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The Zephyr Song: Hot of the Press - the NC Carbon Reduction Policy Study

The Zephyr Song: Hot of the Press - the NC Carbon Reduction Policy Study

March 31, 2021

The North Carolina Clean Energy Plan (CEP), developed pursuant to NC Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80, called for a year-long study of carbon-reduction policies to achieve the CEP’s emissions targets for the power sector: a 70 percent reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050. Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University of North Carolina’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics jointly conducted the study. In this episode, Kate Konschnik and Jennifer Weiss with Duke University join us to discuss the study. 

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The Zephyr Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fcRa5Z6LmU

 

Hard to Handle: Energy Storage Integration Issues Facing Utilities

Hard to Handle: Energy Storage Integration Issues Facing Utilities

January 25, 2021

EPIC talks with Duke Energy's Sherif Abdelrazek on challenges and issues utilities face integrating energy storage.

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US DOE Energy Storage Grand Challange Roadmap

Hard to Handle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRcs_OzQb14

Wind of Change: Factors Driving the Energy Transition

Wind of Change: Factors Driving the Energy Transition

December 7, 2020

Zeke Hausfather, director of climate and energy at The Breakthrough Institute, discusses the challenges associated with the global energy transition from fossil fuel generation and consumption, to more renewables. 

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Keep on Pushin’: Sustainability & Carbon Reduction

Keep on Pushin’: Sustainability & Carbon Reduction

November 2, 2020

Gene Kogan, senior project manager in energy and sustainability with CRB, discusses decarbonization and steps being taken in the private sector to reduce carbon emissions and develop sustainability policies.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Energy

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Energy

September 8, 2020

This is episode two in a two-part series on innovation and entrepreneurship. Rob, Christina, and Jim talk with Josh Cox and Peter O'Connor with Oxit on their entrepreneurial journey and how their willingness to take a less traditional approach has allowed them to find success.

Smells Like Teen Spirit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg

Hard Day’s Night: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Energy

Hard Day’s Night: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Energy

August 24, 2020

This is episode one in a two-part series on innovation and entrepreneurship. Rob, Christina, and Jim talk with Ryan Rutledge with Joules Accelerator on what he sees happening in the energy space as it relates to fostering new ideas. 

Hard Day's Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjyj8qnqkYI

Modern Love: Resilience and Grid Modernization Policy

Modern Love: Resilience and Grid Modernization Policy

July 1, 2020

In this episode, EPIC's Rob Cox talks with Autumn Proudlove, senior manager of Policy Research for N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center about today's meaning of resilience and grid modernization. Christina Kopitopoulou and Jim Gafford also navigate the sometimes confusing energy acronym landscape.

Modern Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HivQqTtiHVw

 

An EPIC Message in a Bottle: Keeping the lights on during a pandemic

An EPIC Message in a Bottle: Keeping the lights on during a pandemic

May 29, 2020

Host Rob Cox talks with SOS Intl's Rocky Sease about how utilities are working to keep the lights on during a pandemic. Jim Gafford and Christina Kopitopoulou discuss current issues in the world of energy.

Message in a Bottle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWrmQW-OE

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