A 30-year veteran of the Renewable energy space, Susanna Kass has seen a lot from Data Center creation to her early work with PPA and VPPAs. In this episode, Kass details those experiences, while also sharing the importance of carbon emissions and why total electrification is not necessary. It’s a fascinating sit-down with a respected
Brett Perlman covers quite the gamut in our latest episode as the former PUC (Public Utility Commissioner) for the state of Texas discusses from a PUC role, what could and should’ve been done differently following the ERCOT Grid freeze in February, and what he sees happening moving forward with the Grid. As CEO of Center
Hard to believe, but The Green Insider Podcast turns One Year this Month and no better way to celebrate than by mashing up our six most downloaded episodes to date. We’ve had some of the best guests in the renewable space and a ton of hard work has gone in to making this podcast one
The Green Insider podcast rolls along and this week Mark Goodwin shares the work he and his team over at Apex Clean Energy are doing as one of the premier clean energy companies in the world. From the brand new, sustainably-built Apex Plaza, to what Apex is doing to improve transaction capabilities and their continued
FIFTY! Not many podcasts make it this far and we’re excited here at eRENEWABLE and The Green Insider to mark our 50th episode with friend of the program Steve Sheppard, Exec. Director of NAEMA (North American Energy Markets Association) – announcing his retirement – for the third time! In this Power Chat, Steve talks about
There isn’t much Charles ‘Chuck’ McConnell hasn’t seen in his 35 years in the Energy Industry, which makes this one of the more fascinating interviews we’ve done at The Green Insider. The Executive Director at the Center for Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability for the University of Houston, McConnell goes in-depth as only he can
For some, the title ‘Queen of Garbage’ may not be all that flattering, but for Anita Nouri, not only does she wear that title, but she wears it proudly as the undisputed Queen of Garbage in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) Region. For more than a decade now, Anita has run Green Energy Solutions
We venture back out to the Golden State and visit with long-time solar and renewable businessman and advocate Mohammad Alrai, President and Head of Development at RAI Energy. A 20-year veteran of the industry, Alrai has done solar deals both domestically and internationally, but he and his team at RAI have their sights set on
We continue with our educational trend in this episode, sitting down with Katie Ginsberg, Founder of the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation. It’s an incredible story as to how Katie came up with the idea for CELF, the work that went into creating it and what her and her team have done for the last 18
No better way to end  the week than with  a Power Chat with an amazing young entrepreneur. Anna Dai is changing the way buildings get efficient and is trying to overhaul an aging sector of commercial  and industrial sectors with her company – Varea Energy. As part of our continued Green Insider at Green Town
We take a trip to the Retail Electric side of the world in this episode and sit down with Jesson Bradshaw, CEO and Founder of Energy Ogre. For a monthly fee, Bradshaw and his team help their customers get the lowest REP rate available. It’s something Bradshaw knew there was a market for, and now
This week’s Power Chat features up-and-coming renewable entrepreneur Antonio Dixon, whose Solar-Fi is looking to change two fundamental ways of life on two continents with his sustainable pods. Think We-Work Meets Mother Nature. It’s a fascinating concept that he and his team created for the US Market while bringing much needed modern-day resources to Africa
We venture out west for our latest episode and sit down with Cynthia Nesser, President of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Sustainability Alliance. It’s remarkable what Nesser and her team have accomplished in her two years  on the board, not to mention what they’re doing with sustainability education for kids and a tree-planting
In this week’s Power Chat, Mike and I venture over to Greentown Labs and visit with Katie Mehnert, CEO and Founder of Ally Energy. A 20-year veteran of the energy industry, Katie gives us a quick but detailed look into her thoughts on the Energy Transition, bringing all forms of energy together to make it
Forty episodes in and we have one of our most candid interviews yet. Kevin Doffing, former combat officer in the Army and no stranger to the oil and gas world, tells us why he’s all in on the Energy Transition here in Houston, where Oil and Gas went wrong, what Senate Bill Three could do
As Houston ramps up to stake the claim to not just Energy Capital of the World, but Energy ‘Transition’ Capital of the World, it can bank on the presence of Greentown Labs as a reason for the title. The climatech incubator opened its newest branch in Houston on Earth Day, a two-year labor of love,
In our latest episode, we sit down with Raina Hornaday from Caprock Renewables, who not only has a devout interest in renewables – essentially since birth – you’ll learn how – but she’s equally as driven to educate adults and kids alike on the emerging energy landscape here in Texas – and that’s not all
In this very special episode of The Power Chat, eRENEWABLE CEO and Founder Mike Nemer joins Intelometry Executive VP and Co-Founder Jeff Merola to announce the two companies strategic partnership moving forward. The two discuss why the move made sense now, how the process played out for both companies, what it means for each and
ESG – (Environmental, Social and Governance) is one of the early buzz terms of 2021 and trying to understand what all it pertains and its importance is vital to a company’s long-term financial health. In our latest episode of The Green Insider, Maneesh Sagar, CEO of RS Metrics, goes on a deep dive into the
In this week’s Power Chat – we bring back an Oldie but Goodie – Ms. Paula Gold-Williams, CEO and President with CPS Energy in San Antonio. In this excerpt from last year’s sitdown, Ms. Gold-Williams discusses the company’s Flexible Path initiative and a funny quip about how the name for it came about. She also
We dive into the backend on our latest episode of The Green Insider as we welcome Jeff Merola from Intelometry to the program. Intelometry, a behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to the Energy Software space, has adapted and maneuvered over the last 17 years from four guys with an IT and energy trading background to
It’s the Larry Bird edition of the show – Numero 33 – and we welcome Colleen Migl to the Power Chat of the Podcast, and Ms. Migl does not disappoint. In today’s show, Migl, who is a Shareholder with the Law Firm Kilmer, Crosby and Quadros, discusses some of what’s transpired behind the scenes with
In Episode 32, we take a peek behind the curtain that is the Mergers & Acquisition space in both the energy and renewable energy sectors as we welcome Preston Ochsner from Ochsner Interests on the podcast. Preston details his eventful career route to Texas, the M&A fallout from ERCOT, what kind of reform he expects
No better way to close out the month of March and Women’s History Month than with Jane Stricker, Sr. Relationship Manger with BP. In this episode, Jane details a variety of the roles she’s had in her 20 years with BP, including her work spearheading BP’s involvement in the 2019 National Petroleum Council study on
It’s a brand new episode of The Green Insider, but we’re rolling out something new for our listeners as we debut ‘Power Chat’ – a short form version of the podcast where we get you in and out in 10 Minutes or Less. It’s the same great content with the same great guests – we
We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month here on The Green Insider as we welcome longtime energy executive and CEO Kay McCall to the program. Kay is no stranger to the renewable scene as she’s been in it for nearly 15 years, but what she was green to was starting a brand new organization –
We head out to the West Coast for Episode 28 and welcome Beth Vaughan to the program, Executive Director of the California Community Choice Association. A 20+ year veteran of the California Energy scene, Vaughan takes us through her career starting out in New Zealand and the adaptation she made traversing through state policy in
It’s the Finale of our Three-Part ERCOT Series and it does not disappoint as longtime University of Houston Professor and Energy Fellow Ed Hirs joined us and he pulled no punches in his blunt and candid assessment of the ERCOT failure. Hirs also explains the collateral damage from the disaster and shares a stark outlook
In Part Two of our ERCOT Series looking at what went wrong and what needs to happen moving forward – we welcome Evan Caron, founder of Clear Trace and HGP Storage and one of the brightest minds in renewable energy to share his thoughts. And making a return to the show, Ken Donohoo, one of
Despite the warm temperatures and running water, the fallout from the Texas Winter Storm in Mid-February that left Millions of Texans without power in and made ERCOT a household name for all the wrong reason is far from over. Power companies, financiers, policy makers and arguably the rest of the country is waiting to see

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