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Volts

Volts

226 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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Nuclear? Perhaps!
In this episode, I speak with Jigar Shah (head of DO... more
Feb 21 2024 1h 13m
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The Democrats' new consensus bill would supercharge transmission
In this episode, Reps. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) and Mike... more
Feb 14 2024 1h 1m
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The current state of unions in America
In this episode, journalist Hamilton Nolan shares ab... more
Feb 9 2024 57m
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Another hot rocks company gets in the storage game
In this episode, I interview Fourth Power CTO Asegun... more
Feb 7 2024 57m
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One easy way to boost the grid: upgrade the power lines
Upgrading power lines — “reconductoring,” in the biz... more
Jan 31 2024 56m
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Electrifying battery recycling
Given the trajectory of the electric vehicle industr... more
Jan 24 2024 1h 5m
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Michigan targets clean electricity and faster permitting
In this episode, Michigan State Senator Sam Singh de... more
Jan 19 2024 58m
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Transitioning off of fossil gas in Australia
The Australian state of Victoria, home to the city o... more
Jan 17 2024 1h 1m
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The Chevron Doctrine: what it is and why it matters that the Supreme Court might kill it
In this episode, David Doniger of the Natural Resour... more
Jan 12 2024 1h 13m
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A Connecticut reformer is shaking up utility regulation
In this episode, Chairman Marisa Gillett of Connecti... more
Jan 10 2024 1h
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Decarbonizing a sprawling university system
Contemplate, will if you will, the California State ... more
Jan 3 2024 1h 2m
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We are closing in on zero-carbon cement
Of all the so-called “difficult to decarbonize” sect... more
Dec 27 2023 1h 8m
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Getting better at mining the minerals needed for clean energy
Building the machines and batteries needed to decarb... more
Dec 20 2023 59m
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What's going on with offshore wind?
Last week, for the first time ever, a commercial off... more
Dec 13 2023 1h 16m
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Getting local communities on board with renewable energy, Australia edition
To hit its climate targets, the US must build an eno... more
Dec 8 2023 42m
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The Farm Bill is the most important climate bill this Congress will pass
As longtime subscribers know — indeed, as the name m... more
Dec 6 2023 59m
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A note to subscribers on Volts' third anniversary
The first Volts post went up on Dec. 7, 2020. Believ... more
Dec 4 2023 8m
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Checking in on solar power
Jenny Chase went to work for the London-based startu... more
Nov 29 2023 1h 3m
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Managing a distributed grid
One of my favorite things I ever wrote was a 2018 pi... more
Nov 22 2023 1h 21m
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FERC is about to make some very important decisions about transmission
By now, it’s fairly well understood that the US badl... more
Nov 17 2023 1h 10m
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An insider's view of the Biden years in clean energy policy
As I previewed for Volts subscribers a few weeks ago... more
Nov 15 2023 1h 14m
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The cheapest way to permanently sequester carbon involves ... fizzy water
The idea behind the Icelandic company Carbfix is sim... more
Nov 10 2023 59m
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What rural people actually think about clean energy
Of the handful of forces that have the potential to ... more
Nov 8 2023 54m
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The Volts/Catalyst pod crossover you didn't know you were waiting for
If you listen to Volts, you probably also listen to ... more
Nov 3 2023 1h 4m
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What? The sun isn't always shining?!
If you’ve spent much time discussing clean energy on... more
Nov 1 2023 1h 34m
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