Podcast

Clean Energy for Biden & How Climate Change Could be the Issue That Tips the Scales of the Upcoming Presidential Election | Nicole Steele

The Green Light Is climate change the tipping point for the upcoming election? In this episode, we talk to Nicole Steele, Co-Chair of Clean Energy for Biden, about CE4B’s impressive accomplishments thus far and their plan for an equitable, clean energy-led economic recovery. Are you looking for your next role in climate tech? Join the…
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NEXTracker’s Mentorship Program & the Formation of Renewables Forward to Advance DEIJ | Dan Shugar, CEO of NEXTracker

The Green Light Did you know 90% of solar employees believe mentorship is critical to advancement, yet only 37% of clean energy companies offer these programs, according to the Solar Foundation? NEXTracker is one such company that offers a robust mentorship program for women, people of color & lower-income residents in order to facilitate greater…
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DEIJ in Cleantech & Bipartisanship on Climate Action | Julia Pyper of Political Climate

The Green Light How are Democrats & Republicans coming together to move forward with swift climate action? What does the future hold for bipartisanship in cleantech? In today’s Green Light episode, Catherine speaks with Julia Pyper, Contributing Editor for Greentech Media, Host & Producer of Political Climate & Atlantic Council Senior Fellow about this uncertain…
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How to End Environmental Injustices & Get African Americans More Involved in Clean Energy | Jared DeWese of Third Way

The Green Light 68% of Americans say that climate change will play a very or somewhat important role this coming election…does Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan sufficiently address environmental injustices? In today’s episode, Catherine speaks with Jared DeWese, Senior Communications Advisor at Third Way. Their conversation addresses environmental injustices, specific ways in which more people can…
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How Veterans are Finding Their New Calling Through Cleantech | Dan Misch of Invenergy

The Green Light Did you know that veterans are 39% more likely to be promoted earlier & 160% more likely to have a graduate degree or higher than non-veterans? But yet one-third of veterans remain underemployed. Today’s podcast guest is Dan Misch, Founder & Co-Director of the Veterans Advanced Energy Project (VAEP) & Senior Manager…
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How Has DNV GL Been Able to Attract New Hires That Are 40% Racially Diverse & 50% Female? | Marion Hill of DNV

The Green Light How has DNV GL been able to attract new hires that are roughly 40% racially diverse & 50% female over the past several years? In today’s episode, Catherine speaks with Marion Hill, SVP of Renewables Advisory for North America at DNV GL, about the effective diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives DNV has…
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Mom Guilt, Being the Only Woman in a Room & the Value of Personal Champions | Abby Hopper of SEIA

The Green Light What was it like to transition from a divorce attorney to the President & CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), all while raising three young children? In today’s episode, Catherine speaks with Abby Hopper about this transition, mom guilt, managing consistently being the only woman in the room & the value…
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What Are Some Specific Ways We Can Enable Greater Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In the Clean Energy Industry? | Miles Braxton of Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group

The Green Light What are some specific ways we can bring greater diversity, equity & inclusion to the clean energy industry? Catherine’s guest is Miles Braxton of Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group and today’s topic is about his exciting new initiative, BlackOak Collective – which brings together and advocates for Black & Indigenous people of…
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How Diversity Supports the Bottom Line & Why Not Having Mentors Is a Sign of Weakness | Jigar Shah of the U.S. Department of Energy

The Green Light Today, we speak with a thought leader who is ahead of the curve when it comes to diversity, equity & inclusion in the cleantech industry. U.S. Department of Energy, Director of Loan Programs Office, Jigar Shah on why not having mentors is a huge sign of weakness and how he has applied…
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Closing a $30M Funding Round for Geothermal Energy Tech & Raising Funds While Pregnant | Kathy Hannun of Dandelion Energy

The Green Light Did you know women-led startups received just 2.3% of venture capital funding in 2020? In this episode, Catherine speaks with Dandelion Energy’s Founder & President, Kathy Hannun, who is breaking that barrier and recently announced closing a $30M funding round led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy. We dive into her start-up journey,…
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