Sept 27, 2017: Solar Solutions

Why is solar power more popular in some states than others? Can it prevent widespread outages, or help areas that have been ravaged by natural disasters? Dr. Patty DeMarco invites The Solar Foundation’s executive director Ed Guilliland to share some lesser-known fact of the industry on this week’s New American Economy.

June 7, 2017: Reinventing The Electrical Grid

This week Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Michael Rooney and Katrina Kelly, Ph.D. to discuss the new electricity system. Topics include: What is Distributed Energy, and how does it differ from our current central station system? Is the technology in use now? Will it save us money in the short term as well as the long term?

Katrina Kelly holds dual roles at the University of Pittsburgh as a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as acting as Manager of Strategy and Business Development for the Center for Energy.Michael Rooney is Manager of District Energy Initiatives at University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy.

May 10, 2017: How Consumers and Workers Both Benefit by Tapping into the Renewable Energy Market

This week on The New American Economy, Dr Patty Demarco has David Orr of Oberlin University and Trustee of Worldwatch Institute, who discusses the process of designing a zero net energy building and campus, and how communities can adopt energy efficiency by design. He also talks to us about the efficacy of wind power in Texas and the burgeoning jobs in the renewable energy sector.