TWiE 136: Rooster crows: “I brought up the sun!”

On TWiE, with guest Toby Couture of E3 Analytics in Berlin, we chat about prosumers and nonincentivized solar PV, feed-in tariffs 2.0 and the proposed German renewable energy reforms that shift renewable generation ownership from the people to big corporations and the utilities, we discuss weak proposals for CO2 emissions mitigation from the IPCC, & more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Toby Couture, founder and director of E3 Analytics in Berlin. Twitter.

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TWiE 135: The Ukraine / Crimea Crisis

On TWiE, with guest Dr. Andrey Belyy of the University of Tartu, Estonia, we discuss the Ukraine crisis and how EU-Russia-US energy policy is being leveraged by all sides in the dispute. Also, Kirsten tells us about the Berlin East Forum & more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Dr. Andrey Belyy, senior researcher in international political economy at the Institute for Government and Politics, University of Tartu, Estonia. 

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TWiE 134: A Parallel Universe

On TWiE, with guest Gabe Elsner of the DC watchdog group, the Energy & Policy Institute, we find out that the Heartland Institute is wrong, again, Duke Energy levies solar fees, net-metering wins in Vermont, and in news from a separate reality, ExxonMobil acknowledges climate risk & Fox’s Bill O’Reilly advocates for EVs–no that’s not an April Fools joke!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Gabe Elsner, Executive Director of the Energy & Policy Institute in Washington DC. Twitter.

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TWiE 133: Should we green the grid or consume it ourselves?

On TWiE, we chat about two new oil spills in the US, Hawaiian Electric’s opposition to solar, pro-Energiewende demonstrations & a solar storage boom in Germany, China is now the world’s largest net importer of oil, and more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: None

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TWiE 132: Spanish Biogas & a Pig Poop Protest

On TWiE, with guest Mike Stone of the Energy Storage Report from Barcelona, we talk about energy in Spain, gas leaks in Vietnam & the US, plus oil & coal leaks, Elon Musk & Tesla, energy storage, the value of solar in Minnesota, and more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Mike Stone, Editor at the Energy Storage ReportTwitter and Linkedin.

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TWiE 131: Green Danes and Ham

On TWiE, with guest Professor Brian Mathiesen of Aalborg University in Denmark, we discuss smart energy, 100% renewable energy systems, biogas and biomass, new types of wind towers, solar financing options, the mushrooming utility death spiral, coal ash, and more!

Hosts: Matthew Klippenstein (Canada) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Dr. Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. Work discussed on the show: Smart Energy Systems : Holistic and Integrated Energy Systems for the era of 100% Renewable Energy. Also, a presentation by Dr. Mathiesen about Denmark’s 100% renewable energy plan can be reviewed at this link.

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TWiE 130: Climate Deniers Turn Apple’s Tim Cook Puce

On TWiE, with guest, Giles Parkinson editor at Australia’s Renew Economy, we chat about Tesla’s Gigafactory, solar trumps gas, renewable bashers, & climate deniers piss off Apple’s CEO & more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Editor Giles Parkinson of Renew Economy. TwitterFacebook, and Renew Economy on Twitter and Facebook.

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TWiE 129: Kirsten Eludes Gray-Suited Men in Australia!

On TWiE, with guest, Councilwoman Eve Fisher, we discuss Australia’s imported oil problem, wind turbines don’t make you sick (again), “green-tape” hampers Sydney’s 100% renewable plan, Minnesota’s PUC acts on behalf of the people and community solar, & we talk about aluminum smelting, all that and more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Councillor Eve Fisher of Surf Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia. EveFisher.comTwitter / Facebook.

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TWiE 128: EV Charging From A Fifth Floor Flat!

On TWiE, with guest Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica, we chat about Polish energy policy, global EV sales & the new Chevy Volt commercial, feed-in tariffs in the EU, coal ash spill, an accord between an environmental group and a for-profit utility organization, and more!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Zachary Shahan, director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, you can also find Zach at: Planetsave, Solar Love, EV Obsession, Bikocity, Twitter, and Facebook.

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TWiE 127: A Trunk Full of EV Charge Adapters

It’s a TWiE frack off, with guest David Herron! We talk about intermittent natural gas in California, fracking protests in Romania, EVs, do flexible grids need storage, and yes the Pacific ocean is dying but not because of Fukushima radiation leaks, up next on TWiE!

Hosts: Kirsten Hasberg (Denmark & Germany) and Bob Tregilus (U.S.A.).

Guest: Journalist and blogger, David Herron: The Long Tail Pipe, PlugInCars.com, Electric Race NewsGreen Transportation Examiner, V is for Voltage forums, Twitter, Facebook.

Also mentioned: Our Radioactive Ocean, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution citizen scientist crowd-funding effort.

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