In episode one of "What Happens When The Grid Goes Dark?", Spencer and Andrew start at the beginning by investigating a simple question: What causes power outages? They sit down with Synapse Energy Economics CEO Bruce Biewald for a fascinating conversation about power generation, what goes in to keeping the power on, and the role of resource diversity in strengthening our electrical grid.
Series three of Behind the Switch premieres in just one week! We'll be looking into power outages, what causes them, how they're fixed, and what we can do in the future to make our electric grid more resilient and promote energy democracy. Get ready for another great series of episodes!
In the final episode of Series 2, Sika and Anna interview Synapse Energy Economics senior associate Ariel Horowitz and principal associate Max Chang. Their question: What needs to be done on the part of citizens and politicians to bring us to a fully renewables-powered world? What ensues is a fascinating conversation filled with insight, real world pragmatism, and solutions.
In light of recent proposals from Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to subsidize the dying coal industry at ratepayer expense, Spencer Fields and Andrew Grandahl take a closer look at the industry as a whole, and where U.S. energy markets are really heading.
Sika Gadzanku and Anna Sciaruto continue their journey to understand the renewable energy transition. In episode three, they interview Synapse Energy Economics Founder and CEO Bruce Biewald, and industry expert Patrick Luckow on the nature of energy policies and how they effect sustainable energy. Listen in for truly insightful conversations!
Andrew Grandahl and Spencer Fields go in depth into the importance of energy efficiency day, as we prepare for EE Day 2017. Energy efficiency is a crucial factor to creating a sustainable world, and you're about to find out why.
Sika Gadzanku and Anna Sciaruto continue their journey to learn everything about renewable energy, and how we can get more of it. In this episode, they ask "what are the technical barriers holding back more renewable energy?". Patrick Luckow and Doug Hurley give some fantastic insights and encouraging answers.
Sika Gadzanku and Anna Sciaruto begin Series 2 with a simple question: What exactly is renewable energy? Thankfully, industry expert Doug Hurley has the answers they're looking for. Podcast @ Synapse Energy Economics and Climable.org Music @ Spencer W Fields