CleanTech Talk

CleanTech Talk

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CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan discusses cleantech news and original analyses with cleantech leaders, top researchers, and investment experts.


The EV Transition & EV Charging Evolution
May 31 • 31 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down to talk with Alf Poor, Chief Executive Officer of Ideanomics, Inc., about electric vehicle charging.
The US Senate’s Chance Of Flipping & Joe Biden’s VP
May 20 • 45 min
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, sit down to continue their…
Pandemic Management — Biden vs. Trump
May 18 • 62 min
In the first half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, sit down to talk about physical…
Echo Chambers Warp Policy Debate
May 17 • 35 min
In the second half of this interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue a conversation with Ed Dolan, economist, writer, and Senior Fellow at…
Climate Change Communication Across Political Canyons
May 17 • 56 min
In the first half of this interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with Ed Dolan, economist, writer, and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center,…
5G and the Future of Transport
May 17 • 29 min
What’s 5G’s role in the future of transportation? How will it enable or help vehicle electrification, robotaxis, transportation as a service, and EV charging? Listen to this chat with Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics, for insight on these topics.
The Coming Climate Crisis — Podcast With Michael Mann
Mar 29 • 39 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and the Director of…
Tesla Performance Evolution & The Power Of Test Drives
Mar 23 • 60 min
For the latest edition of Tesla Inside Out (which was recorded before the COVID-19 crisis started to really unfold in the US), David Havasi and I focused on the wonders of Tesla performance and Tesla test drives. David brought us back to the launch of…
How To Debunk A Myth (Effectively)
Mar 22 • 41 min
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue talking with John Cook, cognitive scientist and founder of…
Science Denial, & Communication To Solve That
Mar 22 • 42 min
In the first half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with John Cook, cognitive scientist and founder of Skeptical…
The Tesla & EV Battery Cost Revolution
Feb 25 • 61 min
As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla…
Transitioning the World to 100% Renewable Energy — Part 2
Feb 17 • 48 min
In the second half of this special two-part episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, talks with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and…
Transitioning the World to 100% Renewable Energy
Feb 16 • 37 min
In the first half of this special two-part episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, talks with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and…
Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy, Part 2 — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren
Feb 10 • 49 min
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other…
Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy, Part 1 — CleanTech Talk
Feb 10 • 35 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential…
Zero Mass Water Shrinks Its Panels
Jan 14 • 38 min
In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Kyle Field sits down with the founder of Zero Mass Water, Cody Friesen, about the significant improvements the company has made with its new Rexi Hydropanels.
Johnny Appleseed Tesla Seedsters & The Tesla Market (& Stock Price) In 2013
Dec 25, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode of “Tesla Inside Out,” we talk about David’s role getting sent down to Florida (from New York) in 2013 as a kind of Johnny Appleseed character — part of Tesla’s “asset light” program — in order to respond to consumer interest and stimulate…
The Boring Company Plus Pumped Hydro: Proposal For Elon Musk — CleanTech Talk
Dec 11, 2019 • 60 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan is back again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about one solution to current energy storage limitations:…
EV Boom — Roger & Zach Chat Lithium, EV Forecasts, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla
Dec 9, 2019 • 48 min
In our first ever episode of a new “EV Boom” podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Roger Atkins, founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd and self-described “jack of all trades, master of none,” to discuss Roger’s insights into lithium-ion…
Tesla Deliveries: From DIY Trailers In 2012 To Price-Shifting Leadership In 2019 (Tesla Inside Out)
Dec 5, 2019 • 26 min
Resuming our “Tesla Inside Out” series, this video picks up where David Havasi and I left off last time, chuckling about a wild DIY Tesla delivery story. David and a team of early 2012 employees built a trailer to deliver early Model S’s without having…
Cleantech At NYU’s Urban Future Lab — Cleantech Talk with Pat Sapinsley
Nov 14, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab / ACRE at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to talk about her work.
Tesla Inside Out — Tesla History From 7 Year Insider, Part Deux
Nov 9, 2019 • 24 min
Continuing our discussion of Tesla and David Havasi’s long history at Tesla, we took up where we left off, talking about pre-Model S days at Tesla. At that time, they had a gigantic factory in Fremont with almost nothing in it other than big, wild dreams…
Tesla Inside Out — Tesla History From 7-Year Insider
Nov 9, 2019 • 77 min
I recently met a gentleman named David Havasi while charging our Tesla Model 3 at a ChargePoint station at a Whole Foods I frequently visit. He recognized me from CleanTechnica and I quickly learned he worked at Tesla for 7 years, until just recently. We…
Ranking Democratic Presidential Contenders’ Climate Policies — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard
Nov 7, 2019 • 49 min
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his conversation with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the role of climate change plans…
Climate Change, Florida, Texas, & The 2020 Election — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard
Nov 6, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion…
Green Business, Energy Efficiency, & Apocaloptimist — CleanTech Talk with Scott Cooney
Oct 14, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Scott Cooney, primary owner of Important Media, the company holding CleanTechnica, and the founder and CEO of Pono Home, to discuss Scott’s newest pursuit:…
Universal Basic Income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard
Oct 14, 2019 • 62 min
Mike has been a global technology strategist and architect for major global technology companies, and is considered an expert on many topics within the clean technology field. He has worked in almost every sector, including health care, automation,…
US Climate Politics History Lesson — CleanTech Talk with Nathaniel Rich
Sep 1, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Nathaniel Rich, novelist, essayist, and writer at large for the New York Times Magazine. Together, they discuss Nathaniel’s new book, Losing Earth: A Recent…
The Electric Van Market — CleanTech Talk with Tomek Gać
Aug 25, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Tomek Gać, Co-Founder of Tesla Shuttle and founder and CEO of Quriers.pl and Energia Słonca, to discuss the successes, challenges, and future of electric delivery…
Investment In Tesla, SolarCity, Zola Electric, & More — Nancy Pfund of DBL Partners
Aug 11, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Nancy Pfund, founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners. They discuss Nancy’s journey from policy and politics to business and impact investing, especially her…
100% Renewable Energy, Tesla in the Early Days — Mark Z. Jacobson on Cleantech Talk
Aug 4, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and co-founder of The Solutions Project, to discuss Mark’s work to bring together important players from science,…
Tesla Marketing, Consumer Awareness, Tesla FUD, Tesla Communications, Elon Musk, & More — CleanTech Talk with Zac from Now You Know
May 19, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chanan Bos and I sat down with Zac from the hugely popular YouTube show Now You Know. We talked almost entirely about Tesla, but also about the Now You Know show and a few other cleantech…
Tesla’s Autonomous Advantage, Electric Airplanes, Short Sellers, & Elon Musk Smears — Galileo Russel, Pt.2
Apr 28, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chanan Bos and I sat down with Galileo Russell, CEO, Founder, Director, Producer, and Host of HyperChange TV.
Tesla Investment, Hyperchange, Tesla FUD, Rivian & Moonshot Mondays — Galileo Russell, Pt.1
Apr 27, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chanan Bos and I sat down with Galileo Russell, CEO, Founder, Director, Producer, and Host of HyperChange TV. Our conversation ran for 1½ hours, so I’ve split it into two episodes. This is…
Tesla’s Long-Term Hardware & Software Play — ARK Invest’s Tasha Keeney, Part 2
Apr 21, 2019 • 23 min
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars, AI, and 3D printing in her…
Tesla Autopilot, Full Self Driving, Elon Musk, ARK Invest — Tasha Keeney, Pt. 1
Apr 20, 2019 • 20 min
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars and 3D printing in her…
Tesla Financials, Wall Street, Elon Sleeping Under The Desk — CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber, Part 3
Apr 15, 2019 • 22 min
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss Tesla financials, consumer demand for Tesla vehicles, Wall Street,…
Tesla Fremont Factory Insights, Tesla Innovation, & Tesla Communications — CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber, Part 2
Apr 14, 2019 • 18 min
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss Tesla innovation, Tesla’s vehicle and manufacturing platforms, the…
CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber — Tesla Climate Leadership, Tweeting, $420, & The Oil Crisis Of The ’70s
Apr 13, 2019 • 24 min
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss cleantech innovation, Tesla, climate change, insurance companies,…
CleanTechnica Interviews Tesla Cofounder and Wrightspeed Founder & CEO Ian Wright — In 2016!
Feb 19, 2019 • 30 min
Chris DeMorro and Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica.com interview Ian Wright (founder and CEO of Wrightspeed and co-founder of Tesla Motors) about Wrightspeed, Tesla, electric trucks, electric cars, and much more. Listen and enjoy!