Episode 5.3, May 2021: In this episode of Connect the Dots, host Rob Verchick and his guests discuss the fiscal complexities and possibilities of a just, equitable transition to clean, renewable energy. When it comes to innovation and clean energy, there’s a wide range of players building new technology and sourcing terrains to scale renewables as wide as the great unknown. Funding for those projects comes from a host of financiers, from banks to private equity firms to, perhaps, everyday consumers. The drive behind financing the energy transition results from a dedicated consortium of political agendas, business prerogatives, and consumer demand. Rob is joined by Lawrence Early, an engineering graduate at Yale University; Pete Hellwig, a co-founder of Atmos; Alice Kaswan, CPR Board Member and professor and associate dean at the University of San Francisco; Hannah Wiseman, CPR Member Scholar and professor at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State University; and Laura Zapata, founder and CEO of Clearloop.
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More on Our Guests:
|Lawrence Early is an engineering graduate at Yale University. View bio.|
|Pete Hellwig is a co-founder of Atmos. View bio.|
|Alice Kaswan is a CPR Board Member and professor and associate dean at the University of San Francisco. View bio.|
|Hannah Wiseman is a CPR Member Scholar and professor at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State University. View bio.|
|Laura Zapata is the founder and CEO of Clearloop. View bio.|
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