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The Energy Gang
Watt It Takes: The Founder-Engineer Turning CO2 into Usable Stuff
Emily Kirsch sits down with Dr. Etosha Cave, the co-founder and chief science officer of Opus 12. Opus 12 is working on a technology that converts CO2 into usable products and a metal catalyst that can turn CO2 into synthetic gas for fuels and ethylene for plastics.
Mineral Rights Podcast
Mineral Rights News April 2020
In this month’s Mineral Rights Podcast, Matt Sands and Justin Williams provide the individual mineral owner perspective and discuss their respective takes on the huge losses facing the oil and gas industry.
MIT Energy Initiative
The Future of Nuclear Energy
Jacopo Buongiorno, John Parsons, and Karen Dawson of MIT discuss the new Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World study, released in September. They talk about nuclear energy’s potential in the future low-carbon energy landscape, and review strategies for navigating barriers in construction costs, government policy, and community outreach. They also touch upon new technologies and innovations that are poised to impact the nuclear energy field.
Leadership In Energy
Ever wonder what it’s like to be the CEO of a huge energy company? In today’s episode, get to know Hydro Ottawa's CEO, Bryce Conrad, as he shares his story, including his career, what it’s like to be a leader, and the positive and challenging sides of being a CEO. Tune in to hear his perspective on how Hydro Ottawa has overcome crisis situations, what is being done to constantly improve, and his vision for the company.
My Climate Journey
Dawn Lippert, CEO of Elemental Excelerator
Elemental Excelerator is a clean tech accelerator program incubating the next generation of companies tackling various environmental and climate-related issues. In operation as a nonprofit for nearly a decade, the program invests across several key sectors: mobility, food & agriculture, water, circular economy and energy. Each year it backs 15 to 20 companies up to 1 million each to improve systems that impact the planet and people's lives.
Cleantech's Top Venture Capitalist, Nancy Pfund
Nancy Pfund is perhaps the most recognizable venture capitalist in the clean energy space. Before she raised multi-hundred-million-dollar funds at her firm DBL Partners and made early investments in the likes of Tesla, SolarCity, Off Grid Electric, PowerLight, NEXTracker and Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Pfund had to start somewhere.
The Energy Gang
Watt It Takes: The Origin Story of Sunrun
Sunrun was a pioneer in residential solar services. Unlike some of its fallen brethren pushing the national model, Sunrun grew at a much more sustainable clip. Today, the company is at the top of its game. Sunrun installed 100 megawatts of residential solar last quarter. It will likely install 5,000 residential batteries. It’s now partnering with utilities on using those batteries and rooftop systems as a virtual power plant. CEO Lynn Jurich talks about how she went from begging homeowners at county fairs to signing hundreds of thousands of customers.