Climate 21
Climate 21
Jan 13, 2021
Renewable energy, storage, and electric transportation - a chat with Auke Hoekstra
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So, Auke Hoekstra is a bit of a legend in the renewable energy, and electric vehicle world.
Program Director at NEON research leading a team of 35 PhD's at Eindhoven University of Technology Auke and his team are at the forefront of R&D into clean energy generation, electricity storage, and usage in transportation.

However, it is on his Twitter account (@AukeHoekstra) where Auke really shines. He regularly posts detailed, carefully researched, Twitter Threads debunking silly scare stories published with the intent of making electric vehicles look bad (for example). Check out some of his excellent recent debunks here, here, and here, for example.

We had a super chat covering renewable energy, storage, and the electrification of transportation, including Auke's research showing that electric 40 ton trucks are not only feasible, but because of the savings they'll bring, the market for them will flip very quickly.

As you can probably tell, I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, and I learned so much. I hope you enjoy listening to it too.

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Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

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