Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast

Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast

Fresh Energy is speeding Minnesota’s transition to a clean energy economy, which will ensure that our region enjoys good health, a vibrant economy, and thriving communities today and for generations to come. Working purely in the public interest, Fresh Energy’s team of scientists, economists, policy analysts, and educators develops and advances solutions that secure a clean energy future where all can thrive. Sign up for our monthly listserv focused on clean energy issues in Minnesota here: https://fresh-energy.org/

Episodes

May 6, 2021 79 min

Electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner and more affordable than gasoline-powered cars—and they’re fun too.

On April 29, 2021, Fresh Energy and Shift2 Electric hosted a free educational workshop that’s unaffiliated with any automakers. We had an honest conversation with Minnesotans across the state who own and drive EVs about their experiences.

Listen in for a conversation with Shift2Electric's Jukka Kukkonen and panelists:

  • Lisa, Kia ...
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    Appalachia and Wyoming are dramatically different places, but they also offer each other cautionary tales, success stories, and reasons for resilience and hope. Last year, the Energy News Network and WyoFile captured this complex story in a six-part investigative series, Reckoning in Coal County, now available as an ebook or paperback.

    Fresh Energy, Energy News Network, and WyoFile hosted this virtual panel discussion on April 22, ...

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    The 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature is in its final month. Join the Fresh Energy team for a conversation about meaningful action for clean energy and climate that legislators can take yet this session. Learn what's still on the table and who they would draft for Fresh Energy's imaginary baseball team. 

    Guests:

  • Michael Noble, Executive Director of Fresh Energy
  • Justin Fay, Lead Director of Public Affairs at Fresh Energ...
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    On April 9, 2021, Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton and Ben Passer were joined by U.S. Senator Tina Smith, meteorologist and climate leader Paul Douglas, and Science Museum of Minnesota President Alison Brown for a discussion about why acting now on climate is critical and how climate action can present economic opportunity for Minnesota.

    With a new President and a new Congress, we have reason to be optimistic that the country c...

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    Fresh Energy, along with Clean Grid Alliance, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, has filed expert comments with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Xcel Energy's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

    Join Fresh Energy's Allen Gleckner, Lead Director of Clean Electricity, and Ben Passer, Lead Director of Energy Access and Equity for a conversation about our comments on the Xcel...

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    What does rejoining the Paris Agreement really mean for the U.S., the Midwest, and for Minnesota? What can we do to take this moment and make a real impact with big carbon reduction policies? Minnesota’s energy and climate policies, including passing Governor Walz’s commitment to 100% carbon-free electricity into law, have a crucial role to play.

    In this podcast, we dig into the details with J. Drake Hamilton, science policy directo...

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    The 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature begins on January 5. Join Fresh Energy's Executive Director Michael Noble,  Director of Public Affairs Justin Fay, and Policy and Public Affairs Associate  Anna Johnson for a conversation about our plans and expectations for the coming session.

    The conversation will touch on what election results could mean for clean energy, special session outcomes, the One Minnesota Path to Clean ...

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    Tune in to Fresh Energy's conversation with Eric Pasi, principal at IPS Solar and author of new book, CleanWave: A Guide to Success in the Green Recovery.

    Rapidly advancing technology, high demand, and sheer affordability are pushing clean energy into the mainstream. With coal plants closing, pipelines under scrutiny, and prices for wind and solar dropping, fossil fuels in the United States are at a tipping point and clean energ...

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    In celebration of Give to the Max Day, we're sharing the conversation that Michael Noble, Fresh Energy's Executive Director, had with Dr. Leah Stokes,  internationally-recognized clean energy thought leader at Fresh Energy's Virtual Benefit Breakfast in October. 

    Dr. Stokes brought her trademark energy to our virtual stage and put into clear focus Minnesota’s role in the national clean energy landscape. She challenged M...

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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner and more affordable than gasoline-powered cars—and they’re fun too! But many Minnesotans wonder how they really work here in the North Star State. Can they handle our extreme winters? Are they a pain to charge? Are there hidden costs to the technology? There’s so much information, where do you even begin?

    Tune in to a recording of Fresh Energy, Shift2Electric, and American Lung Association's f...

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    Many Minnesotans are taking advantage of new technologies that provide cleaner and more resilient energy production and use – in their own back yards! These technologies used to be more expensive than fossil fuels, but rapid battery tech development and solar panel price reduction have changed the game making these technologies a better choice.

    Join Shift2Electric, Fresh Energy, the Minnesota Electric Vehicle Owners Chapter to hear ...

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    Minnesota is poised to pass Clean Cars Minnesota, a set of standards that would reduce climate change-causing air pollution and increase customer choices – but what do “clean car standards” really mean? Due in part to a misinformation campaign by opponents of Clean Cars Minnesota, many Minnesotans are confused about what the standards would and would not do. Will California bureaucrats decide which car you can drive? Will you have ...

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    Minnesota is working hard to create more affordable housing. But if we build structures that are not super-efficient, residents will be saddled with high energy bills—and we will miss an opportunity to improve our built environment, a top source of carbon emissions in the state. Now more than ever the topic of affordable housing has become even more critical.

    In July 2020, Fresh Energy hosted conversations with Minnesota thought lea...

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    Minnesota is working hard to create more affordable housing. But if we build structures that are not super-efficient, residents will be saddled with high energy bills—and we will miss an opportunity to improve our built environment, a top source of carbon emissions in the state. Now more than ever the topic of affordable housing has become even more critical.

    In July 2020, Fresh Energy hosted conversations with Minnesota thought lea...

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    Minnesota is working hard to create more affordable housing. But if we build structures that are not super-efficient, residents will be saddled with high energy bills—and we will miss an opportunity to improve our built environment, a top source of carbon emissions in the state. Now more than ever the topic of affordable housing has become even more critical.

    In July 2020, Fresh Energy hosted conversations with Minnesota thought lea...

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    Minnesota is working hard to create more affordable housing. But if we build structures that are not super-efficient, residents will be saddled with high energy bills—and we will miss an opportunity to improve our built environment, a top source of carbon emissions in the state. Now more than ever the topic of affordable housing has become even more critical.

    In July 2020, Fresh Energy hosted conversations with Minnesota thought lea...

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    Minnesota Attorney General Ellison made history last week when he filed a customer protection lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute. This lawsuit aims to hold these major climate polluters accountable for their decades-long lies and misinformation about the climate harm their products have been causing in our state. But this is just the beginning and many Minnesotans are asking what comes...

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    On June 11, 2020, Fresh Energy staff and leadership had a conversation about the immediate steps that Minnesota legislators can take to act quickly and decisively during summer 2020 special legislative sessions. On this webinar, we discuss the four recommendations put forward by Fresh Energy that addresses the most urgent needs of Minnesotans first:

    1. Prioritize Transformational Police Reform and Community Recovery
    2. Protect Commun...

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    Join nationally leading experts Dr. Marla Spivak, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, and Fresh Energy's Rob Davis for an in-depth discussion on their work around the global climate crisis, clean energy, and pollinator health. Most of the audio for this podcast comes from a live webinar hosted by The Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy recorded in April 2020.

    Guest Details:
    Dr. Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished ...

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    In this podcast, we discuss how Fresh Energy's legislative and policy goals for the 2020 legislative session have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the organization is pivoting work to provide thought leadership and action around energy access and equity. We also discuss the status of Fresh Energy's work around the Governor's One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, Clean Cars Minnesota, and more.

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