Amanda Bybee - Namasté Solar

Amanda 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 fell in love with it and it got into my blood. So as I like to say I may have studied liberal arts in college but I got in touch with my inner engineer afterward.” ~ Amanda Bybee, Namasté Solar […]

Lucy Stolzenburg, executive director, Texas Solar Energy Society

Solar 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 in the room when he said that and their necks snapped back and they were like “Oh, yeah.” It’s a decision. By 2014 there were 7,000 people involved in the solar industry in Texas and that’s a lot of people. ~ Lucy Stolzenburg

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Karl 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. My first so far and only, but I actually remember realizing that with a little bit of luck and decent health care she would see the year 2100 and I knew I never would. And it gave me pause to think that everything I do will impact what her life is like a hundred years from now. ~Karl Rábago

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Lisa Abbott of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Lobbying for Renewable Energy

CapitolAnnexA trip to the state capital for the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance Lobby day

Hi, My name is David Butler and this is the podcast for people that can’t wait to switch to renewable energy.

The show has three segments.

  1. I tell some odd story that has almost nothing to do with anything.
  2. I talk to someone who is doing something interesting with renewable energy.
  3. I give you an update on my midlife energy crisis project in which I try to pester people into helping me raise money to install solar panels on a low income home.

An Odd Story

I don’t consider myself an activist but when I was eight years old I did. I couldn’t remember all the details so I asked my Mom and Dad.

People Who Are Doing Something Interesting with Energy

Lisa Abbott of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Lisa Abbott gets everybody ready to talk to legislators about the Clean Energy Opportunity Act during KySEA’s Lobby day.

For this episode we took a trip to Frankfort, Kentucky, the state capital, for the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance’s Lobby Day. We listened to Lisa Abbott with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth give the group of volunteer lobbyists their marching orders before sending us off […]