• 00:17

    NECEC Clean Energy Workforce Development with Kevin Doyle

    in Business

    EnergyMatters2U welcomes Kevin Doyle, an independent, Boston-based consultant serving environmental and sustainability clients, who is currently serving as the Co-Chair of NECEC's Workforce Development Committee. Our conversation discusses the rapid growth in clean energy jobs and the resources that are currently available to connect job seekers and employers in the clean energy sector.


    NECEC (www.necec.org) is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies.


    NECEC works with clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the clean energy sector in New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that advance clean energy markets and help clean energy businesses access the resources they need to grow.


     

  • 00:31

    What do North Carolina voters think about clean energy?

    in Energy

    Ivan Urlaub is Executive Director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) and founder and Board member of the NC Clean Energy Business Alliance (NCCEBA).  Ivan joined NCSEA as its first Policy Director in February 2005, and has served as Executive Director since January 2006.  During his tenure, NCSEA has grown its budget from $80,000 to $2.3 million, grown membership from 345 to more than 2,500 members, and strategically diversified, expanded and strengthened NCSEA’s programs and impact.


    Under his leadership, NCSEA convenes and advocates for a clean energy path that will result in net savings for all North Carolina ratepayers, maintain a financially stable and reliable utility, and ensure a globally and regionally competitive energy industry that benefits all of North Carolina.  He has consistently employed a systemic and incremental strategic vision that intends to align the needs of consumers, the clean energy industry, utilities and government to achieve this.


    In a public policy capacity, Ivan was NCSEA’s lead lobbyist for six years helping over 70 energy efficiency, renewable energy, high performance building and permitting, and energy finance bills become law while also serving as Executive Director.  Ivan led the design, study, and co-led the lobbying and negotiation of Senate Bill 3 in 2007, creating the first Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard in the Southeast. Ivan’s work has helped create and lead our state’s energy market transformation, most recently enabling $3.7 billion in annual industry revenues and 18,400 North Carolina jobs in 2013.

  • 01:04

    CLEAN ENERGY ADVOCATE, BILLY RIXON, OF 350-MAINE

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: Walking the talk of solving the planetary climate crisis


    Billy Rixon of Freeport, Maine, is dedicated to ending our dependence on fossil fuels and building a healthy, sustainable life for people and the planet. In a letter to the editor of the Portland Press Herald, Billy said:


    “In light of the winter weather we have experienced this year, some people have questioned the validity of global warming. Perhaps “climate disruption” would be a better way of understanding what is going on throughout the country, as “climate disruption” doesn’t always mean warming in every location. Western droughts and wildfires, the Colorado floods, Southern deep freezes, “megastorms” and polar vortexes are all part of a pattern that has been predicted by scientists studying climate change. The rapid warming and melting of the polar ice cap occurring in the Arctic have led to a weakening of the jet stream, pushing it far to the north in the western part of our continent and dipping down far to the south in the east. We can expect more severe weather events as this process accelerates. Isn’t it time we consider the long-range consequences of climate change and do everything we can to moderate its impact on future generations?”


    As a grassroots organizer at 350 Maine, Billy advocates for total divestment of all state monies in fossil fuels; supports the student-led effort to convince Bowdoin College to divest; advocates for a decentralized renewable energy system that is guided by people and not profit margins; and joined a 70-mile walk in Cape Cod to back clean energy.


    Let’s walk a mile in his moccasins. 

  • 00:24

    Runa Clean Energy Promo

    in Lifestyle

    Runa Clean Energy Promo

  • 00:30

    Clean Energy View: Is Energy Diversity The Key To The Future?

    in Energy

    The paradigm has shifted and the days of relying upon mature energy are numbered. While the race is on to find what seems to be a “one-size-fits-all” solution for sustainable energy that will eliminate our dependence upon fossil fuels, perhaps we should be looking at more than one source. Can diversity be the key to the future of sustainable clean energy?


    In this segment of The Clean Energy View, host, June Stoyer talks to Tom Drolet, President of Drolet and Associates Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Drolet has worked in the energy industry and technology innovation industries for over 42 years. He brought a wealth of experience at the senior management level to the electrical utility industry at Ontario Hydro, the fourth largest electrical utility in the world (Nuclear, Coal, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric), American Electric Power (Canada) and DTE Energy. He has worked on BOD and in the oil and natural gas industries in North America and on Renewable Energies in North and South America, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. He has also worked with several new technology industries in the areas of energy (fusion energy, distributed generation, fuel cells, and innovative geothermal processes), as well as in the area of medical pharmaceutical breakthrough applications in cancer treatments. In the last 25 years Mr. Drolet has worked internationally in 44 countries, predominantly in North America, South America, Australia, China, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Africa and Europe. He has spoken at over 175 major conferences on issues in energy and the effects of new technologies on the economies of the western world. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2013 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
     

  • 00:22

    Clean Energy View: The Harvard Clean Energy Project

    in Energy

     
    We are living in the Age of Energy. The fossil fuel based economy of the present must give way to the renewable energy based economy of the future. Getting there is the grandest challenge humanity faces. Chemistry can help meet this challenge by discovering new materials that efficiently harvest solar radiation, store energy for later use, and reconvert the stored energy when needed.
    The Clean Energy project uses computational chemistry and the willingness of people to help look for the best molecules possible for: organic photovoltaics to provide inexpensive solar cells, polymers for the membranes used in fuel cells for electricity generation, and how best to assemble the molecules to make those devices. By helping them search combinatorially amongst thousands of potential systems, you can contribute to this effort. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dr. Aspuru-Guzik about The Harvard Clean Energy Project. Stay tuned!

  • 00:47

    Clean Energy View: Is Natural Gas Economically Viable?

    in Energy

    According to the EPA, natural gas is defined as a fossil fuel formed when layers of buried plants and animals are exposed to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years. The energy that the plants and animals originally obtained from the sun is stored in the form of carbon in natural gas. Natural gas is combusted to generate electricity, enabling this stored energy to be transformed into usable power. Natural gas is a nonrenewable resource because it cannot be replenished on a human time frame. The natural gas power production process begins with the extraction of natural gas, continues with its treatment and transport to the power plants, and ends with its combustion in boilers and turbines to generate electricity. Natural gas is used to generate electricity, serves as an alternative to gasoline, can be used to generate hydrogen and helps create fertilizer. It has a cost advantage over other forms of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal. However, there is a huge debate as to whether or not natural gas makes sense because of the pros and cons with this form of energy such as the environmental impact, the current return on the investment the impact on the face of energy. In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, hosts, June Stoyer and host, Luis Mejia, Managing Partner, Murdock Capital Partners talk to energy expert, Tom Drolet, President of Drolet and Associates Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Drolet has worked in the energy industry and technology innovation industries for over 42 years. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes or go to www.theorganicview.com. ©2013 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.

  • 01:01

    New England Clean Energy Council

    in Business

     Charity Pennock and Janet Besser from New England Clean Energy were our guests today.  Charity is the RhodeIsland coordinator for NewEngland  Clean Energy . Janet Besser over sees New England Clean Energy Council's work .
    Renewable Now is educating you on the Business side of Green!!
     

  • 00:21

    Clean Energy View: LIPA's New Leadership & New Direction For 2014

    in Energy

    It is hard to believe but it has been a little over a year since Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York Metro area. Although this may appear to be a local issue, the world is watching the efforts to rebuild and restore the area. Regardless of how people may feel about New York, everything that happens here does impact other parts of the world. Especially with so many natural disasters occurring, it is important that communications with the public play a bigger role while the necessary changes are being made to the infrastructure to combat future storms and mass power outages. In this special series called The Clean Energy View, host, June Stoyer talks to Mr. John McMahon, the Chief Operating Officer of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Mr. McMahon will discuss some of the key lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy as well as some of the exciting changes that are being made including the new relationship with Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2013 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.

  • 00:30

    Rob Sisson -The Green Scissors Campaign

    in Energy

    Each year the US government spends billions of dollars to promote old energy technologies as well as new, unproven and even risky ones. Many of these technologies are destructive to public health and to the environment. However, billions of taxpayer dollars could be saved by cutting subsidies to them. Yet, we continue to ask taxpayers to subsidize these technologies of the past or to ante up money for new harmful technologies is fiscally and environmentally reckless. The government has been doling out too much money in subsidies that being used for old technologies that are not helping us secure sustainable and reliable energy. Since its inception in 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign has fought to make environmental and fiscal responsibility priorities in Washington. The campaign seeks to eliminate subsidies and programs that harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars. By making these cuts, the federal government can save money for priorities including deficit reduction. ConservAmerica has partnered with The Green Scissors Campaign to help educate and provide outreach for this initiative.
    In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Rob Sisson, President of ConservAmerica, the national grassroots organization of Republicans for Environmental Protection. Stay tuned!

  • 00:28

    Phyllis Cuttino - Pew’s Clean Energy Program

    in Environment

    Phyllis Cuttino is director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, which works to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security and environmental benefits for the nation. Pew advocates for national energy policies that enhance industrial energy efficiency, expand energy research and development and deploy advanced transportation and renewable technologies.
    She joined the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 as project director for the Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency, which played a critical role in passage of the first increase in federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in more than 30 years.
    Cuttino has a background in policy, strategic communications and campaigns. In the policy arena, Cuttino worked on the senior staffs of two United States senators. In philanthropy, she served as vice president of public affairs for Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to U.N. causes. As a senior vice president at a consulting firm in Washington, Cuttino helped Fortune 500 companies and nongovernmental organizations to influence public policy and increase awareness of critical issues. Cuttino has directed issue advocacy campaigns and served in various roles for political campaigns.
    Cuttino holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Furman University.

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