The Climate Champions
Brett Gantt, Member of the Town Council in Apex, North Carolina & Statistician for the EPA - Episode 23

Brett Gantt, Member of the Town Council in Apex, North Carolina & Statistician for the EPA - Episode 23

June 9, 2019

Brett Gantt, member of the Town Council in Apex, NC is a statistician for the EPA with a PhD in atmospheric science. The council recently endorsed the Paris Climate Agreement and passed a resolution for 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Jigar Shah, Co-founder and President, Generate Capital, Founder and CEO, Sun Edison (2003-2008) - Episode 22

Jigar Shah, Co-founder and President, Generate Capital, Founder and CEO, Sun Edison (2003-2008) - Episode 22

June 3, 2019

Jigar Shah co-founded and is President of Generate Capital. He founded and was CEO of Sun Edison from 2003-2008. He transformed the solar industry by popularizing no money down solar. Now he supports the next gen of entrepreneurs scale up their solutions.

Brian DAgostino, Director of Fire Science and Climate Adaptation, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) - Episode 21

Brian DAgostino, Director of Fire Science and Climate Adaptation, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) - Episode 21

May 27, 2019

Brian DAgostino is Director of Fire Science and Climate Adaptation at San Diego Gas & Electric. He’s a meteorologist and has wanted to be weather person since he was a little kid in Boston, but never dreamed his forecasts would save communities and lives.

Ronny Sandoval, Board Member, IREC & GWA, formerly Senior Director EDF - Episode 20

Ronny Sandoval, Board Member, IREC & GWA, formerly Senior Director EDF - Episode 20

May 20, 2019

Ronny Sandoval is a Board Member of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and also The GridWise Alliance. Until recently, and when we recorded this conversation, he was Senior Director at the Environmental Defense Fund, all excellent organizations!

Howard Newman, CEO, Pine Brook & Trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Episode 19

Howard Newman, CEO, Pine Brook & Trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Episode 19

May 13, 2019

Howard Newman, Pine Brook CEO & Trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies asked Dr. Joanne Chory about leveraging carbon sequestering capabilities of plants to help with climate change. Now, Joanne and her scientist team are making it happen!

Lincoln Bleveans, Assistant General Manager of Power Supply, Burbank Water & Power - Episode 18

Lincoln Bleveans, Assistant General Manager of Power Supply, Burbank Water & Power - Episode 18

May 6, 2019

Lincoln Bleveans, Assistant General Manager of Power Supply at Burbank Water & Power, has a very unique background for a utility executive, from successfully leading international independent power projects to energy start-ups to a public power company.

Dr. Rajit Gadh, Professor, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering - Episode 17

Dr. Rajit Gadh, Professor, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering - Episode 17

April 29, 2019

Dr. Rajit Gadh is Professor at the Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA and Founder and Director of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center (smartgrid.ucla.edu). He is the author of over 200 articles in journals and conference proceedings and 4 patents.

Chris Tumpach, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Rainforest Automation - Episode 16

Chris Tumpach, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Rainforest Automation - Episode 16

April 21, 2019

Chris is President and CEO of Rainforest Automation, providing solutions to optimize residential power usage for customers by transforming consumer IoT devices into operational resources for energy providers – connecting the Smart Home to the Smart Grid.

Scott Anders, Director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC), University of San Diego - Episode 15

Scott Anders, Director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC), University of San Diego - Episode 15

April 15, 2019

Scott Anders is the Director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) at the University of San Diego School of Law. EPIC studies energy and climate related policy issues and conducts research and analysis, informing/enabling Climate Action Planning.

Eric Clifton, Founder & CEO, Orison - Episode 14

Eric Clifton, Founder & CEO, Orison - Episode 14

April 8, 2019

Eric Clifton, Founder and CEO of Orison, is an energy storage company with a battery product that is great looking and plug and play behind the meter. Orison enables individuals to plug a unit into an outlet, creating a personal money-saving microgrid.