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The DOE’s $400 Billion in Cleantech Investments & Tribal Energy Finance | Arpita Bhattacharyya of DOE Loan Programs Office

The Green Light Did you know that the DOE Loan Programs Office’s authority for clean energy commercialization increased tenfold – from $40 billion to $400 billion dollars – due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & the Inflation Reduction Act? In this Green Light podcast episode, Catherine McLean spoke with Arpita Bhattacharyya, Chief Climate Officer at…
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Scaling Green Hydrogen, Allyship & Work Life Balance | Linette Casey of Siemens Energy

The Green Light From starting out in gas turbine logistics to now leading sales for decarbonization initiatives in the Americas, Linette Casey has seen it all in her 23 years at Siemens Energy. And it all started with a Girl Scout trip. In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Linette about her transition to…
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Energy Equity & Navigating Your Career as an ‘Outsider’ | Elizabeth Kaiga of DNV

The Green Light As an American with Kenyan heritage and a multicultural upbringing that includes formative years in India, Elizabeth Kaiga brings a highly unique & necessary lens to the energy transition. Our CEO spoke with Elizabeth, DNV’s Chief Commercial Officer for Energy Systems in North America, at her office in Virginia. They spoke about…
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A Women-Owned VC Fund that is Enabling the Digitalization of Climate Solutions | Allison Myers of Buoyant Ventures

The Green Light What was it like to close a $76 million climate tech VC fund backed by Microsoft & Bank of America? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Allison Myers, one of the founders of the 100% women-owned firm, Buoyant Ventures, about this, as well as how Buoyant is advancing global sustainability…
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Sunnova’s $3B Loan Guarantee from the DOE & Working with Tribal Nations | Meghan Nutting of Sunnova

The Green Light Did you know Sunnova recently secured a historic $3 billion partial loan guarantee from the Department of Energy? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Meghan Nutting, EVP of Government & Regulatory Affairs at Sunnova, from the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) Leadership Forum. Meghan spoke about how…
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Transitioning from a Policy Wonk to a Solar CEO & SEIA’s Board Election | Joy Seitz of American Solar & Roofing

The Green Light What was it like to transition from a White House intern to eventually become the COO of CleanCapital, which now manages 250 MW of clean energy assets in over 20 states & 150+ sites? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Zoe Berkery about this, CleanCapital’s recent $500 million funding round…
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From White House Intern to COO, Inflation Reduction Act Adders, & Remote vs. Hybrid Work | Zoe Berkery of CleanCapital

The Green Light What was it like to transition from a White House intern to eventually become the COO of CleanCapital, which now manages 250 MW of clean energy assets in over 20 states & 150+ sites? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Zoe Berkery about this, CleanCapital’s recent $500 million funding round…
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Meeting the Nation’s Demand for EV Fleet Charging Hubs | Neha Palmer of TeraWatt Infrastructure

The Green Light What was it like to found a startup dedicated to building EV fleet charging hubs after nearly a decade of leading energy strategy for Google? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with the brilliant Neha Palmer, CEO at TeraWatt Infrastructure, who had the foresight to anticipate the future real estate, operational…
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What does it take to succeed as an investor in the cleantech venture capital space in this market? | Kathryn Meng of RA Capital Management

The Green Light What does it take to succeed as an investor in the cleantech venture capital space in this market? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Kathryn Meng, Investment Director at RA Capital Management about how she has navigated the industry, transitioned from humanitarian to cleantech work, as well as about some…
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Community Solar Development for Tribal Nations & Geothermal Startups | Salina Derichsweiler of SunShare

The Green Light Did you know that 51% of professionals working in clean energy transitioned into the industry last year, according to a recent survey? Our CEO recently spoke with Salina Derichsweiler, who transitioned from oil & gas to founding & leading geothermal startup, Transitional Energy. In her current, new role as Director of Development…
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