6 episodes

There is a lot happening right now in renewable energy - from
low-cost clean power to electric vehicles.
In this podcast we talk with leaders in the renewable energy space to hear what they are doing now, and where they see the future
headed.

Energy Trends Fred Etheridge

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There is a lot happening right now in renewable energy - from
low-cost clean power to electric vehicles.
In this podcast we talk with leaders in the renewable energy space to hear what they are doing now, and where they see the future
headed.

    Episode 6: Clean Energy Choice (with Heidi Harmon)

    Episode 6: Clean Energy Choice (with Heidi Harmon)

    On this episode of Energy Trends, Fred is joined by Heidi Harmon, the Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California.  Earlier this year the city adopted a Clean Energy Choice program for new buildings in the city, as part of the drive toward all-electric buildings.  

    Fred talks with Heidi about the program, obstacles to its adoption, and the city’s multi-faceted program to address energy usage and climate change.

    For further information, visit: www.slocity.org

    • 41 min
    Episode 5: The Coal Crossover (with Eric Gimon)

    Episode 5: The Coal Crossover (with Eric Gimon)

    On this episode of Energy Trends, Fred is joined by Eric Gimon, a Senior Fellow at Energy Innovation, and primary author of a report on the “coal crossover,” where combined costs of existing coal plants are more expensive than the all-in costs of new wind or solar projects.  

    We’ll talk with Eric about the report, and the recent 2035 Report on the feasibility of achieving 90% clean electricity in America by 2035.     

    For further information, check out www.energyinnovation.org

    • 1 hr
    Episode 4: Ferry Electrification (with Amy Scarton)

    Episode 4: Ferry Electrification (with Amy Scarton)

    On this episode, Fred is joined by Amy Scarton, the Asst. Sec. at the Washington State Dept. of Transportation who directs the Washington State Ferries.  Under Amy’s leadership, the ferry system is undergoing a move to electrification, building all new ferries as hybrid-electric, and converting the largest existing diesel ferries into hybrid-electric.  

    We’ll talk with Amy about that transition and benefits it provides.
    More info at https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/system-electrification

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: Green Biz (with guest Pete May)

    Episode 3: Green Biz (with guest Pete May)

    On this episode of Energy Trends, Fred is joined by Pete May, the President and co-founder of GreenBiz Group. 

    GreenBiz is a media and events company that works at the intersection of business, technology, and sustainability.  It has a great website, with strong content in different areas, including energy, transportation, and circularity. 

    We’ll talk with Pete about that, and the trends he’s seeing from his position in the energy and sustainability areas.

    • 53 min
    Resource Recovery: Episode 2

    Resource Recovery: Episode 2

    On this episode of Energy Trends, Fred is joined by Eileen White, Director of
    Wastewater at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    Fred talks with Eileen about resource recovery, an evolving area of renewable energy that includes the generation of renewable energy from the biogas that is a natural byproduct of the treatment process, as well as the production of recycled water.

    • 42 min
    Community Choice Energy: Episode 1

    Community Choice Energy: Episode 1

    On this episode of Energy Trends, host Fred Etheridge is joined by Nick Chaset, the CEO of East Bay Community Energy, to discuss what community choice energy is and how it offers customers a choice in their sources of energy.

    Nick outlines some of the solar, wind and storage agreements EBCE has recently entered to bring clean energy to the East San Francisco Bay Area.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

RebeccaA1973 ,

Interesting and inspiring

Lots of interesting information about large-scale sustainable energy projects going on now. This podcast covers the kinds of changes that make a real impact. Inspiring.

savvy213 ,

Delightfully informative

I'll admit I sometimes find informational podcasts akin to trying to drink from a fire hydrant, but Energy Trends is exceptional! The tone is friendly and informative. Despite warnings of sound quality in the introduction, I found it was never jarring or difficult to hear what was being discussed. Renewable energy technology is truly a fascinating resource and, indeed, our future - so I would absolutley recommend this podcast for educational purposes. Looking forward to more episodes!

considertomorrow ,

Energy Trends is revolutionary

This was an exceptionally informative podcast with Nick Chaset, and the EBCE is doing remarkable work. Fred Etheridge really did his homework and I was quite impressed with his preparation. I now know what CECs are about and the future of energy storage to handle peak loads looks rosy. I'm looking forward to the next in the series and will inform my colleagues to listen and learn.

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