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What the midterm elections mean for climate & energyTo help walk through the midterm election results, I contacted energy analyst Whitney Stanco. We hash through the Congressional results and then dive…
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The DOE's Loan Programs Office (LPO) has been busy gathering, processing, & responding to applications for clean-energy loan guarantees. Now it has made…
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Life as a traveling musician in the 21st centuryA little something different today on Volts: an interview with my favorite singer-songwriter, Cory Branan. His first album came out 20 years ago and his…
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Me, interviewed by BritsThe UK podcast Sustainababble has been around for eight years, but it is shutting down this year. Happily, it had me on as a guest before it turned out…
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Lessons from a life in progressive PRDavid Fenton has just released a new book that is a combination biography, photo journal, and accounting of lessons learned during 50 years in the PR…
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Germany's current energy situation & its past energy choicesGermany is scrambling to deal with rising energy prices & lost natural gas supply. What does its current situation say about its past choices on energy…
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Coal plants are still getting financed, despite pledges otherwiseDespite well-meaning pledges to the contrary from a wide array of countries, banks, and other institutions, new coal plants are still getting financed…
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What to think about deep-sea mining for clean-energy mineralsThe transition to clean energy is going to radically increase demand for a key set of minerals, many of which are mined today in social …
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Why social change is so excruciatingly difficult When we look across the broad sweep of human history, what needs explaining is not times of rebellion and upheaval, but the much more common periods of…
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Making sure electric vehicles help rather than hurt electricity gridsThe massive coming surge of electric vehicles (EVs) could destabilize the grid -- or, if properly managed, become a crucial tool to maintain grid…
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Over the past couple months I've done five podcasts on the Inflation Reduction Act, the climate (among other things) bill that Democrats somewhat…
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