The Clean Energy Revolution
The Clean Energy Revolution podcast

In season 3 of The Clean Energy Revolution podcast, we continue to uncover the big stories in clean energy and the role it plays in tackling the negative effects of climate change.

We’ll take a look at the challenges and opportunities that come with renewable energy, including the impact on people and communities, how to make sure everyone benefits from the clean energy transition and what businesses can do – and are doing – to lead the way.

From AI to infrastructure, wind power to climate policy, expect conversations with experts, industry leaders and passionate individuals who are working towards a greener future.

Join us to discover how our lives will be powered as we work towards a net zero future that doesn't contribute to global warming, and how the industry as a whole can work together to help make this happen for the good of our planet.

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Listen to season 3, episode 4:

Solar power’s next frontier: innovations from earth to space

The potential for solar power goes far beyond panels on roofs and in this episode we discover some of the most exciting advancements in solar technology – from floating on water to floating up in space.

Carolyn speaks to the US Department of Energy’s Becca Jones-Albertus about the potential for solar to boost its contribution to US energy generation from 6% to over 40%.

Laura chats to Sam Adlen, CEO of UK-based firm Space Solar, about the possibilities for harnessing solar energy in space and sending it back to earth. How realistic is it?

And we talk ‘floatovoltaics’ – solar panels installed on lakes and reservoirs – with Jonathan Gifford, Editor-in-chief at PV Magazine. Where land is scarce, they’re an innovative solution that could even see a combination of floating solar with hydroelectric dams in the future.

Meet our hosts

To explore the big clean energy stories on both sides of the Atlantic, season 3 has two brand new hosts...

Dr. Carolyn Kissane

Carolyn serves as the Associate Dean of the graduate programs in Global Affairs and Global Security, Conflict and Cybercrime at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU. She is the Founding Director of the SPS Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab, Coordinator of the Energy and Environment concentration at the Center, and a faculty adviser to the Energy Policy International Club.

Carolyn also serves on the boards of the New York Energy Forum, New York Energy Week, and the Clean Start Advisory Board. She was named Breaking Energy’s Top Ten New York Women in Energy and Top Ten Energy Communicator. 

Laura Young

Laura – also known as @LessWasteLaura – is an award-winning climate activist, environmental scientist and ethical influencer. A former Scottish influencer of the year, she continues to campaign for climate justice and is a regular speaker in the media on climate, sustainability and environmental justice. 

Laura is currently undertaking her PhD as a Hydro Nations Scholar in climate resilience work at the University of Dundee.

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