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Volts

Volts

253 Episodes By David Roberts www.volts.wtf/podcast
A newsletter, podcast, & community focused on the technology, politics, and policy of decarbonization. In your inbox once or twice a week.
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Are markets the right tool for decarbonizing electricity?
In his book The Price Is Wrong, Brett Christophers a... more
Jun 12 2024 1h 35m
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Wrapping our heads around AI and climate
In this episode, I have a lively conversation with A... more
Jun 7 2024 1h 20m
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Making mini-grids work in sub-Saharan Africa
More than half a billion people on the African conti... more
Jun 5 2024 47m
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Making carbon-free steel with clean electricity
Steel production generates almost 10 percent of glob... more
May 29 2024 51m
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FERC's new rule and other exciting transmission news
In this episode, Rob Gramlich of Grid Strategies com... more
May 24 2024 1h 8m
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Using a Moneyball approach to elect state & local climate champions
Which political races should climate advocates focus... more
May 22 2024 56m
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Making heat pumps better, easier, and a little sexier
In this episode, I talk with CEO Paul Lambert of sta... more
May 17 2024 1h 5m
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Envisioning a more democratic, bottom-up energy system
In this episode, California electricity guru Lorenzo... more
May 15 2024 1h 29m
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How climate change is portrayed in popular culture
Climate awareness is growing in the real world, but ... more
May 8 2024 1h 2m
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What you need to know about the new EPA power plant standards
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May 6 2024 1h 4m
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The energy transition's 5 supervillains and 5 superheroes
In this episode, longtime clean-energy analyst Micha... more
May 1 2024 1h 11m
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Making geothermal heat pumps work for big buildings
In this episode, Joselyn Lai of Bedrock Energy descr... more
Apr 26 2024 1h 10m
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Rising electricity demand requires new gas plants? Not so fast.
What’s the best way to handle rising US electricity ... more
Apr 24 2024 59m
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Why "transferable" tax credits are such a big deal
The Inflation Reduction Act made it much easier for ... more
Apr 19 2024 1h 14m
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What's going on with China these days?
Is China on track to reduce its carbon emissions? If... more
Apr 17 2024 1h 6m
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Fashion's climate impact and how to reduce it
In this episode, I speak with Maxine Bédat, a former... more
Apr 12 2024 58m
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How much can urban land use policy do for the climate?
In this episode, I speak with Heather House, a manag... more
Apr 10 2024 55m
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How the EPA will spend $27 billion in carbon-reduction funds
The Inflation Reduction Act included a Greenhouse Ga... more
Apr 5 2024 58m
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Now is the time for distributed energy
In this episode, Duncan Campbell of Scale Microgrid ... more
Apr 3 2024 1h 8m
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Biden sets out to supercharge industrial decarbonization
This week, the Biden administration announced billio... more
Mar 27 2024 1h 14m
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What's the deal with these methane satellites?
In this episode, I discuss the newly launched Methan... more
Mar 22 2024 56m
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What's the deal with "scope 3" emissions?
“Scope 3” greenhouse gas emissions — those that comp... more
Mar 20 2024 57m
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Getting ready for IRA 2
In his recent role as Chief Advisor for the Clean En... more
Mar 15 2024 1h 8m
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How's IRA doing?
Is the Inflation Reduction Act, passed nearly two ye... more
Mar 13 2024 1h 7m
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Industrial policy: what it is, how Biden's doing it, and how it could be done better
In this episode, we go deep on industrial policy wit... more
Mar 8 2024 1h 14m
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