Best Microgrid podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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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 Microgrid Knowledge Podcast covers the players, technologies and policies involved microgrid adoption.
 
The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern ...
 
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Stories from people who are working to fight climate change. We can’t wait for some miraculous technology to fix this mess. Let’s get to work.
 
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Hosts Bill Nussey and Sam Easterby dig into the debate swirling around renewable energy. Learn about the facts and fiction behind toxic waste, landfills, and insufficient land arguments leveled against renewable energy.By BILL NUSSEY - CLEAN ENERGY CEO & TED SPEAKER.
 
BCG's Cameron Taylor and Cropfact's Harm van Rees discuss soil carbon as part of the 'Increasing Awareness of Farm Practices Influencing Soil Carbon Levels and the Impact on the System'. This project is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.…
 
Freeing Energy Podcast Host Sam Easterby talks with Anya Schoolman, the founder and Executive Director of Solar United Neighbors. Listen and learn about SUN programs centered on energy rights, how those rights can be leveraged to save money, support clean energy, and fundamentally change our energy system at the community level.…
 
Positive Train Control, or PTC, is a set of technologies designed to assure that our railroad system is protected from collisions and error-driven accidents. The system tracks the location of trains, compares their immediate operations to infrastructure limits, the presence of other trains, and other sources of risks, and guides operators, or t ...…
 
Folsom Lab founders Paul Gibbs and Paul Grana talk with Host Bill Nussey about how their easy to use software tools help solar power system installers keep pace with demand and create projects that are profitable, safe, and competitive.By BILL NUSSEY - CLEAN ENERGY CEO & TED SPEAKER.
 
Host Bill Nussey talks with Marc Perez of Clean Power Research about their groundbreaking research for the State of Minnesota. That study reveals how optimizing solar capacity and battery storage can help solve seasonal energy demand, save on energy storage costs and still be cost competitive with fossil fuel based generation sources.…
 
Spring flooding in the Mississippi Valley and elsewhere in the U.S. has been extreme in 2019, driven by the usual snow melt amplified by several months of record-breaking rainfall. This pattern seems to grow stronger, and incidents of levee failures have become more numerous. Levees are critical infrastructure components that protect lives and ...…
 
Frank Morris is a former coal miner who was retrained as a residential energy specialist through the New Energy Intern program. This is the third episode in a three-part series about the program, which helps out of work coal miners train for jobs in energy efficiency. Frank now works for the Appalachia Heat Squad and the Housing Development All ...…
 
In this podcast, Host Bill Nussey talks with Quest Renewables’ CEO Finn Findley and Senior Vice President of Sales, Will Arnold, about the enormous potential of solar canopies for land that is already paved and how the innovative designs and construction techniques from Quest Renewables are changing how we think about parking lots.…
 
BCG's Jemma Pearl and Cameron Taylor discuss microgrid technology with Walnut Energy's Tom Kuipper.By BCG - Birchip Cropping Group.
 
In this podcast, Host Bill Nussey talks with Steve Kalland and Autumn Proudlove, from the preeminent North Carolina State University Clean Energy Technology Center, about how and why they track legislation in all 50 States affecting energy, what is on the legislative agenda, and what it means for the transition to clean energy.…
 
In 2008, Los Angeles County voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase to support specific improvements to both highways and transit facilities; in 2016, voters extended and increased that tax to support continued transportation investments. In this podcast we get a progress report on the investment program and learn about transit projects ...…
 
The electrical grid of the future will seem like a bustling bazaar with millions of clean energy generation sources, all interconnected in a complex web. How can we possibly coordinate all these disparate resources, while ensuring our electricity remains safe, reliable, and affordable? The answer, in part, is an under-appreciated technology cal ...…
 
In this episode of the Freeing Energy Podcast, Host Bill Nussey talks with a founder and CEO of Volta Energy Technologies, Jeff Chamberlain. Listen and learn how this renowned scientist is using a secret sauce to turn early stage disruptive technologies into commercial successes for energy storage and the new world of clean energy.…
 
This is the second episode in a three part series about out-of-work coal miners in Eastern Kentucky that are being retrained to do energy efficiency work through the New Energy Intern program. It was created by the Mountain Association for Community and Economic Development or MACED. In the first episode of the series Rachel Norton from MACED t ...…
 
The Soo locks bridge a 21 foot elevation difference between Lake Superior and Lake Huron and the rest of the Great Lakes in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These locks are an essential link in the U.S. steel supply chain. At the end of 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, which operates and maintains Soo Locks, advanced the ...…
 
The clean energy industry is global, very intricate, and increasingly dependent on China. But, one American and his Shanghai-based firm Clean Energy Associates is helping firms around the world navigate this modern day "silk road". Listen as guest Andy Klump gives us a recap of his two-decade journey through the evolution of this industry: the ...…
 
This is a very exciting episode. It’s the first in a three part series about a cool internship program that retrains out-of-work coal miners for energy efficiency jobs. All three episodes were recorded at the historic Appalshop media center in Whitesburg, Kentucky, right in the middle of the Appalachian coalfields. Our guest for this first epis ...…
 
The Times they are a changin. Remember that Dylan song? Well, we are at the beginning of a massive change in one of the biggest industries on earth: the business of electricity. Freeing Energy Project founder Bill Nussey takes us through this change, what lessons history teaches us, the opportunities ahead and how this change will affect us all.…
 
The grid, passive grids, microgrids, islanding, renewable resources, and reliability…. how we get and manage our electricity is complex. In this podcast, Susan Kennedy, the founder and CEO of energy-tech company AMS, takes us on a tour of this complex world and explains how the future of energy will be distributed, digitized, and much smarter t ...…
 
The earthquake risk in California is real, and tall buildings present a particular hazard because they concentrate people and activities, they support critical economic activities, and their scale can pose threats to nearby people and structures. In December of 2018, San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management released a study of tall bu ...…
 
Hosts Sam Easterby and Bill Nussey discuss the biggest clean energy headlines of February 2019 including a deep dive on the Green New Deal, the world's largest battery, and some questionable fossil fuel lobbying.By BILL NUSSEY - CLEAN ENERGY CEO & TED SPEAKER.
 
This is our second conversation with Dave Renné. He has such a wide range of experience in renewable energy that we invited him back for another interview. He has focused much of his career on measuring and analyzing the amount of solar energy that renewable energy developers around the world can expect. That’s important when they are designing ...…
 
The grid. It’s that giant thing that brings electricity into our homes. Well, right now the electrical grid is a 135 year old behemoth that is tightly controlled by Governments and giant utilities. But, that is changing and changing fast. Now, individuals and businesses have access to clean renewable energy 24/7. Listen and learn as Host Bill N ...…
 
What do elephants have to do with clean local energy? In this episode of the Freeing Energy Podcast hear the inspiring story of how a passionate wildlife biologist on the frontier in Kenya is pioneering ways to bring electricity to some 600 million people in Africa. Host Bill Nussey talks with Amar Inamdar of KawiSafi Ventures about his journey ...…
 
Hundreds of large power plants and a nationwide, interconnected distribution network produce and deliver electricity to homes and businesses in the United States. While our electric system is quite reliable (though nowhere near the best compared across nations), cascading failures do shut down parts of the network, and natural disasters, such a ...…
 
Why are so many coal burning power plants shutting down? Part of the reason is economics. But in this Freeing Energy Podcast, hear how a powerful grassroots movement used data to help spur the big shift. Host Bill Nussey talks with Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.By Bill Nussey - Clean Energy CEO & TED Speaker.
 
What happens when Local Energy Champions are determined to find a solution? In this second part of a two-part series, Freeing Energy host Bill Nussey talks with Chris Riley of Guzman Energy. Listen as Chris talks about finding that solution and how growing up in a coal mining town shaped his thinking.…
 
Damaging wildfires in the western U.S. are a growing threat. In California, wildfires destroyed tens of thousands of homes and caused the deaths of nearly 100 people in 2018. Fire also threatens public infrastructure, particularly the highway network, which is essential for both evacuation and the delivery of emergency response resources. To un ...…
 
How did David stand up to Goliath? In this modern-day take, hear the story about how two local energy champions in Taos, New Mexico, took on a giant utility. Bill Nussey talks to Luis Reyes in the first part of this special two-part series about how Kit Carson Electric Coop and Guzman Energy joined forces to bring clean solar energy to their co ...…
 
Our guests today are Chris Carter and Jack Martin, also known as Solar Jim and Sustainable Jack. Chris is a performing artist and sculptor with 20 years of experience designing and installing standalone power systems. Jack is a professor in sustainable technologies at Appalachian State University, and together they’re pioneers of DIY wind turbi ...…
 
Why on earth would anyone leave a career as a proven, successful software CEO for the unknown world of clean, renewable energy? On the first episode of The Freeing Energy Podcast, founder Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby dive into the details of Bill's personal journey in the world of local, decentralized energy - and where he sees that jou ...…
 
Ben Bunker is the CEO of the Global BrightLight Foundation, which provides access to affordable solar-powered lights to people living without access to electricity. Many of the people that they help live in very rural areas. They rely on kerosene, candles or even wood chips for light. BrightLight’s vision is a world with universal access to cle ...…
 
Historically, cities grew up near water – rivers, lakes, the oceans – because of the easy mobility it provides. But water presents a barrier as well as an opportunity, motivating the organized use of ships for local transportation. No city in the United States relies more on ferry transportation for commuting, commerce, and recreation than Seat ...…
 
Both policy makers and investors are supporting the increased use of private funds to finance new and renewed public infrastructure. This sounds like a good idea, but is it realistic? How do these public private partnerships, called P3s, work? What are their advantages and risks? To teach us more about P3s, we talk with David Pennington, managi ...…
 
Paul Bony has worked in several areas of the energy industry. Currently he’s a Senior Program Manager for energy efficiency firm CLEAResult, Board president for Solar Energy International and a board member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. He has also worked in the electric and gas utility industries. Maybe that’s why h ...…
 
Sandra Begay grew up in Gallup, New Mexico, near the Navajo reservation. Her grandmother lived on the reservation and her father and grandfather served on the tribal council. Sandra remembers going to her grandmother’s house when it was first hooked up to the grid. The family got to watch as her grandmother turned on the porch light. That was o ...…
 
An important function of public transit is providing mobility for people with disabilities. This is particularly challenging because of the broad variety of needs and the complexity of providing appropriate facilities and services as a part of, or separate from, mainstream transit operations. Metro, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Auth ...…
 
Andee Chamberlain has been the Sustainability Programs Manager with Texas Parks and Wildlife since 2009 and she’ll be talking with us about her success finding ways to install solar in Texas parks all while fighting tight budgets, climate change and invasive crazy ants. The post Solar Energy in Texas State Parks – Andee Chamberlain appeared fir ...…
 
Microgrids have a dirty past. They were once dependent on diesel generation, one of the dirtiest forms of power generation. Even with the addition of solar or wind it was difficult to cut down on diesel consumption since the generators had to be online for backup. Now with the addition of storage it’s becoming possible to cut down on diesel dep ...…
 
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was among the winners of the 2017 Federal Highway Administration biennial National Roadway Safety Award in the category of Infrastructure and Operational Improvements. DelDOT’s winner was systematic deployment of a high-friction surface treatment that substantially reduced road departure crashe ...…
 
Mary Marshall studied journalism in college and then jumped right into a career in television news, working on NBC’s Dateline and Nightly News with Lester Holt. But she became disillusioned […] The post Solar Energy International is moving Solar Forward in rural Colorado – Mary Marshall appeared first on Climate Change Podcast | Clean Power Planet.…
 
We’re very excited to announce that we’re partnering with the American Solar Energy Society for a series of interviews from their Solar 2018 conference in Boulder, Colorado. In this episode […] The post A Solar Power Podcast Partnership – American Solar Energy Society and Clean Power Planet appeared first on Climate Change Podcast | Clean Power ...…
 
Wind has been an important, renewable source of energy for millennia. In recent decades wind power has come into its own, now producing more than 6 percent of U.S. electricity and growing rapidly. Today tens of thousands of wind turbines, many taller than 50-story buildings, dot rural landscapes, and soon will appear off our coasts. The design ...…
 
BCG engagement and member services officer, Louisa Ferrier, caught up with Ultima farmer, Ben Merritt, for Augusts edition of Farm in Focus. Growing conditions on the Merritt's farm is teetering with the family starting to make some serious decisions about how they see out the rest of the season.By BCG - Birchip Cropping Group.
 
BCG extension officer, Jemma Pearl, recently caught up with La Trobe University PhD candiate, David Cann, to discuss his PhD and what he will be discussing at the 2018 BCG Main Field Day on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at Narraport. Dave is supervised by Dr James Hunt, and he and Jemma also studied at La Trobe University together.…
 
Tim Darst is the Executive Director at Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, an organization that’s mobilizing a religious response to climate change. They offer Creation Care Consulting to help churches […] The post Confronting Climate Change with Creation Care – Tim Darst, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light appeared first on Climate Change Po ...…
 
Blake Jones was an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2010. You could even describe him as a serial-entrepreneur. But it would be more accurate to say that […] The post Clean Energy Credit Union putting the green in green energy – Blake Jones appeared first on Climate Change Podcast | Clean Power Planet.…
 
BCG extension leader Ciara Cullen met with BCG research leader, Claire Browne and business development and innovation manager, Cameron Taylor to discuss the changes to farming systems and the profit drivers behind moving to no-till and retaining stubble for sustainable agricultural practices.By BCG - Birchip Cropping Group.
 
Noise is an almost unavoidable result of the operation of transportation and other infrastructure systems. Trains, planes, and automobiles produce noise that can be a warning but is mainly a source of annoyance and sometimes health risk to neighbors, riders, and employees. Measurement and management of transportation noise are complex tasks req ...…
 
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