A-Ha Started an EV Revolution in Norway

January 13th, 2021

The story of how one-hit wonder A-Ha started the Norwegian electric vehicle revolution is fascinating and odd as heck. The Tesla Model Y Standard Range Plus is released after Elon Musk denied it would happen. 

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Elon Musk Says Go Make Babies

January 7th, 2021

Is having babies good for the planet? Elon says if we don't, we face big problems 20 years from now. Plus some of our predictions for 2021, the world's biggest wind turbine powers a whole city by itself, and Wisconsin goes big on solar. 

 

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2020 Year End Special!

December 29th, 2020

The most important clean tech stories that did the most to move the world forward in 2020. It wasn't a bad year for what we cover here on the podcast! The pandemic actually had a big role to play in political will changing as government set bold new targets on carbon emissions. Plus we will reveal The Clean Energy Show EV of the Year Award! 

Electric Vehicles, Tesla and Elon Musk

December 23rd, 2020

Elon Musk's Tesla has had an incredible year, as has SpaceX. We look at the EVs of 2020 and what's coming in 2021! Lex Fridman talked to talked to Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov about robo taxies and James has his thoughts. Survey's find many people want to get an electric vehicles but are worried about barriers. 

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Reviews

December 16th, 2020

Battery prices fall below $100/kWh for the first time says Bloomberg New Energy Finance. How much more expensive is it to build a solar plant than a coal plant? The Mustang Mach-E reviews are rolling in and it's one of the most important EVs of 2020. Uganda is getting into the EV game to solve its own pollution problem. 

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A Store Worker Sneezes on James

December 9th, 2020

Solar and battery powered food container growing in Canada's Yukon, electric tractor advantage, and Brian corrects some things from last week's show. Elon Musk moves to Texas, Toyota promises a BEV SUV, Japan opts for only hybrids and EVs by the mid 2030s, and James leaves the house only to be sneezed on by a Canadian Tire employee! Follow us on Twitter @cleanenergypod and tell your friends!

Lab-Grown Meat Debuts

December 2nd, 2020

Today marks the first day in history that lab-grown meat will be sold to humans for consumption. It will take the form of a premium chicken nugget sold at restaurants in Singapore. Hyundai finally starts to send some EVs to Canada in 3X numbers. Hydrogen burned for home heating. A conversion kit to convert a mountain bike to an electric snow bike. Tesla's Elon Musk says full level 5 autonomy in 2021. Ebike ambulances and more! Sub to our YouTube channel! Twitter @cleanenergypod

Flaming Batteries, Batman!

November 25th, 2020

A 1980s Ferrari supercar is converted into an EV and it's faster and lighter.
Canada sets a net zero target of 2050. Loblaws grocery stores to use autonomous trucks in Canada in early 2021. Highspeed Tesla crash sends flaming batteries into someone's living room. Brian discovers an exciting new product that replaces a fissile fuel with batteries. First commercial geothermal electricity in Canada. Plus the Lightning Round! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Twitter @cleanergypod. 

Elon Musk’s Blind Spot

November 18th, 2020

The Long Way Up concludes and we have our final impressions. James watched the documentary I Am Greta and loved it. Brian shocks by buying Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD). James's solar panels turn on during the show after a snowfall. Brian explains "Space Karen" on Twitter and how Elon Musk is like other geniuses in that he has a blind spot.

Plus, the mystery Tesla investor! 

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Overbuilding Solar, Wind and Battery

November 11th, 2020

Tony Seba's organization ReThinkX has a new report on what they call Super-Power says jurisdictions can overbuild solar and wind to meet the worst case demand scenarios and give that power away. McDonald's is going big on plant based meats and will have multiple offerings in 2021. An update on StarLink rural internet and what it could mean for Canada. Plus a whole lot of new electric vehicle news! Our YouTube Channel.

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