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The Freeing Energy Podcast

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The Freeing Energy Podcast

Bill Nussey - Clean Energy CEO & TED Speaker

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Hear from energy pioneers from across the globe who are accelerating the shift to clean energy by making their own electric power for their homes, offices, and communities. Join TED speaker and Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby as they talk to the individuals who are disrupting the century-old grid monopoly and making clean, local energy a reality. Visit FreeingEnergy.com for more.
 
The energy revolution is coming, and it's all hands on deck. Amplifying the expertise of the leaders in the new energy economy and inviting diverse voices to the table, we'll talk solar power, battery storage and battery alternatives, microgrids, renewable energy, distributed energy architectures, energy policy, energy equity, and all things energy. I'm your host, Amy Simpkins, renewable energy CEO (and Rocket Scientist) and I am passionate about creating sustainable change. I believe that a ...
 
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Path to Zero

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Path to Zero

Propane Education & Research Council

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Path to Zero is a podcast focused on clean energy and the journey toward a low-carbon future. Zero emissions is a goal we can all get behind, but how do we meet the growing energy demands of the world AND reduce carbon in the atmosphere?
 
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After a historic flooding event in 2016, which left the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa without power and critical infrastructure, the tribe committed themselves to installing microgrids to ensure clean, resilient power on tribal lands. In May 2021, the tribe commissioned three building level microgrids, incorporating more than 520 kW of s…
 
After a 10 year term at the National Renewable Energy Lab, Dr. Julieta Giraldez is working at the edge of technology and regulatory issues, at the edge of the utility, the energy policy, and the energy consumer. She is a facilitator of conversations that move clean energy projects forward. We talk about a lot of edges in this episode: between resea…
 
Host Bill Nussey talks with Bryan Hassin, Co-Founder and CEO of the “rocket ship” accelerator for climate tech innovation, Third Derivative (D3). This new startup accelerator was born from a collaboration of two pioneering firms, RMI (previously Rocky Mountain Institute) and New Energy Nexus. Hassin shares how D3 is bringing startups, investors, an…
 
Midwest solar and storage leader and Clean Power Hour podcast host, Tim Montague, shares with host Bill Nussey how clashing titans in Illinois crafted a grand legislative bargain taking big steps toward a clean renewable energy future. Plus, Montague shares insights on how the simple economics of solar power and storage is changing minds in both bo…
 
Lori Wright is helping to solve tomorrow's problems today. She is a lawyer working in technology - often energy technology - and helping developers, designers, and innovators build systems that will stand the test of time. She focuses on issues of cybersecurity and interoperability, topics that are often hard for implementers to stop and think abou…
 
In this episode host Bill Nussey talks with Andy Klump, founder and CEO of Shanghai-based Clean Energy Associates, the leading global solar and storage supply chain management and engineering services firm. Klump walks us through how and why the economics of solar are shifting in the short term and the impact an energy crisis in China as well as ba…
 
We all know the green benefits of installing renewable energy generation like solar PV, but what happens at the system's end of life? If the panels end up in a landfill, we aren't doing our planet any favors. Janette Freeman at FabTech is on a mission to keep panels out of landfills by either reusing or recycling them. In this episode, we talk abou…
 
Energy access affects health, safety, and education. Seventy-five percent of Africa’s population live without access to modern energy, and women are affected the most. Our guest this week is Katherine Lucey, who is bringing the light to communities in Africa – literally. Her non-profit organization, Solar Sister, recruits women in sub-Saharan Afric…
 
Social Entrepreneur and non-profit leader, Wendy Philleo, Executive Director of Generation 180, joins host Bill Nussey as they explore how her organization is using innovative educational content to transform interest into action, community by community all across the US. Wendy shares examples of their pathways to action programs, including the Sol…
 
The path to a clean energy future is likely not a straightforward one, strewn with complexities. Luckily, engineers love unpacking complexity. Our guest this week is Una Nowling, a study in paradox. Una is a fuels engineer who knows so much about coal, she has been nicknamed by colleagues and clients "The Coal Goddess." Even so, Una is relentlessly…
 
Battery energy storage is getting a great deal of press because of the way it is revolutionizing transportation and vehicle electrification as well as how it enables higher penetration of non-dispatchable renewable energy generation, both in front of and behind the meter. But questions about battery end of life plague the technology. Are batteries …
 
A soldier, lawyer, teacher, judge, and 25 year veteran leader in the energy world as an appointed regulator, utility executive and leading clean energy thinker and advocate, our guest, Karl Rabago shares with host Bill Nussey powerful insights into a new roadmap for the lowest cost, reliable electric grid and why local solar costs less as a part of…
 
Net zero pledges by large global corporations should help grow this market. Balancing quality of projects with streamlined processes and transparent information is key. Anton Root, Head of Research at Allied Crowds , a company that enables finance for the SDGs demystifies the market for us. The market size of voluntary carbon offset markets in land…
 
As an energy industry professional, I know that energy policy is important, but policymaking itself remains something of a black box. State representative Liana Cassar of Rhode Island is pulling back the curtain for us today. Liana's professional background is systems thinking and design for the health care sector, but as a legislator, she balances…
 
If quality clean technology products exist, results based financing can help create markets for them How can you ensure that markets do not collapse when incentives are withdrawn? In this podcast, Martijn Veen Global Head of Energy at SNV tells us how. There are four things really: There has to be a data driven mechanism to allocate incentives. The…
 
What can regular citizens possibly do about climate change? To move the clean energy transition forward? Leslie Glustrom was a humble scientist who "belongs in a lab working on a problem only one or two other people understand." But as a mom she couldn't shake the feeling that she needed to do something, anything, to leave a cleaner planet for her …
 
The way humans produce, distribute and consume electricity will be cleaner, cheaper, and infinitely more complex in the very near future. But how do we get there? Freeing Energy Hosts Sam Easterby and Bill Nussey catch up with leading energy industry expert Peter Kelly-Detwiler to talk about his recently published book, The Energy Swtich. Peter del…
 
One of the biggest concerns I have heard from laypeople about the electric vehicle transition is about the availability of charging stations. Kameale Terry is helping to address that need with ChargerHelp! which boasts a specialized workforce of charging station maintenance professionals, able to troubleshoot non-working EV charging stations and ge…
 
As we transition to an all-electric future, we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity to control individual device usage to be more efficient. How do edge devices “decide” whether it’s efficient to operate? Perhaps the answer lies in proper economic incentive. Transactive energy is a concept where the instantaneous price of energy allows t…
 
In this episode, we get nerdy about batteries and how battery technology has the power to drive the energy transition. Energy storage is a crucial piece of the clean energy future. It mitigates the intermittency of nondispatchable renewable generation like solar or wind and allows us to shift energy to when it is truly needed while also providing g…
 
In this episode, Power Flow host Amy Simpkins shares her vision for the podcast and the importance of collaboration in innovation. Featuring conversations with energy experts, Power Flow showcases all things energy: the new energy economy, the all-electric future, sustainability, resilience, and equity. Learn how microgrid project development is si…
 
In part two of this special interview, global renewable energy leader Michael Liebreich breaks down the core elements driving the shift to a net-zero economy and how public policy and finance influence the rate of change. Plus, Liebreich shares insights on startups and what shapes his investment strategies.…
 
In this first of a two part interview, host Bill Nussey talks with the founder, chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates and founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael Liebreich. This world-renowned thinker, investor, philanthropist and much sought after advisor, weighs in on the renewable energy solutions we should all pay attention to and w…
 
Why should industrial and commercial customers in ASEAN adopt microgrid solutions? Canopy Power, the company founded by Sujay Malve, has been setting up microgrids for remote resorts in the Asia Pacific region. Customers have been benefiting from the money saved from diesel. But post pandemic, Sujay hopes that a focus on attracting sustainability c…
 
What can Singapore tell us about urban sustainability? Ken Hickson has been working in Singapore since the early 1980s. He published his first book on sustainability in 2009. In a weak moment, he would say "give up" because it is "like banging your head". But the moment quickly passes. In this inspiring podcast, Ken, who just celebrated his 77th bi…
 
In this episode, host Bill Nussey catches up with Heila Technology Co-Founder and CTO, Jorge Elizondo. Learn how Helia’s breakthrough technology is changing the way complex local energy systems are managed and operated, making each component smarter while making the whole system far more efficient and resilient.…
 
The energy revolution is coming, and it's all hands on deck. Amplifying the expertise of the leaders in the new energy economy and inviting diverse voices to the table, we'll talk solar power, battery storage and battery alternatives, microgrids, renewable energy, distributed energy architectures, energy policy, energy equity, and all things energy…
 
Host Sam Easterby talks with entrepreneur and founder of the Freeing Energy Project, Bill Nussey. Nussey tells us why the local energy approach will reshape the transition to clean renewable electricity and shares, in their words, lessons learned from some of the new breed of clean tech entrepreneurs interviewed in the past year.…
 
Crowdfunding can be a powerful tool. Not, however, if you think of it as the next cool thing. In my conversation with Davinia Cogan she provides the following advice. Entrepreneurs will have to do the ground work and prepare for a campaign. Incubators will have to really understand their companies and support them with fundraising over several year…
 
Crowdfunding is a serious option for funding clean energy businesses The market took a bit of a hit last year but is still in a very respectable shape Davinia Cogan, who has literally written the book on crowdfunding for clean energy access talks about the different types of crowdfunding and how the markets have reacted to covid. In Davinia's words…
 
Host Bill Nussey talks with Loren McDonald, founder of EV Adoption and leading consultant in the electric vehicle arena. Loren and Bill take a drive through the unexpected twists and turns that EVs will face in reshaping our electric grid. With hundreds of billions being invested, the implications of electric vehicles goes so much further than clea…
 
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