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Episode 325: The 'green premium'; electrification is inflation-proof

This week's episode features highlights from VERGE Electrify, including PG&E CEO Patti Poppe, DoE official Jigar Shah and electrification expert Saul Griffith.


This week's run time is 38:32.

Leadership Lessons: Bess Winston, The Winston Agency (17:40)

This spring, the WSLA Alumnae Group recognized 11 women at the forefront of the sustainability profession. These leaders have made a difference by advancing new technologies or strategies, by overcoming personal and professional obstacles and by committing to mentoring other women. Meet one of the 2022 honorees: Bess Winston, founder and owner of The Winston Agency, a strategic advocacy and communications firm in Washington, D.C.

Highlights from VERGE Electrify (23:55)
  • Patti Poppe, CEO, PG&E — On the role of EVs in balancing the grid and how PG&E makes the business case for electrification 
  • Martin Heinrich, Senator, New Mexico — Electrification as a strategy for cutting off revenue for autocratic regimes
  • Jigar Shah, Director, Loans Program Office, Department of Energy — Demystifying the concept of a green premium
  • Saul Griffith, Founder, Rewiring America; Founder and Principal, Otherlab — How electrifications makes communities inflation-proof (IN)

*Music in this episode: Lee Rosevere: "And So Then," "Quirky Small Town Characters," "Quizitive,”" "I’m Going for a Coffee," "Let That Sink In."


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