Episode 86: The 2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with Lisa Jacobson & Ethan Zindler
Host Jon Powers was thrilled to welcome back Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), and Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas for BloombergNEF, for their third annual conversation about the Sustainability in America 2021 Factbook. Learn from the experts about the revolution in US clean energy production as described in the ninth version of this important resource. Hear about their research into the trends they're seeing in the industry in production, transportation, decarbonization, energy efficiency, and jobs. The trends are showing we have a fundamentally strong industry and marketplace.
22. A decade in energy - Lisa Jacobson, BCSE and Ethan Zindler, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
MIT Energy Initiative
John Reilly, energy economist at the MIT Sloan School, talks with Lisa Jacobson from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Ethan Zindler from Bloomberg New Energy Finance about how the energy market in the U.S. has changed over the past decade and lessons related to the Covid-19 pandemic.Show notes and transcript:https://energy.mit.edu/podcast/22Sign up for notifications of new episodes:https://energy.mit.edu/podcast/signup
On this special episode of Experts Only, host Jon Powers talks with Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)and Ethan Zindler, head of Americas at Bloomberg NEF. Bloomberg NEF produces and BCSE underwrites the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries that are contributing to the country’s move towards cleaner energy production and more efficient energy usage. Hear why they call 2010-2019 "a decade of profound transformation" for renewable energy in America and highlight some of the insights contained in the 2020 Factbook.
On this episode of Experts Only, host Jon Powers talks with Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)and Ethan Zindler, head of Americas at Bloomberg NEF. Bloomberg NEF produces and BCSE underwrites the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries that are contributing to the country’s move towards cleaner energy production and more efficient energy usage. The discussion highlights some of the insights in the 2019 Factbook and how businesses, advocacy organizations, and governments are making that research actionable as we drive toward a clean energy economy.
Join us this week for a great conversation with Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Ethan’s career has taken him from baggage checker on the Clinton campaign to the White House to MTV to the early days of clean energy covering Cape Wind. For the last 12 years, as Head of Americas for Bloomberg NEF, he’s been at the helm when it comes to clean energy research, with industry leading data on deals and market reports, trends and forecasting. Today we have a great discussion about the market trends and the progress of the industry over the last 10 years. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Experts Only is made possible by CleanCapital. Learn more: http://www.cleancapital.com Follow on Twitter: @CleanCapital_
Ethan Zindler on Clean Energy Investment in Emerging Markets: “The Private Sector Sees the Opportunity”
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“The good news is clean energy has gotten much cheaper,” says Ethan Zindler, head of the Americas for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, on this week’s podcast. “The amount of stuff getting built for the same number of dollars has been going up. You’re getting more ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to actual deployment.” Speaking at the Wilson Center’s day-long conference on renewable energy in the developing world, Zindler shared insights from Bloomberg’s annual Climatescope report, which scores 55 countries in the developing world on their receptiveness to private clean energy finance. The report and online portal is an “effort to provide actionable data for those trying to make strategic decisions about where to build clean energy,” he says, “and how to craft policies that are related to clean energy.” One of the big stories gleaned from the 2015 Climatescope is China’s staggering growth and innovation in renewable technologies over the last six years. China has been a major driver in lowering the price of solar by more than 80 percent, Zindler explains. “Of the 50 gigawatts of clean energy capacity built in 2014, about 35 gigawatts was in China.” Yet, if China’s growth is set aside, the trend line shows lower local prices for clean energy around the globe. For Zindler, this means opportunities for investments in emerging markets such as Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa will continue to grow. “The private sector sees the opportunity to earn returns because it’s economically competitive at this point.” Ethan Zindler spoke at the Wilson Center on October 27, 2015.