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CleanTechnica's Zach Shahan and Mike Barnard discuss cleantech news and original analyses with cleantech leaders, top researchers, and investment experts in the fields of solar energy, battery storage, climate change, artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicles (EV), and more. The "Tesla Inside Out" show is also part of the CleanTech Talk podcast.
 
Solar is now an established part of the national dialog. With 65% of Americans supporting solar it's time to Talk Solar. Join seasoned Blog Talk Radio Host Beth Bond of Speaking of Green as she focuses on her favorite topic solar. Known in solar circles in Georgia Bond is ready to talk to about all things solar in the US now. Join her as she talks about policy, solar technology and installations from home owner roof tops to gW utility scale solar.
 
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Mike Casey, founder and President of Tigercomm, a 100% cleantech communications firm, talks with CleanTechnica CEO Zachary Shahan about the history of the fossil fuel industry's influence on US politics, the influence it had (including on Senator Joe Manchin) on delaying and almost killing recent US climate legislation, whether or not ANY politicia…
 
CleanTechnica's Zach Shahan, Jo Borras, and Steve Hanley discuss the Clean Vehicle Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in this episode of CleanTech RoundTalk, especially focusing on the exclusion of any EVs using battery minerals from China and what that means. We also touched on PHEVs with small batteries being eligible for the tax credi…
 
Today, CleanTechnica's Jo Borras talks with Ben Shapiro (not THAT Ben Shapiro) about cutting carbon emissions in transportation. Ben is a Manager with RMI’s Carbon-Free Mobility team, aiming to catalyze rapid progress on emissions reductions in the transportation sector. His work focuses on pairing knowledge of both the electric power and transport…
 
CleanTechnica CEO Zach Shahan talks with BloombergNEF's Head of Economics & Modeling, David Hostert, about how despite rising renewable energy costs, renewable energy is getting more and more competitive and dominating new power installations.
 
Steve Heckeroth made a name for himself as an architect designing solar "umbrella homes" in California, until he discovered EVs and, he believes, a way to turn back the clock on human-driven climate change. As founder and CIO of electric tractor company Solectrac, Steve believes that agriculture can save the world.…
 
Jigar Shah has had an exceptional career as a commercializer of energy decarbonization solutions, from founding solar developer SunEdison, to putting his money where his mouth is with the original Clean Feet Investors fund, to co-founding the Carbon War Room with Richard Branson. Now he’s running the US Department of Energy’s Loans Program Office a…
 
Jigar Shah has had an exceptional career as a commercializer of energy decarbonization solutions, from founding solar developer SunEdison, to putting his money where his mouth is with the original Clean Feet Investors fund, to co-founding the Carbon War Room with Richard Branson. Now he’s running the US Department of Energy’s Loans Program Office a…
 
CleanTechnica's Jo Borras talks with Radio Flyer's Chief Innovation Officer, Tom Schlegel, about the company's innovative, utilitarian electric cargo bikes. In particular, they focus on the Flyer L885 (flyer.radioflyer.com/flyer-l885.html). They also discuss Radio Flyer's origins and its strong relationship with Tesla.…
 
Laurence Kuykendall, Marketing Director at Energica Motor Company, talks with CleanTechnica's Scott Cooney about how Energica got through the initial part of the Covid-19 crisis, Lawrence's evolution into his role at Energica, Scott's time riding three exciting Energica electric motorcycles, the hot new Energica Experia, and Energica's roadmap to t…
 
Part 2 — So, Andy Tang is an avid skier, and this fueled his career transition out of finance and telcos and into demand management and then energy storage. Now he runs Wartsila’s energy storage and optimization business globally. From "microgrids" of 240,000 people in the Azores to utility-scale storage deployments around the world, Wartsila is a …
 
Andy Tang is an avid skier, and this fueled his career transition out of finance and telcos and into demand management and then energy storage. Now he runs Wartsila’s energy storage and optimization business globally. From "microgrids" of 240,000 people in the Azores to utility-scale storage deployments around the world, Wartsila is a major player,…
 
CleanTechnica's Scott Cooney interviews Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company, the 1st Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles. They talk about the software in an Energica motorcycle as well as the Ideanomics majority acquisition of Energica Motor Company. They also talk about the joys, fun, challenges, and future of el…
 
Tesla has never offered lease buyouts for the Model 3, and now it's dropped lease buyouts for all models. Jo Borras explains why this is not good for customers and why leasing is so useful and so often misunderstood. Zach Shahan also discusses Tesla's decision to drop the complimentary mobile charger, which many people (like him) use to charge at h…
 
Big auto dealers are buying small auto dealers like the future is bright. Is it? Also, we chat about auto dealers balking at the high costs of installing EV fast chargers and whether that's the thing to do or not. Further, are they experiencing a kind of "karmic justice" with high installation fees?
 
Michael Barnard speaks with the two co-founders of Buzz Solutions, Kaitlyn Albertoli and Vik Chaudhry. They analyse terabytes of high-resolution images of power lines and towers captured by drones and helicopters for their clients, rapidly identifying failed or failing components, making linesman more productive, and giving utilities' workforces be…
 
Michael Barnard speaks with the two co-founders of Buzz Solutions, Kaitlyn Albertoli and Vik Chaudhry. They analyse terabytes of high-resolution images of power lines and towers captured by drones and helicopters for their clients, rapidly identifying failed or failing components, making linesman more productive, and giving utilities' workforces be…
 
There’s a new hydrogen-reality sheriff organization in town, the Hydrogen Science Coalition. Founded by several engineers and scientists with deep experience in hydrogen, its focus is on ensuring that the press and policy makers have accurate information about the slippery molecule. Paul Martin, chemical process engineer and a co-founder, talks wit…
 
There have been attacks on solar net metering for a decade or more, since net metering shifts revenue and profit from utilities to individual homeowners. An extreme attack on California solar net metering arose in the past year. Listen in as solar industry expert Alex Williams of Solar Energy Partners talks to CleanTechnica's Zach Shahan about thes…
 
CleanTechnica CEO Zach Shahan interviews Sebastian Lange, Vice President of Film Division at Brueckner Group, about the EV battery market, EV battery components, and EV battery component production equipment. Listen in for deep insights in the EV battery market!
 
Michael Barnard has another fascinating future-of-aviation conversation with an industry leader, this time Kevin Antcliff of Xwing. Kevin had followed his father’s footsteps into NASA after his aerospace engineering training. While there he convened a cross-industry study on regional air mobility, a huge opportunity space in the coming years that e…
 
Michael Barnard has another fascinating future-of-aviation conversation with an industry leader, this time Kevin Antcliff of Xwing. Kevin had followed his father’s footsteps into NASA after his aerospace engineering training. While there he convened a cross-industry study on regional air mobility, a huge opportunity space in the coming years that e…
 
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