Clean Power Planet | A Renewable Energy Podcast
By David Butler
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The podcast for people that can't wait to switch to renewable energy.
||CleanPat Flynn: Taking the LEED exam||“It’s a lot of memorization and quite honestly was one of the hardest tests I’ve ever taken. I took this test for the first time back in 2007 and you know, me being a 4.0 student back in high school, always getting good grades,||6/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolar Thermal is Hot – Ron Gehl of EOS Research||“I think one of the most striking memories I had was of helping uncover an entire tanker truck full of chlorinated solvents that was buried in one piece.” ~ Ron Gehl, president EOS Research, Ltd. I’ve got a great show for you today.||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmanda Bybee of Namasté Solar||“I think it’s the most democratic (little d) form of energy because you can place it almost anywhere. Wind is great. Being in Texas, wind was super great. But wind is also a large-scale technology that you can’t make accessible to most people so I||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Perlin – The History of Solar Energy||This is an historic episode of Clean Power Planet. It’s historic because our featured guest is John Perlin, author of Let It Shine: The 6,000 Year Story of Solar Energy. It’s also historic because Clean Power Planet is one year old. So,||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Smart Energy Efficiency Strategy – Lucas Dixon of Plug Smart||Lucas Dixon, Chief of Strategy, Plug Smart||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnergy Efficient Modular Housing with Lisa Iulo||I’m really excited about today’s show. We’re going to explore modular homes and the importance of energy efficiency in making affordable housing affordable. My guest is Lisa Iulo, an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Pennsylvania State Un||12/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorida’s Solar Energy Choice: Sunshine State vs. Status Quo||My guest today is Bill Young who was a senior research engineer at the Florida Solar Energy Center from 1990 to 2013. Some of the bigger utilities are feeling that it’s cutting into their profits. Some of the bigger utilities feel that they should be||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolar Energy is Contagious||It’s an economic decision to go solar. And that federal tax credit that gives you 30% of a tax credit off the cost of your solar installation, that’s money that stays in Texas. That is money that stays in Texas and there were other people that were||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKarl Rábago: The full value of solar energy||My guest is Karl Rábago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School in New York. By the time the year 2000 came around I was more comfortable in my career and in that year 2000 my granddaughter was born.||10/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to your Solar Tour: A Renewable Energy Field Trip||This isn’t your typical episode of Clean Power Planet. This is our solar tour episode. October is the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour month and they help local chapters and groups all over the country host solar tours so people c||10/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Solar Energy Society chair David Panich||“Where I first kind of noticed that was In tenth grade biology and we did a yeast culture. I remember distinctly. A little petri dish and you put these little yeast cells in there and then you looked at ‘em through a microscope and you counted them||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenewable Energy in Ohio is Not on Hold||Featured Guest: Bill Spratley of Green Energy Ohio||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Energy State: The State of Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania||Guest Dr. Jeffrey Brownson of the Pennsylvania State University||9/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Solar Energy Society President Dave Renné||I’m really excited about today’s show. I’ll be talking to Dave Renné, president of the International Solar Energy Society. Dave worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL, from 1991 to 2012.||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Clean Power Plan. We will get there despite shooting ourselves in the foot. Guest Lane Boldman||I’m really excited about today’s show. I’ll be joined by Lane Boldman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Conservation Committee. She’s been working on environmental issues since 1992 and has held several roles with the Sierra Club,||8/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerry Bloom on Renewable Energy Evolution – Tree Hugger to Infrastructure||I’m really excited about today’s show. I’ll be joined by Jerry Bloom a prominent energy attorney who was actively involved in restructuring California’s energy market. He chairs the energy practice at Winston and Strawn.||7/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUtilities Were Given Monopolies to Serve the Public||I’m really excited about today’s show. I’ll be joined by Todd Glass, one of the leading renewable energy attorneys in the U.S. He’s served as lead counsel on every possible type of alternative energy project including: photovoltaic,||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolar Investment Tax Credit – Nate Greenberg||My guest for this episode of Clean Power Planet is Nate Greenberg. He’s a business development manager with WGL Energy Systems. I had the opportunity to talk to him about the solar investment tax credit step down at the Solar Power Finance and Investm||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnergy Efficiency: A Blower Door Test on a Tent||Way back in episode three, Jack Barnett told me about his super insulated house and then I said “I’m thinking about my 100 year old house and the windows in my 100 year old house and I bet that’s about every 11 minutes.||6/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicole Capretz on San Diego’s Climate Action Plan||The Podcast for people who can't wait to flip the switch!||5/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Solar cell installer
An enlightening, straight-forward and entertaining approach to sustainability and solar power. The enthusiasm is contagious! Green green green!
A Ray of Sunshine from a Dark State
David Butler’s new “Clean Power Planet” will now sit at the top of my subscribed podcasts list. Most alternative energy and solar podcasts tend to fall into either of two categories; first, the highly technical directed only at installers podcasts, and second, the general “feel good” cheerleading podcasts. Mr. Butler, if he continues with the style set down in the debut episode, gets it right for most of us out there who sit on the sidelines of the clean energy economy. He combines a mixture of the practical and educational aspects of solar energy with the political and business side. Bravo.
I wish more of us headed for mid-life crisis would do what Mr. Butler is doing. There would be fewer Corvettes on the road but the world may end up a better place. Thanks.
By the way, I wonder if this is the same David Butler who fronted several bands in Central Kentucky and was one of the driving forces of Alternative Rock music in Lexington in the 80’s and 90’s.
A great source of information – and well produced
What wonderful podcast. It offers a unique perspective into the burgeoning world of solar power all offered through the lens of a likable narrator who offers down to earth insight into solar panels, community networking and more. Highly recommended!