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The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast is a fresh take on all things clean energy in North Carolina. From developments in the General Assembly to the top news in North Carolina’s clean energy industry, this show will be your one-stop shop for clean energy in our state.

The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast is a fresh take on all things clean energy in North Carolina. From developments in the General Assembly to the top news in North Carolina’s clean energy industry, this show will be your one-stop shop for clean energy in our state.

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United States

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The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast is a fresh take on all things clean energy in North Carolina. From developments in the General Assembly to the top news in North Carolina’s clean energy industry, this show will be your one-stop shop for clean energy in our state.

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English

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8288174876


Episodes

For What It's Earth: Digging Deeper on Geothermal Energy

2/14/2020
In this episode, we sit down with Daniel Parker of NCSEA to talk about an energy that flies under the radar-- literally. Geothermal energy comprises nearly half of all clean energy systems in North Carolina, yet represents a small percentage of the overall clean energy economy. What explains this? We uncover this and more as we dig deeper on this important source of clean energy. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted by Ben Stockdale and Jarvis Arrington.

Duration:00:24:48

The Best of The Best: Discussing Low-Impact Solar Design and Solar Best Practices

1/30/2020
In this episode, we sit down with Tiffany Hartung of the NC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to talk about the best practices of solar design. Pollinators, sheep, donkeys, and "deer-buster fencing" are just a few of the topics discussed on this important episode! We look at the wildlife impacts of utility-scale solar and address some of the concerns that low-impact design can help alleviate. For more information on NC solar siting and design guidance--...

Duration:00:31:36

Solar In Space! Two NASA Leaders on The Cutting Edge of Clean Energy

1/16/2020
In this episode, we sit down for two conversations with leaders from NASA. Dan Lockney, head of Technology Transfer, talks about how NASA's R&D work produces spin-off technologies that drive private industry innovation. Then, we talk with Paul Stackhouse, a Senior Research Scientist, who leads clean energy data initiatives that are helping utility-scale solar developers site projects, as well as building efficiencies. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Created and hosted by Ben...

Duration:00:32:45

The 2020s and Beyond: Looking at the Clean Energy Decade(s) of the Future

1/1/2020
In this episode, we're back at it with NCSEA's Executive Director, Ivan Urlaub. We're hopping back into the time machine, but this time, we're going into the future. We talk about what the 2020s might hold, and we even make some far-future predictions for the year 2050. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted by Ben Stockdale and Jarvis Arrington.

Duration:00:36:29

The 2010s: A Clean Energy Decade in Review

12/31/2019
In this episode, we sit down with NCSEA's Executive Director, Ivan Urlaub, and cover the most important highlights (and lowlights) of the 2010s. We talk about the growth of clean energy in the past decade, the challenges that the industry faced, and Ivan reveals his number one most significant development of the decade. Presented by North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted by Ben Stockdale and Jarvis Arrington.

Duration:00:40:34

Lending a Hand: The Nexus of Clean Energy, Financial Institutions, and Community Service

12/19/2019
In this episode, we sit down with Creighton Blackwell, VP of Corporate Affairs and Community Engagement for Coastal Federal Credit Union. Creighton is a nationally recognized leader in clean energy, banking, and clean energy. We explore the true impact of clean energy on all communities, and discuss how financial institutions view clean energy. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. To learn more, visit energync.org. Hosted and Produced by Ben Stockdale. Co-hosted by Jarvis...

Duration:00:32:45

Taking the Charge: 2-Time NBA All-Star David West and Jerome Ringo, Founder of Zoetic Global

12/5/2019
In this episode, we sit down with 2-time NBA All-Star and 2-time NBA Champion, David West, and Jerome Ringo, the founder and chair of Zoetic Global. Jerome is a historic figure within clean energy and was the first African-American head of a national environmental organization as board chair of the National Wildlife Federation. David served as a clean energy advocate under President Barack Obama and helps Zoetic advance clean energy projects in developing countries. We talk about the...

Duration:00:32:17

Part 2: Why the 2019 Legislative Session Was a Success

11/22/2019
In episode 15, we are continuing our coverage of the 2019 long legislative session at the NC General Assembly. We're talking Senate Bill 559 with NCSEA lobbyist Tom Bean, and discussing the key takeaways from the long session. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted by Jarvis Arrington and Ben Stockdale. Produced by Ben Stockdale.

Duration:00:21:25

Part 1: Why the 2019 Legislative Session Was a Success

11/21/2019
In this episode, we sit down with NCSEA lobbyist Tom Bean, who has over 30 years advocating for environmental and energy policies. In part one of this 2-part coverage, we are talking about policies advancing EVs, battery storage, and how we stopped a ban on wind energy. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Hosted by Jarvis Arrington and Ben Stockdale. Produced by Ben Stockdale.

Duration:00:31:42

When Pods Collide: A Conversation with Katherine Hamilton of The Energy Gang

11/7/2019
In this episode, we sit down with a host of The Energy Gang podcast, Katherine Hamilton. We talk emerging clean energy trends, the federal regulatory structure, and learn about the relationship between state and federal energy policy. As always, this episode comes fully loaded with a Policy Update. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Created by Ben Stockdale.

Duration:00:28:30

The Cleanest Clean Energy: EEtility's Innovative Energy Efficiency Model

10/24/2019
In this episode, we sit down with Tammy Agard, Co-Founder and CEO of EEtility, which provides energy efficiency upgrade opportunities to low and moderate income earners. We talk about EEtility's innovative tariff on-bill investment program that creates immediate savings for participants, and provides energy efficiency upgrades at no upfront cost. As always, this episode comes fully loaded with a Policy Update. Presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. Produced and hosted by Ben...

Duration:00:28:26

The Clean Energy Future: A Conversation with NC DEQ Secretary Michael Regan

10/4/2019
In this special episode, we sit down with NC Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan. We talk about North Carolina's clean energy future, the recently released NC Clean Energy Plan, and get Secretary Regan's insight on Senate Bill 559. [SPOILER ALERT] Secretary Regan will be advising Governor Cooper to veto SB559 if it passes the house, and Regan said a veto is "likely." As always, this episode comes fully loaded with a Policy Update. The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast is...

Duration:00:30:55

Let Freedom Ring: A Deep Dive Into SC's Energy Freedom Act

9/25/2019
In this episode, we're taking a deep dive on South Carolina's recently signed Energy Freedom Act, which will expand clean energy markets in the state. We'll be talking in-depth with Thad Culley of Vote Solar, and he'll explain what this means for the southeast now and in the future. As always, this episode comes fully stocked with a Policy Update. Episode 10 is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Duration:00:27:45

We're Banking On It: Clean Energy Commitments of Major Banks ft. JP Morgan and Fifth Third Bank

9/12/2019
In this episode, we're taking you to the ribbon cutting ceremony for Fifth Third Bank's new 80MW solar farm. Our featured interview is with JP Morgan's global head of sustainability Sam Stockdale. Other interviews include NC Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan, Fifth Third Bank's President and CEO Greg Carmichael, NC Senator Bob Steinburg, and NC Representative Howard Hunter.

Duration:00:33:24

NC Governor Roy Cooper Tours the School of the Future

8/27/2019
In this episode, we're on tour with NC Governor Roy Cooper at Jones County's brand new public school, which is "the best school in the state." With more than 2,000 solar panels and over 60 geothermal wells, this school creates 50% more energy than it uses. Tune in for Gov. Cooper's insight on clean energy in NC. Thanks to our sponsors SfL+a Architects and First Floor.

Duration:00:21:09

What's App'ening in Clean Energy: Live at the Appalachian Energy Summit

8/2/2019
In this episode, we are live in the mountains of Boone, NC for the Appalachian Energy Summit, hosted by Appalachian State University. Featured on this show are the three leaders of the NC Energy Centers, student perspectives, and the lead on implementing Governor Cooper's Executive Order 80, Sushma Masemore. Created and hosted by Ben Stockdale.

Duration:00:24:38

Keepin' it 100: Asheville and Buncombe County's Commitment to 100% Renewable Energy

7/16/2019
In this episode, we sit down with the Sophie Mullinax, Campaign Coordinator of the Blue Horizons Project. This public-private partnership is an innovative initiative that includes government and utility stakeholders to advance a clean energy future in Western North Carolina. We talk about Sophie's experience as a woman in clean energy, and we get down in the weeds on some wonky topics like demand response and peak load. As always, this episode comes complete with a Policy Update. Created and...

Duration:00:23:42

Right Up Our Alley: The Conservative Perspective on Clean Energy

7/3/2019
In this episode, we sit down with President and CEO of Conservatives for Clean Energy, Mark Fleming. We're talking about the conservative perspective on clean energy, dispelling myths about who supports clean energy, and predicting the future of clean energy. As always, this episode comes fully loaded with a Policy Update. The episode is sponsored by Kairos Government Affairs. To learn more about Kairos, visit kganc.com

Duration:00:24:10

Live at Advanced Energy Now | East: Google, Microsoft, and more

6/19/2019
In this episode, we are live at Advanced Energy Economy's first annual Eastern Regional energy policy conference -- Advanced Energy Now | East. Google, Microsoft, Landis+Gyr, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Advanced Energy Economy weigh in on the latest clean energy trends, reveal their latest work, and predict the future of the clean energy economy. Recorded at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia and sponsored by Advanced Energy Economy.

Duration:00:23:06

We're Big Fans: A Conversation on Wind Energy in North Carolina

6/11/2019
In this episode, Katharine Kollins of the Southeastern Wind Coalition sits down to talk about the history of wind energy in North Carolina, where we are headed with this emerging industry, and why legislative "Wind Bans" are unnecessary. Of course, this episode comes fully loaded with a Policy Update.

Duration:00:34:34