Category Archives: Yale Clean Energy Future

Our podcast was created with the idea that information about the clean energy transition should be in the hands of the public. We believe that if executed with equity and inclusivity at its core, the clean energy transition can play a key role in achieving justice, prosperity, and human dignity for all.

Given the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic and recent transition of U.S. presidential power, we talk about the impacts of the pandemic on the clean energy transition as well as the opportunities to “Build Back Better.”

At the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale [CBEY], our mission when it comes to clean energy, is to inspire and educate interdisciplinary leaders to accelerate the deployment and financing of clean energy. This podcast is one of the many tools in our toolbox to foster greater dialogue, educate the general public on energy, justice, and the transition, and a great excuse for us to keep learning from experts at Yale and beyond.

So come learn with us this season as we talk to experts, unpack studies, and figure out how to create a just, equitable, and clean energy future.

Please contact us at cbey.podcast@yale.edu for questions, comments, and feedback!

Episode Two: When a door closes, a wind(ow) opens



The rural United States has produced the nation’s energy through the extraction of fossil fuel for over a century. What has this practice of extraction and consumption meant for communities, and how can we find meaningful replacements for the fossil fuel industry in rural America?

In our second episode, we look at how the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the demise of the fossil fuel industry, and how this clean energy transition can bring benefits to rural communities if we use stimulus money to create more jobs. Dr. Laura Bozzi, Governor Phil Bredesen, and Adele Ferranti all contribute to our understanding of an equitable transition for rural communities in this episode.


Episode One: Toxic Work Culture



The rural United States has produced the nation’s energy through the extraction of fossil fuel for over a century. What has this practice of extraction and consumption meant for communities, and how can we find meaningful replacements for the fossil fuel industry in rural America?

In our first episode, we talk about the impacts of coal on rural communities and how the pandemic has exacerbated these health effects. We also explain how the cultural significance and long history of the fossil fuel industry has been manipulated to artificially inflate coal’s popularity. Our guests this episode are Yale professors Dr. Laura Bozzi, Dr. Justin Farrell, and Dr. Rob Klee.


Episode Zero: Yale Clean Energy Future Podcast Trailer



Our podcast was created with the idea that information about the clean energy transition should be in the hands of the public. We believe that if executed with equity and inclusivity at its core, the clean energy transition can play a key role in achieving justice, prosperity, and human dignity for all.

Given the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic and recent transition of U.S. presidential power, we talk about the impacts of the pandemic on the clean energy transition as well as the opportunities to “Build Back Better.”

At the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale [CBEY], our mission when it comes to clean energy, is to inspire and educate interdisciplinary leaders to accelerate the deployment and financing of clean energy. This podcast is one of the many tools in our toolbox to foster greater dialogue, educate the general public on energy, justice, and the transition, and a great excuse for us to keep learning from experts at Yale and beyond.

So come learn with us this season as we talk to experts, unpack studies, and figure out how to create a just, equitable, and clean energy future.

Please contact us at cbey.podcast@yale.edu for questions, comments, and feedback! For more info, check out our website at cbey.yale.edu/research/yale-clean-energy-future