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The #NoMoreManelsPledge, Empowering Women Executives & WRISE’s Leadership Forum | Doseke Akporiaye of WRISE

The Green Light Heading to the WRISE Leadership Forum in D.C. this year? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Doseke Akporiaye, Executive Director of WRISE, about what will be new at the Forum, including their executive track, which will help empower senior women & non-binary leaders. Doseke & Catherine also discussed the impact…
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Founding an Onshore Wind Development Firm & Tips to Build a Diverse & Inclusive Team | Kenneth Labeja of Triple Oak Power

The Green Light What was it like to found an onshore wind development firm & develop a pipeline of 8 GW in a few short years? Catherine spoke with Kenneth Labeja, CFO & Co-Founder at Triple Oak Power, about this, Triple Oak’s recent acquisition by private equity fund Energy Capital Partners & onshore wind development…
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Community Choice Aggregation, Virtual Power Plants, a $4.5M Zero Emissions Trucking Project, & Overcoming Barriers as an LGBTQIA+ Person | Lori Bilella of Ava Community Energy

The Green Light From a $4.5M zero emissions trucking project with Forum Mobility, to virtual power plants, to contracting with Clearway Energy Group on a solar project involving Wartsila & NEXTracker, Ava Community Energy continues to track toward 100% carbon-free power by 2030. In fact, NREL recently named Ava, a community choice aggregator, one of…
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Heading to Cleanpower? Learn What’s New, Including the EmpowHER Forum | Rosanna Maietta of American Clean Power Association

The Green Light Are you heading to Cleanpower in May? In this Green Light episode, you will learn what sets this show apart, including its EmpowHER Forum that is associated with WRISE, as well as about the significant growth of the trade association behind the conference. Catherine spoke with Rosanna Maietta, Chief Communications Officer &…
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Utility-Scale Energy Storage Growth Strategy & Recruiting Top Tier Diverse Talent | Tasha McCarter of RWE

The Green Light From SunPower to Silicon Ranch to now RWE, Tasha McCarter has provided engineering leadership at every stage in the lifecycle of a power plant. She is now tasked with ensuring continued cleantech growth by focusing on people, processes & technology for RWE, which has nearly 20,000 employees in 30 countries. In this…
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Arevon’s $2B in Project Financing, BESS Resiliency Projects, & Senior Women Leaders

The Green Light Arevon has been all over the news lately with a handful of major announcements, including its $350 million raise from Blackstone for an 800 MWh energy storage project with Southern California Edison, Rosendin & Tesla. In total, Arevon has secured over $2 billion in clean energy project financing over the last 4…
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How Pine Gate Grew its Team 3x While Ensuring Diversity, & Resources for LGBTQIA+ in Cleantech

The Green Light How was Pine Gate Renewables able to grow its team by 3x during the pandemic while also ensuring nearly half of its team remained people who identify as women? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Eric Shangle, a Navy Veteran & Veterans Advanced Energy Project Fellow, about the company’s myriad…
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The Largest U.S. Community Solar Provider’s $2B Expansion & Environmental Justice | Juan Parra of Nexamp

The Green Light In this Green Light podcast episode, Catherine spoke with Juan Parra at Nexamp, the nation’s largest community solar provider, about the company’s $2B expansion plan & new, second HQ in Chicago. Juan also shared about Nexamp’s purchase of 1.5 GW of American-made solar modules from Heliene – the largest ever community solar…
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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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