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More Power To You
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Podcasting about the policy and politics shaping our clean energy economy.
 
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The Climate Pod
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The Climate Pod is an informative and humorous podcast on the latest environmental issues and climate action hosted by brothers Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel.
 
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Two great guests this week! First, Leslie Fields, senior director of environmental justice and healthy communities for The Sierra Club, joins the show to talk about how The Equitable and Just Climate Platform aims to help those most impacted by climate change. Then, John Schwartz, science writer for The New York Times, reviews his reporting on ...…
 
CNN hosted a 7-hour #ClimateTownHall on Wednesday night. We watched all of it. To review the marathon climate discussion with us, we have Buzzfeed's Zahra Hirji. And to talk about her breaking news story that rocked the Climate Town Hall, The Intercept's Akela Lacy joins the show. She finally settles the Joe Biden Fossil Fuel Fundraiser controv ...…
 
Last week, the Trump Administration announced rollbacks to Obama-era regulations on methane emissions. What's happening? Why is this so bad? What can be done about it? We're joined this week by Earther's Yessenia Funes and Environmental Defense Fund's Ben Ratner to discuss the changes and to answer those questions. Also, we review updates on th ...…
 
This week we discuss the horrific, human-caused fires burning in the Amazon, and National Geographic's Natasha Daly tells us how the millions of plant and animal species living in the world's largest tropical rainforest are affected by these fires. Next, we talk to Dr. Miriam Goldstein, the Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Pr ...…
 
This is a wide-ranging and wonderful episode. First, we are joined by Earther's Brian Kahn to talk about ecofascism and the dangerous discourse occurring around climate around the globe. Then, we ask Vox's David Roberts a whole lot of energy policy questions that span carbon taxes, electric vehicles, renewable energy goals, the filibuster, The ...…
 
On Monday, the Trump Administration announced changes to weaken the Endangered Species Act. This decision comes just three months after the United Nation's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released a study that reported up to 1 million species are now threatened with extinction around the ...…
 
For many concerned with climate change, establishing a carbon fee is a step in the right direction when it comes to market-based solutions. Mark Reynolds of the Citizens' Climate Lobby argues that the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, a bill his group is pushing for in Congress, is a bipartisan way to do exactly that. Mark discusses th ...…
 
Two more nights of debates! Democrats squared off for round two of the primary debates and the climate talk was...better, maybe? We review the climate discussion with The New Republic's Emily Atkin, who explains which candidates stood out, how these debates could be better, and what climate topics she hopes will be explored in the future. Emily ...…
 
Dr. Peter Gleick is a world-renowned scientist, who co-founded the Pacific Institute, received the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and received the 2018 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. As an expert on water and climate issues, Dr. Gleick joined the podcast to talk about the crisi ...…
 
On Thursday, we received TWO new climate plans from two presidential candidates - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Tom Steyer. We evaluate both, review the details, and assess what this means for the Democratic primary race. Then, we're joined by Daniel Poneman, former Deputy Secretary of Energy for President Obama and current President and CEO of C ...…
 
This week week we talk to Aracely Jimenez, digital media manager for the Sunrise Movement, to talk about the organization's goals, how they plan to push legislation forward and keep politicians accountable, and how you can help as a climate activist. It's a great conversation about an awesome organization. Ty and Brock also discuss that press c ...…
 
Beth Gardiner is the author of "Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution." In this episode, we talk to Beth about the shocking statistics she discovered on air pollution and the remarkable damage it's doing to public health. Beth explains why this is happening and the best way to start attacking this problem that causes 7 million pre ...…
 
This week, we talk to Andy Kroll, Washington D.C. bureau chief for Rolling Stone, about his feature story "The Shadow Cabinet: How a Group of Powerful Business Leaders Drove Trump's Agenda" and the impact the fossil fuel industry has had on the EPA. We also discuss possible investigations into the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and getting to know Ja ...…
 
Three guests this week! First, Rebecca Leber (Mother Jones) recaps Trump's wild environmental speech on Monday and talks about the Green New Deal and Climate Debate! Next, Katherine Hamilton (The Energy Gang Podcast) helps us understand the issues that might define the 2020 Democratic Primary and what policies she hopes to see implemented! Fina ...…
 
In 1986, Felicity Barringer was freelancing for the New York Times in Moscow when the Chernobyl Disaster occurred. She recounts her experience from that time as an American journalist in the Soviet Union, talks about being followed by the KGB, and shares what she liked about the HBO miniseries' "Chernobyl" and what she believes it got wrong abo ...…
 
This week, we review the new HBO documentary "Ice on Fire" and talk to director Leila Conners, who co-produced the film with Leonardo DiCaprio. Conners tells us why the group that made "The 11th Hour" got back together address climate change and innovation again. Then, our avian op-ed columnist, Chad the Bird warns us of the dangers of melting ...…
 
For decades, misinformation campaigns have effectively muddied the waters when it comes to Americans understanding the truth about climate change. We're joined this week by the creator and host of the Drilled podcast, Amy Westervelt, to talk about the origins of climate misinformation and how this still persists today. Also, our climate corresp ...…
 
This episode is a graduate-level course on tracking renewable energy from generation to the end user, and the complexities of how policies, processes and markets all interact. My guest is Ben Gerber, the Executive Director of M-RETS, the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System based in Minneapolis. And this episode is a first for this podcast ...…
 
This is a special episode of More Power to You, in which I bring you an episode of Offshore Wind Insider, a podcast I launched a few months ago for the Business Network for Offshore Wind, which in full disclosure is a client of mine. My guest is Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Network. Our conversation covers both strengths and challenges ...…
 
My guest this episode is climate advocate Will Hackman. Will hails from America’s heartland, spent three seasons as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, has attended the past three UN climate conferences, and works in DC advancing climate and clean energy policy in the NGO community. We start our conversation by discussing the need for climate act ...…
 
In this episode we focus on energy efficiency in rural America. My guest is Mary Shoemaker, State Policy Analyst at ACEEE, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Our conversation focuses on both challenges and solutions, and we cover a broad range of issues, starting with what makes rural America unique in terms of energy efficie ...…
 
In this episode we focus on carbon pricing and its prospects both federally and in the states. My guests are Andres Jimenez, Senior Director of Government Affairs, and Jamie DeMarco, State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator, for Citizens' Climate Lobby. In a purely coincidental bit of good timing, the morning that our interview was scheduled, a b ...…
 
In this episode we put on our energy geek hats to focus on demand response, and explore how utilities are implementing demand response programs across the US. My guest is Brenda Chew, an analyst at SEPA – the Smart Electric Power Alliance, and lead author of SEPA’s 2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot report which serves as the basis fo ...…
 
This is a special episode of More Power To You, the first episode recorded in front of a live audience. Earlier this month the Maryland Clean Energy Center hosted its annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit in College Park, and I moderated a panel titled The Mechanics of Offshore Wind: Moving to the Grid of the Future. The four panelists were: Jaso ...…
 
Welcome to the sixth and final episode in a special series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, we focus on b ...…
 
Welcome to Part Five in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. This week’s focus is electric transport ...…
 
Welcome to Part Four in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. This week’s focus is offshore wind ener ...…
 
Welcome to Part Three in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode we focus on distribute ...…
 
Welcome to Part Two in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each of these episodes spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, the second in ...…
 
Welcome to a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each of these six episodes spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, the first in the seri ...…
 
In this episode of More Power To You we explore the nexus of electrification, transportation and industrial marine ports. My guest is Christine Houston, Manager of Sustainable Practices at the Port of Long Beach, the 2nd largest port in the country and a national leader in electrification. In our conversation we touch on a range of issues inclu ...…
 
In this episode we take a regional look at energy efficiency in the Southeastern U.S. My guest is Mandy Mahoney, President of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, or SEEA. We start off by discussing the concept of energy efficiency and what it means these days, and then dive into SEEA’s energy efficiency work in the South, including the en ...…
 
This is the second of two episodes in which we look at clean energy advocacy and politics from different political points of view, as we approach November's midterm elections. This week we hear a progressive perspective from Craig Auster, PAC and Advocacy Partnerships Director at the League of Conservation Voters. We begin the conversation with ...…
 
This is the first of two episodes in which we look at clean energy advocacy and politics from different political points of view. In today's show I sit down with Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy at CRES Forum and its political arm, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, for the conservative perspective. We begin the conversa ...…
 
In this episode we focus on data, analytics, artificial intelligence and their impact on the electric grid. My guest is Sonny Garg, Managing Director of Global Energy Solutions at Uptake. We start this fascinating and wide ranging conversation with a look at how data and predictive analytics are being used to maximize the uptime, productivity a ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast we focus on Alaska's unique energy landscape. Our guest is Chris Rose, Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, or REAP. We begin with an overview of energy in Alaska today, then delve into the unique way Alaska's grid operates without oversight from FERC—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission— ...…
 
In this episode we look at the current landscape for community solar, including trends, financing models and case studies. We close with a prediction about the state of community solar five to ten years in the future. My guests are Dan Chwastyk, K Kaufmann and Jared Leader from SEPA, the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Three new reports from SEP ...…
 
In this episode we focus on pollinator-friendly habitat and its inclusion in solar developments. My guest is Rob Davis, Director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, a public interest non-profit based in St. Paul, Minnesota. We start by discussing the energy landscape in Minnesota, and then we get into pollinator-friendly ha ...…
 
In this episode we review the electric vehicle landscape in the Southeast. My guest is Anne Blair, Clean Fuels Director at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and one of the driving forces behind Electrify the South. We first discuss the factors affecting EV adoption in Georgia, then cover Florida, North Carolina and other states. Anne also ...…
 
In this episode I sit down for a brief conversation with Joe Fiordaliso, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. It's an exciting time for clean energy in New Jersey: the state has a new governor and a new BPU president, and both are committed to positioning the state as a national leader in clean energy. This is the second of tw ...…
 
In this episode we explore public sentiment about offshore wind farms and the importance of community engagement in shaping it. My guest is Dr. Jeremy Firestone, Director of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration and Professor of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. His research on public sentiment about the Block Island Wind Farm ...…
 
In this episode we take a deep dive look at the solar market in the southeastern U.S. My guest is Bryan Jacob, Solar Program Director at SACE, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. We use SACE's new report Solar in the Southeast as the basis for our conversation. We start by discussing the report's methodology, then delve into the solar lands ...…
 
In this episode we look at the energy transition from the perspective of one of its key players—the Consumer Advocate. My guest is Elin Katz, Connecticut's Consumer Counsel and the current president of NASUCA, the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. We first explore broadly what the consumer's interest is; then we look at ...…
 
The offshore wind industry is growing quickly! Liz Burdock, Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, returns to the podcast almost a year after our first conversation to discuss the outlook for offshore wind today. Liz presents an overview of state-level offshore wind developments on both coasts; discusses the implications ...…
 
This week we take a look at how the clean energy transition is impacting our built environment, as seen through the eyes of an architect with more than two decades of experience in green design. Our guest is Phil Kaplan, Principal at Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, Maine and the current Chair of NESEA, the Northeast Sustainable Energy A ...…
 
In this episode we take a look at how the clean energy transition is playing out in the Land of Lincoln. Jen Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council, and MeLena Hessel, Policy Advocate with the Environmental Law and Policy Center, join me for a discussion about the policy and political developments shaping Illinois' cl ...…
 
For almost a year, one of the hottest topics among solar insiders has been the Suniva trade case. Its petition for the President to impose import duties on certain solar photovoltaic cells and modules created market uncertainty, galvanized the vast majority of the solar industry in opposition to the petition, and left everyone wondering--as usu ...…
 
One of the big stories in clean energy in recent years has been the electrification of transportation. For our first show of 2018 we're sticking with that theme and discussing the EV landscape in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic. Our guest is Pam Frank, CEO of ChargEVC, a new organization based in New Jersey. References mentioned in the show inc ...…
 
Since MPTY launched nine months ago, we've covered the clean energy landscape from solar to wind, hydrokinetic to nuclear, biofuels to electric vehicles, battery storage and more. Our shows have been downloaded thousands of times, in 45 states and more than 30 countries. Enjoy this brief audio mashup that sprints through all of our 2017 intervi ...…
 
Our electric grid is in the midst of arguably its biggest transformation of the last hundred years. Changes in technology, different regulatory approaches, new business models, as well as the rise of distributed generation in which consumers generate their own power behind the meter—all of these factors are fundamentally upending our traditiona ...…
 
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