Peace on earth and good will to subscribers.
Happy holidays, y’all!
I had a cool pod lined up for today, but it got rescheduled at the last minute. It’ll be happening early in the new year. This will be the last email of 2021 — I’m taking next week off for family in town and possibly a little early snowboarding. I hope you’re all warm and safe and Omicron-free.
Since we’re here anyway, how about a few Fun Volts Facts?
Fun Volts Facts
The most downloaded podcast of the year: “Rooftop solar and home batteries make a clean grid vastly more affordable”
The most downloaded podcast interview of the year: “Jesse Jenkins on energy modeling”
The most opened email of the year: “Don't Look Up: the first good movie about climate change”
The post that led to the most subscriptions in the ensuing 24 hours (aside from the introductory post): “Volts podcast: rampant environmental rule-breaking and how to fix it, with Cynthia Giles”
The post most quickly and harshly disproven by subsequent events: “The year in federal climate politics and what lies ahead” (F’ing Manchin.)
The long, nerdy series you bookmarked and definitely mean to get back to:
The posts about clean-energy progress in states that you should catch up on:
The interviews you should listen to while cleaning up your holiday mess:
The most common reader request: recorded versions of the written posts
The second most common reader request: transcribed versions of the recorded posts
Ways you can make year two of Volts even more jolly
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