The Magic of Heat Pumps: Transforming Homes & Combating Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 02:40:44 +0000

DALL·E created image of a warm and comfortable home interior with a family in the style of impressionismHarvest Thermal is a company focused on electrifying home heating and hot water systems with its thermal storage heat pump technology. The system reduces homeowners’ energy costs and carbon emissions by shifting heat production to off-peak hours and optimizing energy use through stratified thermal storage and data-driven controls.

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Digging into EV Battery Mineral Market & Automaker Evolution with Mining Investor

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:00:33 +0000

I recently sat down with Brian Menell, CEO and Chairman of TechMet, to talk EV battery mineral mining, investment in this fast-changing market, and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. As someone whose company is investing in mines and lithium mining startups, Brian had more to share and more perspective on these matters than anyone […]

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Life with Ford F-150 Lightning

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 13:42:24 +0000

I recently interviewed Aaron Smith, CEO of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), about his new Ford F-150 Lightning and also his Ford Mustang Mach-E. There are a lot of fun notes and takeaways regarding these electric vehicles in the one-hour podcast, but probably the items that jumped out to me the most were […]

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Microgrids As A Service

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2022 02:05:12 +0000

Microgrids are more and more popular every year. They offer tremendous benefits in terms of energy security, resilience, and energy independence. Though, our concept of a microgrid and how you put one together are probably far too simplistic, as I discovered recently when interviewing Michael Stadler, co-founder and CTO of Xendee, about microgrids and about […]

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Conversations: Tesla #2 In California Auto Market, How Tesla Can Dominate The Future, & Dodge’s Fart Machine

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 23:37:10 +0000

If you’re a dedicated listener to our CleanTech Talk podcast channel, or at least our CleanTech Roundtalk (where Steve, Jo, and I ramble, argue, and laugh about various cleantech topics), then you may have already listened to all of these episodes. If not, below are a few recent conversations we had regarding a handful of […]

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Clean Energy Industry, Let’s Not Get Under Joe Manchin’s Thumb Again

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2022 15:30:31 +0000

Tigercomm has produced a brilliant report on “the physics of U.S. politics” and the clean energy industry. I was going to write about the report, but Tigercomm President Mike Casey’s own writing is so good that hacking it up and summarizing it didn’t seem sensible. (I guess Mike has had a lot of practice storytelling […]

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Decarbonizing Data Centers — It’s Fun!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:10:42 +0000

Hitachi data decarbonization CleanTech TalkDecarbonizing data centers is a topic we’ve covered for many years. Just doing a quick search, I found several articles I wrote about data center decarbonization efforts back in 2011, more than a decade ago. However, discussion of the topic is normally kept quite simple, with the focus being on how much a company or […]

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