Green Sense Radio

Green Sense Radio his hosted by Green Sense Farms founder Robert Colangelo. The program features entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, and policy makers who are making the world a better place.

One day, skyscrapers and other buildings could serve as power sources, thanks to transparent solar panels allowing windows to generate electricity. A new record was recently set by researchers at the University of Michigan for the efficiency of transparent solar panels, helping make this idea a reality.  Dr. Yongxi Li is one of the scientists who helped make it happen.  

We get the latest news on fuel efficient, zero-emissions, and other innovative tech emerging in the auto industry from Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive and host of the podcast Car Stuff.

2020 is a year of re-thinking a lot of things including how we produce food and reduce our environmental impact.  
Dr. Eric Stein is Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at Penn State; President of NE Decision Sciences Institute and, Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture. 

In our two-part series on electric planes, we meet MagniX CEO Roei Ganzarski.

His company made aviation history earlier this summer with the world’s largest electric powered plane taking its first flight, a modified Cessna Grand Caravan retro-fitted with an electric prop engine.

Air travel accounts for about 2.5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions according to the latest UN figures.  While it’s a smaller share than emissions from passenger cars or power plants -   at least one study shows  plane emissions are growing fast. By 2050, it could go up to 25 percent. Whoever comes up with an electric powered plane would help significantly reduce those growing carbon emissions.  We’re joined by designer Joe Doucet who’s been working on that very idea.

Wind turbines provide way to generate energy from an abundant, free resource.  We’ve seen it installed in large scale operations lately, but what about something on a much more localized level?  

The company IceWind, based in the country of Iceland is now setting up shop in the U.S. and hoping to change the way people think about and generate renewable energy.

With shelter-in-place keeping us off the roads, it doesn’t mean there isn’t news regarding the automotive industry, specifically green automotive news. 
 
When they have anything to do with getting behind the wheel, we turn to Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive.

James Conca of Forbes

James Conca, who writes about science and the environment for Forbes gives us an overview of some of the latest environmental innovations and issues including how bacteria thriving in nuclear reactors can be beneficial, meat that’s grown in the lab and how climate change is making trees smaller.

 

As the coronavirus touches nearly every aspect of life in nearly every part of the world, how we raise food continues to innovate.  

 

Our longtime correspondent Chris Higgins of Urban Ag news joins us to talk about the latest developments in indoor farming.

 

The U.S. could reach 90 percent clean energy by the year 2035. Not only is it feasible, it would inject 1.7 trillion dollars into the economy and create half a million jobs per year.  

Taylor McNair is Program Manager with Grid Lab, a non-profit affiliated with the University of California Berkeley which just put out a new study on how plummeting solar, wind and battery costs can accelerate our energy future.

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