Volts podcast: Lauren Melodia and Kristina Karlsson on energy inflation and how to tame itEnergy prices are a big part of inflation, but none of the traditional inflation remedies help solve it. In fact, only one thing can: a transition from…
Volts podcast: Jesse Morris on building an operating system for distributed energyDistributed energy resources like solar panels & home batteries can make grids more reliable & resilient, but only if they can be tracked -- if everyone…
Volts podcast: Doug Thompson defends the deep stateWhy is the conservative movement is so consumed with, in Steve Bannon's words, "deconstructing the administrative state"? What exactly is the…
Volts podcast: Andy Frank on how to sell whole-home retrofits to skeptical consumersWhat motivates a homeowner to retrofit a home? A NY-based company called Sealed thinks it has cracked the code, offering zero upfront costs & a focus on…
Volts podcast: Fran Moore on how to represent social change in climate modelsPolicy and social change are treated as "exogenous" in climate models. Modelers determine the values & feed them in; they do not interact dynamically…
Volts podcast: Nan Ransohoff on how (and why) Stripe is kick-starting the carbon-removal marketThe payments company Stripe recently unveiled a nearly billion dollar pot of money to fund carbon dioxide removal (CDR). I talk with Nan Ransohoff…
Volts podcast: Michael Terrell on Google's pursuit of 24/7 clean energyGoogle wants to power all its facilities around the world with clean energy, every hour of every day, 24/7. I talk with the company's director of energy…
Volts podcast: Horace Luke on decarbonizing the world's two-wheelersMore than 50% of the world's commute miles are done on dirty, polluting two-wheelers, which are ubiquitous in emerging economies. I talk with the guy…
At long last, I have an EVI finally got an electric vehicle! Here's the story of which one I picked, how I bought it, and what I think of it.
Volts podcast: Elizabeth Popp Berman on the "economic style of thinking" that consumed US policyEver get the sense that everyone in center-left policy discussions is auditioning for the approval of some imagined economist? A sociologist traces the…
Volts podcast: Paulina Jaramillo on the IPCC's new climate-solutions reportThe latest from the IPCC is a deep dive into solutions: policies & technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I chat with one of the co-authors…
Me, on the Some More News podcastI joined the folks from Some More News to record an episode of their podcast, Even More News. We talked IPCC, right-wing media, Elon Musk buying…