Sitemap - 2023 - Volts

Checking in on solar power

Managing a distributed grid

FERC is about to make some very important decisions about transmission

An insider's view of the Biden years in clean energy policy

The cheapest way to permanently sequester carbon involves ... fizzy water

What rural people actually think about clean energy

The Volts/Catalyst pod crossover you didn't know you were waiting for

What? The sun isn't always shining?!

I'm coming to Yale in November

What's the deal with district energy?

A few pictures & stories from Iceland

What's the deal with Iceland?

Reflecting on 20 years in political journalism

A super-battery aimed at decarbonizing industry

I'm headed to Iceland.

Minnesota forces transportation planners to take climate change seriously

The campaign for public power in Maine

How climate activists can help get things built

How to accelerate rooftop solar & household batteries in the US

Getting more out of the grid we've already built

Grid-scale batteries do not currently reduce emissions. Here's how they could.

The progressive take on the permitting debate

Me, on an Australian pod

A conversation with Saul Griffith

What's the deal with Australian climate politics?

What's the deal with interconnection queues?

Voluntary carbon offsets are headed for a crash

My crazy summer

Enhanced geothermal power is finally a reality

What's next for clean energy and climate mitigation

The depthless stupidity of Republicans' anti-ESG campaign

How can AI help with climate change?

Making shipping fuel with off-grid renewables

Steps toward a unified electricity market in the western US

Will the US have the workforce it needs for a clean-energy transition?

Everyone agrees Democrats suck at messaging. How can they do it better?

Transcripts and a live event

Maryland finds a more just & politically durable way to fund offshore wind

California's coming transit apocalypse

How to make small hydro more like solar

The trouble with net zero

It's up to states to implement IRA. Are they ready?

A clean energy transition that avoids environmentally sensitive land

Washington state Democrats are tackling the housing crisis

Getting rooftop solar onto low- and middle-income housing

Building a movement that can take full advantage of the IRA

The wonky but incredibly important changes Biden just made to regulatory policy

What's going on with hydropower?

The importance of upcoming EPA regulations on power plants

What's going on with biofuels?

What's going on with geothermal?

We're about to give billions of dollars to clean hydrogen. How should we define it?

Why electrifying industrial heat is such a big deal

Putting more climate philanthropy toward economic and racial justice

How big business sold America the myth of the free market

Clean energy's yearly report card

Taking carbon out of the air and putting it into concrete

How to think about solar radiation management

Meet the author of Biden's industrial strategy

The digital circuit breaker and why it matters

Minnesota sets out for zero-carbon electricity by 2040

Utilities are lobbying against the public interest. Here's how to stop it.

Decarbonizing US transportation with an eye toward global justice

Getting electric school buses in the hands of school districts

What's the deal with electrolyzers?

On the abuse (and proper use) of climate models

Fine, we're doing gas stoves

Me, talking about fusion and clean energy revolutions

On writing an ambitious and terrifyingly realistic novel about climate change

An energy provider attempts to achieve 24/7 clean energy

Which technologies get cheaper over time, and why?

Come see me talk to author Stephen Markley about his new novel, The Deluge

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Cute pictures of my pets! (And also a fundraiser)