable. How different this decade is from the last when you wrote your book called smart power so that book looked at the new pressures that utilities facing around climate policy and emerging distributed energy and digitisation and those were all important forces but they are all still relatively new and utilities were in kind of an experimental phase with deploying them So let's go back to the smart power era first before we talk about Power after carbon two thousand ten. When this book was published feels like a much different time for utilities. We hadn't experienced this wave of bankruptcies restructurings that we saw in europe Revenue erosion from distribute resources was largely theoretical here in the us. Renewables were still pretty expensive. Cole was king. We weren't constantly dealing with simultaneous extreme weather events caused by climate change. Like we are now. So what was your thesis back then. For how change would hit the electric sector well. I was worried about the narrative. That utilities were dinosaurs. That were That needed to go away. If you remember the twenty tense. Where i would say. The tail end of the era in which Deregulation in the introduction of markets was thought to be an end all solution to all our energy problems and at the same time. I saw that for me utilities. Were going to remain very very essential players at the core of the transformation to a clean energy and a smarter energy ecosystem So i was really out of sync with the the thinking at the time and it was also an era of stagnant to negative sales which actually we are still in but we are now seeing the end of their was. You're absolutely right stephen. Climate change wasn't nearly as dominant a consideration as it is now. Resilience was a little bit of an issue but not nearly as big as it is now. And the the smart grin distributed energy as you mentioned. Stephen were seen to be the real threats that were going to take out utilities and create kind of a deregulated decentralized distributed kind of energy system. Yeah i was thinking through. What did we actually fund in that stimulus bill for smart grid and some of the things that we funded were super important like sinker. Phasers on the grid that would enable outages on the transmission system to really be spotted much quicker I don't know if you all remember but there was a blackout in two thousand and three that it took an entire year to figure out that a branch in cleveland took down the entire northeast. So that wouldn't happen anymore. We know that because of what we were able to install then there were other things that were sort of installed to make it the system slightly more efficient like volt far optimization and then there were a lot of advanced meters that were installed and this is where. I was disappointed in that. There were lots and lots of advanced meters installed in customer residences and yet customers were still not able to take advantage of what that increased visibility increased data about what they were doing and how they were using energy could that they could really optimize it themselves and engage much more in the grid now. What that means is we do have some equipment out there. And some digitisation that could be used to enable our grid and customers to benefit more We do have a lot more to do. But i think we're in a very different place than we were now on needing resilience and other services that have even more value than they did. Then one of the things that astonishing to me is just how quickly and fiercely. The frequency of extreme weather events has changed and it's caught a lot of people flat-footed many utilities included. What what are the things that change that you didn't necessarily predict yes. I did not foresee the pace at which climate change would intensify serious storms. and all of of what. We might call resilience events. I there were a couple of other things i'll just mention. I really didn't look beyond a ten year window at sales growth and therefore didn't talk at all about electrification and the upturn in sales demand that we're now on the cusp of a need to really intensify as one of the most difficult and important parts of climate policy something. We should probably talk a little bit more about. I did not expect the regulatory community and utilities to understand. All of my business model changes. And i was surprised. Many of them did down. That was something that surprised me. In a good way that there was much more willingness to talk about business model changes than i expected. Now many of them haven't yet occurred. They're in the process of occurring. I think changes very slow in any kind of infrastructure industry and partly. There are good reasons for that but in this case we need to really accelerate it as fast as we can. Another thing i didn't predict is the progress that we made we would make on some electrification technologies electric vehicles. Now the ones i'm driving. They're sitting right here in my driveway. Next to me are so much better and cheaper than i foresaw in two thousand eight when i started writing. It's and that's fantastic. So there are some things that moved faster and better than i foresaw and a couple of things that are lagging including the thing one of the things that catherine mentioned with not the digitisation of the grid which i think is advancing but the application of smart grid and smart pricing to all of our end uses is really moving quite slowly compared to the potential. That's there so peter. I i wanna give you huge props for this book. Which is incredible. You have loads of statistics and charts and literature taxonomy of approaches and solutions. But you also asked really important questions lay out different visions. And i think that's great because it makes us have to think a little bit about this so there are sort of three ways that you thought we could think about the future of the grid. One is much more localized smaller distributed. The second was Really having stole the grid With much many more pro sooners and deregulation and the third is sorted this combination of having both a large grid and a smaller grid Working together and i..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

06:13 min | 2 months ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"From stephen lacey. Welcome as crude oil. Prices shoot backup. Oil majors are seeing billions in quarterly profits under pressure from activists investors. And now the courts were they spend it on the energy transition or just more share buybacks and oil rigs plus a new report card. On america's infrastructure is a slight improvement but the grade is still pretty awful and carbon. Offsets are going up in flames literally in culpeper. Virginia is catherine hamilton. How are you gathering. I'm doing great We decided ourselves to go off of oil and we least an electric vehicle out here in rural virginia and the other weekend. We went to visit james. Madison's home of montpellier and we were a little bit nervous because we had to drive a ways in our easy and we pulled up. Eight charging stations four tesla's and four for the other slobs and we fall into the other subcategory. So we're pretty excited. What is being in other schlub means nerve model. Well we actually got the volvo Lease until we can just test it. See what it's like. It's the Xp forty. I think it's called like the little suv and And then in three years when a lot more models already. We can make a more informed decision. We may end up an f. One fifty lightning for all. I know in new york. It is our guest co host. this week ed crooks. He's vice chair of the americas wood. Mackenzie and easy former energy editor at the financial times. You may have heard his voice a number of times on our sister. Podcast the interchange ed. How are you welcome. Hello hi great to be here Yeah like a catherine. I've also just been using plug in car. We've just got back from england. Just back from three expectation their first time in more than eighteen months seeing family and friends. So that's been fantastic to do. We actually rented a plug in hybrid. Skoda where there you go. That's the check Comedy it's the kind of the budget brand of the volkswagen group and that she really liked it. We thought it's fantastic and it clearly. It's a bit of a different experience from a full battery v but we were getting We plug it in overnight and we would get ten or twenty miles of all electric driving out of it which she was really good. So yeah that was. I was impressed by that. Experience would be fascinated here by the over. For a long time england. We used to drive a diesel volvo. Which was a lovely car. We're very fond of it and now thinking again about Having a maybe a an electric volvo in the future so when i hear from you katherine how you get with that and see if you like it. Yeah so far so good. Yeah absolutely. I saw that brent. Crude prices are dropping today. So maybe it was your driving habits with. Ev's hybrids that have caused the decrease in global oil prices. Yeah i. I've been doing my bit for jet alone. Unfortunately well since the start of the pandemic we've heard from ed a number of times who come on to explain the while swings in global oil prices and how it feeds into the pressure. That oil majors are facing. We started this pandemic at negative oil prices because there was no place to store it and today benchmark prices are hovering above seventy dollars and top oil companies reporting billions of dollars in profits as a result. But there's also more scrutiny than ever on how going to spend that money activist. Shareholders are starting to get climate champions on major board seats most notably the push to get climate tech investor and former wind executive and Doe official andy. Cars ner on exxonmobil's board. A dutch court is now forcing shell to reduce emissions from its products by forty five percent after a successful lawsuit from environmental groups and oil execs. Now have their lawyers on speed. Dial and big asset managers like blackrock which lend to many of the world's energy giants are scrutinizing climate plans. So what is all this amount to as oil markets rebound. Ed just set the scene for us compared today's oil market with the one from a year ago over a year ago when the pandemic shut everything down yet it's been absolutely transformed in that Fifty since the worst of the pandemic impact Back in the spring of twenty twenty as oil prices being on a very steady upward trajectory really since october november of last year and Since june of this year they beaten in the kind of seventy dollars range. Sometimes up above seventy five dollars a barrel. Even for benchmark brent crude. But it's really a very comfortable level for the oil industry and as we've seen these very good earnings from oil companies Just a couple of weeks. Second quarter has generally been an excellent quarter in terms of oil company profits. Couple of crucial things are getting on that driving. That firstly cost. There is just the Revival in the world economy the world kind of getting back to normal as evidenced by the fact of people like me getting on vacation Oil demand has been picking up gasoline. Diesel jet fuel and everything about that d'amato's increasing and also we've still got this impact from the opec plus countries from the member. Saudi arabia kuwait the zone And also their allies outside opec countries like russia kazakhstan mexico that have agreed to curb their output so they took a lot of oil of the market last year and they still haven't pulled that back on the market and the result is being actually a fairly tight oil market worldwide. and that's Kept prices up there. Is this concern about whether a concern in the business about with a prices are gonna stay at these kind of levels because people say will be might slow down again. This concern Just recently the policy days about the impact of the delta variant in asia and particularly..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

07:59 min | 3 months ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"Pandemic in twenty twenty venture capital poured into client technologies at record levels. It was a happy surprise midst the collapsing economy and years of investment stagnation in his founders and investors venture out into the world again. The money is only coming in faster this week. Climate tech isn't just having a moment. It's having age why we are at the start of a climate tech era in venture capital. Hi katherine how are you doing great. It's actually very much. Go time in congress right now so A lot of my energy is being put into that. You look like you're out in the mountains. Still judging by your background yeah. It doesn't matter where you work because everything is still virtual. Luckily i mean the senate when i was. I've been watching a hearing today it. They're all there and all their staffer there but they certainly aren't taking meetings in person at this point so i've been able to be pretty efficient. Get things done from wherever i am. I was wondering where you were before we recorded in early this morning as i was putting together show notes. I check twitter to see if i could see any updates. And sometimes i just lazy and google someone's name and twitter and there's another catherine hamilton out there who's the food editor for pomo magazine. Whose tagline is always looking for an excuse to eat butter which i thought was quite funny. Most people tell me when they google catherine hamilton. They find a woman who makes underwear for large. One didn't see that one. She does nice stuff. Evidently well. let me google our guest here. Guess co host. Emily kirsch and twitter. No other emily kirsch out there. I see emily curse. Ceo powerhouse and the managing partner at power unicorn unicorn. Hi emily hello hi stephen. Hi catherine i am honored to be here with you. Thank you for having me. Emily is a familiar voice on this show. She's been the host of what it takes and entrepreneurship podcast about founders in the climate tech world and the show started right here is a partnership with green tech media entered in the energy gang and now it's a spinoff series so i see you regularly in that closet of yours. I am in this closet. May no one ever see what it looks like when i am recording what it takes or with you on the energy gang. Emily is back here with us. To tackle many of the underlying dynamics that are either propelling or holding back cleantech and climate tech companies and so the the adventure world and the world of silicon valley tech companies is certainly moving once again and interestingly even though things froze up last year for a ym there was a lot of movement in deal flow in climate tech venture capital in fact venture investments topped seventeen billion dollars in twenty twenty across more than a thousand deals. Five years ago it had fallen to five point. Two billion which was a thirty percent decrease from a previous peak in twenty eleven. And we all know what happened and twenty eleven that is when celinda went bankrupt and a handful of other companies went bankrupt and all of a sudden enter. Investors left the space. But suddenly it's cool to be putting your money into the sector again. And i think there's something different about today's enthusiasm. And that's what. I wanna hear from both of you about this. First wave was all about the coolness of cleantech had thin-film solar companies taking a bunch of money electric. Sports cars printable batteries it. It was all about Proving cost curves as well and today. There's a lot more technological maturity you have a lot. More scale and manufacturing we have bigger and better data more resources for startups to tap. And there's also this deep moral responsibility that is infused the investments were seeing if you're running a major. Vc firm corporate venture arm. You're out of the loop if you don't have the client component to your portfolio andrew. Bb of obvious ventures argues. We've entered the climate decade in veasey. And i think we're talking about well beyond a decade here because these are structural changes that are not shifting for anybody they are only getting more solidified so what are what results to expect from the mainstream advocation of climate tech. Let's just take a step back because in these conversations it's always helpful to understand where we came from katherine you worked for a private equity company called good energies in two thousand seven and two thousand name that was when this first Round of activity was picking up. What was the scene. Like then is interesting because i still stay in touch with all this folks richard. Kaufman was the ceo. And a he he. And i remain in touch constantly on a number of projects. shaam peterson. who's now during the climate fund for wellington. Was there at the time. I was hired ostensibly to do policy remember. This was before the obama administration came in and when obama came in. You know there was this promise of co two regulation and a stimulus bill. That would be really focused on cleantech but before that it was there was really not that much policy to focus on so i instead because i had come up through utility and had done a lot in technology and had worked at the national renewable energy lab also technology. I ended up doing a lot of diligence kind of work and investigating the technologies in a couple of things really stuck out one was that there wasn't that much policy conversation and so good that i think we can talk about at some point is really important to investment But the other pieces. A lot of these companies had really good ideas but the market wasn't clear. How are they going. Actually get into the market. Where was the market going. And so some of it was really. It was about investing a lot of money in it propositions that were pretty expensive to develop. But there really wasn't a sense of when you hit the next valley of death what's going to pull you out. What's the hope emily. When you're first starting powerhouse in two thousand thirteen that was right when we were in the trough of investments. Well we're investors and partners telling you at that time. did you. Experience doubts when you setting up the firm definitely. Yeah when i was starting powerhouse in twenty thirteen investors were absolutely telling me that they got burned on cleantech and they had no interest in making bats space in some cases ever again. But as you know now. Leading postscript part of being an entrepreneur is taking risks. That others won't take an ignoring the doubters when you have conviction. And so despite those conversations and despite the down-swing i had nothing but conviction that the raisa renewables and batteries and the electrification of transportation was inevitable in part because of just looking at the global level is cost of energy decline trajectory as well as the renewable share of global installed capacity that trajectory. Both of those were so clear even at that time that this transition is inevitable and I ignore the doubters and ignored the investors who said they were interested in our space. And i'm happy i did. Have you heard from any of those doubters now. They investing in the space. Are they partners. They definitely are yup. Yup partner is investing in climate Starting new funds. And it's great to see and actually and some aren't and that's okay too so catherine. What are the conditions today that you think are contributing to this new surge. That were seeing. Yeah i'm in a reference A newsletter by kimberly zoo and sophie purdham from cleantech climate tech v. c. dot org and. They say they're few things in climate tech. That avar always been true. One is that climate is technology..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

03:13 min | 3 months ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"Exxon lobbyist tells us about the oil industry's grip in washington. And can we use natural gas pipelines to accelerate the low carbon transition. Catherine hamilton is my co host. She's the chair of thirty eight nine solutions. Hi catherine hi stephen. I am recording from culpeper. Virginia in the mountains where our general store is the bodega of new york city. And i'm thinking data's because i'm obsessed within the heights these days. What do you mean the bodega of new york city. Well it's like. It's like the bodega. The rural version of that is the general general store is yeah so you just hang out in front of the general store chewing on ostrov we one like you can go in and get anything you can go in and get motor oil or you can go in and get graham crackers or whatever you need. I am here in new hampshire visiting some family which is why you might notice my mic qualities. A little bit different But yeah we have the same thing going on. I grew up in rural new hampshire and spent a lot of time at small general stores. We could get just about anything. Dr melissa lot is with us. You recognize her voice. She's been on the show a couple of times. She is a senior research scholar and the director of research at the center on global energy policy at columbia university. Melissa how are you. Hey steven hey katherine. I'm i'm great. I'm really thrilled to be on the show with catherine on the show too. I also. i'm laughing because culpeper virginia is a place where some of my friends. When i was working at the department of energy and i went to run a triathlon. And i still have the socks. They gave us that. I've chili peppers. All over them and say the colpepper. Try so i know where you are. Which is really awesome. Melissa has a little recording secret. You're not there now. You look like you're in a regular room in house but you have been travelling the country in an airstream and when been recording together for another podcast. We've been working on called the big switch. You were recording from an airstream. You had like a mini mobile studio. You're back in texas. No yeah. I am stationary. I am not sitting on On top of wheels at the moment. I'm on a concrete foundation. Which is not normal when we record doing so. I'm in texas in austin. It's a slightly rainy day which her someday in texas is actually a gorgeous day because we need the water where always appreciative of it. But especially in the summer. As i mentioned melissa's the host of the big switch. It's a podcast that we've been developing together for for months in it explores the benefits and trade offs of the low carbon energy transition. We focused on the grid in this first season and it directly pertains to today's conversation so you heard the first episode in a in a recent cross post that we did so go back and check that episode out and we're going to dig deeper into the themes of that particular season because there's just so much going on right now with grid stresses and questions about how we continue to redevelop the grid with more renewables and low-carbon resources but.

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on Scene N Nerd

Scene N Nerd

06:49 min | 7 months ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on Scene N Nerd

"Original some for you. Yeah yeah. yeah this. The alice There's so many things this really rub you. The wrong way about how the relationship was by alison via create crew creating alice. I mean one of things that i was so an amazon began. What was he goes all the ways of setting up the back story of her getting malls and and then of course if captive of madison and his family. And all those kinds of things and then we get to this. We get the story this week. We found out. Oh via one. Alice and and and you yes. I think it was a weird triangle that nobody cares about. Yes and he's like. Oh and you know. It's not yana. This this wander of a letter. Give me she was ill on x. This decision your voice sir. About the editing choices the way it. I mean it took me a couple i i had to stop and start zanthosyn the health at his mouth. I watch i just like okay. I can't do this. Because i'll be mad pissed off about how zone of older and at least when i watched it you know it. I see where they were trying to go on a all. The various threads need for example. Catherine hamilton also be an enemies And the desert. Rose are trying to replicate that. I see where they're going in their lot of lot of interesting threats but is just the it's their strongest character so they analysis and neuter her as far as was his backstory to they they. Yeah i mean she was already coming into the season kind of at a disadvantage like one hand behind her back because harder the reason why alison character works so well is because you have that sister dynamic between her and kate this season with kate being around. It's the the the dynamic are of her is missing like there really. It shouldn't be anyone else to redeem her other than her sister. I mean not even her father really which which of may be may have been better choice to know with like focus more on jacob. Alice has opposed to this whole years. If i n ocean and ocean god a very attractive but still come on guys like supervillain should not have love interest. Just doesn't make sense. Since i don't know i'm a yeah i could barely. I don't even think. I can say i truly watch this episode. It was just playing in the background. And i was just doing other things like that when you think alice will survived until the end of the season. Because i mean like it seems like is no longer the big bad in like cake on like how much more can you with her story right. I think she will because they gain aspect is still important and i think that i think she should be written out of the show beyond this season. I think that for mary. And jacob to get some kind of and even because all of them lost heat so they need to figure out a way to move past that and i think either alice or taking care of alice's one way to kind of resolve any issues with cates. Senate is appearance or gas and Whilst need through your fingers you on each step you have all the characters on the show and yeah yeah. I forgot about her. Yeah i think we all did rise. Learn yeah yeah. Yeah i said it's it's the show has had started of a century promise and exit a kind of creative at this point Was with a lot of story choices that they have. They have read it and we will. We talked about this four. Sarah like for example. Soviets ugali was starting to get things to do this week. She's back to this being in the pro. You know jacob. Sony pros and jacob is saying basically said of the not knowing story that he had was was kate now with both mary. So as it's you know switching out hearts with some of these characters and things in order for the shoji really grow. I know where he was going with. Not wanting to You she'll lgbt you it her on again that But at the same time. I think they're going to have to just finally have the mortis things to really grow the next level. They're just gonna have to resolve zeh dot nestle off but in the mystery like like they did with bruce has gone is always gonna be out there. But now ryan is fully that woman. And we really shaping the surround her silver get. They did bring back through seven last season. Abors eight version bruce. Yeah i agree. I i think the best like rob the suffice staff and then go all in on black masks because.

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"So. . Let's turn to our topics this week, , and we'll start out with another report that has come out but this one is very different from some of the climate reports. We've . been discussing a plan to create millions and millions of jobs by electrifying the economy and slashing emissions eighty, five , percent. . It's simple. . It's elegant and the authors say it is totally doable. . The authors are Saul Griffith. . Sam College Alex Laskey <hes> you might know Saul Griffith we profiled him on a recent what it takes episode and he talked a little bit about how this the the origins of this plan came together and Alex Laskey is the CO founder of power and we profile. . His Co founder Dan Yates on a recent what it takes as well. . So they're part of a team called rewiring America, , which is putting out a series of technical reports, , mobilization plans for rapidly electrifying in decarbonising America, , and putting a lot of people to work in the process. . So there are two parts to this conversation was the actual modelling that goes into the plan, , and the other is the economic benefit and jobs claims. . So Melissa, , let's look at the origins <hes>. . It doesn't start with emissions instead, , it looks at decarbonisation the way an engineer might an engineer like yourself walk us through the basis of how they're modeling the decarbonised economy in this report. . Is this interesting at you know I've been a model for fifteen plus years i. . like modeling thing saying what happens with that? ? From a modeling approach. . I mean frequently when we look at climate mitigation so how do we reduce emissions? ? We start with an emissions target or frequently in combination of emissions, , targets, , economic development targets, etc, , , and then we kind of back our we into what the mix of things could look like to meet that. . So it's this top down approach or this perfect foresight. . We know what's happening in the future and we back out from there in this report, , they really looked at what machines and equipment are out there. . What could we get out there and how quickly could we do it and they went from there? ? So they said, , okay, , what can we get online if we really double down on this and they broke it into a couple of stages stage one being ramp up production of technologies and Stage two being okay. . Let's deploy these things as quickly as possible. . So it was this bottom up, , call it an engineer's dream because it gives me a lot of tech to play with and look at. . But it really gives you the nitty gritty on how do we get this done? ? So, , in this modeling, , they mostly focus on electrification unpack how they do that yes. On . the electrification side, , they look at how do we beef up the supply side of things ahead we get all the power generation we need in line and I've got a lot of thoughts especially around their cost assumptions and what they think we can actually accomplish. . Jigger I'm curious what you think about it as well but then on the demand side I mean they also say, , okay, , every car that gets sold when your targets taking off the road isn't electric one every bit of equipment in your house would replace there's no more combustion it's going to be electric I'm so it's it's essentially a near one, , hundred percent replacement rate zero carbon technologies. . As soon as you would naturally retire those things they do have a caveat in the report which is interesting of saying they're not forcing you to early retire. . Anything, , but it would help if you did. . I like. . I think this is fantastic. . Right that it's exactly what we've been saying on the energy gang for seven years right which is that we have the technologies necessary to decarbonised and we have to deploy faster. . I think that part of this that. . Is still sort of not fitting exactly together for me <hes> is what are the forces around here that will make it happen <hes> i. . You know I think that part of the reason I'm hopeful I had a long conversation with Alex about this, , we had a good reconnection in these inspired me to figure out how to get involved with rewiring America but like is it. . The when we think about for instance <hes>. . The planned obsolescence of natural gas utilities natural gas utility spent about seventeen billion dollars a year on distribution grids and other sort of Cap Bax. . In the local level, , you could imagine that they could spend that seventeen billion dollars making all these things come true. . So whenever someone's gas boiler? ? <hes> goes out they could replace it with electrify everything solutions and they could actually just charge people thirty bucks a month or whatever for the next twenty years to recoup their their costs right. . So there are ways to actually figure out how to do this. . But I. . Think it's critical for an a report like this to come out I and to say it's actually possible. The . math actually works. . Now, where's , the political willpower to actually make this happen and there's some really interesting insights, , a commodity report that I think <hes> many of us who've been steeped in this? ? No but for think the first time <hes> watcher is shocking. . Right <hes>. . So the energy information, , administration and many other sources really always compare solar and wind to <hes> primary energy. . Right. . So the way that the world works is you basically pull oil out of the ground ten percent of all of our energy in the United States and pretty much globally is used to bring this kind of stuff out of the ground and then. . You say you know this is how many quads of energy we use as a society right and so of solar and wind come in at two percent of that energy. . Then people say look how small it is. . But in fact, , when that energy actually goes to keep your beer cold as emery, , Levin's would say. . It loses about seventy percent of its energy through the process right in transporting the oil than like. . How to put it into a refinery, , converting it into useful fuels like gasoline and diesel. . Then actually burning that fuel and you know and creating the electricity that then actually keeps your beer cold all the losses in there are eliminated when you go directly to electricity but in but we are constantly comparing ourselves to primary energy and so part of what this report shows is a week actually eliminate fifty percent of our entire primary energy usage just by electrifying everything right because you lose all those losses

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"About where we're going because we've had a bunch of people here in Massachusetts died this this year <hes> <hes> this is the kind of thing that you see in a world with a changing where we're going because we've had a bunch of people here in Massachusetts died this this year <hes> <hes> this is the kind of thing that you see in a world with a changing climate so what happened last <hes> winter last fall and on winter we had one of the wettest falls on record <hes> the temperature wasn't cold enough to kill a lot of mosquito eggs and so more mosquitoes those were leftover and we just had more mosquitoes this year that are now <hes> carrying the triple E. V. Virus and so it's it's. I think one of the underappreciated impacts of climate change just a slice of what people are going to be thinking about in coming decades in the warming planet when you know there are are diseases out there that they don't have to think about today but that will be on their doorstep so I'm so sorry and the podcast and such a horrible note but it's out there that they don't have to think about today but that will be on their doorstep so I'm so sorry and the podcast and such a horrible note but it's those are the kinds of things that really got me thinking about the impact of climate change on my front doorstep and that is going to wrap the the show. Thank you Leah so much for joining us. This is a lot of fun. Oh thank you so much for inviting me on and huge fan of all the guys and it's just a huge honor honor to get the chance to talk with you about all these big ideas. Yeah you are wonderful. You're now part of the gang gang. Thank you try. One of the few people who've stayed for the entire episode <hes> checkout Lee stokes on twitter <hes> she's got a ton of analysis and you can check out her book club too so doctor. Stokes is an assistant professor of political science. At the University of California Santa Barbara Jigger Shah's president of generate capital Thank you jigger have an awesome afternoon. We'll talk to you soon. I look forward to it. I'm going to see our are good friend. David Roberts tonight at a energy twitter happy hour. I'll tell David I say hi. We just hung out like the last three days. He's great. I will yeah well. I think he's probably just stayed on the East Coast after your Great Conference Catherine Hamilton is the chair thirty eight north solutions and I hope you're hanging out with awesome people as well absolutely absolutely thank you. We'll catch you

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How America Thwarted a Giant Extension Cord for Renewables

The Energy Gang

03:34 min | 2 years ago

How America Thwarted a Giant Extension Cord for Renewables

"This week is author of a new book about the saga that unfolded when a wind energy pioneer tried just that we're we're. GonNa talk with Russell Gold of the Wall Street Journal about the transmission bottleneck in America's energy transition then to top presidential candidates are calling for day one ban on fracking racking and promising to phase out nuclear. What would be the consequences if Democrat actually put those promises into Action Russell wrote a great book on the fracking boom a few years years back so he's going to help us out with that topic as well and finally were digging into that Jonathan Franzen piece in the New Yorker that everyone is up in arms about we'll look at why it got so many people including thing myself so hot and bothered in Washington DC it is our co-host Catherine Hamilton Chair of thirty nor solutions. Hello Catherine how are you. I'm great. Congress came back act today so now I have to start wearing shoes. Although you are coming to us from home today so you have the option whether or not to wear shoes that's right in New Mexico this week traveling for some kind of speaking gig. It's Jigger Shah the president of generate capital. What about New Mexico for I'm here with my friends friends. The Energy Foundation and I'm not wearing shoes in Austin Texas. It is our guest. Russell gold a senior energy reporter at the Wall Street Street Journal Russell Welcome. Are you wearing shoes absolutely not I work from home. I bet he's wearing bunnies libbers. I am also not wearing shoes so look at this guys. We are We're all getting as comfortable as possible so nestling kick your feet up. Let's have a long conversation about transmission. Russell is a longtime newspaper reporter. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist analyst for his reporting on the deepwater horizon oil spill. He's got two books under his belt. One on fracking called the boom and the latest is super power. It's all about this guy named Michael Skelly in his harrowing attempt to build one of the most ambitious energy infrastructure projects in recent history a series of high-voltage transmission lines essentially renewable energy the extension cords running from Oklahoma to the southeast and this book is about Skelly Journey and what it tells us about the difficulties of the clean energy transition so russell. You've covered a lot of different energy stories in your day. Why did you zero in on this one. I actually didn't really set out to write a book about transmission I I I looked around and I wanted to write about the people who were doing something big and ambitious about energy and climate and you know it didn't really matter what they were doing. I just will sort of wanted to understand what it took to throw yourself into a giant project because my sense was that the energy trends transition was going to require are these big ambitious ideas and projects and you know. I've sort of been reading a bunch of David McCullough box on the building the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal and I I wondered what was the equivalent equivalent today and I looked around and talk to people and people said Oh you gotta get down to Houston and talk to this guy named skelly because what he's trying to do with his company you know that that's that's the modern equivalent of building the Brooklyn Bridge. This is a big ambitious project and I went down and met him and you know his personal story. Worry sort of takes you from the the beginning of the modern renewable movement here in the United States late nineteen nineties up until today and I thought you know this is a fascinating story so oh I threw myself into transit transmission and how did skelly get so obsessed with transmission himself well you know he

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The Problem With Carbon Offsets

The Energy Gang

03:05 min | 2 years ago

The Problem With Carbon Offsets

"Week with flight shamed growing in popularity extreme weather intensifying and the amazon in flames. There's more demand than ever for carbon offsets to switch guilt and make us feel like we're doing something anything but those credits may not be doing what you think they are or in some cases doing anything at all. We are digging into the complicated and frustrating world of carbon offsets. There's a reason why even the united nations is now calling out there limitations then new climate plans from bernie sanders andrew young days after jay inslee leaves the race what's in them and who will become the climate candidate finally we dig into a bill from ohio that bails out big utilities and guts clean energy. The politics of this thing are ugly ugly and they are only getting uglier back in washington d._c. This week is catherine hamilton our co host and chair of thirty nor solutions from the lake house to the house of representatives representatives. How much anxiety are you feeling being back in the nation's capital after a few weeks vacation well luckily congress is still out but i will tell you the drive drive down from being in the mountains and super remote for like almost an entire month's <hes> even my dog was completely stressed. She's like what are all these cars cars and people doing here back from his own trip <hes> who knows what kind of shock he's feeling just in bethesda maryland outside of d._c. See jigger shaw. He's the president of generate capital jigger. Are you feeling <hes> <hes> sense of shock after your iceland trip coming back to the united states now. Are you kidding me. It's always good to come back home. What was your favorite thing about iceland well. I have to say the the beauty of iceland even though they really hype it up. It's still far exceeds the hype. It's really a beautiful place in my sister. Is there now with her. Kids and the pictures is posting on instagram or unbelievable volt jaeger. Yeah i mean and you can really get right up close like my three and a half year old. We walked behind a waterfall and we're a climbing boulders near the beach. I mean it really is is all the things that you'd want it to be more. Did you go see that memorial for the glacier. I think a couple of weeks ago they put that up did you you todd on social media i did so there was somebody who was commenting in the bar that i was in that was like walking by and it was she was walking being like i think it was like fifty feet from where we were staying so i just mr so. I don't want to put you both on the spot but i'm going to did either of you. Buy carbon offsets for you travel. Hell no oh why not because. I know what they get used for. No i have a i have a hybrid and i was just busy trying to hyper mile yeah you. You're you're the point source. Technology is most important well. We are going to unpack what is behind them and why i you may have some doubts next time you go to press that button when you buy your your flight and try to offset your travel with some carbon offsets but a a lot of people don't realize the darker side of carbon offsets. A bunch of things

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Energy efficiency Ingrid modernization public visor group and miss Catherine Hamilton is the chair of thirty eight north solutions a public policy consultancy specialising in clean energy and innovation and executive director of the advance energy management alliance she previously ran the gridwise alliance was policy director to the energy storage association and worked at the national renewable energy laboratory Catherine worked in buildings research and government relations he also spent a decade at an investor owned utilities designing electrical systems for commercial and residential developments as a witness to should know you each have five minutes for spoken testimony your written testimony will be included in the record when you have completed your spoken testimony we will begin with questions and each member will then have five minutes for questions we will start with the testimony of ms Evans chairman lamb ranking member whatever and members of the subcommittee it is an honor and a privilege to serve at the department of energy as the Assistant Secretary for the offices cybersecurity energy security and emergency response thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the department one of the most critical missions that theory is developing the science and technology to successfully counter the ever evolving increasing threat of cyber and other attacks on our networks data facilities and infrastructure do we work closely with our federal agencies state local tribal and territorial governments industry and our national laboratory partners to accomplish this mission another critical mission for DO we is insuring the resilience of our electric grid and successfully countering the ever evolving increasing threat of physical and cyber attacks dear we recently announced an eight million dollar investment in innovations that.

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"With extremely attractive, entry rates, but that would balloon to really extraordinarily extraordinary levels, if they didn't get paid off in a certain amount of time and just like the housing crisis. This system was built on the idea that taxi medallion prices would never. Fall. And then, of course, incomes ride hailing in this whole system, collapses, and thousands of drivers are unable to pay back their loans, their lives have been ruined. We've seen a spate of many suicides in the taxi industry in New York. It's been very sad. And this, this was just a really great piece of journalism as a two part series, and it sends caused a bunch of investigations in New York, and it's a reminder that, you know, these stories are just far more complicated than they appear because, of course, Uber and lift causes major problems, but they exposed and exacerbated this much bigger financial system underpinning, the taxi network. Yeah, I talked to a driver in Chicago, taxi driver, who said sort of the same thing that he bought this really expensive medallion, and it's worth nothing now, that's it for the show. You know, we don't ask for subsidies. Here we just ask for your moral support, send out the word on social media recommend this show to your colleagues and friends, give us a rating and review on apple podcasts. Thanks. You so much for joining us, so Catherine you're there and DuPont circle where you gonna go. You're going to go to the IMF today. You're going to go to the World Bank. Treasury. You're gonna go to Corp our yoga to shake shack, what delightful place or you're going to attend after we finish this podcast. I am going to go back to my office and do conference calls for the rest of the day. I'm afraid not very glamorous jigger. What's up in San Francisco? I'm going to start looking for subsidies for myself. I really. Yeah. I really think that there's a big big opportunity in subsidies. If you find any shoot them over to me, we can divvy them up, and we'll put more money into this show on the government dole. With jigger Shah and Catherine Hamilton. I'm Stephen Lacey. This is the energy gang conversations on the future of energy from green tech media and postscript audio we'll catch you next time folks..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"A contributing editor at GTM welcome to the show this week, tackling subsidies. A new report from the International Monetary Fund on global fossil fuel subsidies is yet again causing a cycle of outraged headlines. Followed by cautious analysis. Followed by confusion are subsidies up or are they down? We will discuss then tax subsidies for solar and wind are set to ramp downward. It was part of a deal struck in two thousand fifteen but some are calling for an extension of those credits. Once again, wait didn't industry say would be fine without them. Finally PG. Any is warning California customers about planned blackouts during this year's fire season. Does this open up a new opportunity for commercial microbes and residential battery backup out in San Francisco, where we haven't gotten blackouts yet, but they may be coming. His jigger Shah the president of generate capital. Hello. Jig. How are you exhausted? Just trying to keep the lights on around here are, are you like manually running around trying to check the equipment and make sure the lights are running xactly, exactly in Washington DC, sitting within a block radius of the World Bank treasury, the American bio-gas council. The global Taiwan institute a core. Power, yoga studio and shake shack is Catherine Hamilton. She is the chair of thirty at nor solutions. Hello, catherine. How are you doing there, in DuPont circle, and I'm great? I'm feeling like a little unsubsidized island in the middle of all this, I really love DC, you have this amalgamation of very serious organizations mixed him with all these playful bars and businesses and just a half a mile away from you sits the International Monetary Fund and a few economists at the IMF recently issued a working paper on global fossil fuel subsidies, finding that oil gas and coal got five point two trillion dollars. Subsidies and twenty seventeen that's an increase of five hundred billion from twenty fifteen. But wait, they also found that fossil fuel subsidies had fallen by half since twenty twelve so which is it, it kind of sounds like a riddle, doesn't it? What's brown? Six hundred and fifty million years old lives in the earth, and can rise and fall at the same time. Someone laughed sir waiting for the punchline. Okay. But seriously because we have a couple of conflicting conclusions here, it's worth unpacking these numbers. So according to the I m f report direct subsidies are at two hundred ninety six billion dollars in twenty seventeen and that's about half of what it wasn't twenty fifteen. So that's good news. But when you factor in subsidies to lower the cost of fossil fuels for consumers they amount to about half a trillion dollars, and then here's the kicker when factoring in the unproved harms to the environment and public health, that's where you get these trillions of dollars in subsidies and I think that's where the controversial piece of this report comes in so Catherine. Let's break down the direct subsidies peace and talk about what that entails. Yes. So I've been working for couple of years with Doug coupla from earth track on my work with the World Economic Forum to try to get my head around what subsidies are because I am not an expert but he is he's doing. Big report for OAC. That's not yet public, but he and I talked about the IMF report. And some of the things he talks about, on subsidies just so that people understand what that means. They're subsidies can include direct spending, so that's you know, government programs grants energy are in D. Those are all subsidies tax expenditures, like the investment tax credit or production tax credit that we're gonna talk about a little bit later, accelerated depreciation that sort of tax subsidy, and then a user fees, which, you know, pipelines have user fees that fund safety measures to the pipelines in part and some other things. Too terms of access to resources. So royalty rates credit. So if you get if you were a resource that gets below market loans, or loan guarantees or favorable.

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"Companies are detailing their risks to climate change and they are numerous finally a slightly philosophical ending who is to blame for climate change we know it's all of us but do we need someone more specific to blame companies politicians or does that hinder consensus building when i need someone to plame or build consensus with a turned to my co host catherine hamilton and jigger shah catherine's the chair thirty at nor solutions she's there in washington d._c. getting over a wicked travel flew after her john's to dav ohs hey katherine hey i know who to blame i'm blaming all four hundred people on that transatlantic flight i took are you wearing a mask and it was i have been wearing it to you know be around anybody in my family and basically quarantined but the two questions they ask when i went to the doctors was have you been overseas recently i was like yeah yesterday and then the second question was have you been around anybody with a communicable disease and i'm like everybody so here i am i was with a bunch of rich people they clearly have communicable these we don't wanna know which one set is not how i travel though it wasn't that that second class flight i mean the second class train seeds and the economy flight that is those were not the people jigger shah's on the outskirts of d._c. in bethesda maryland are you quarantined over there sir well i should my my son got his nasty fever yesterday so so we're all hands on deck to try to figure out childcare and all those things so y'all been getting some.

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"Investor in one of Billy's earlier companies this bogus exclusive credit card for millennials. And when mcclendon died it actually caused mcfarland's company to spiral, and it's partly what led him to start his next venture. Which created this disaster. This disaster of a festival the fire festival that captured everyone's attention. So it was Aubrey mcclendon who partly set the dominoes in motion that caused this crisis. And I just thought that was that that tickled me as I watched the documentary. I didn't realize that. Yeah. Well, you know, Aubry had a a glorious, you know, life. I think he was also the main reason why we're killing coal plants in this country. No scams here folks, just a pure unadulterated conversations about the future of energy. If you appreciate what we're doing here. Give us a rating and review on apple podcast. Sts, and we're going to send our appreciation right back to you by giving the author of our favorite review of free subscription to GTM's squared. You've got until January thirty first who knows maybe we'll create our own festival jigger. What do you think? What would you? Call our energy gang festival, the festivus for the rest of us. That's right. Well, hopefully, y'all can make that when it finally materializes. In the meantime, just hit us up on Twitter. If you wanna send show ideas commentary for questions with jigger Shaw and Catherine Hamilton, I'm Stephen Lacey. This is the energy gang of production of green tech media dot com. We'll catch you next week, folks..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"It's something that has been discussed further last few years in cleantech. But now has. Found its way into broader discussions of how to fund companies generally and more startups are choosing not to take traditional venture capital. So we're gonna do an episode here on the energy gang about funding opportunities. We've yet to figure out exactly how we're going to structure that episode. But if you have some ideas, and you wanna you have questions about, you know, how to raise money or what the best business model is or just general trends in finance and venture capital hit us up on Twitter, and we'd be happy to answer some of your questions. So that's that's what we've been thinking about. And we appreciate your feedback on some of this stuff. And we're going to have some really cool episodes on those topics that hopefully help many of you out in twenty nineteen that sounds awesome. I feel like I'm gonna learn a lot from those. Well, you better 'cause you're going to be teaching a lot. Okay. That's the end of the show, folks. Remember to go over to apple podcasts and rate and review us give us a creative review for your chance to win a free one year membership to GTM's squared at the end of the month. We're gonna come together and talk about our favorite entries on apple podcasts. And we'll hook that person up with a year subscription GTM's square. Thanks for listening. Hit us up on Twitter with anything else. You want us to discuss we will catch you next week with Catherine Hamilton and jigger Shaw. I'm Stephen Lacey. This is the energy gang produced by green tech media and postscript audio. We will catch you next week.

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

04:09 min | 3 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"I'm Stephen Lacey, contributing editor at GTM, welcome. We are about to witness one of the most contentious and consequential bankruptcies in the history of energy PG genie. California's biggest utility is reeling from wildfire costs, and it is now headed to the courts where it will likely be dismantled will it crush California's goals to clean up the electric grid or will lawmakers step in with a political fix of some kind that the risk of angering a lot of people whose lives have been devastated by wildfires. The stakes could not be higher. We're going to tackle the big questions raised by PGA spiral. Then why are hundreds of liberal green groups shutting down every technology except wind and solar as part of the green new deal. We'll discuss a letter that has raised a lot of criticism and risks fighting among allies, even before a real plan is considered in congress. Then. I'm sorry to say it folks, the Russians have likely already hacked your Email. We're going to have a rundown of a terrifying story on the Wall Street Journal of how the Russians infiltrated dozens of utilities allowing them to hide out inside the computer systems controlling the grid. Who knows maybe Russian intelligence is listening to us right now, Catherine Hamilton is the chair of thirty eight nor solutions a public policy firm in Washington DC. Hey, katherine. Hey, how are you all doing good? So if the Russians were listening to us, what would you want to tell them? Step away from the microphone. Secret Shah is back on the east coast just outside DC. He is the president of the investment firm generate capital. Hello jigger. Hey, how you doing good? What would you want to tell the Russians if they're listening in you know, I watched a YouTube video of a bunch of teenagers in Saint Saint Petersburg, having a fireworks fight. So I would say do more of that. That sounds pretty cool. Our Russian listeners hate us are like five Russian listeners are completely offended at this point. Well, if the the Russian intelligence agency is listening guys feel free to send some Twitter bots encouraging people to rate and review the show on EPO podcasts. And of course, as I mentioned at the top of the show, they can get a free squared membership. Well, the fact that Russia's hacking of the grid is not our top story tells you everything about the importance of this first topic PG looming. Bankruptcy. The biggest utility in the world's fifth largest economy in the world has spiraled out of control. It faces up to thirty billion dollars in wildfire costs from the two thousand seventeen in two thousand eighteen fire seasons ten times its current market capitalization. So yeah, this is a big deal, and it's also kind of confusing because it's so wrapped up in the states climate goals and the future risks of wildfires are so damaging. So this bankruptcy proceeding has to take both those factors into consideration. Which? Complicates matters. So here's how I wanna break the conversation up. What happens to the utility now like what are the proposals? What happens to renewable energy, contracts and other programs for efficiency and EVT's? How does this impact the state's broader climate goals? Will there be a political fix because of those important goals, and then what's the technological and operational fix to prevent wildfire damage from destroying another utility? So there is an important technological element that we will get to hopefully at the end, but mostly I think a lot of people are just kind of interested in the bankruptcy proceeding itself. And what it means for such a massive utility like PG knee. And then what it means for future bankruptcy proceedings. So let's just provide a very brief recap of how Pacific Gas and electric found itself in this financial calamity, a Catharine. Can you give us a really quick overview? Yes. So this is like the ninth largest bankruptcy since the eighties. So this is a huge deal. It's. It's a big one. And there's been a long and sorted history. With PG any from the Enron days in in two thousand two thousand one where PG e and so Kelly was we're all wrapped up in that then. So there was no love loss for PGA for a long time in two thousand nine when the Recovery Act gave a cost share program to PG need to do smart meters..

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"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"catherine hamilton" Discussed on The Energy Gang

"Although I do lot of that too. Yeah. I'm so excited for you. A you know that when you asked me to do this. I didn't even know what a podcast was. And I ask you what I was supposed to wear. I'm excited that you're doing your own thing. And look forward to listening to a lot more podcasts. Yeah. For sure, and we're going to be working on some special projects with some other energy companies out there through green tech media. So stay tuned for some of that stuff in if if you're interested in figuring out how a brand can or an organization in the energy sphere can launch a podcast. We'd be more than willing to have that conversation with you. But again, we are going to continue to do this show as long as there is energy and cleantech news. We're going to debate it and discuss it, and we're going to keep stepping up our game with really good guests as well. And take a lot of stuff from you. You know, our resolution on our podcast is to interact with our audience, even more. So we're taking a lot of solicitations from Twitter and Email 'em. You do already influence the coverage, but we're hoping to provide more interactivity to form an even deeper community through this podcast. So I want to close out with a question for both of you. Because you guys are both. Successful at this. Do you have any advice for me? And through me. I mean, like all the other people out there who want to start their own venture on what it takes to build a good company while I think I think I've already said this before, but you have to say, no a lot more than you say. Yes, it's I mean, it's amazing to me. How many entrepreneurs get caught and just being busy as opposed to finding really meaningful work to move their vision forward. My advice would be don't be afraid to ask for help. Well, I might now she help publicly on this podcast. Then is he if everyone else can learn from my experiences. And I will not be listening to your podcast through one of those speaker devices. I still think that they spy on you. I know, sadly, I'm one of these people who sees the enormous potential and is trying to figure it out and educate people about it. But I also don't want one in my house. So I'm trying to reconcile. So best of luck, Steven, thanks. Thanks to both of you. All right. We're calling it there, folks. Lots more conversation and debate to come go on over interact with us on Twitter. Your comments are going to be hugely influential and what we discuss on this show. And you know, how we think about the way we approached some of the topics so find Catherine jigger me any energy gang there. And of course, read us reviews anywhere you get podcasts. Particularly apple podcasts. Thank you. Thank you for being here with Catherine Hamilton and jigger Shah. I'm Stephen Lacey. This is the energy gang a production of green tech media.

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