Bob Weisenmiller, California Energy Commission
Bob Weisenmiller oversees the energy policy and planning of a state that is home to 39 million people. California is not only the 5th largest economy in the world, it is also a global clean energy and climate action leader. I sat down with Chairman Weisen miller in early September, at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. A few days prior, Governor Brown had issued an executive order requiring the state to reach overall carbon neutrality by 2045—the most ambitious climate...
Ali Rotatori, Rocky Mountain Institute
Google, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Facebook and others have shown the world that utility-scale wind and solar power have what it takes to keep the lights on and the server farms humming in corporate America. Now, other companies—Budweiser, anyone?—are stepping up to the plate. In this episode we speak with Ali Rotatori of the Business Renewables Center at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and learn how familiar brands are part of the solution.
Laszlo Varro, International Energy Agency
Is it even possible to decarbonize the global energy system? We ask Laszlo Varro, the chief economist for the International Energy Agency. The agency provides policy advice to its member nations, and others, and produces one of the most credible energy supply and demand forecasts in the world.