Energizing Tennessee, powered by TAEBC and FirstBank

Energizing Tennessee, powered by TAEBC and FirstBank

Energizing Tennessee, powered by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council and FirstBank, explores the latest news and insights about the advanced energy sector. Join us to hear from advanced energy leaders and experts as they share their thoughts on transportation electrification, workforce development and this growing sector of our state’s economy. We're your #1 podcast for news about Tennessee's advanced energy sector.

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January 31, 2023 22 min

We’ve all seen the headlines: Lithium is key to making electric vehicles, but do we have enough to supply rapid EV adoption? Today, we’re speaking with two representatives from Piedmont Lithium, a North Carolina-based company that recently announced a massive project breaking ground right here in Tennessee. The company anticipates the new development will serve as the largest lithium hydroxide processing facility constructed in the...

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We’re shining a light on the impact of solar in Tennessee. The International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2022 report predicts that in the next few years, the biggest source of electricity will be solar power. Meanwhile, the Inflation Reduction Act will usher in more high-paying solar jobs and tax credits for solar installations at homes, businesses and community solar projects. But what does this all mean for Tennesseans? 

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To close out the first half of our first season, we’re asking the big question: What’s the deal with hydrogen? Is it the silver bullet to solve all our decarbonization needs? From the utility sector to transportation—  we’ll speak with two industry experts to help answer these inquiries. First, we’ll talk with Jon Rodriguez, Energy Business Director - Engine Power Plants at Wärtsilä North America, about using hydrogen for power gen...

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The age of the electric vehicle is here. Automakers are all in and the federal government is offering incentives to encourage the public to go electric and to create the infrastructure needed to enable wide-spread adoption. We need public EV charging stations to be just as available across the country as gas stations are now. To make this possible, Knoxville-based Pilot Company is teaming up with General Motors to build out the nat...

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Consumers have questions about EVs and we have the answers! In this bonus episode released during the Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo and the Drive Electric Tennessee Momentum Summit, we're speaking with Ryan Stanton, Sr. Project Manager - EV Evolution at the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Alexa Voytek, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Programs at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation,...

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For the next few episodes, we’re continuing to explore the question: “How can we electrify Tennessee?” Today, we’re discussing how how Tennessee is quickly becoming #1 in the Southeast for the electric vehicle supply chain. Our guest for the show is Kel Kearns, Plant Manager at BlueOval City Electric Vehicle Center, who will speak about Ford’s $5.6 billion investment in West Tennessee.

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Electrification is the future of the mobility industry. It’s no longer a dream or far-away possibility. Yet, we must come together as an ecosystem quickly to make it a reality. We need more investment in forward-thinking mobility technology. We need aggressive action from policymakers. We need an all-hands-on-deck approach to building an all-electric future.

In the second episode of our mini series about how to electrify Tennessee, ...

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For the next few episodes, we will explore the question: “How can we electrify Tennessee?” In the first episode in this mini series, we will discuss how Tennessee plans to build out its EV infrastructure to facilitate adoption of EVs. In 2021, the Tennessee Valley Authority and TN Department of Environment and Conservation announced their partnership to develop a statewide EV fast-charging network to power the growth of EVs across ...

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The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council champions advanced energy as a job creation and economic development strategy. We educate public officials and business leaders about Tennessee’s advanced energy assets, establish strategic partnerships to connect assets with opportunities, and inform policy that expands and strengthens the industry. In the introductory episode of Energizing Tennessee, powered by TAEBC and FirstBank, w...

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August 16, 2022 1 min

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council champions advanced energy as a job creation and economic development strategy. Advanced energy is a relatively new term but refers to any technology that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure and more efficient.

Energizing Tennessee, powered by TAEBC and FirstBank, explores the latest news and insights about the advanced energy sector. We're your number one podcast for news about...

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