The Freeing Energy Podcast

By Bill Nussey - Clean Energy CEO & TED Speaker

Hear from energy pioneers from across the globe who are accelerating the shift to clean energy by making their own electric power for their homes, offices, and communities. Join TED speaker and Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby as they talk to the individuals who are disrupting the century-old grid monopoly and making clean, local energy a reality.

  1. 1.
    Michael Liebreich: What are the biggest opportunities in our clean energy future?
    25:22
  2. 2.
    Michael Liebreich: Is it time to go big or go home? Which renewable energy solutions should we pay attention to?
    33:28
  3. 3.
    Jorge Elizondo: How computer science is radically simplifying the design and operation of micro-grids..
    36:08
  4. 4.
    Bill Nussey: The vision behind Freeing Energy and lessons learned from three clean energy entrepreneurs.
    25:59
  5. 5.
    Loren McDonald: Could the new Ford electric pickup truck disrupt the century old electric grid?
    32:58
  6. 6.
    Garrett Nilsen: The DOE may be the best way to fund energy tech startups that no one knows about.
    36:34
  7. 7.
    Dr. Jemma Green: Will peer-to-peer electricity trading unlock local energy and transform the grid?
    37:33
  8. 8.
    Steph Speirs: Not everyone can afford solar. Here’s what one visionary company is doing to change that.
    39:21
  1. 9.
    Samir Ibrahim: The story behind an affordable solar-powered irrigation system that is changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa.
    42:49
  2. 10.
    John Farrell: Monopoly utilities and consumers are headed for a collision over local energy. The rules must change, but how?
    37:37
  3. 11.
    John Farrell: One organization is working to bring power to the people. Literally.
    39:35
  4. 12.
    Steve LeVine - Batteries were invented 220 years ago. Why are they suddenly critical to our grid?
    31:49
  5. 13.
    Abigail Ross Hopper: What are the top policy priorities shaping the future of the solar industry?
    33:33
  6. 14.
    Bernadette Del Chiaro: could a change in California net metering policy cripple residential solar?
    46:14
  7. 15.
    Yann Brandt and Mike Casey: Is creating a surge in solar jobs easier than we think?
    44:56
  8. 16.
    Michael Chanin: Emory University is going solar and doing it in a surprising way.
    37:54
  9. 17.
    Andrew Birch: Can Cutting Red Tape Lower the Cost of Residential Solar in the United States?
    40:03
  10. 18.
    Nussey and Easterby: Local Renewable Energy - 2020 favorites and an informed peek Into 2021
    31:30
  11. 19.
    Martin DeBono: Why add solar panels if your roof can capture solar energy all by itself?
    39:51
  12. 20.
    Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus: The government’s surprising role in supercharging solar technology innovation.
    38:18
  13. 21.
    Ryan Goodman: Are microgrids the future of reliable, clean energy?
    33:36
  14. 22.
    Vikram Aggarwal: Why are millions of people putting solar on their roofs?
    43:21
  15. 23.
    Mike Casey: What is strategic brevity and how can it amplify the local energy story?
    38:10
  16. 24.
    Michael Sachse: Is part of the local renewable energy solution right under our feet?
    31:04
  17. 25.
    Charlie Gay: How Can the United States re-establish leadership in solar manufacturing?
    39:38
  18. 26.
    James Marlow: Are rules and regulations keeping pace with innovation in solar energy?
    28:45
  19. 27.
    Dr. Nick Engerer: How does having precise weather data change the way we manage solar energy?
    38:20
  20. 28.
    Nussey and Easterby: How Is Covid-19 Impacting the Grid and Renewable Energy?
    30:42
  21. 29.
    John Powers: Can software supercharge financial returns for commercial solar projects?
    32:53
  22. 30.
    Laura Sartore: What happens when we ditch panels and let our roofs, walls, and windows make affordable solar directly?
    33:55
  23. 31.
    Joshua D. Rhodes: How will massive new data sets and some rational thinking shape the future of clean local energy?
    32:35
  24. 32.
    Ashvin Dayal: How is the Rockefeller Foundation using mini-grids to tackle energy poverty in Africa and India?
    42:29
  25. 33.
    Andy Klump: An insider’s look at how COVID-19 is impacting the global clean energy supply chain.
    31:03
  26. 34.
    Dr. Peter Fox-Penner: What must change to move our electric power system beyond carbon?
    33:53
  27. 35.
    Expert tips: What you can do to help get to a clean energy future faster.
    35:48
  28. 36.
    Nussey and Easterby: Innovation in the power industry is harder than you think, but that is about to change.
    49:14
  29. 37.
    Dr. Greg Nemet: How solar became cheap and the lessons for other clean energy technologies.
    43:24
  30. 38.
    Nussey and Easterby: Unpacking solar myths around land use, raw materials and agriculture.
    33:44
  31. 39.
    Top Experts: What were the biggest headlines for local energy in 2019 and what has experts most excited about 2020?
    36:02
  32. 40.
    Sunnova CEO John Berger: Will a rapidly evolving residential solar + battery story reshape energy markets?
    32:01
  33. 41.
    Ana Sophia Mifsud: Her story from ground zero - shaping the energy future of Puerto Rico with microgrids.
    22:05
  34. 42.
    Roy Torbert: Can tapping people power shape a local energy revolution in Puerto Rico?
    27:10
  35. 43.
    After Maria: How solar microgrids are helping remote mountain schools in Puerto Rico stay open during outages.
    24:28
  36. 44.
    Jereme Kent: Can small-scale distributed wind allow companies to embrace clean energy and lower the electric bills at the same time?
    37:07
  37. 45.
    Peter Heintzelman: Can electric membership cooperatives light the way for clean local energy in the utility industry?
    42:53
  38. 46.
    Emily Morris: Can distributed hydropower provide clean local energy 24/7 without expensive dams?
    45:54
  39. 47.
    Alan Russo: Can artificial intelligence turbocharge local energy?
    37:08
  40. 48.
    Mike Dudgeon: An insider’s guide to navigating the state politics of clean energy policy.
    33:14
  41. 49.
    Bill Nussey and Sam Easterby: Separating fact from fiction about renewable energy.
    21:43
  42. 50.
    Anya Schoolman and Solar United Neighbors: Can we change the future of energy at the community level?
    34:34

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