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Good-Bye....For Now.

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Length: 21s

In this week's podcast, we're looking at how to build a digital, intelligent platform to enable the rapid development of clean energy. We'll speak to smart grid expert Kurt Yeager about why the U.S. is falling behind in the race to develop the technologie…

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Big Solar Needs Big Money

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Length: 40s

Years from now, when we look back on the growth of the solar industry, 2010 and 2011 will be seen as pivotal years for large-scale solar. But the size and scope of these plants is still new – making investors nervous about putting money behind a first-o…

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We Need a Plan!

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Length: 16s

In 1974, President Richard Nixon proposed becoming energy independent. More than 35 years later, we're further from that goal than ever. Why? The U.S. has never had a plan. With the environmental, social and geopolitical consequences of our energy choice…

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Are Franken-Algae Dangerous?

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Length: 17s

Companies are in a race to genetically modify algae to make them grow faster and fatter for biofuels production. But some people are sounding the alarm about the lack of regulatory standards around the potential environmental and public health impact of a…

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Virtual Power Plants Aren't Just Virtual - They're Real

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Length: 17s

In the wake of Japan's nuclear disaster, there are concerns about how the country will make up for such a big loss of power. Other countries are examining the same question: What happens if large numbers of power plants go offline at once? One answer to …

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Leadership Roundtable: Getting from Here to There

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Length: 49s

It's going to be a long, bumpy road to mass adoption in clean energy. But what exactly will it look like? In this week's podcast, we'll have a roundtable discussion on how to ensure strong, sustainable growth in the renewable energy and smart grid space. …

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Solar as a Social Network

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Length: 15s

How do you create a national solar installation brand without all the capital intensity? Turn to the internet. In this week's show, we'll look at the efforts of one company, Sungevity, to create social and business networks around the buying of solar. P…

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Why Investors Need to Account for Resource Scarcity

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Length: 14s

The 2008 financial crisis stemmed from the false assumption that housing prices would always go up. It took a simple look at the underlying loans to realize how delusional that assumption was. We make similar delusional assumptions about energy and natur…

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Get a Job!

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Length: 20s

Want a job in the clean energy space? Consider the utility sector. Over the next few years, 45% of the American utility workforce will be eligible for retirement – but there aren't enough workers to fill the gap. But what if you're not an engineer? In…

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Biofuels Are Not in Trouble

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Length: 13s

The news from the advanced biofuels sector has been grim: Companies struggling, investors balking, targets slashed. But as we'll hear in this week's podcast, the problems aren't as bad as they seem. We'll talk to a couple insiders about why the advanced b…

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How (and if) REC Markets Work

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Length: 29s

Renewable Energy Credits, known as RECs, are an important tool for financing clean energy projects in the U.S. In this week's show, we'll look at a couple different types of REC markets and ask if they're working. First, we'll examine whether the voluntar…

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The Coming of Age of Superconductors

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Length: 25s

It's taken almost 25 years, but superconductors for electricity transmission are finally being adopted on a large scale. We'll take a tour of the largest high-temperature superconductor factory in the world, run by American Superconductor, and then talk t…

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Cleantech Stock Advice for 2011

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Length: 23s

For some reason, clean energy stocks have been hit hard while the broader stock market has improved. Why is that? And how should an investor approach the sector? In this week's show, we'll get some advice from Money Manager and AltEnergyStocks.com Writer…

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Using Oil Wells for Geothermal Energy

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Length: 11s

There are more than 37,000 oil wells along the Gulf Coast that pump around 25 billion gallons of warm water to the surface each year. Rather than treat that water as a waste product, some companies are working on using that resource to generate electricit…

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Changing Course on Climate and Energy Policy

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Length: 19s

As world leaders gather in Cancun, Mexico for the COP16 Climate Change Conference, attention is back on international policy. But expectations for broad-based action are low. In the United States, where the political environment has shifted in a more con…

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Making Smarter, Greener Infrastructure Investments

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Length: 16s

In today's environment, institutional investors are looking for stable places to put their money. Infrastructure is increasingly looking like a good bet. But how do you make the right infrastructure investments in anticipation of a carbon-constrained worl…

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Choppy Prospects for Ocean Energy

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Length: 15s

Some analysts estimate that marine renewables could provide far more energy than the world uses. While that may be theoretically true, such estimates often ignore the realities of developing new, complicated energy technologies. In this show, we'll exami…

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How the Solar Lease was Born

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Length: 20s

Back in 2006, a company called Citizenre came out with a controversial solar lease model based on a multi-level marketing structure. It raised a storm of controversy in the U.S. But after the dust settled and Citizenre faded away, a number of companies em…

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Bringing Next-Gen Solar from Lab to Market

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Length: 32s

There’s a big push underway to develop third and fourth-generation solar technologies that can be used as building materials, inks, paints and for a variety of other uses. And while the advances in this area have been promising, we still need to see imp…

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Enhanced Geothermal: Frack or Friction?

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Length: 30s

The promise of Enhanced Geothermal Systems, known as EGS, is great. Below our feet, pretty much everywhere on earth, is a ubiquitous source of heat trapped in rocks. Some estimates put the energy potential from these hot rocks at hundreds of thousands of …

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The Great Solar Shake-Out

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Length: 36s

In this week's podcast, we have a remembrance of the great solar hero, Dr. Hermann Scheer. Without his tireless push to promote solar and other renewables, the industry would not have reached the scale it's at today. Mike Eckhart of the American Council o…

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When Clean Energy Gets Dirty, and Dirty Goes Clean

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Length: 16s

As we've seen, renewables aren't always clean. Recent high-profile arrests in Italy and Central Europe show that Mafia leaders are increasingly doing illegal business in the wind and solar sectors. We'll take a look at what this activity means for the ind…

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How Scum Could Fuel the Hydrogen Economy

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Length: 20s

Treating wastewater is a dirty business. It's also very expensive and energy intensive. That's why researchers around the world have been experimenting with novel ways to turn residential and industrial wastewater into energy. This week, we'll look at th…

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Got Wood?

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Length: 19s

Biomass is the most flexible renewable energy. As a carbon-containing resource, it can be converted into a variety of materials, chemicals and fuels. And unlike the wind and sun, it can be stored. So why doesn't biomass get more respect? In this podcast,…

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The Valley of Death: Why Energy Is Not Like IT

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Length: 29s

Somewhere between invention and commercialization, there's a desolate place where new technologies go to die alone. It's called the Valley of Death, and it's littered with the decaying corpses of technologies that never get to realize their potential. Asi…

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Solar at 70 Cents a Watt

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Length: 11s

Remember back in the good 'ol days of 2008 when getting solar PV production costs below a dollar a watt was a big deal? How quaint that vision seems today. The sub-one dollar production cost is still a major milestone. But as more companies approach or c…

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Is Wind Noise Pollution?

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Length: 26s

As more wind turbines are developed closer to communities, a number of homeowners within close range are complaining about noise. Some wind advocates label these people “anti-wind.” At the same time, anti-wind advocates latch onto the sound issues, sa…

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How to Exit the Age of Oil: Closing the Renewables Gap

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Length: 48s

We are living in an unprecedented time in history when the theory of unlimited economic growth is running into the reality of limited energy. Many people think that renewables are simply a drop-in replacement for oil, gas and coal – but it's clear that …

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Why Investors Like Solar PV

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Length: 33s

The sluggish economy has hurt renewable energy project developers. In many cases, it's incredibly difficult for companies to sign contacts to sell power. So why is the solar PV market going to grow by 100% globally this year? Solar PV is starting to ente…

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Will We Find the 'Black Swan' of Energy?

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Length: 22s

This is a unique time in history for energy inventors and entrepreneurs. As the need for clean, renewable sources of energy becomes more important, investors are looking for unique “Black Swan” technologies that could revolutionize the sector. The tro…

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Will Vertical Axis Wind Ever Scale Up?

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Length: 14s

Vertical-axis wind turbines have been around for thousands of years, yet we still haven't seen modern turbine producers make a dent in the wind market. Why is that so? In this podcast, we'll find out. Most wind experts say that vertical-axis turbines are…

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CEO Perspectives: A View from the Top

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Length: 52s

How do you make a renewable energy business work is such a challenging economic environment? In this show, a group of CEOs tells us how. We'll hear from a range of executives in the solar PV, concentrating solar power, wind and biofuels sectors who are …

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It's All About the Money

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Length: 29s

Renewables are big business. Almost every major financial institution and energy company is involved with the industry in some way. And this year's Renewable Energy Finance Forum proves once again that is the case. In this podcast, we're in New York City…

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Solving the Water Crisis

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Length: 31s

The world is running out of water. By 2030, the UN projects that 60 percent of the global population will face water shortages, increasing social unrest and creating additional risk for companies. As demand for water increases, so too will demand on the…

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Wind R&D: Will it Fire Up or Fade Away?

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Length: 21s

Faced with such a challenging market for wind, companies are being forced to innovate in order to differentiate themselves and bring the cost of wind down. The problem is, it's difficult to innovate during economically stressful times. In this podcast, w…

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Why the Wind Market is Hurting

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Length: 24s

On the surface, last year's record installation of wind in the U.S. makes it seem like the industry is cruising along. But that is not the case. Due to falling demand for electricity, lower natural gas prices and the lack of a long-term national target, m…

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Utilities are Warming to Solar Hot Water

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Length: 31s

Solar hot water systems are much more cost competitive than solar PV. But why do utilities pay more attention to the costlier solution? In this podcast, we'll have a roundtable discussion on how to spread adoption of solar hot water systems on the utility…

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Understanding Your Training Options

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Length: 34s

Want to be a renewable energy installer or technician? First you need to get the proper training. But there are so many options out there – how do you know what the best options are? In this podcast, we'll try to sort through all the different programs …

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Bringing Down the Installed Cost of Solar PV

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Length: 32s

Companies all along the solar supply chain are working hard to reduce the cost of their products. But the buck ultimately stops with the installer, who delivers the product to the consumer. By creating products and building training programs that help the…

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Turning Toxic Sludge into Energy

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Length: 21s

Ever wondered what's in the sewer system? Alligators? Monsters? Try something far worse: Grease. Water utilities spend billions of dollars each year to get rid of the grease that clogs the system and erodes the pipes. A number of companies are now trying …

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Will Your Electric Car Help or Hurt the Grid?

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Length: 24s

Electric cars are here. We've seen the hype around electric cars rise and fall before – but this time it's different. With almost every major car company developing a plug-in hybrid or all-electric car, regulators are now preparing for a new wave of pre…

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Is Organic PV the Future of Solar? Maybe.

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Length: 22s

Imagine a world in which your clothes, your electronics and your windows can generate electricity. With all the innovation we're seeing in solar these days, that world does not seem very far away. Just don't expect your next pair of jeans to charge your i…

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Wind Technologies: Size Matters, But Only So Much

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Length: 57s

The wind turbine – standing tall, sleek and uniquely modern – is arguably the most powerful symbol of the technological advancement of renewables. And although size is typically the metric for such progress, it's the less visible improvements that hav…

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How Do We Define the Green Collar Economy?

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Length: 47s

The push for more green-collar jobs has been hailed as the New Deal of our time – a revolution. A movement. But amidst all of this talk about the green collar economy, we still haven't defined exactly what it is. Certainly, the renewable energy and en…

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The Next Great Global Industry

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Length: 49s

Developing renewables is no longer just a feel-good exercise – it's about becoming a global leader in the race to realize the Next Great Global Industry. If countries and companies fail to take advantage of the market potential for renewables, they'll r…

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Small Wind: An Evolution or Revolution?

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Length: 30s

Inventors all around the world are developing new wind turbine technologies, hoping they can break into the market and "revolutionize" the industry. Some of them are creating entirely new designs or making interesting improvements on existing designs; man…

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Is Solar Changing Utilities Or Are Utilities Changing Solar?

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Length: 43s

Utilities and solar companies haven't historically had a very positive relationship. In the past, people in the utility sector scoffed at the fridge solar industry, certain that it would never have a real impact on their business. People in the solar indu…

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A Salute to a Solar Hero

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Length: 6s

Last month, solar humanitarian Walt Ratterman's body was found in the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He had been installing solar systems on remote medical clinics around the country. Many of his friends in the solar industry call …

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The Asia Factor

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Length: 28s

Asia is increasingly playing a role in the development of renewables world-wide. From solar modules to wind turbines and geothermal projects to next-generation batteries, the region is one of the most important for clean energy. Today, Asian countries are…

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The Water-Energy Nexus: Trading One Problem for Another?

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Length: 53s

Renewables are more environmentally benign sources of energy. But when it comes to water use, many question the sustainability of certain technologies. With water shortages looming in countries all over the world, concerns are growing about what our trans…

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Energy Storage: Will We Find the Holy Grail?

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Length: 35s

We'd all like to see a world powered mostly by renewables. But is it possible? With the right planning, we can develop a lot of intermittent renewables without storage. At some point, however, we'll need both short-term and long-term storage technologies …

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How to Build a Business in Clean Energy

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Length: 52s

Entrepreneurs around the world see our myriad environmental, social and economic issues related to energy not just as problems, but as opportunities. Indeed, the possibilities for developing businesses in the clean energy industry are endless. Unfortunate…

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Social Friction: Who Decides What is Beautiful?

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Length: 42s

Wind might be clean, necessary and economically advantageous, but it's still industrial development. That makes it particularly difficult to develop projects in areas of the Northeast, where the best places to put wind farms are often on mountaintops and …

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Micro-inverters vs. Central Inverters: Is There a Clear Winner?

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Length: 53s

In recent years, the solar industry has seen radical change in the inverter space. On the utility side, inverters have been getting bigger in order to accommodate massive, multi-megawatt projects. On the residential side, they've been getting smaller and …

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Can Renewables Really Power our Cities?

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Length: 30s

Over the course of history, the city has evolved from an "agropolis" based on surrounding resources to a "petropolis" reliant on far-away food and fossil fuels. Now, with those environmentally-dangerous energy needs becoming harder to meet, can we make an…

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Clean Energy Stocks: How Policy Impacts Finance

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Length: 1s

After a dismal performance at the end of 2008 and into 2009, clean energy stocks faired much better moving into 2010. But the volatility is far from over. Because the cleantech industry is still so new, investors are trying to figure out how to properly v…

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The Intersection of Science and Politics in the U.S.

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Length: 38s

Scientists are telling us that climate change is happening faster than ever thought possible. Meanwhile, fewer Americans believe that climate change is taking place, or that it's caused by human activity. These two factors are working against one another,…

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The Real Story of Cap and Trade

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Length: 1s

In the wake of the Copenhagen talks and the passage of a climate bill in the U.S. House last year, the debate over cap and trade will likely intensify as we move 2010. Unfortunately, the debate in the halls of Congress, on the blogosphere and on the telev…

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Renewable Energy 2.0: The Value of Online Marketing

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Length: 34s

The internet is a ubiquitous part of our culture. In the last decade, we've gotten comfortable doing almost everything online, from trading stocks to sharing every detail of our personal lives. So why then are many renewable energy companies – some of t…

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Why Solar Works

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Length: 51s

Whether they like it or not, utilities are starting to deploy more solar. Utility support of solar PV and CSP has been one of the most important developments for the industry. In many cases, utilities are supporting solar because the law requires them to.…

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Transmission: Geothermal's Achilles Heel

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Length: 28s

Now that geothermal is finally on our energy priority list, the industry is seeing a new influx of public and private capital. After more than a decade of almost no activity in the U.S. geothermal sector, we're finally seeing a lot of new plants being dev…

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Why Geothermal is Both Hot and Cool

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Length: 23s

Most geothermal development in the near future will come from conventional, medium-temperature hydrothermal power plants. But beyond the next few years, a large number of projects that utilize temperature extremes, both hot and cool, may come online. In t…

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Geothermal: It's Not Just About Drilling Holes

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Length: 23s

It takes a lot of time and money to build out a geothermal project. Developers can spend millions of dollars and many years just to drill a test well and find a viable resource. Due to the high capital expenditures needed to get a project moving, there ar…

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CSP: Bringing Solar to the Masses

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Length: 56s

In order to bring solar to the terawatt scale, we're going to need every solar-electric and solar-thermal technology possible. But the only technology that can deliver large amounts of electricity, heat and hot water at one time is concentrating solar pow…

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Geothermal for Jailbirds - October 22, 2009

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Length: 26s

Jails are the perfect place for renewable energy systems. Because they are so energy intensive, administrators and taxpayers are always looking for new ways to reduce energy needs and satisfy electrical, heating and cooling demands on site. In this podcas…

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Solar Thermal: Leading by Example - October 15, 2009

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Length: 24s

Back in 1979, President Jimmy Carter put a large solar thermal system on the White House, calling on American businesses and consumers to make solar the future, not a "curiosity" or an "example of a road not taken." Unfortunately, six years later, the pan…

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Biomass Thermal Heats Up

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Length: 14s

For a decade, Europe has been supporting biomass thermal energy, creating a large commercial and industrial market for resources like wood pellets. Here in the U.S., support has been absent; therefore, wood pellets play only a niche role in residential ap…

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Making Waste a Part of the Solution - October 1, 2009

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Length: 24s

Modern society has been built around disposable products. It seems that nothing is made to last anymore. That has made for an unprecedented build up of waste, increasing environmental problems and social friction over where to put our trash. Beyond reduc…

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Making Electric Transportation Work - September 24, 2009

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Length: 31s

The automobile and electricity industries have avoided dramatic change for decades. Today, because of environmental and geopolitical concerns, auto companies and utilities are re-evaluating the fundamentals of how they do business. However, by working tog…

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Eating Cellulose and Sweating fuels: The Next Biofuel Revolution?

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Length: 26s

The race is on to develop the next generation of biofuels. Biotechnology companies of all kinds have taken up the challenge and are looking in every corner of the globe for organisms that will help us make cheap, abundant, non-food based fuels. In this po…

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September 10, 2009 - Surviving the Downturn for Biodiesel

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Length: 21s

The biodiesel industry has been in rough shape over the last year. With oil prices down, two thirds of American refineries sitting unused and no national target for the fuel, there are many questions about where the industry will go next. In this podcas…

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September 3, 2009 - Will the Rough Patch Continue for Ethanol?

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Length: 42s

The last year has been a bad one for the corn ethanol industry. With relatively high grain prices and low oil prices, producers have struggled to stay profitable and many companies have gone bankrupt. In addition, growing consumer backlash has caused a pu…

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August 27, 2009 - Ushering in a New Wave of Hydropower Growth

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Length: 27s

Hydro in the U.S. is poised for another period of major growth. With states recognizing hydro in renewable portfolio standards, companies getting access to stimulus funds and a range of new players getting into the industry, the environment is looking …

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August 20, 2009 - Vinalhaven: Building Community Support for Renewables

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Length: 22s

Public opposition is a formidable hurdle for any project developer. Around one quarter of all wind projects in the U.S. are delayed or stopped because concerns over project siting and general distrust of the developer. In this podcast, we'll look at a …

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August 14, 2009 - Navigating the Rough Waters of Ocean Energy Regulation

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Length: 24s

Permitting and licensing energy projects isn't exactly the easiest process. But in the marine environment -- both for fossil and renewable energies -- the process can be much more difficult. In this podcast, we'll look at why regulation is so complex a…

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August 6, 2009 - Assessing the Progress of Ocean Renewable Energy Technologies

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Length: 42s

The ocean represents one of the largest energy sources on the planet; yet, we still haven't found reliable, cost-effective ways to harness that resource. The incredible amount of experimentation happening in the industry today will inevitably lead to t…

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July 30, 2009 - Are PV Manufacturers Coming Up for Air?

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Length: 37s

After many months below the murky waters of the global recession, PV manufacturers seem to be getting a bit of breathing room. The capital markets are starting to thaw, silicon and wafer contracts are being renegotiated and some manufacturers are able …

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July 24, 2009 - Renewable Energy: A Weapon of Mass Reconstruction

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Length: 29s

The renewable energy industry has suffered over the last year much worse than previously thought possible. But now the pieces are coming together to make clean energy the centerpiece of an economic recovery. That makes the moment perfect for bootstrapp…

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July 16, 2009 - Developing Renewables with War-Time Urgency

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Length: 22s

Governments all around the world are making renewable energy a top priority; finally, the United States has joined the effort. The slew of programs moving through Washington are proof that politicians are starting to recognize the value of clean energy…

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July 9, 2009 - IEA Responds to the Climate Crisis

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Length: 27s

The International Energy Agency was formed out of the oil crisis of 1973 as a fossil-energy consumers union for developed countries. Because of its origins, the IEA has not historically been a strong supporter of renewable energy. But that is changing …

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July 2, 2009 - The State of Cleantech Venture Capital Investment

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Length: 56s

Venture Investments in cleantech have dropped 44 percent since their high in the second quarter of 2008. Even though investors are being more cautious, there are still plenty of opportunities out there for early stage companies looking to get funded. I…

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June 26, 2009 - Enabling Community Solar in North America

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Because of its distributed nature, solar is an intimate resource. But not everyone has the opportunity to invest in solar due to siting issues and cost. What about individuals who might want to own part of a solar system? Quite often in North America, …

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Jun 19, 2009 - Can We Meet Our Energy Needs with Solar?

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Theoretically, we could get all of our energy from the sun. But is it realistically feasible? And if so, what are the technical, economic and political barriers to reaching that lofty goal? In this podcast, we'll look at the challenges and implications…

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June 11, 2009 - Applying Bioclimatic Design; Building Solar Cells from the Atom Up

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Solar technologies and techniques come in many forms. From passive solar design to designing photovoltaic cells on the atomic level, there are thousands of ways to utilize the sun's energy for our own use. In this podcast, we'll take a look at some sim…

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June 4, 2008 - Realizing the Potential of Solar Thermal

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People are waking up to the benefits and "sexiness" of solar-electric systems. But in North America, the solar thermal industry still has a lot of work to do to educate people about the myriad water heating, space heating and cooling technologies avail…

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May 27, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - The Challenge of Promoting Wind in Developing Countries

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Building wind and other renewable energy projects in developed countries is hard enough; in the developing world, the financial and political barriers are often much more pronounced. In this podcast, we'll look at how companies are working to overcome …

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May 18, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - The European Role in U.S. Wind Development

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With wind installations growing more slowly in Europe than in the U.S., European companies are coming across the Atlantic to get a piece of the booming American wind market. Because of this, Europeans are playing an increasingly important role in build…

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May 10, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Assessing the Financial Health of the Wind Industry

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This week, we're at Wind Power 2009 in Chicago looking at the state of the wind industry in the face of a dismal economic climate. As we'll find out, the health of the industry is still remarkably positive, despite the myriad challenges that companies …

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April 30, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Supply-side Management and Security on the Smart Grid

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Smart grid technologies will allow consumers to see how behavioral changes can save them money and reduce their environmental footprint. But the entities managing the grid will have to change as well. In this podcast, we'll look at how utilities and gr…

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April 23, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Storing Renewable Energy on the Smart Grid

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Storage is considered the "holy grail" of clean technologies, especially as it relates to the deployment of renewable energy. If we truly want to clean up the grid and make it smarter, all kinds of storage technologies will need to be considered. In th…

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April 16, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - How Will We Manage Demand on the Smart Grid?

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Actively managing and reducing demand on the customer side of the meter is an important part of the smart grid. But installing an intelligent metering infrastructure is just the first step. Developing engaging applications, working through changes in t…

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April 9, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - The Smart Grid Explained

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The Smart Grid is an intriguing but elusive concept. What exactly do we mean when we talk about the intelligent grid? And where does renewable energy fit into the mix? In this podcast, we'll explore the technological and conceptual basics of the evolvi…

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April 2, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Is Algae-to-Energy Sustainable?

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Algae is one of the hottest sectors of the renewable energy industry. New technologies are emerging rapidly, investors are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into companies all around the world and costs per gallon are steadily coming down. Algae …

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March 26, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Australian Greens Push for More Renewables; Financial Importance of Resource Analysis

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Since taking office at the end of 2007, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a swift reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a rapid deployment of renewables. But Senator Christine Milne, head of the Australian Greens, says that action from politic…

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March 19, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - The Next Four Years for Renewable Energy

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We've got another panel discussion this week featuring a range of industry representatives sharing their thoughts on the upcoming issues for renewable energy in the U.S. We'll talk about what the next four years may bring, and how they may be influence…

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March 12, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Hydropower Perspectives Roundtable

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Hydropower is making a big comeback. With a range of incentives in the U.S. created or extended by the recent stimulus package, new marine energy technologies emerging and a recognition that there are still plenty of untapped resources available, the f…

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March 5, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Creating an Equitable Green Jobs Movement; Thrifting as Renewable Energy

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We've heard a lot about the Green Collar Jobs movement. But as the movement grows, organizations like Green For All will be working to ensure it reaches low-income communities that have traditionally been more adversely affected by an economy based on …

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February 26, 2009 - Ontario Considers Green Energy Act; BU Panel Discussion on Market Trends - Inside Renewable Energy

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Ontario has had its share of disagreements over the last two years. Ever since the province's Standard Offer Program was implemented, regulators, politicians and renewable energy advocates have been quarreling over both the details of the program and t…

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February 19, 2009 - The Netherlands, Part 2: The Dutch Renewable Energy Economy - Inside Renewable Energy

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After five years with scaled-back incentives and a dead market for wind and solar energy, the Dutch government is determined to get things moving again and reach the European 20-percent renewable energy targets. The question is: Will they do it?

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February 12, 2009 - Inside Renewable Energy - Exploring the Dutch CO2 Economy

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The Netherlands is not a very large country, but as the world's 16th largest economy, it needs to make some big changes to lower emissions and combat climate change. If changes are not made, this low-lying country could face some major flooding problem…

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February 5, 2008 - 2009: The Year of the Shake-out; IEA Underestimates Renewables - Inside Renewable Energy

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Everyone in the industry has been preparing for a time of falling renewable energy prices, rapid consolidation, and a quick push-out of weak companies. That time is now. And the economic crisis is only speeding the process up.

Angus McCrone, Ch…

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January 29, 2009 - Learning from Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs - Inside Renewable Energy

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The renewable energy industry is being built by risk-taking entrepreneurs who are not afraid to fail. Today, the work of these fearless trailblazers has brought us on the verge of a renewable energy revolution. In this podcast, we'll speak to a few ent…

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January 22, 2009 - Tumultuous Times for State Solar Programs - Inside Renewable Energy

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State programs are driving the U.S. solar market. But what happens when most of those states want to restructure their incentives all at once? The result: A period of downright difficult-yet-necessary growth pains for the solar industry.

In thi…

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January 15, 2009 - What Kind of Stimulus Can Renewables Expect? - Inside Renewable Energy

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The economic impact of the financial crisis appears to have hurt the renewable energy industries more than previously thought. After further rounds of job losses and project delays, many businesses are looking to the upcoming economic stimulus package …

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January 8, 2009 - The Long, Hard Road for Clean Energy Finance (updated) - Inside Renewable Energy

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In this podcast, we're (you guessed it) looking back at 2008. In this industry, it often takes a while for the numbers to accumulate. But so far, one thing is for sure: The end of last year was difficult for the renewable energy industries. We'll look …

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January 1, 2009 - 2008: A Benchmark for Renewable Energy - Inside Renewable Energy

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The end of the year offers us an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and setbacks over the previous twelve months. It also gives us the chance to think about what the coming twelve months will bring. In this episode, we're featuring a roundta…

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December 22, 2008 - Exploring the German Renewable Energy Market - Inside Renewable Energy

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This week, we're podcasting from Germany to get a better sense for how one of the world's leading renewable energy markets is fairing during these tough economic times. Despite the projected global slowdown throughout the renewable energy industries ne…

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December 11, 2008 - Energy Businesses Recognizing the Need to Diversify - Inside Renewable Energy

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This week, we're podcasting from the Power-Gen International conference in Orlando, Florida. This event is mostly geared toward traditional power companies; however, renewables are starting to play a bigger role at Power-Gen as businesses and investors…

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December 4, 2008 - A Rough Patch for the U.S. PV Market; Building Relationships to Build Greener -

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With the recent eight-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit for solar, many professionals are predicting rapid growth in the solar industry. However, because of problems in the tax equity market and other issues with state solar programs around t…

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November 20, 2008 - Exploring the Icelandic Geothermal Experience - Inside Renewable Energy

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This week, we're podcasting to you from Iceland. The country has been getting a lot of attention lately -- and not just because of its severe economic problems. Iceland gets 78 percent of its primary energy from renewable resources, with 62 percent com…

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November 13, 2008 - Gauging the Impact of the Credit Crisis on Renewable Energy - Inside Renewable Energy

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The gears of the global economy are moving very slowly these days; yet, the renewable energy industry is still performing better than many other industries. The path out of the global credit crisis will be long and steep, however, making it more diffic…

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November 6, 2008 - A Shake-up in Project Finance; Bucking the Downward Housing Trend with BIPV; PV Concentrator Balloons - Inside Renewable Energy

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With the credit crisis and resulting economic woes making their way into the renewable energy industry, project financing all over the world is getting more difficult. In the U.S., many people are concerned about the health of the tax equity financing …

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October 30, 2008 - Innovation and Politics in this Hot, Flat and Crowded World - Inside Renewable Energy

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New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman's latest book, "Hot, Flat and Crowded," looks at the imminent need to formulate a national strategy to combat climate change, stimulate technological innovation and grow America's economy.

In this progra…

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October 23, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Touring the Steamboat Geothermal Plant

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This week, we've got some extras from the Geothermal Conference and Expo held earlier this month. Before leaving Nevada, Stephen Lacey met up with some folks from Ormat Technologies, who gave him a tour of the company's 100-MW capacity Steamboat facili…

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October 16, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Solar Perspectives Roundtable

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This week, we're podcasting from Solar Power International in San Diego, California. Stephen Lacey rounded up some influential industry executives who represent different areas of the supply chain and asked them about what they're seeing in the industr…

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October 9, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - The Beginning of a Geothermal Renaissance

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This week, we're podcasting from the Geothermal Conference and Expo in Reno, Nevada. Most professionals at the conference would say that the geothermal industry is experiencing a renaissance. Indeed, as development of conventional resources has increas…

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October 2, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Rapid Growth in the Algae Market; Managing Risk in the Renewables Space

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With over US $180 million in venture capital invested in Algae companies already this year, the market looks ready to explode. That explosion couldn't come soon enough for biodiesel producers who are having trouble getting enough feedstock to meet glob…

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September 25, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Smarter Grids, Smarter Cities and Common-Sense Planning

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Many solutions to the world's problems take nothing more than a common-sense approach. No one pretends that the environmental and social challenges ahead will be easy to solve, but sometimes the solutions simply require a different way of thinking. Thi…

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September 18, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Cleantech Forum: An Insider's Look at Cleantech Investing

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This week, we're podcasting to you from the Cleantech Forum in Washington, DC. This forum is a gathering place for early-stage investors who are pouring capital into renewable energy, smart-grid technologies and advanced materials. We'll talk with some…

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September 11, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Energy Equity: Diversifying the Market with New Incentives

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The U.S. renewable energy market is growing at an impressive rate. But as more wind, solar and biofuel facilities get developed, there are fewer people or organizations that own those facilities. That is primarily due to the exclusive nature of the fed…

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September 4, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Crunch Time for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

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Congress comes back to Washington next week and in the tradition of election-year politics, there's a good chance that much won't get done before November. That means there are very few chances left to extend the Production and Investment Tax credits b…

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August 28, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Questioning America's Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Law

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This November, Californians will be voting on a ballot initiative that could require the state's utilities to generate half their power from renewables by 2025. Sounds good, right? Not according to some of nation's most influential renewable energy com…

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August 21, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Pickens' Plan and California's Proposition 10; Auctioning Environmental Commodities

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T. Boone Pickens has a plan -- but is it the correct plan for the nation? This November, Californians will have the opportunity to vote on an initiative that could be the first step down Pickens' path toward greater reliance on natural gas for transpor…

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August 14, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Keeping the Industry in Check

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With all the money from investors, attention from the mainstream media and interest from consumers pouring into clean technologies, the situation is looking good for renewable energy. But as the financial opportunities grow, so too does the potential t…

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August 7, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Debating the Brazilian Ethanol Tariff; The Weak Dollar and Foreign Investment

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As American politicians try to prove to their constituents that they are addressing high gasoline prices this summer, the debate over increasing Brazilian ethanol imports has gotten more traction in Washington. The Brazilians say that lifting the 54-ce…

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July 31, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Big Developments for U.S. Wind; Enhancing Grid Communication

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The last few weeks have been full of positive news for the U.S. wind industry. Former oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has thrown his support behind a 20% wind penetration target for the U.S. in the next 10 years; former Vice President Al Gore has made wind…

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July 24, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Web 2.0: Connecting the Renewable Energy Community

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The renewable energy industry is leading one of the most important technological shifts in the history of mankind. In many ways the distributed, democratic nature of the envisioned renewable energy infrastructure mimics the internet; however, many busi…

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July 17, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Global Green Job Growth; PPAs Enabling U.S. Community Wind

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There are now 2.3 million people working directly or indirectly in the renewable energy industries around the world, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. As job growth in this sector continues, the fossil energy industries are seein…

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July 10, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - RE Mash Up: Electric Cars, Energy Storage, Carbon Trading and Entrepreneurship

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In this week's program we feature a series of interviews on a range of topics. We'll speak with a line-up of experts on how to get America off oil, the game changing ability of storage, upcoming trends in emissions trading, and how budding entrepreneur…

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July 3, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Roundtable Discussion: Outlook for Renewable Energy

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Last month's Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City brought together some of the most sophisticated investors and analysts in the renewable energy and cleantech space. The end of the conference featured a roundtable discussion about the curren…

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June 27, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Community Wind: Building a Democratic Industry in Canada

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This week, we're podcasting from the World Wind Energy Conference in Kingston, Ontario. There is an ongoing movement in Canada to support more community wind projects and create a more distributed, democratic energy economy. We'll take a look at what's…

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June 19, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - An In-Depth Look at Renewable Energy Finance

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This week, we're podcasting from the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City. It's a complex industry out there, and this conference is designed to give investors the most in-depth, up-to-date information about the U.S. and global renewable ene…

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June 12, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion; EU-Wide Feed-in Tariff

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Few people have given Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) much thought over the last 30 years. But with the rising price and potential supply constraint of fossil energies, technologies that once seemed unfeasible now seem reasonable. OTEC is one su…

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June 5, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Envisioning the Future for U.S. Wind

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In this week's program, we've got a selection of interviews from the Wind Power 2008 conference on the technical, political and financial issues facing the U.S. wind industry. Although the industry still has not gotten the production tax credit extende…

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May 29, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Verifying Efficiency Claims for Organic PV; Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe

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Organic PV has made a lot of headway in recent years as efficiency levels have climbed higher and higher, grabbing the attention of researchers and investors. However, some reported efficiencies of organic PV cells are being disputed because of inconsi…

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May 22, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Staying Positive During Rough Political Times for Renewables

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After successive record years for wind and solar in the U.S., no one thought the industry would be facing another potential expiration of key federal tax incentives. But now the industry is scrambling to get the tax credits through Congress before proj…

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May 15, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Utility Profit Decoupling; Building Integrated PV

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In service territories across the country, the solar industry is facing an uphill battle. Because rate cases are often structured so that more energy consumption equals more profits, utilities don't have an incentive to encourage energy efficiency or d…

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May 8, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - California Solar Initiative Update; Social Merchant Banking in the Developing World

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As the California Solar Initiative approaches its 15-month anniversary, many changes have been made to speed up the adoption of photovoltaics in the state. Before the program began, some people were worried about flaws in the design of the rebate calcu…

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May 1, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Solar Industry Fears 'Gaming' of SREC Markets

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Over the last year, as some east coast states have started transitioning into market-based incentive structures for solar, small- and mid-sized businesses are worried about getting pushed out of the market by a few larger businesses.

Solar prog…

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April 17, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Full Cost Accounting of Energy; A Detailed Discussion about Future Wind Technologies

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We know the market price of fossil energies, but do we know their true cost to society? In this week's program, we'll examine the concept of full cost accounting and how it could dramatically shift the energy landscape in favor of renewables.

W…

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April 10, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Creating Sustainable Cities

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The United Nations projects that sometime this year more people will be living in cities than in rural areas. By 2020, it's predicted that 5 billion people will be living in urban environments. While rapid urbanization can cause many social, economic a…

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April 3, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - How Photovoltaics Can Copy Photosynthesis; Interviews from World Sustainable Energy Day

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We all know how photosynthesis works. Or do we? Researchers at the University of Chicago and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made new discoveries about why photosynthesis is so efficient. Their work may have implications for the efficien…

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March 27, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - It's Alive! How Living Organisms are Helping Create a Renewable Energy Future

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The energies we mostly rely on today were made possible by the death and fossilization of ancient organisms. Unfortunately, our continued reliance on those fossil energies will most certainly cause the future death of many others. So how are we going t…

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March 20, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Doing Business in the Hydro Industry; Sponsoring RE Projects; Important Ruling in Nevada

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Last week, we covered some of the broad political and regulatory issues facing the hydro industry. This week, we'll have a feature story looking at what some companies are dealing with in the markets they serve.

We'll hear from Lori Barg, Chief…

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March 13, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Growing a Sustainable Hydropower Industry

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Think the hydropower resource in the U.S. is all dried up? Not even close. According to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), there are still about 100,000 megawatts of run-of-river resources available in this country. That's not even considering the te…

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March 6, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Renewables Front and Center on the International Political Stage

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Political actors from all over the world gathered in Washington, DC for the WIREC conference this week to consider the impact that their choices have on the business of renewable energy. While renewables still play a relatively small role compared to f…

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February 28, 2008 - Inside Renewable Energy - Conflicting Research on Renewables; Spanish Energy Companies Entering the U.S.

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Length: 27s

There have been a number of contradictory academic and government studies on photovoltaics and biofuels released over the last two months. Because renewable energy is becoming a hot topic in the press, various media outlets are reporting on the studies…

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Inside Renewable Energy- February 21, 2008

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Length: 59s

This week's podcast comes to you from the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo (formerly Power-Gen Renewable Energy and Fuels). In this show, we'll tell you what the site and conference rebrand says about the changing renewable energy industry. W…

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Inside Renewable Energy- February 14, 2008

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Length: 23s

Chris Anderson, Chief Operations Officer for Borrego Solar just built a new off-grid house in Peterborough, NH. Stephen Lacey recently visited Chris' house to check out his setup and discuss important considerations for homeowners who want to build gre…

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Inside Renewable Energy- February 7, 2008

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Length: 18s

The Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm is a new 29-unit co-housing development being built in Peterborough, NH. The community features state-of-the-art, energy-efficient homes; a working organic farm; seven wood pellet boilers for electricity and hot wate…

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Inside Renewable Energy- January 31, 2008

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Length: 20s

The race is on to bring the biofuels industry to the next level. As more people question the prudence of food-based fuels, researchers and companies are aggressively looking for commercially viable ways to produce greener alternatives to gasoline.

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Inside Renewable Energy- January 24, 2008

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Length: 20s

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is emerging as one of the most promising utility-scale renewable energy sources. The launch of Nevada Solar One last June sparked a revival for this so-called “sleeping giant” in the U.S. and marked the first of a se…

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Inside Renewable Energy- January 17, 2008

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Length: 22s

Many public opinion polls suggest that Americans strongly support mass adoption of renewable energy; however, when it comes to actually making a purchase from their utility or investing in their own system, people just aren't buying in the same numbers…

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Inside Renewable Energy- January 10, 2008

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Length: 17s

Things aren't looking great for Wall Street coming into the new year. With a poor housing market, ongoing credit crunch, high energy prices, low employment figures and low consumer spending, the chatter about a recession has been getting louder in rece…

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Inside Renewable Energy- January 3, 2008

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Length: 12s

Welcome to the new year! In our first episode for 2008, we're taking a look at some global trends for renewable energy throughout 2007. We'll talk with industry analysts about worldwide development figures, how the markets are approaching clean energy,…

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Inside Renewable Energy- December 27, 2007

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Length: 3s

We take our work here at renewableenergyworld.com very seriously. But sometimes you need to step back and have a good laugh. This week, in place of our regular podcast, we present to you an audio christmas card produced by Emcee PV and DJ Silicon (a.k.a. …

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Inside Renewable Energy- December 20, 2007

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Length: 19s

European Union officials are currently debating the need for a voluntary renewable energy certificate trading scheme. Some countries that can't meet their renewable energy targets -- namely the UK -- are in favor of such a system, as it would allow the…

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Inside Renewable Energy- December 13, 2007

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Length: 15s

The necessity of good net metering laws and interconnection standards can't be understated. In order to grow the market for solar and other distributed forms of energy in the U.S., the appropriate laws must be in place to make installation easy and the…

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Inside Renewable Energy- December 6, 2007

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Length: 21s

'Tis the season to consume. This holiday season, Americans will produce 44 million tons of waste -- a 25 percent increase over the rest of the year. But instead of letting this waste pile up in landfills, there are many companies working to make anothe…

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Inside Renewable Energy- November 29, 2007

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Length: 17s

The solar industry is itching to bring PV to grid parity with fossil sources of energy, and the burden of this task is carried primarily by manufacturers and politicians. This week, we're talking with two different types of manufacturers about their me…

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Inside Renewable Energy- November 15, 2007

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Length: 17s

You've probably heard the news by now: There have been numerous reports from Washington, D.C. over the last week that Democratic Congressional leaders may strip out the most important renewable energy provisions from the upcoming energy bill. We'll hav…

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Inside Renewable Energy- November 8, 2007

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Length: 23s

The need to upgrade our outdated grid is getting more important each year. As renewable energy makes up more of the U.S. electricity supply and changes the energy landscape, the old, tired transmission and distribution system will have a hard time keep…

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Inside Renewable Energy- November 1, 2007

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Length: 16s

Demand for renewable energy in the U.S. is growing rapidly -- so rapidly, in fact, that supply cannot keep up. Even though renewables only make up around 7 percent of the U.S. electricity supply, growing voluntary markets and new state renewable portfo…

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The Inside Renewable Energy podcast is a weekly news program that features documentary reporting, interviews and news briefs that give you an insider's look at the latest in technology, policy and finance. If you're looking for an engaging, comprehensive overview of all things renewable energy -- look no further!

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