What Happened at COP26? Joan Michelson appears on GreenTV with Betsy Rosenberg

We need “a whole economy transition,” the announcement at COP26 of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero stated, where “every company, bank, insurer and investor will have to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition and implement them.” Gillian Tett of the Financial Times said on my Electric Ladies podcast at… Continue reading What Happened at COP26? Joan Michelson appears on GreenTV with Betsy Rosenberg

The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how… Continue reading The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Clean Energy Portable Generators? – Connie Stacey, Growing Greener Innovations

“Energy storage kind of cuts across multiple sectors…vehicles, that’s a big one…and quite frankly, to move ahead with a lot of the smart cities initiatives, we have to look at centralizing storage in order to maintain the current grid, because the grid can’t handle increased load…So storage really runs the gambit in touching our lives… Continue reading Clean Energy Portable Generators? – Connie Stacey, Growing Greener Innovations

Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they’re following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric… Continue reading Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

“There’s this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That’s fine. Let’s talk about that. Let’s dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.” To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a zero-carbon economy, and… Continue reading Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

Anne Kelly, Ceres, VP of Government Relations

“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly on Electric… Continue reading Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found

This Labor Day when the world is swirling in a kaleidoscope of massive challenges, it looks like maybe a few of those challenges can be tackled at once by transitioning to be an economy that runs on renewable energy, versus primarily on fossil fuels. The massive and unexpectedly devastating damage from Hurricane Ida this past… Continue reading Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found

Earth’s Data Speaks – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

Olivia Martin, USAFacts data scientist

“Really use the information…We hope that it helps you develop opinions… (that help you) vote, contact your representatives…We really hope that this report among others will empower…people and as voters to, to use the data, to hold their government accountable.” Olivia Martin, USAFacts on Electric Ladies Podcast What is the Earth saying this year? We… Continue reading Earth’s Data Speaks – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

What Are Green Building Materials? Wendy Vittori, HPD Open Standard

“Any product that is used to construct the building, finish the building, or furnish the building is comprehended within our standard,” Wendy Vittori on Electric Ladies Podcast (then known as Green Connections Radio) The green building sector is booming, and expected to grow to $433 billion by 2024, in efforts to combat climate change, since… Continue reading What Are Green Building Materials? Wendy Vittori, HPD Open Standard

Flint Residents Wins Water Funding! – Lee-Anne Walters, Flint Water Crisis Organizer

“It worked really well with everyone concentrating on their area of strength.” Lee-Anne Walters What would you do if your water came out of the tap brown? As we congratulate Flint, Michigan residents for winning a big settlement recently for the lead contamination of their water supply, finally, after years of fighting for it. Listen… Continue reading Flint Residents Wins Water Funding! – Lee-Anne Walters, Flint Water Crisis Organizer