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The Energy Policy Podcast

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The Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University produces the Energy Policy Podcast for a discussion of state energy policies around the country. We discuss bills, trends, issues and technologies relating to state energy policy.

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The Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University produces the Energy Policy Podcast for a discussion of state energy policies around the country. We discuss bills, trends, issues and technologies relating to state energy policy.

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Good but give me more

By Mlenecare - Sep 23 2017
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I like the podcast but please give me longer episodes.

Excellent

By Cmhbrin - Apr 24 2017
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Entertaining and insightful hosts, taking on complex and important topics and making them understandable and interesting. I love this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
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Good but give me more

By Mlenecare - Sep 23 2017
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I like the podcast but please give me longer episodes.

Excellent

By Cmhbrin - Apr 24 2017
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Entertaining and insightful hosts, taking on complex and important topics and making them understandable and interesting. I love this podcast.

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The Energy Policy Podcast

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The Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University produces the Energy Policy Podcast for a discussion of state energy policies around the country. We discuss bills, trends, issues and technologies relating to state energy policy.

Episode 33: Transportation - EV Charging Infrastructure and Utilities

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The first in a three part series on Transportation. 2017 brings the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla 3 to the electric vehicle market - two EVs with over 200 miles range. The only thing holding back EVs is charging infrastructure. In this episode we discuss ways in which states can facilitate investment in charging infrastructure by utilities. In an era of flat and declining load, utilities may have the most to gain from this new load source that can grow load while reducing carbon emissions.

Feb 02 2017

20mins

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Episode 31: Year End Legislative Summary 2016

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In this episode we discuss major state energy legislation enacted in 2016 as summarized in our latest report. You can find a copy of the report here:
http://www.aeltracker.org/graphics/uploads/2016-Year-End-December-Update_Final.pdf

Dec 19 2016

35mins

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Episode 30: Renewable Private Procurement - Summer Series Paper 4

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Increasingly, large fortune 500 companies are committing to meeting large renewable and climate objectives. However, this can severely impact utility planning. In this episode, we discuss ways in which states can manage and promote renewable procurement by large corporations.

Please see our recent paper:http://cnee.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CNEE_Corporate-Procurement_12_8.pdf

Dec 14 2016

20mins

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Episode 29: Vehicle Electrification and the VW Settlement

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In this episode of the Energy Policy Podcast, we discuss the VW Settlement and Electric Vehicles with Will Toor of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) - While many have heard of the individual rebates to VW owners component of the settlement, much less understood is the investment across the US in emissions reduction - including electric vehicle infrastructure.

Nov 14 2016

37mins

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Episode 21: Transportation: Policies for Advanced Vehicles

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Advanced vehicles include electric vehicles, hybrids, natural gas and other vehicles. This episode looks at government policies to promote alternative fueled vehicles.

Jun 25 2015

20mins

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Episode 20: Transportation: Why Alternative Fuel Vehicles?

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Political leaders from Governor Brown to President Obama have set ambitious goals for zero emission, alternative fuel and electric vehicles. In this episode we look at dynamics that drive states to want to advance alternative fueled vehicles and the state of the industry today.

Jun 08 2015

14mins

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Episode 19: Renewables: Mandates to Markets

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Looking beyond the mandates of renewable portfolio standards, what are some policies states can pursue to advance markets for renewable energy.

May 06 2015

16mins

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Episode 18: Renewables: RPS Policies

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This month the podcast is looking at renewable energy policies. In this first episode we discuss renewable portfolio standards and different components of RPS policies

Apr 10 2015

10mins

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Episode 17: Energy Productivity: Policy Solutions

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In this episode we talk about state policies that promote energy productivity

Mar 29 2015

19mins

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Episode 16: Energy Productivity: Demand Response

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In this episode, we discuss energy productivity technologies that allow for "Demand Response"

Mar 19 2015

11mins

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Pretorius Interview

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In this episode NREL's Radio program speaks with CSU's Francisca Pretorius regarding her report on Clean Energy in Agriculture

Aug 03 2018

5mins

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Energy Storage

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In this episode we discuss this exciting technology that is rapidly declining in price and can contribute myriad benefits to the grid as well as consumers and the policy steps to advance energy storage at the state level.

Helpful Links:
IREC Energy Storage Policy Guide: http://www.irecusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IREC_Charging-Ahead_Energy-Storage-Guide_FINALApril2017.pdf

Oct 19 2017

28mins

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Solar Decathlon Interview Linda Silverman

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In this episode, we discuss the upcoming 2017 Solar Decathlon, which will be starting in Denver on October 5, with Linda Silverman, the Department of Energy lead on the Solar Decathlon. We find out how the competition has changed over the years and exciting new features of this year's decathlon.

Sep 28 2017

26mins

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Solar Decathalon Interview with Jeff Lyng

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In this episode we interview CNEE's own Jeff Lyng - captain of the 2005 winning team in the solar decathalon about the competition coming to Denver on October 5 and what teams go through getting ready.

Sep 21 2017

21mins

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2017 Clean Energy Legislative Academy

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In this podcast we discuss the 2017 Clean Energy Legislative Academy being held this summer in Breckenridge Colorado. A select group of state legislators from 15 states - including 17 chairs of energy committees are participating in in depth discussions of key energy policy issues for their states.

Aug 24 2017

14mins

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Episode 33: Transportation - EV Charging Infrastructure and Utilities

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The first in a three part series on Transportation. 2017 brings the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla 3 to the electric vehicle market - two EVs with over 200 miles range. The only thing holding back EVs is charging infrastructure. In this episode we discuss ways in which states can facilitate investment in charging infrastructure by utilities. In an era of flat and declining load, utilities may have the most to gain from this new load source that can grow load while reducing carbon emissions.

Feb 02 2017

20mins

Play

Episode 31: Year End Legislative Summary 2016

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In this episode we discuss major state energy legislation enacted in 2016 as summarized in our latest report. You can find a copy of the report here:
http://www.aeltracker.org/graphics/uploads/2016-Year-End-December-Update_Final.pdf

Dec 19 2016

35mins

Play

Episode 30: Renewable Private Procurement - Summer Series Paper 4

Podcast cover
Read more
Increasingly, large fortune 500 companies are committing to meeting large renewable and climate objectives. However, this can severely impact utility planning. In this episode, we discuss ways in which states can manage and promote renewable procurement by large corporations.

Please see our recent paper:http://cnee.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CNEE_Corporate-Procurement_12_8.pdf

Dec 14 2016

20mins

Play

Episode 29: Vehicle Electrification and the VW Settlement

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Read more
In this episode of the Energy Policy Podcast, we discuss the VW Settlement and Electric Vehicles with Will Toor of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) - While many have heard of the individual rebates to VW owners component of the settlement, much less understood is the investment across the US in emissions reduction - including electric vehicle infrastructure.

Nov 14 2016

37mins

Play

Episode 28: Summer Series Paper 2 Energy Efficiency

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In this podcast, we discuss policies to expand energy efficiency beyond energy efficiency resource standards (discussed in the previous podcast) - the podcast refers to the second paper in our summer series of policy research papers.

http://cnee.colostate.edu/summer-series/

Oct 17 2016

20mins

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Episode 27: Summer Series Paper 1 Energy Efficiency

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The Center for the New Energy Economy has launched a summer series of research papers looking at energy efficiency and renewable energy. In each of the two topics, we look first at trends and drivers of conventional policy, in the second we look at innovative policy design to go beyond the status quo. In this podcast we look at the first of these policy papers on Energy Efficiency: "Driving Energy Efficiency Markets: The Conventional Approach".

Find the summer series of publications at:
http://cnee.colostate.edu/summer-series/

Aug 22 2016

16mins

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Episode 26: Spot for Clean Energy

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The Center for the New Energy Economy has just launched a new policy tool - SPOT for Clean Energy (www.spotforcleanenergy.org) - in this podcast we discuss the use of the tool and how it can help lawmakers and others to identify best policies for their states.

May 03 2016

17mins

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Episode 25: Saving money with RPS laws under the new Production Tax Credit

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In this episode, we discuss the current state of RPS policies in the country and how these policies might be amended to take financial advantage of the benefits of the expiring Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Mar 18 2016

16mins

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Episode 24: Powering Forward - Governor Ritter Speaks about his upcoming book

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In this episode, Governor Bill Ritter, former Governor of the state of Colorado and the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy discusses his upcoming book "Powering Forward - What Everyone should know about America's Energy Revolution". Available at amazon.com:

Feb 19 2016

20mins

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Episode 23: Stepping up the PACE

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President Obama announces a sweeping set of energy reforms at a speech in Nevada and reverses the devastating action of the Federal Housing Authority from 2010 opening billions of dollars of financing for homeowners to install energy efficiency and renewable energy on their homes.

Aug 25 2015

12mins

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Episode 22: Transportation: EVs and Utilities

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Electric vehicles tie two sectors together that have previously been separate - the electric sector and the transportation sector. What is the impact and opportunity for utilities with this broadening of the electricity sector into the transportation world?

Jul 16 2015

19mins

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Episode 21: Transportation: Policies for Advanced Vehicles

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Advanced vehicles include electric vehicles, hybrids, natural gas and other vehicles. This episode looks at government policies to promote alternative fueled vehicles.

Jun 25 2015

20mins

Play

Episode 20: Transportation: Why Alternative Fuel Vehicles?

Podcast cover
Read more
Political leaders from Governor Brown to President Obama have set ambitious goals for zero emission, alternative fuel and electric vehicles. In this episode we look at dynamics that drive states to want to advance alternative fueled vehicles and the state of the industry today.

Jun 08 2015

14mins

Play

Episode 19: Renewables: Mandates to Markets

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Looking beyond the mandates of renewable portfolio standards, what are some policies states can pursue to advance markets for renewable energy.

May 06 2015

16mins

Play

Episode 18: Renewables: RPS Policies

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This month the podcast is looking at renewable energy policies. In this first episode we discuss renewable portfolio standards and different components of RPS policies

Apr 10 2015

10mins

Play