87 episodes

Hear from energy pioneers from across the globe who are accelerating the shift to clean energy by making their own electric power for their homes, offices, and communities. Join TED speaker and Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby as they talk to the individuals who are disrupting the century-old grid monopoly and making clean, local energy a reality. Visit FreeingEnergy.com for more.

The Freeing Energy Podcast Bill Nussey - Clean Energy CEO & TED Speaker

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Hear from energy pioneers from across the globe who are accelerating the shift to clean energy by making their own electric power for their homes, offices, and communities. Join TED speaker and Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby as they talk to the individuals who are disrupting the century-old grid monopoly and making clean, local energy a reality. Visit FreeingEnergy.com for more.

    Jeff Cramer/CCSA: How community solar can make local energy accessible to everyone.

    Jeff Cramer/CCSA: How community solar can make local energy accessible to everyone.

    What is community solar? How does it work? What are the benefits? Host Bill Nussey drills into the critical role community solar plays in a clean local energy future with Jeff Cramer, President and CEO of the Coalition for Community Solar Access, CCSA. Jeff dives into the nitty gritty of how it all works, who it serves and the business models that make it a reality. Plus, Jeff shares where community solar is growing across the United States, where it is being held back and why and the efforts CCSA teams are making to change thinking and policies about this foundational approach to reshaping our energy future.

    • 52 min
    Titiaan Palazzi: How is AI reshaping the grid, and how will that affect local energy?

    Titiaan Palazzi: How is AI reshaping the grid, and how will that affect local energy?

    If you've wondered what role AI can play in the clean energy transition, this is an episode to listen to. Host Bill Nussey nerds it out a little with Titiaan Palazzi, Co-Founder and COO of Myst AI. Myst AI is the artificial intelligence platform that is shaking up electricity supply and demand forecasting with highly localized time series data that dramatically improves the reliability and costs for systems of all sizes, even microgrids. Titiaan shares insights into how Myst tackles the massive data sets, how their platform can support modeling on the fly, and how their radically different approach to a data ecosystem can spawn exciting new business opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs.

    • 31 min
    Arshad Mansoor: What is the grid’s biggest R&D team planning for the future and how does local energy fit?

    Arshad Mansoor: What is the grid’s biggest R&D team planning for the future and how does local energy fit?

    Host Bill Nussey catches up with Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute, the world's preeminent independent, non-profit energy research and development organization. Mansoor shares the vision his global organization has for a safe, clean, resilient energy future for people and communities worldwide and the critical role local energy plays in a rapidly emerging shared energy economy. Listen and learn what is driving this transition, the underlying technologies needed, and the policies that must evolve to achieve this bold vision.

    • 35 min
    Jigar Shah:The US Department of Energy is breaking down barriers to Local Energy and the story goes way beyond science and technology.

    Jigar Shah:The US Department of Energy is breaking down barriers to Local Energy and the story goes way beyond science and technology.

    Our guest, Jigar Shah, is an innovator, entrepreneur, author, podcast superstar and now Director of the powerful US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office with $40 Billion in its coffers.  Shah joins host Bill Nussey in a fascinating and revealing conversation about the extraordinary efforts the DOE, and the LPO in particular, are making to reach out to clean tech companies in its efforts to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy and particularly local energy.  Shah explores how the DOE is going beyond just science and engineering in outreach efforts to help companies and the financial community understand the emerging business models, financial viability and long term value of clean energy. 

    • 49 min
    Ben Polito of Generac: How a 60-year-old industrial company is transforming itself into a leader in the clean, local energy market.

    Ben Polito of Generac: How a 60-year-old industrial company is transforming itself into a leader in the clean, local energy market.

    Our guest spent his early years without grid electricity and now he is a driving force behind the first fully integrated whole-home, plug and play, solar power solution. Host Bill Nussey talks with Ben Polito, President of Energy Storage Systems at Generac, the leader in secure home power systems. Polito shares the background and vision of how his company is shifting from fossil fuel based systems to a home energy storage platform that connects solar PV, smart batteries, loads, and the grid.  And, for the innovators and entrepreneurs listening in, he also shares how acquisitions and partnerships have played a key role in the company’s strategy to accelerate the transition of the world and itself towards a clean, local energy future.

    • 37 min
    Amory Lovins: Local energy was born 20 years ago with the book Small is Profitable. Where will it go from here?

    Amory Lovins: Local energy was born 20 years ago with the book Small is Profitable. Where will it go from here?

    Host Bill Nussey catches up with prolific author, professor, energy expert, co-founder of the global powerhouse, RMI, and “the Einstein of Energy Efficiency”, Amory Lovins. Lovins takes us back to the future, sharing what inspired the seminal work, Small is Profitable, and what surprises him most as he looks at the changes that have taken place since its publication twenty years ago. Lovins offers powerful insights on why local energy makes even more sense today in social, political, and economic terms and what has to change to continue the progress made thus far.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

fishyrainn ,

Great industry perspectives

The perfect podcast for new learners in the sector as well as more experienced people as well in order to grasp the current conversations in the industry!

Sandcroft1 ,

Excellence in Communicating a Critically Important Topic

This podcast enlightened listeners to continuous innovation, possibilities and imperatives related to something which is relevant to every person on the planet. Energy. Bring it in the most cost effective and environmentally sound way to everyone is something that should be of interest to all. This is an excellent initiative and an easy, humble and inspiring podcast to listen to. The key will be to take “action” !

Avi Flax ,

Informative and well produced

Indispensable.

One suggestion: the music layered behind some voice segments is too loud and distracting. Please consider dropping this element going forward, or reducing its levels. Thank you!

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