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The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast is a fresh take on all things clean energy. Covering technologies such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biogas, electric vehicles, battery storage, and the whole nine yards. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele on behalf of NC Sustainable Energy Association.

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The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast is a fresh take on all things clean energy. Covering technologies such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biogas, electric vehicles, battery storage, and the whole nine yards. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele on behalf of NC Sustainable Energy Association.

    Episode 43 – We’re Off to the Offshore Races (Part 2) + Texas Takeaways

    Episode 43 – We’re Off to the Offshore Races (Part 2) + Texas Takeaways

    We’re jumping right back in and diving in deep on the topic of offshore wind. Make sure you check out part 1 of this episode, before giving this a listen. In part 2, we continue our conversation with Abby Watson of Siemens Gamesa to talk about offshore wind manufacturing and the importance of a robust supply chain to the growth of the industry in the United States. We wrap up by talking to John Hardin of the NC Department of Commerce to highlight some of the recent developments from the state in support of the offshore wind industry.

    And in a special addition to this week's episode - Ivan Urlaub of NCSEA joins us to break down what really happened in Texas this week.

    More information on the offshore wind supply chain analysis and NC’s offshore wind MOU: https://www.nccommerce.com/business/key-industries-north-carolina/energy/offshore-wind-industry

    Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele (Twitter: @MattAbele)

    • 47 min
    Episode 42: We're Off to the Offshore Races (Part 1)

    Episode 42: We're Off to the Offshore Races (Part 1)

    On episode 42 we’re exploring the depths of offshore wind and covering all the angles. On this episode, we talk with Eric Thumma of Avangrid Renewables, who provides an update on the current status of offshore wind development in the state and a quick recap of the already developed wind farm in Eastern North Carolina. We also sit down with Abby Watson of Siemens Gamesa to talk about offshore wind manufacturing and the importance of a robust supply chain to the growth of the industry in the United States.

    More information on the offshore wind supply chain analysis and NC’s offshore wind MOU: https://www.nccommerce.com/business/key-industries-north-carolina/energy/offshore-wind-industry

    #PateOnThePod News Articles:
    http://my40.tv/news/local/coalition-wants-to-use-group-purchase-campaign-to-make-solar-power-affordable-in-buncombe-county?utm_source=Energy+News+Network+daily+email+digests&utm_campaign=c182ecad7a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_11_11_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_724b1f01f5-c182ecad7a-89273063

    https://www.charlotteagenda.com/245663/demand-for-solar-panels-surges-in-north-carolina/

    The 42nd episode is brought to you by Moseley Architects, a full service architecture & engineering firm with offices in both Raleigh and Charlotte. Moseley Architects is a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and has designed more than 140 LEED certified buildings. For more information check out @MoseleyArch on Twitter or visit moseleyarchitects.com.

    Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele (Twitter: @MattAbele)

    • 40 min
    Episode 41: We’ve Got a Lot of Solar…Now Let’s Talk Jobs

    Episode 41: We’ve Got a Lot of Solar…Now Let’s Talk Jobs

    On this episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, we’re joined by D’Artagnan Beets, Workforce Development Project Lead at the Center 4 Energy Education, to talk about jobs, education, and training within the clean energy industry in North Carolina.

    We dive in to urgent workforce needs in the state to support the continued development and growth of utility-scale solar, while outlining the need to continue to diversify the workers supporting these efforts. To find out more about workforce training programs in NC, including K-12 programs, visit center4ee.org.

    #PateOnThePod News Articles:
    https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2021-01-15/energy-policy/poll-most-nc-voters-support-offshore-wind-100-clean-energy/a72813-1

    https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2021/01/19/duke-energy-sees-solar-rebates-claimed-immediately.html?ana=e_me_prem&j=90546808&t=Morning&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0dKa1pXVXhZekkzTnpRMiIsInQiOiJTREVBVnhZdkdQbXJ2S3djcGg4czlmcUgxdEtFU0xWS3BZYWxGZjNHWjFTNDNcL0h5MHZNNEVYNmhJNHNycVJpVkR2QUF4QmNJK2dPY1RMTUlTQlRcL2xjZVUxQWVaRk5oMHY0N0lsQllQUTJybENZYnJVZWI3a1dXRkxLK3AzRDdCIn0%3D

    The 41st episode is brought to you by Moseley Architects, a full service architecture & engineering firm with offices in both Raleigh and Charlotte. Moseley Architects is a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and has designed more than 140 LEED certified buildings. For more information check out @MoseleyArch on Twitter or visit moseleyarchitects.com.

    Additional Support for this week’s podcast comes from TS Designs, a Burlington, North Carolina based company creating sustainable t-shirts from sustainable US supply chains since 1977. Learn more about TS Designs' newly launched Solid State Clothing and 10,000 Pounds of Cotton Project, created to transfer power to U.S. cotton farmers and to you as a conscious consumer. Learn more at tsdesigns.com.

    Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele (Twitter: @MattAbele)

    • 32 min
    Episode 40: Squeaky Clean is Over the Hill and We Had Quite the Guest List at our Birthday Party

    Episode 40: Squeaky Clean is Over the Hill and We Had Quite the Guest List at our Birthday Party

    Join us on the final episode of 2020, as we look back and recap the speakers who joined us in our ten-part, six month long Making Energy Work webinar series. On today’s episode we’re taking a clean energy train ride through topics from net metering to creative financing for LMI communities and wrapping up with a special keynote guest. Throughout this virtual 2020 journey we were joined by the likes of Jeff St. John from Greentech Media, Holmes Hummel of Clean Energy Works, Sushma Masemore of NC DEQ, Jigar Shah of the Energy Gang, and Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute.

    We’re tuning into the highlights of these webinars, but for full recordings you can join NCSEA as a member today: energync.org/join.

    Enjoy your Squeaky Clean holidays! We’ll see you in 2021!

    Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele (Twitter: @MattAbele)

    • 50 min
    Episode 39: Let’s Celebrate the End of 2020…and Some Clean Energy Champions Too!

    Episode 39: Let’s Celebrate the End of 2020…and Some Clean Energy Champions Too!

    On this episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast we’re joined by our friends Susan Monroe, Director of Economic Development with the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, and Laurie Barnhart, Executive Director of Conservatives for Clean Energy – North Carolina, to talk about some of the outstanding businesses and legislators supporting clean energy here in our state.

    We recap the award winners of the 2020 Clean Energy Champions event, talk a little bit of NASCAR, and salivate over the eastern North Carolina brewed beers from Mother Earth Brewery. To find out more about this year’s clean energy champions and to view the event, visit cleanenergyconservatives.com. In this episode, we also give a special shoutout to NCSEA’s Annual Member Award Winners as well.

    The 39th episode is proudly supported by CompostNow. With their home, office, and food service composting programs, CompostNow members have diverted over 26 million pounds of compostables from the landfill creating over 8 million pounds of nutrient-rich compost for local use! Get started on your composting journey at compostnow.org.

    Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele (Twitter: @MattAbele)

    • 34 min
    Episode 38: The Results are In…Clean Energy is a Winner

    Episode 38: The Results are In…Clean Energy is a Winner

    On this episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast we’re joined by NCSEA lobbyists Julie Robinson and Betsy McCorkle to break down the results of the 2020 elections in North Carolina and how those results might impact clean energy.

    Tune in to hear about the future of the Clean Energy Plan under a second term Cooper Administration, along with additional opportunities for clean energy legislation at the NC General Assembly. We say goodbye to some longtime clean energy friendly legislators, welcome back some clean energy champions, and say hello to the new faces at the General Assembly.

    The 38th episode is proudly supported by Larry’s Coffee, who would like to share that their Rockin Holiday blend is now available. Go to LarrysCoffee.com to explore!

    Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted and produced by Matt Abele (Twitter: @MattAbele)

    • 41 min

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