Sitemap - 2021 - Volts
Volts podcast: how the left can suck less at messaging, with Anat Shenker-Osorio
The year in federal climate politics and what lies ahead
Discussing disinformation and media with Matt Sheffield
Don't Look Up: the first good movie about climate change
Volts one-year anniversary: a letter to readers
Discussion thread: materials and mining
24/7 carbon-free energy: everything in one place
The long-term promise of 24/7 carbon-free electricity
Is 24/7 carbon-free energy the right goal?
Don't get too bummed out about COP26
An introduction to energy's hottest new trend: 24/7 carbon-free electricity
Odds and ends
More new transcripts!
Volts podcast: Amy Westervelt on disinformation and propaganda
More of me talking (and interviewing Saul Griffith)
Discussion thread: which states might do clean energy legislation next?
Can the US reach Biden’s climate goal without the CEPP?
Volts in the media
Volts podcast: the good news about clean energy, with Kingsmill Bond
A rant about economist pundits, and other things, but mostly economist pundits
Discussion thread: the battle over Biden's agenda reaches its end game
Volts podcast: all about methane, with Sarah Smith of the Clean Air Task Force
Taking an Uber or Lyft just makes everything worse
Illinois' brilliant new climate, jobs, and justice bill
Volts podcast: 20 years of solar advocacy, with Adam Browning of Vote Solar
A close look at the clean energy legislation offered by House Democrats
Volts (guest) podcast: an episode of Know Your Enemy on living with climate change
Discussion thread: finding meaning and resilience on a warming planet
Volts podcast: Sen. Tina Smith on the promise of a Clean Electricity Payment Program
Volts podcast: the challenges of building transmission in the US, and how to overcome them, with Liza Reed
West Virginia needs the Biden energy agenda
Economists have quantified the economic risks of climate "tipping points." It's grim.
Volts podcast: the immense promise of a federal green bank, with Reed Hundt
Discussion thread: how you feeling?
Crunch time: this is America's last chance at serious climate policy for a decade
There's real long-duration energy storage now. Can it find a market?
Subsidies really do matter to the US oil & gas industry -- one in particular
Volts podcast: Rep. Sean Casten on Hot FERC Summer
Discussion thread: what do you think of carbon border taxes?
Volts podcast: rampant environmental rule-breaking and how to fix it, with Cynthia Giles
On climate policy, there's one main thing and then there's everything else
Volts podcast: treating fossil fuels like nuclear weapons, with Tzeporah Berman
There is no "moderate" position on climate change
Volts podcast: Saul Griffith and Arch Rao on electrifying your house
Drvolts on the other podcasts
Volts podcast: Will Toor on Colorado's burst of clean energy policy
Discussion thread: describe your ideal electric vehicle
The 5 coolest trends in urbanism ... in Europe
Long-duration storage can help clean up the electricity grid, but only if it's super cheap
Volts podcast: Adam Jentleson on how to make the US Senate work
Discussion thread: tell me your home renovation story
Rooftop solar and home batteries make a clean grid vastly more affordable
Volts podcast: Will Wilkinson on libertarianism, pluralism, and America's political crisis
Volts podcast: Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich on the promise of electrification
Battery Week: everything in one place
Volts podcast: battery analyst Chloe Holzinger on the possible futures for lithium-ion
Competitors to lithium-ion batteries in the grid storage market
Oops! Everyone please enjoy this podcast
Volts podcast: Washington Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon on the Evergreen State's excellent new climate laws
Washington state now has the nation's most ambitious climate policy
Discussion thread: what are you looking forward to post-pandemic?
America is making climate promises again. Should anyone care?
US electricity emissions are halfway to zero
The many varieties of lithium-ion batteries battling for market share
A primer on lithium-ion batteries: how they work and how they are changing
Why lithium-ion batteries are so important
Biden's tax plan goes after the little fossil fuel subsidies, but not the big ones
The coolest parts of Biden's expansive infrastructure plan
Drvolts in the podcasts
Discussion thread: how should Dems invest clean-energy recovery money?
A rant about lawns in America
Vox column: Joe Manchin will decide whether Biden succeeds on climate change
Discussion thread: will vehicle-to-grid tech amount to anything?
The most important job ahead for Democrats
Energy modeling, net-zero grids, and more: a transcript of my chat with Jesse Jenkins
Voltscast: Jesse Jenkins on energy modeling
Podcasting adventures with drvolts
Discussion thread: what should I cover next?
Lessons from the Texas mess
Transmission month: everything in one place
Transmission month: two more ideas to quickly boost the transmission grid
Transmission month: how to make the existing grid work better
Taking a voltscation
Transmission fortnight: burying power lines next to rail & roads to make a national transmission grid
Biden is blitzing
Transmission week: how to start building more big power lines
Transmission week: why we need more big power lines
Discussion thread: nuclear policy
A few interesting bits of news
Discussion thread: the insurrection
Voltscast: How to decarbonize the electricity sector through budget reconciliation
What the Georgia Senate wins do (and don't) mean for climate policy
Improving long-distance energy transmission
What were the big energy stories of 2020?