“What can companies who have pledged to source 100% of their energy from clean energy sources do to help coal country?” Heidi Binko Coal country is an endangered species, between new technologies and the shift to a clean energy economy. So, how do you pivot entire communities and industries for a 21st century economy? Listen… Continue reading Transitioning Coal Communities – Heidi Binko, Executive Director, Just Transition Fund
“With new technologies that will be available around the 2020-2025 timeframe (for internal combustion engine heavy duty vehicles), we found a 43% reduction in fuel consumption.” Rachel Muncrief Heavy duty trucks and buses play a pivotal role in our economy, transporting the food we eat and the goods we use, and even us, keeping the… Continue reading Diesel Trucks May Not Be Doomed – Rachel Muncrief, Int’l Council on Clean Transportation
What makes this holiday season different? Buy a toy that’s fun while also being mentally stimulating and educational. These are a great way to teach kids to take care of the environment – and show them cool career options too. What about assembling a wind turbine or electric vehicle – or even a “21st century… Continue reading Gifts! Clean Energy Toys, Robotics – w Steve Aarons, Child’s Play Toys
Conventional thinking in the face of the proposed Trump administration’s cuts and regulatory rollbacks is that clean energy support in Washington is on life support. Not so fast…. Listen to Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) explain to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson why business and the council are… Continue reading Clean Energy Policy Today – Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Imagine if a substance so common and inexpensive that it’s in your kitchen cabinet could hold the secret to the next revolution in battery technologies! That’s the truly ground-breaking work that Dr. Shirley Meng is leading at the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion at U.C. San Diego and as the Founding Director of its Sustainable Power and Energy Center.This brilliant woman is innovating batteries for the 21st century – and they aren’t all lithium ion – for the grid, electric vehicles and those small alkaline batteries in your flashlight or portable emergency radio. These breakthroughs expand renewable energy. Listen to GCR Host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Shirley.