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RENEWables — a podcast focused on the energy landscape of today. Everything from emerging renewable energy technologies to sustainability practices to why brands are changing the way they think, RENEWables is a source for current and dynamic conversation.

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RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast with David Smart BioStar Renewables

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RENEWables — a podcast focused on the energy landscape of today. Everything from emerging renewable energy technologies to sustainability practices to why brands are changing the way they think, RENEWables is a source for current and dynamic conversation.

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    RENEWables #67: Exploring Sustainability and the Energy Transition with Nick Rohleder

    RENEWables #67: Exploring Sustainability and the Energy Transition with Nick Rohleder

    On this episode of RENEWables, David delves into an enlightening conversation with Nick Rohleder, co-founder of Climate Commodities, a pioneering company dedicated to facilitating the energy transition by bridging technical expertise with financing opportunities. Nick's journey from traditional energy sectors to the forefront of renewables offers captivating insights into the evolving landscape of sustainability. Discover how Climate Commodities is driving re-industrialization and infrastructure innovation while championing environmental responsibility. Nick's expertise sheds light on the pivotal role of consumers in propelling renewable energy adoption and offers invaluable advice for aspiring sustainability professionals. Join us on RENEWables as we uncover the secrets to building a greener future. Tune in now and be part of the sustainability revolution!

    • 32 min
    RENEWables #66: The Future of Green Spending

    RENEWables #66: The Future of Green Spending

    On this week's episode of RENEWables, we talk to Anjali Mahadevia, Head of Business Development at Future, a platform rewarding climate-friendly behavior. Anjali explains how Future incentivizes actions reducing carbon emissions through partnerships with 50,000+ brands, transit agencies, and utilities. She introduces FutureCoins to gamify sustainability and stresses the importance of partnerships in growing the platform's impact.

    Tune in for insights on making greener choices that benefit both your wallet and the planet!

    • 24 min
    The Future of Green Energy with Jack Doueck

    The Future of Green Energy with Jack Doueck

    Discover the latest in energy trends and strategies in our compelling podcast episode featuring Jack from Advanced Energy Capital. Explore how businesses are transitioning into the clean, green market and supporting sustainability initiatives. Jack shares insights on embracing verticality, optimizing energy consumption, and navigating market fluctuations effectively. Uncover innovative developments driving the sector forward while addressing regulatory challenges.



    Tune in now for valuable insights and actionable tips shaping the future of energy!

    • 27 min
    RENEWables #64: Powering Conversations: Nuclear Energy, Renewables, and Project Management

    RENEWables #64: Powering Conversations: Nuclear Energy, Renewables, and Project Management

    In this enlightening podcast episode, David chats with Milton Stark, a distinguished authority in nuclear and renewable energy. Milton shares his remarkable journey from serving during the Vietnam War to becoming a power expert, honing his skills in emergency power systems in Vietnam.Milton's military path led him to the Army Nuclear Power Program, where he became adept at instructing and operating nuclear power systems. In the commercial nuclear sector, he specialized in outage work and technical projects, enriched by insights from the Three Mile Island incident.The episode explores the intricacies of integrating renewable energy sources into the grid while stressing the need for public awareness regarding these complexities.Milton dispels misconceptions about nuclear energy and radiation, advocating for improved public education on these subjects.The discussion extends to the safety of nuclear power compared to other energy sources, tackling the abrupt termination of fossil fuel use. The challenges of assimilating variable energy sources into the grid are discussed, emphasizing the necessity of energy storage solutions.Milton also offers a sneak peek into his upcoming book, "The Sixth W," which delves into project management's "how" and its early consideration's significance.

    This podcast episode offers invaluable insights into nuclear power, renewable energy, and project management, providing a comprehensive exploration of these vital topics.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    RENEWables #63: Energizing Business: A Journey Through Energy Consulting & Deregulation with David Wiers

    RENEWables #63: Energizing Business: A Journey Through Energy Consulting & Deregulation with David Wiers

    In this episode, David Wiers, the President of Satori Energy, embarks on an exploration of the dynamic energy consulting realm and the world of electricity deregulation. Join us on a journey through David's career trajectory, where he transitioned from his early days at Anderson Consulting to a pivotal role in the energy consulting sector, perfectly timed with the unfolding of ComEd customer deregulation in 2000. At the young age of 28, David started Satori Energy, recognizing an opportunity to offer valuable services to mid-sized and smaller businesses through a brokered approach to energy consulting. Witness the remarkable growth of his company, which started as a small team and has now flourished into a thriving enterprise boasting nearly 60 employees. Delve into the complexities of customer tariffs, the transformative shift towards deregulated energy suppliers, and the historical landscape of deregulated electricity markets. Explore the concept of electricity deregulation, where the generation and delivery of electricity become uncoupled, granting consumers newfound choices and responsibilities. David shares invaluable strategies for effectively managing energy consumption and costs in regulated states. Discover a roadmap to heightened energy efficiency, encompassing technologies like smart thermostats and behind-the-meter solar solutions, providing more control over energy expenses. Gain insights into how clients are harnessing solar power, incentives, credits, and SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates) for both economic savings and environmental sustainability. This episode isn't merely about energy consulting; it's an odyssey through the ever-evolving energy landscape where entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth reign supreme. Stay tuned for more eye-opening revelations in future episodes!

    • 37 min
    RENEWables #62: Tracing Transparency: Fashion, Policy, and Sustainability with Shameek Gosh

    RENEWables #62: Tracing Transparency: Fashion, Policy, and Sustainability with Shameek Gosh

    In this podcast episode, we're joined by Shameek Gosh, the Co-Founder & CEO of TrusTrace, a leading platform in the footwear and textile industry that focuses on traceability and compliance data management. We'll learn about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and similar legislation in the United States, aiming to ensure products entering the country are free from connections to forced labor camps.Shameek also sheds light on the concept of fashion digital passports, exploring how they enhance transparency and responsible practices in the fashion supply chain.As an expert in sustainability, Shameek shares his vision for the future of his business and its expansion. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a policy enthusiast, or a zero-waste advocate, this episode offers valuable insights into addressing the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. Join us for this informative and forward-thinking discussion.

    • 35 min

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