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Pirates of CleanTech

Pirates of CleanTech

By Lucas Finco
Lucas Finco and Eric Planey discuss each week's news in Clean Energy.
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POCT - Cynthia Adams & Your Climate Impact Ep32

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POCT - Just the (Green) Facts Ep46
The Pirates of Clean Tech Eric Planey and Lucas Finco talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of May 7th, 2022.  The pirates remember Rachel Seraspe of Wildan Energy Solutions.   https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!   https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 1:08 Rachel Seraspe 6:25 Eric's Articles 29:45 Lucas's Articles 41:04 Closing   Links: https://electrek.co/2022/04/28/the-us-generated-a-record-18-of-its-electricity-from-wind-and-solar-in-march/amp/ https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/04/22/for-earth-day-key-facts-about-americans-views-of-climate-change-and-renewable-energy/ https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/05/06/politics/solar-energy-china-investigation-climate/index.html https://agfundernews.com/we-must-scale-us-agtech-innovation-to-fight-the-looming-food-energy-crisis https://hydrogen-central.com/2g-energy-ag-hydrogen-order-north-america/ https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/clean-energy/did-california-actually-hit-97-renewables-in-april-yes-and-no https://www.utilitydive.com/news/the-fight-for-a-national-clean-energy-transmission-system-emerges-on-three/621720/
44:26
May 08, 2022
POCT - California Rolls Ep45
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of April 21st, 2021.  Happy Earth Day!   https://cityparksfoundation.org/learn/  https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 1:17 Earth Day 4:17 Lucas's Articles 12:20 Eric's Articles 25:54 Closing   Links:   https://electrek-co.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/electrek.co/2022/04/18/the-first-us-offshore-wind-farm-has-had-no-negative-effect-on-fish-finds-groundbreaking-study/amp/ https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/california-set-new-record-for-using-nearly-100-clean-energy/ https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/innovation-2022-reusable-jelly-ice-cubes https://www.rechargenews.com/energy-transition/after-plotting-battery-electric-future-truck-maker-scania-hedges-bets-with-new-hydrogen-vehicles/2-1-1200800 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/plug-supplies-walmart-green-hydrogen-110000138.html https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-admin-launches-6-bln-nuclear-power-credit-program-2022-04-20/
29:30
April 22, 2022
POCT - Renewables deliver 10% Ep44
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of April 8th, 2021.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 5:30 Eric's Articles 14:18 Lucas's Articles 23:31 Closing   Links: https://newatlas.com/energy/quaise-deep-geothermal-drilling-questions/ https://oilprice.com/Metals/Gold/High-Natural-Gas-Prices-Could-Lift-Green-Hydrogen-Investment.html https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/30/business/renewable-energy-wind-solar-electricity-climate-intl/index.html https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/hydrogen/experts-say-blending-hydrogen-into-gas-pipelines-wont-work https://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-york-adjusts-standby-buyback-rate-methodologies-sweetening-value-prop/620919/ https://electrek.co/2022/03/28/tesla-big-megapack-project-gigafactory-texas-avoid-unreliable-electric-grid/
28:11
April 09, 2022
POCT - German Green Stream Ep43
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of March 25th, 2022.  Our guest is David Wortmann, CEO of DWR Eco, a cleantech consultancy in Berlin, Germany.   https://dwr-eco.com https://sunandwindbelt.com https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 1:02 David Wortman 42:36 Closing
48:03
March 26, 2022
POCT - Men at (Solar) Work Ep42
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of February 10th, 2021.  Our guest is the CEO of GridSight.ai, Brendan Banfield. https://www.gridsight.ai https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support 0:00 Introduction 1:22 Brendan Banfield 21:02 Eric's Articles 34:29 Lucas's Articles 48:15 Closing Links: https://businessjournaldaily.com/epa-takes-issue-with-usps-plan-for-next-generation-vehicles/ https://www.change.org/p/us-post-office-to-go-all-hybrid-electric-for-its-new-fleet/dashboard https://www.jns.org/new-york-launches-contest-for-israeli-startups-to-tackle-clean-energy-challenge/ https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/news/india-e2-80-99s-renewable-energy-sector-can-employ-1-mn-people-by-2030-study/ar-AATcgl2?ocid=BingNewsSearch https://finance.yahoo.com/news/government-canada-invests-clean-technology-153200550.html http://www.caiso.com/InitiativeDocuments/Draft20-YearTransmissionOutlook.pdf https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2022-02-03/california-utilities-commission-wont-vote-on-controversial-rooftop-solar-bill-until-further-notice https://www.gothamgazette.com/130-opinion/130-opinion/11064-lights-electricity-new-york-city-renewable-energy
50:55
February 10, 2022
POCT - Charging Ahead Ep41
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of January 26th, 2021.  Our guest is Paul Vosper, the President & Chief Executive Officer of JuiceBar EV and Oasis Charger in Connecticut.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 1:20 Paul Vosper 27:18 Lucas's Articles 36:04 Eric's Articles 44:20 Closing   Links: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38807463/tesla-model-3-climate-control-cold-weather-test/ https://www.tradewindsnews.com/esg/how-2023s-carbon-rules-could-be-a-game-changer-for-shipping-contracts/2-1-1142992 https://seekingalpha.com/news/3789964-solar-stocks-shine-as-white-house-says-clean-energy-bill-doable https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/01/13/carbon-sinks-are-growing-fastest-in-france-new-biomass-mapping-tool-reveals https://www.thedrive.com/tech/43592/heres-how-a-tesla-model-s-holds-up-after-424000-miles https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/americas-top-environmental-groups
45:55
January 26, 2022
POCT - 2021 on ICE Ep40
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of January 2nd, 2021.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 2:58 Andy's Message 5:06 Eric's Articles 22:09 Lucas's Articles 32:48 2022 Predictions 36:44 Closing   Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqimvLSZ0s https://news.yahoo.com/tesla-owner-decides-blow-car-154102416.html https://www.popsci.com/technology/toyota-announces-electric-vehicle-concepts/ https://news.yahoo.com/hydrogen-powered-ferry-debut-san-005651825.html https://cleantechnica.com/2021/12/28/reports-claim-hyundai-has-closed-its-internal-combustion-engine-development-center/ https://www.donaldwatkins.com/post/alabama-power-co-paid-2-5-million-to-joe-perkins-without-invoicing https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1472505786878287877?s=20
38:31
January 03, 2022
POCT - World War C Ep39
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of December 13th, 2021.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 2:50 #WWC 10:30 Lucas's Articles 23:16 Eric's Articles 34:15 Closing   Links: https://carbuzz.com/news/toyota-hybrids-will-get-solid-state-batteries-first https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/09/world/australia/earth-black-box-climate-change.html https://www.eenews.net/articles/neb-decarbonization-vote-was-years-in-the-making/ https://theintercept.com/2021/12/08/oil-industry-wind-farm-prevent/ https://www.pv-tech.org/new-york-finalises-contracts-for-transmission-project-featuring-1-8gw-of-solar/ https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/news/exxonmobil-earns-a-d--on-mid-term-report-card-from-coalition-united-for-a/article_6f02dd7b-33aa-5fbd-88f4-28c2713d7477.html
37:07
December 14, 2021
POCT - Coping with COP26 - EP38
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of December 1st, 2021.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 2:00 Eric's Articles 15:05 Lucas's Articles 26:18 Coping with COP26 32:20 Closing   Links: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/samsung-panasonic-and-tesla-embracing-cobalt-free-batteries-.html https://www.environmentalleader.com/2021/11/house-passes-build-back-better-act/ https://www.rechargenews.com/energy-transition/new-6gw-green-hydrogen-project-in-australia-eyes-ammonia-export-to-japan-and-korea/2-1-1101390 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/focus-during-cop26-facebook-served-165247529.html https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2021/11/08/the-little-utility-that-could/ https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/19/construction-starts-at-americas-first-major-offshore-wind-farm.html https://www.utilitydive.com/news/congress-approves-infrastructure-bill-funding-transmission-hydrogen-ev/609649/
33:17
December 02, 2021
POCT - Halloween, Hydrogen & Hawaii Ep37
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of October 31st, 2021.  This episode includes the return of POCT regular guest Rob Parker of Sif Capital. https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support 0:00 Introduction 6:40 Rob's Articles 25:18 Eric's Articles 28:10 Lucas's Articles 50:25 Closing Links: https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/clean-energy/hawaii-has-a-one-year-deadline-to-ditch-coal https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/us/politics/climate-change-cost-us.html https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyvqex/500000-public-electric-vehicle-chargers-is-the-wrong-goal https://www.postregister.com/news/local/inl-partners-with-arizona-company-to-produce-clean-hydrogen/article_ba63dcf8-0d14-5b28-bb31-c61f853d2bc6.html https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/25/blackrock-ceo-larry-fink-next-1000-unicorns-will-be-in-climate-tech.html https://insideevs.com/news/543353/hyundai-kia-solid-state-battery/  https://www.wsj.com/articles/exxon-debates-abandoning-some-of-its-biggest-oil-and-gas-projects-11634739779 https://twitter.com/AriPeskoe/status/1449009827771031554?s=20 https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/new-york-state-denies-permits-two-proposed-natural-gas-fired-power-plants-2021-10-27/
57:12
November 01, 2021
POCT - Li-Ion Recycling is Here! with Ajay Kochhar - Ep36
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of October 7th, 2021.   Our guest this week is Ajay Kochhar, the President and CEO of Li-Cycle.  Learn more at https://li-cycle.com/.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 1:02 Ajay Kochhar 29:36 Eric's Articles 39:40 Lucas's Articles 45:50 Lucas calls it! 53:26 Closing   Links:   https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039565488/a-colorado-coal-plant-could-help-solve-renewable-energys-storage-problem https://www.rechargenews.com/energy-transition/construction-begins-on-world-s-largest-green-hydrogen-power-plant-part-of-unique-baseload-solar-project/2-1-1077815  https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2021/10/06/gm-general-electric-agree-to-develop-rare-earth-materials-used-in-ev-manufacturing/amp/  https://www.popsci.com/environment/environmental-social-governance-investment/  https://www.utilitydive.com/news/fercs-danly-democrats-clean-electricity-plan-an-h-bomb-that-would-end/607346/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-29/tally-of-collapsed-u-k-suppliers-rises-as-three-more-fail
56:05
October 08, 2021
POCT - Climate Century Ep35
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of September 21st, 2021.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct Please support us!   https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 9:20 Lucas's Articles 21:35 Eric's Articles 30:16 Closing   Links: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/house-committee-to-mark-up-150b-clean-electricity-performance-program-toda/606422 https://www.carbfix.com/how-it-works https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/oil-giant-shell-sets-sights-sustainable-aviation-fuel-take-off-2021-09-19/ https://news.yahoo.com/blowers-mowers-more-american-yards-133827846.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-14/australian-clean-cement-technology-gets-serious-about-scaling-up https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/high-risk-of-failure-at-critical-glasgow-climate-change-conference-un-secretary-general-warns/ar-AAODWNi?ocid=uxbndlbin
35:17
September 21, 2021
POCT - The Great Green Return! Ep34
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of September 10th, 2021.   https://twitter.com/cleanpirates  https://anchor.fm/poct  Please support us!   https://anchor.fm/poct/support  0:00 Introduction 7:20 Eric's Articles 19:12 Lucas's Articles 27:06 Closing   Links:  https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2021/08/30/gm-lg-chem-bolt-batteries/5652862001/  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/how-climate-change-is-fueling-hurricanes-like-ida  https://www.economist.com/business/billions-are-pouring-into-the-business-of-decarbonisation/21803649  https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/shipping-industry-proposes-levy-speed-up-zero-carbon-future-2021-09-06/  https://www.fastcompany.com/90672135/this-wildly-reinvented-wind-turbine-generates-five-times-more-energy-than-its-competitors  https://newatlas.com/energy/stabilized-chlorine-battery-6-times-charge/
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September 10, 2021
POCT - Ravi Mikkelsen - Sue for the Climate?!?! Ep33
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of April 15th , 2021.  Our guest for this week is Ravi Mikkelsen, Co-Founder of Atmos Financial, a clean finance startup.   You can sign up for Atmos Financial here: https://www.joinatmos.com?ref=c-pirates20210415  https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct   Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support   0:00 Introduction 0:36 Ravi Mikkelsen 22:58 Ravi's Articles 55:00 Lucas's Articles 1:05:42 Closing   Links: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-04-06/the-subprime-solar-trap-for-low-income-homeowners https://www.clientearth.org/latest/latest-updates/news/why-clientearth-is-suing-the-central-bank-of-belgium-for-climate-failings/ https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/corporate-net-zero-climate-goals-2030-game-changers-or-2050-greenwash/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-04-05/a-top-u-s-seller-of-carbon-offsets-starts-investigating-its-own-projects https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/04/13/u-s-power-sector-is-halfway-to-zero-carbon-emissions https://www.forbes.com/sites/woodmackenzie/2021/04/06/why-are-oil-majors-investing-in-offshore-wind/ https://www.energyandpolicy.org/entergy-role-stalling-miso-transmission-planning/ https://reneweconomy.com.au/for-hydrogen-to-dominate-the-low-carbon-world-batteries-must-fail/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-31/carcass-sniffer-dogs-find-big-wind-turbines-don-t-kill-more-bats
01:07:26
April 17, 2021
POCT - Cynthia Adams & Your Climate Impact Ep32
The Pirates of Clean Tech and the most interesting clean energy news stories of March 30th, 2021.  Our guest is Cynthia Adams, CEO of residential energy efficiency company Pearl Certifications.  https://pearlcertification.com/ https://www.greendoor.app/ https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support 0:00 Introduction 1:10 Cynthia Adams 29:04 Lucas's Articles 39:45 Closing Links: https://www.energyandpolicy.org/investors-utility-decarbonization/ https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/Final%20Greenwashing%20Report%20%281.22.2021%29.pdf https://gresb.com/tcfd-framework-to-communicate-and-mitigate-climate-risks/ https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ferc-open-to-revisiting-mopr-as-grid-operators-utilities-mull-future-of-w/597233/ https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/544963-key-republican-signals-support-for-augmenting-electric-vehicle
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March 31, 2021
POCT - Josh Bode & Net-Zero China Ep31
The Pirates of Clean Tech talk about the most interesting clean energy news stories of March 19th, 2021.  Our guest is Josh Bode, Partner at Demand Side Analytics https://twitter.com/cleanpirates https://anchor.fm/poct Please support us!  https://anchor.fm/poct/support 0:00 Introduction 0:38 Josh Bode 23:14 Articles 36:42 Closing Links: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/new-plans-reveal-how-chinas-grid-is-prepping-for-net-zero https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05032021/gas-industry-fights-bans-in-homes-businesses/
37:57
March 21, 2021