Financial Support For Exporting, Trade – Judith Pryor, Export Import Bank of U.S.

“We help anyone in the United States who wants to sell their good or service overseas through short, medium, and long-term financing tools for international buyers. It’s usually medium term and long term. We provide foreign buyers with the ability to purchase U.S. goods and services. So we’re debt financiers to buyers of American goods… Continue reading Financial Support For Exporting, Trade – Judith Pryor, Export Import Bank of U.S.

Transforming Our Energy System – Vanessa Chan, U.S. Dept of Energy

“The theme across all of this, this clean energy transition, it is private sector led, but government enabled. So, we as a government are trying to enable the private sector to move faster so we can meet our very ambitious goal, which includes a 50% reduction from 2005 levels of greenhouse gas pollution by 2030…… Continue reading Transforming Our Energy System – Vanessa Chan, U.S. Dept of Energy

“Chasing Carbon Zero” – Melissa Lott, Director of Research, Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

“The goal is net zero, which is a balance between the emissions we put into the air and the emissions we take out….We have solutions and…it’s not that the technologies don’t work, it’s not that we don’t know how to use them. It’s because we haven’t made the choice to actually use them at the… Continue reading “Chasing Carbon Zero” – Melissa Lott, Director of Research, Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Geothermal Energy 101 – Sarah Golden, Greenbiz, VP of Energy

“Geothermal very broadly put, is just the collection of energy from the heat that comes from the earth’s core. And so it’s, it’s tapped into by just going to underground reservoirs and capturing some of that heat. There’s a couple of broad categories I’d like to split geothermal into from the outset, and that’s geothermal… Continue reading Geothermal Energy 101 – Sarah Golden, Greenbiz, VP of Energy

Neighborhood Climate Impact 30 Years Forward – Jessica Filante Farrington, AT&T, Director of Global Sustainability

“We have now forward looking data, data that allows us to look 30 years into the future and understand how and where we’re vulnerable. The different hazards, by the way that we have, are flood, wind, drought, and wildfire. And what we’re doing with that is, we’re integrating it into the network design and planning… Continue reading Neighborhood Climate Impact 30 Years Forward – Jessica Filante Farrington, AT&T, Director of Global Sustainability

EV Charging On City Streets – Tiya Gordon, COO, itselectric

“There’s a huge barrier for ev adoption in this country…it’s lack of public charging infrastructure… So, my co-founder and I said, there’s got to be a solution…And it came to us that…why can’t we just make the (apartment) buildings the source of the energy instead of having to put in all this new infrastructure on… Continue reading EV Charging On City Streets – Tiya Gordon, COO, itselectric

Why Heat Pumps Are “In” – Lauren Salz, Co-Founder & CEO of Sealed

“There’s a few reasons why a building owner might want to electrify their building and get heat pumps. One is that it is a better experience for the people who are living in those units. It’s really, really quiet. it’s healthier, it’s safer…and then secondly, there should be less maintenance cost over time. Just having… Continue reading Why Heat Pumps Are “In” – Lauren Salz, Co-Founder & CEO of Sealed

Electric Vehicle Basics – Mia Bevacqua, CarParts.com Chief Technical Writer & Mechanic

“A pure EV does not have an internal combustion engine on board, whereas a hybrid does. So, the two vehicles share most the same electric powertrain components. Both hybrids and EVs are going to have one or more electric motors, a high voltage battery, inverter, a converter, those kind of components. But with a hybrid,… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Basics – Mia Bevacqua, CarParts.com Chief Technical Writer & Mechanic

The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

“Net zero means that you may have some emissions, but you’re going to offset them in another way…When you talk about net zero buildings, meaning…that it’s generating as much energy as it’s using. But when you talk about a utility commitment to be net zero by 2030, 2035, 2040, they may mean net zero in….the… Continue reading The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

The Grid, Wind & Storage – Meredyth Crichton, Clemson University Energy Innovation Unit

“Today there’s about 87,000 wind turbines installed onshore and they are generating, 122,000 megawats of power. So, and as you said, that’s about 10 to 12% of the total use in the U.S. …A 1.5 megawat turbine is one of the more common ones in the United States, and that will give you enough energy… Continue reading The Grid, Wind & Storage – Meredyth Crichton, Clemson University Energy Innovation Unit