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Volts

Volts

25 Episodes By David Roberts www.volts.wtf/podcast
A newsletter & podcast about the technology, politics, and policy of decarbonization. Twice a week, give or take.
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On the abuse (and proper use) of climate models
Everyone who's followed climate change for any lengt... more
Jan 27 2023 1h 28m
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Fine, we're doing gas stoves
Earlier this month, gas stoves exploded into the new... more
Jan 25 2023 1h 25m
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Me, talking about fusion and clean energy revolutions
A few weeks ago, I was a guest on the Canadian daily... more
Jan 23 2023 30m
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On writing an ambitious and terrifyingly realistic novel about climate change
In 2018, author Stephen Markley won near-universal c... more
Jan 20 2023 44m
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An energy provider attempts to achieve 24/7 clean energy
In December 2021, Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), a Ba... more
Jan 18 2023 50m
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Which technologies get cheaper over time, and why?
In 2021, a group of Scholars at Oxford University pu... more
Jan 13 2023 44m
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Cute pictures of my pets! (And also a fundraiser)
Volts was born on December 7, 2020. It recently turn... more
Jan 6 2023 12m
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Reflecting on the work of the soon-to-retire House climate committee
In 2019, in the wake of Democrats’ congressional vic... more
Dec 28 2022 53m
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The right-wing groups behind renewable energy misinformation
It's easy to find stories in the media these days ab... more
Dec 23 2022 1h 7m
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Induction stoves with batteries built in, and why they matter
In the last few months, two separate fledgling compa... more
Dec 14 2022 1h 6m
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The state of the lithium-ion battery recycling market
To get a grasp on the current state of play in the l... more
Dec 9 2022 54m
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Working on the cheapest possible lithium-ion battery
As production of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) scales... more
Dec 7 2022 59m
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What the midterm elections mean for climate & energy
What do the US 2022 midterm elections mean for clima... more
Nov 25 2022 57m
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Life as a traveling musician in the 21st century
A little something different today on Volts: an inte... more
Nov 18 2022 1h 20m
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Me, interviewed by Brits
The UK podcast Sustainababble has been around for ei... more
Nov 14 2022 1h 12m
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Lessons from a life in progressive PR
David Fenton has just released a new book — The Acti... more
Nov 11 2022 59m
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Germany's current energy situation & its past energy choices
The Ukraine war has seen Germany's supply of methane... more
Nov 9 2022 57m
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Coal plants are still getting financed, despite pledges otherwise
Despite well-meaning pledges to the contrary from a ... more
Nov 2 2022 49m
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What to think about deep-sea mining for clean-energy minerals
The transition to clean energy is going to radically... more
Oct 26 2022 48m
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Why social change is so excruciatingly difficult
When we look across the broad sweep of human history... more
Oct 24 2022 1h 19m
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Making sure electric vehicles help rather than hurt electricity grids
The massive coming surge of electric vehicles (EVs) ... more
Oct 19 2022 58m
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Making it easier to build distributed energy in the places where it's most needed
Emerging economies represent huge potential demand f... more
Oct 14 2022 41m
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Me, talking about my story and my takes on perennial climate debates
I was recently a guest on My Climate Journey, a podc... more
Oct 10 2022 1h 16m
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Puerto Rico's electricity crisis
In this episode, lawyer and activist Ruth Santiago d... more
Oct 5 2022 32m
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The extraordinary potential value of enhanced geothermal power
Geothermal power has conventionally been viewed as a... more
Sep 30 2022 1h 4m
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