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Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast Episode #11: ‘Tackling Climate Change in Canada and Comparing Actions Across the Border’ with Mitchell Beer of The Energy Mix

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For our latest episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast, we had the pleasure of being joined by Mitchell Beer, Managing Editor of The Energy Mix. Mitchell curates and writes on climate, energy, and the shift to a post-carbon future via this Canadian-based e-newsletter. Clearly passionate about shepherding in the types of global changes needed to meet the IPCC carbon reduction goals via individual action, political support, and international activism, Mitchell shares with us his views on everything climate. In this conversation, he helps us compare and contrast the U.S. government and Canadian government responses to pending issues, assesses how the utility industry can and should be making moves today, and breaks down what individuals can and should do in their own right.

Mitchell keeps the Energy Central and subscribers to The Energy Mix up to date on the most relevant news of the day, which keeps him rather busy, but we’re thankful he found the time to join as a guest on the Power Perspectives™ Podcast, kicking off with a question to make us step back and think outside the box when it comes to climate action: what if we’re not asking the right question regarding climate change? Dive in and listen to his compelling takes!

Note: This episode was recorded before the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we did not get a chance to discuss with Mitchell the change in priorities and overall impacts this brings about with regard to energy and climate. But if our listeners want to hear Mitchell come back as a guest to discuss these timely topics then let us know!

 

Key Links:

The Energy Mix’s Energy Central Profile: https://energycentral.com/member/profile/223551

Mitchell Beer’s Energy Central Profile: https://energycentral.com/member/profile/214104

Mitchell’s Tedx Talk “Climate Change: What If We’re Asking the Wrong Question?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rkDTXEOpEM

Keystone XL to Start Construction with $8 Billion in Financial Aid from Alberta: https://energycentral.com/c/ec/keystone-xl-start-construction-8-billion-financial-aid-alberta

New U.S. Energy Legislation Backs Solar, Wind and Storage, Misses Out on Efficiency, Pushes Fracked Gas Exports: https://energycentral.com/c/ec/new-us-energy-legislation-backs-solar-wind-and-storage-misses-out-efficiency

As a reminder, the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast be looking for the authors of the most insightful articles and the members with most impactful voices within the Energy Central community and we'll invite them to discuss further so we can dive even deeper into these compelling topics. Posting twice per month (on the first and third Tuesdays), we'll seek to connect with professionals in the utility industry who are engaging in creative or innovative work that will be of interest to their colleagues and peers across the Energy Central community. 

The Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast is hosted by Jason PriceCommunity Ambassador of Energy Central. Jason is a Business Development Executive at West Monroe Partners, working in the East Coast Energy and Utilities Group. Jason is joined in the podcast booth by the producer of the podcast, Matt Chester, who is also the Community Manager of Energy Central and energy analyst/independent consultant in energy policy, markets, and technology.  

If you want to be a guest on a future episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast, let us know! We’ll be pulling guests from our community members who submit engaging content that gets our community talking, and perhaps that next guest will be you! Likewise, if you see an article submitted by a fellow Energy Central community member that you’d like to see broken down in more detail in a conversation, feel free to send us a note to nominate them.  For more information, contact us at community@energycentral.com. Podcast interviews are free for Expert Members and professionals who work for a utility.  We have package offers available for solution providers and vendors. 

Happy listening, and stay tuned for episode #12 in a few weeks! Like what you hear, have a suggestion for future episodes, or a question for our guest? Leave a note in the comments below.

All new episodes of the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast will be posted to the relevant Energy Central community group, but you can also subscribe to the podcast at all the major podcast outlets, including:

 

Thanks to the sponsors of this episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast: West MonroeEsriGuidehouse, and CPower

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Jim Stack's picture
Jim Stack on May 1, 2020

Storage with advanced batteries is the key to a more efficient GRID. Tesla has been adding Mega watts and even Gigawatts of storage. It makes all power more valuable. In FACT Electric Vehicles with V2G can be a great chpice. 

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