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Welcome to CleanTech Talk, our weekly cleantech podcast!

In this podcast series, CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan discusses cleantech news and original analyses with investment experts, top researchers, leading climate activists, and top cleantech business leaders.

The podcast series is being published on numerous podcast networks, including:

Click on any of those to go straight to the CleanTech Talk channel on those networks.

The podcasts are also covered on CleanTechnica like other stories and our full archives of CleanTech Talk stories can be viewed here. Those archives include podcasts from previous versions of this series, which allow you travel back in cleantech time all the way to 2015!

Our approach to the CleanTech Talk podcast has changed over the years, and with this relaunch we are focusing on discussions with leading masterminds in the research, activism, investment, and business world — of course, generally with a focus on cleantech.

If you are interested in being on the podcast or sponsoring the podcast, see details below, and connect with us via our contact page.

Fresh & Upcoming* CleanTech Talk Podcasts

Here are some of our most recent and upcoming guests and podcast topics:

    • January 17: Micromobility sharing services and social license.
      • Nat Schub and Mike Casey, TigerComm
    • January 31: Green hydrogen — Where is it useful, and where is it not?
      • Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University & The Solutions Project
    • February 4: The battery supply chain and pricing — nickel, lithium & cobalt trends.
      • Caspar Rawles, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
    • February 12: Wireless EV charging, then & now.
      • Mike Masquelier, CEO of WAVE; Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics
    • February 19: Electrification & automonomus vehicles at ridehailing firms.
      • Sam Arons, Director of Sustainability at Lyft
    • February 21: KoBold: Using Machine Learning To Find EV Battery Minerals
      • Josh Goldman, cofounder and CFO/CTO at KoBold Metals
    • February 27: Semi-autonomous driver-assist trends and the robotaxi dream.
      • Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at NVIDIA
    • March 5: Forecasting EV sales and EV battery & metal prices.
      • Logan Goldie-Scot, BloombergNEF
    • April 4: Battery mineral mining policies and regional trends.
      • Howard Klein, RK Equity
    • April 5: Autonomous driving tech, regulations, & auto design.
      • Robert Grant, Cruise
    • April 11: European EV charging challenges & sales explosion.
      • Jose Pontes and Viktor Irle, EV Volumes
    • April 16: Lithium demand & supply forecasts for the US & China, Tesla & Volkswagen.
      • Rodney Hooper, RK Equity
    • April 22: Opening up new EV markets in the USA.
      • James Chen, Rivian
    • April 29: Solar permitting in California & beyond.
      • Amber W. D’Ottavio, Accela
    • May 7: Forecasting EV battery demand & supply.
      • Andy Miller, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
    • May 14: Drive Electric USA
      • Sam Spofforth, Clean Fuels Ohio & Drive Electric USA
    • May 21: The role of policies and incentives in accelerating EV adoption and making it easier for companies and organizations to electrify.
      • Cory Bullis, FLO
    • May 28: The USA’s changing EV market.
      • Matt Pressman, EV Annex
    • June 4: How legacy OEM EV leaders are convincing consumers to go electric.
      • David Havasi, Tesla (former)
    • June 11: Bringing EV charging solutions to multifamily.
      • Joe Wachunas, Forth and Electrify Now
    • June 18: EV sales forecasts.
      • Brett Winton, ARK Invest
    • June 25: What does the EV charging landscape look like at 50% EV market share?
      • ChargePoint
    • July 2: The state of autonomous vehicles.
      • Tasha Keeney, ARK Invest
    • July 9: EV policy priorities in the second half of 2021 and beyond.
      • Max Baumhefner, NRDC

*All upcoming podcast scheduled dates, guests, and topics are subject to change.

CleanTech Talk Podcast Partnerships (Available NOW!)

The CleanTechnica podcast CleanTech Talk features some of the coolest thinkers and leaders in the cleantech world. Previous guests have included:

  • Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt
  • Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford Professor
  • Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners
  • Sam Arons, Director of Sustainability at Lyft
  • Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at NVIDIA
  • Tasha Keeney, ARK Invest
  • Logan Goldie-Scot, BloombergNEF
  • Ross Gerber, Gerber Kawasaki
  • Galileo Russell, Founder & CEO of HyperChange TV
  • Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics
  • Ashiss Dash, Senior Vice President and Industry Head for Services, Utilities, Resources and Energy at Infosys
  • Roger Pressman, Cofounder & Chief Engineer at EV Annex
  • Roger Atkins, Founder & CEO of Electric Vehicles Outlook
  • Tomek Gać, Cofounder of Tesla Shuttle & Quriers
  • Mike Barnard, Chief Strategist at TFIE Strategy Inc.
  • Scott Cooney, Founder & CEO of Pono Home
  • and many others.

Podcast sponsorships are available, with pricing starting at from $1,000. Inquire with our Sales Manager for more information.

CleanTech Talk Podcast Partnership Options:

  • Ads, read during the show by us or audio submitted by you
  • Guests on the podcast (these will be acknowledged as sponsored, and we only take sponsorships for this that we believe are companies and people moving the clean tech revolution forward)

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