I have to travel a lot for my job in outside sales. Most of this is driving, which is why I wanted a high mileage clean diesel Jetta TDI. To keep me entertained while driving, I like to listen to podcasts. One of my favorite is Planet Money. They recently had a great interview Daniel Yergin, author of the new book The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World.
The interview is around 25 minutes and is a great overview of where we stand with clean energy, and where we hope to be in the near future. There are no magic bullets, but Yergin has as good a feel as anyone in the world on the future of clean energy. If anything, the interview provides a dose of reality for how far we have to go in adopting clean energy and energy efficient technologies. I sell energy efficiency for commercial and industrial customers in my day job, and I promise you the potential out there is unbelievable.
Listen to the Planet Money interview with Daniel Yergin here.