RENEWables — a new 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 Episode 14: Understanding Deregulated Power
On this episode of RENEWables, Eli Sachs, of Freepoint Energy Solutions, explains the fundamentals of the deregulated market and the parties responsible for bringing electricity directly to the end user’s doorstep. For both residential and commercial/industrial, the deregulated market decouples the energy transmission from the distribution and the consumption — allowing companies like Freepoint to help customers with their ability to choose a power source. And with more customers looking toward renewable energy options, Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and other solutions provide opportunities to achieve state-specific Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The nuances of this market are complicated and ever-changing, but this episode breaks down the basics.
RENEWables Episode 13: The Future of the Bioeconomy
This episode of RENEWables features tenured attorney and partner, Mark Riedy of Kilpatrick Townsend. With an impressive 45+ year career as an international project finance lawyer, Riedy focuses his practice in the renewable energy, chemical and infrastructure segments, helping clients structure highly-complex transactions — turning their projects into a reality. His in-depth regulatory knowledge guides a multitude of trade associations that champion the growth and extension of important governmental programs, which Riedy feels are critical to the future success of the bioeconomy.
Hear how government incentives will help drive the development of renewable energy projects and why they should be valued and protected at the highest level.
Check out following trade associations Mark Riedy referenced during today’s show:
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE): https://acore.org/
Alternative Fuels & Chemical Coalition (AFCC): https://www.altfuelchem.org/
Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC): https://cleanfuelsdc.org/
RENEWables Episode 12: Sustainable Brands
As a leading international organization, Sustainable Brands partners with brands to drive corporate innovation while addressing systemic social and environmental challenges AND create market value. This approach to using ‘business for good’ requires a new way of thinking and one SB strives to help companies achieve. In this episode of RENEWables, Director of Business Development, David Hopkins, explains how SB’s corporate membership cultivates a global community of brand innovators and serves as a strong connection point between local, regional and world-wide communities.
Hopkins shares how SB has adapted its business model during the pandemic and leveraged the power of technology to continue bringing leaders together for curated, meaningful engagement — even announcing a special in-person event scheduled for June of 2021!
Be sure to listen for how to secure a complimentary pass to SB’s upcoming Integrate Conference, an event helping CFOs and CSOs close the gap on achieving important ESG goals.
RENEWables Episode 11: Evolving With Today's Energy Market
In Episode 11 of RENEWables, Chuck Hurchalla, of Evolution Energy Partners, shares how the his lifetime of experience in the energy sector has culminated into his current role as CEO. As one of the Philadelphia’s fastest growing companies, Evolution’s focus on commodity risk management and engineering helps its clients reduce overall consumption and achieve long-term, permanent savings — a unique approach to managing the market.
With partners like BioStar, Evolution aims for continued growth and to remain on the cutting edge of the industry. Hurchalla explains that the renewables and ESG movement isn’t going away and is more critical than ever. In fact, we’ll see it progress even further as organizations’ sustainability behaviors are measured and scrutinized.
RENEWables Episode 10: It's A Whole New Grid Out There!
With increased focus on renewable energy, climate change and the Grid, there’s more data than ever to measure the market’s future. In this episode of RENEWables, hear how two strangers, an industry expert and a top data scientist, launched a new partnership to merge energy and tech.
CEO Sean Kelly explains how Amperon’s expertise in energy procurement helps retail energy providers, utilities, market operators and energy traders navigate the best fit for their profiles, with short- and long-term demand forecasting. Learn how its product, AmpRetail, combines real-time, smart-meter data with weather models to predict highly-detailed forecasting and market trends. The Grid is changing and accurate data science is the key to making businesses more sustainable.
RENEWables Episode 9: River-Borne Commerce Enhances Sustainable Cities
Join us for this interesting discussion and learn how Kansas City is maximizing one of the its greatest assets to ensure a strong future—From river-borne commerce to the streetcar to the development of the Berkeley Riverfront, this episode covers all things KC!
Kansas City is doing some impressive things with transit-oriented development, responsible land use and smart-city growth. On this week’s episode of RENEWalbes, Krishan Purvis of Port KC takes a deep dive into one of the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals and shares his passion for “Sustainable Cities.” He explains how the Port Authority of Kansas City is using a historical river system to redefine the importance of waterway transportation. River-born commerce has seen a dramatic increase in tonnage over the last several years as companies recognize it as an affordable, efficient and sustainable way to move product. One barge is equivalent to 16 railroad cars or 70 truck trailers, so utilizing the river not only reduces highway traffic but also greenhouse gas emissions.