Behind the Switch
Edible Emissions Episode 3 - Shifting Industries
For a variety of reasons, the way people think about and consume food is shifting rapidly, and the food industry is moving with them. In episode three of Edible Emissions, we'll take a look into just a few of the transformative companies making our food future more sustainable and healthy.
Edible Emissions Episode 2 - Forgotten Food
In episode two, we're exploring the story of forgotten food; uneaten and tossed in landfill, spoiled on its way to the store, discarded because of aesthetic imperfections. Americans throw away one-third of all edible food, and the environmental impacts are simply staggering.
Edible Emission Episode 1 - Digging Deep
In the first episode of our new miniseries "Edible Emissions", Spencer and Andrew, along with two terrific guests, set the scene for what promises to be a fascinating journey researching the environmental impacts of global agriculture.
GNM 21 - Puerto Rico's Electricity Transformation
After enduring months of incredible hardship and loss after Hurricane Maria devastated the island's energy infrastructure, Puerto Rico appears to be rebuilding its electricity grid better, smarter, and more resilient. We bring you up to date on the developments in this week's Good News Minute.
GNM 20 - East Coast Wind
After years of delays, three east coast states have announced major plans to expand their offshore wind capacity, with several more states poised to follow their lead. These exciting initiatives stand to change the game for renewable generation along the east coast of the U.S., and Climable.org's Emma Hibbard and Andrew Grandahl bring you the details on this week's Good News Minute.
Battery Business Part II
Six months ago, Tesla installed a record-breaking battery storage facility in South Australia to help improve their local electricity grid reliability. Half a year later, how has South Australia fared? Spencer and Andrew bring you up to date, in this week's Good News Minute.
GNM 18 - Costa Rica
Costa Rica has a new president with big plans for the next few years: the complete decarbonization of their economy. Andrew brings you up to date in this week's Good News Minute!
GNM 16 - Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, one utility company's efforts to revive an aging coal plant is being met with resistance from consumer and environmental advocates, and now, from the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Climable.org Executive Director Jean Ann Ramey and Andrew Grandahl go over the details in this week's Good News Minute.
Edible Emissions Preview
Spencer and Andrew sit down and discuss what they're excited about with the upcoming Behind the Switch series, Edible Emissions. From the farm field, to the laboratory, to our kitchen stoves, we're going from the ground up (literally) in this series to investigate the impacts of the agricultural sector, and of our dietary decisions.
GNM 15 - Haida Gwaii
Off the coast of western Canada, a First Nations community is taking their energy future into their own hands. We look into the remarkable transformation of Skidegate in this week's Good News Minute.
Clean Energy for Los Angeles
A major American city powered completely by renewable energy by 2030: sounds too good to be true? It's surprisingly achievable, and in this special episode, Behind the Switch host Spencer Fields fills us in on his recent trip out to L.A. where he explained to local utilities, political groups and community advocates just how this could be done. Spencer co-authored a study by Synapse Energy Economics entitled "Clean Energy for Los Angeles", and we recently sat down to talk over the details.
Let's Talk About Microgrids
A few weeks ago, members of the Climable team hosted a microgrid workshop in Providence, Rhode Island. Climable Director of Research and Operations Jen Stevenson and Behind the Switch co-host Andrew Grandahl sit down in this episode to reflect on the workshop, and discuss the benefits of microgrids and why they have the potential to reshape the energy landscape as we know it.
GNM 13 - Battery Business
We've been noticing quite a lot of news recently pertaining to battery technology, and thought we'd catch you all up with this week's Good News Minute!