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Tesla Hit by Class-Action Lawsuit Claiming Racial Discrimination

Nov. 13, 2017, at 5:34 p.m. (Reuters) – U.S. automaker Tesla Inc on Monday was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a “hotbed for racist behavior.” The lawsuit filed in California state court in Oakland is at least the third filed this year by black workers who say they were addressed using racial slurs and that the company ignored their complaints. But Monday’s lawsuit, filed by former Tesla employee Marcus Vaughn, is the first to bring those claims...

Duration: 01:01:39

Killing the Electric Car? Not on Our Watch.

Hosted By: Ronald Bethea Katherine Stainken : Policy Director, Plug In America Help stop Congress from trying to kill the electric car! Just this morning, Chairman Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R.1. The bill calls for the repeal of the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, effective December 31, 2017. Let’s be totally clear. Abruptly ending the $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs will significantly hurt the electric vehicle...

Duration: 01:00:20

Whitefish-PREPA Contract Aimed to Avoid Government Oversight

Hosted By: Ronald Bethea AUTHOR:Robert Walton@TeamWetDog PUBLISHED:Oct. 27, 2017 As Puerto Rico struggles to restore power to its citizens, a leaked recovery contract awarded to Montana’s Whitefish Energy appears to reveal one-sided commitments and stipulations that government agencies cannot review the project’s finances. Whitefish’s contract has been under increasing scrutiny. In the days after Hurricane Maria struck the island, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) declined...

Duration: 01:01:54

The pro-NOPR playbook: Supporters broadly interpret FPA to justify DOE proposal

Hosted by: Ronald Bethea Supporters of the Department of Energy’s proposal to provide cost recovery for coal and nuclear plants are leaning on a broader interpretation of the Federal Power Act to justify the rule in their comments at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Comments from key supporters of the DOE proposal, including coal generator FirstEnergy, mining giant Murray Energy and nuclear operator Exelon, argue FERC has interpreted its mandate to provide just and reasonable...

Duration: 00:49:52

Sustainable DC 2.0 October 18, 2017 6-8 p.m.

It's been almost five years since the release of the District's sustainability plan, Sustainable DC. Given all that's changed in DC, nationally, and around the world, it's time to update the plan. Now's your chance to help create the foundation of Sustainable DC 2.0! We're trying something different for this meeting. Instead of one large meeting, we're holding five meetings throughout the city. We'll simultaneously watch a live streamed opening presentation and then break into...

Duration: 01:00:02

AABE / 2017 Energy Policy Summit October 16-17 2017

National Press Clib AGENDA FOR SUMMIT 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introduction Paula Glover and CEO of AABE 8:45a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Rick Perry , Secreatary of DOE (Invited) 9:15 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. Regulatory Prespective Robert Powelson, Federal Regulatory Commissioner 10:00a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The Future of Energy Speakers: Tom Kiernan, CEO American Wind Energy Assoication Tom Kuhn President & CEO Edison Electric Institute 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Abigail Ross...

Duration: 00:53:25


Hosted By:Ronald Bethea LIMEBIKE GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC! Maggie Gendron: Director Strategic Development What a week it has been... LimeBike has officially launched in Washington DC, making this this our 9th city launch! Use promo code HELLODC and receive free rides until end of September 2017. PAYMENT: LimeBike's rides cost just $1.00, or 50 cents for students, per 30-minute time block. LimeBike is the first dockless bike share to offer a cash program, which allows riders to unlock their...

Duration: 00:53:34

Zoetic Energy

Hosted By:Ronald Bethea Guest:Jerome Ringo founder and chairman of Zoetic Energy HYDROKINETIC POWER GENERATION 100 MW POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT | AKOSOMBO, GHANA Ghana has emerged as the first location for Zoetic’s hydrokinetic power solutions. Zoetic’s management has worked in partnership with Togbe Afede XIV, now Director of Zoetic’s Ghana operation, to promote the technology and to negotiate a power purchase agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana to bring new sources of...

Duration: 00:55:48

Energy, Technology & Education Festival---ETE17

Hosted By: Ronald Bethea Guest:Talib I. Karim, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Hacking the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage in Energy, Finance, Health Sciences & Gaming 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM: CTOS BRAINTRUST ON CYBERSECURITY DEMANDS FOR 2018 AND BEYOND: 9:15AM - 10:15AM: CEOS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ROUNDTABLES: Hear CEOs 10:15AM - 11:00AM: LEGAL & ENTERTAINMENT FORUM: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: ENERGY...

Duration: 00:56:23

Impacts from Hurricane Irma wide-ranging

It was a storm that, as Brevard County awaited its arrival, put our residents through the extremes of emotions, depending on the day and the predicted storm track. And, with Hurricane Irma finally come and gone, Brevard residents begin to assess what the storm has left in its wake. For most, it means being without electricity in the homes, as all of Florida's Power & Light Co.'s 307,600 Brevard customers were without power for at least some time as a result of Irma. There remained 71...

Duration: 00:52:20

What Impact will Hurricane Harvey on EPA FY 2018 Budget Cuts

Host By:Ronald Bethea Guest:Efrem B. Jernigan Category 4 Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Houston, and at its peak, knocked out power for 300,000 customers on Saturday, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ERCOT noted the number of customers without power decreased slightly as the storm wore on, but reports widespread transmission outages, particularly near the Corpus Christi and Victoria areas. The grid operator issued an...

Duration: 00:54:46

What is the Green Jobs - Current and Future Trends - August 17, 2017 ?

Hosted By: Ronald Bethea Guest; Janine A. Finnel Executive Director Leaders in Energy What is the Green Jobs - Current and Future Trends - August 17, 2017 and What Impact will the FY 2018 Budget cuts at DOE and EPA have on the Leaders in Energy organization? Mission Leaders in Energy is building a community of engaged leaders to enable and create a sustainable energy system, economy, and world. Key Building Blocks: Attract LEADERS (current and aspiring) who are passionate about thinking,...

Duration: 01:11:58

AABE Smart Grid Principles And Economic Impact of FY 2018 EPA Budget Cuts.

8/16/17 Hosted By: Ronald Bethea Guest:Tracey Woods VP, Operations American Association Of Blacks in Energy Look at the FY 2018 EPA Budget in Brief Eliminated Programs total $983 million and A look at AABE Principles. * Energy Efficiency Principles The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) recognizes the need for increased participation in the discussion on national energy efficiency policy by historically underserved communities. To that end, AABE supports energy efficiency...

Duration: 01:01:06

Discussion on Trumps FY-2018 Budget Cuts At DOE-EPA On The Workforce

Hosted By: Ronald Bethea Guest: Mr. Tracey Woods Vice President of Operations American Association Of Blacks In Energy (AABE) The Administration is committed to creating a leaner, more accountable, less intrusive, and more effective Government. The FY 2018 budget eliminates programs that are duplicative or those that can be absorbed into other programs or are state and local responsibilities. Beach / Fish Programs (FY 2016 Enacted: $1.982 M, 3.8 FTE) This program provides science,...

Duration: 00:57:24

FY 2018 EPA Budget in Brief Eliminated Programs total $983 million

Hosted By: Ronald Bethea Chesapeake Bay (FY 2016 Enacted: $73.000 M, 39.9 FTE) The program includes the States of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the EPA, and other federal partners working together to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem. The EPA will encourage the six Chesapeake Bay states and Washington D.C. to continue to make progress in restoring the Bay from within core water...

Duration: 01:01:44

Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal energy efficiency program.

Ronald K. Bethea ENERGY STAR. The voluntary program – established under President George H. Bush – reviews the energy efficiency of a variety of consumer goods, and labels the best performers ENERGY STAR certified. President Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal energy efficiency programs like ENERGY STAR – which saved U.S. consumers $34 billion off their utility bills in 2015 alone! We need your help telling Congress that programs like ENERGY STAR benefit all Americans. Email...

Duration: 01:01:25

DC customers pay 15 million extra because shortfall in DC-based solar facilities

Betty Ann Kane Chairman (PSC) Betty Ann Kane Chairman (PSC) Letter To Chairman Mendelson DC Council To Reverse7.5 million from the Renewable Energy Development Fund and re-programed it to the District’s general fund. Dear Chairman Mendelson; I am writing to repeat my strong opposition to your proposal to take $7.5 million from the Renewable Energy Development Fund and move it to the General Fund in the FY 2018 budget. Please vote tomorrow to right this wrong. Because it is wrong—very...

Duration: 01:19:49

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE:John Farrell is the Director of Energy Democracy The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that...

Duration: 01:01:53

Measuring The Impact Of Solar Now And The Future First Ten Mouths On The Airways

PCPC / BSLF HBCU Solar Radio Initiative Hosted By: Ronald K. Bethea This show will serve as a national platform for black American consumers who will be affected by federal, state, and municipal mandates requiring that twenty percent of residential home owners in Washington DC and the state of Maryland install solar panels by year 2032. We will have interviews with representatives of the private, public and non-profit sectors, informing our listeners about the benefits of installing solar...

Duration: 01:26:27

DC customers paid $15 million extra because of the shortfall in DC-based solar

Tommy Wells:Director of The Department of Energy & Environment Topic of Discussion:Impact On DC Solar For All Program Removing 7.5 Million from the (REDF ( Letter To Chairman Mendelson DC Council To Reverse7.5 million from the Renewable Energy Development Fund and re-programed it to the District’s general fund. BSLF / HBCU Solar Workforce Development Training Initiative Shawn O’Brie ExecutiveTopic of Discussion: Director North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)...

Duration: 01:31:11

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