Episodes
Published 07/22/21
Published 07/22/21
Published 07/22/21
The February 2021 winter storm in Texas that left millions of people without power was a tragedy.   Brian and Jeff discuss what happened to both electricity supply and demand in Texas leading up to, and during the crisis. 
Published 03/30/21
Have you ever wanted to hear about the decarbonization of power from the perspective of a company that develops both renewable and natural gas power projects?  Here's your opportunity. 
Published 03/30/21
The use of capture technologies to abate carbon emissions depends on our ability to use or store CO2.   The good news is that the geological storage of CO2 has been ongoing for decades. 
Published 03/30/21
Imagine  operating a power plant on traditional fuels, like natural gas or LNG,  but with reduced carbon emissions.  This is the potential impact of post-combustion carbon capture technologies.  These systems, when applied to power plants, can remove (or capture) large portions of the CO2 that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere.
Published 03/30/21
Hydrogen may be a fuel of the future, but there are multiple steps to developing a hydrogen economy.  Once hydrogen is produced it needs to be stored and transported.  Then there are the potential issues in the end use of hydrogen as a fuel that must be considered.
Published 03/30/21
Decarbonizing transportation, heavy industry, and power may require low or zero carbon fuels.  Hydrogen is a popular favorite, and there are multiple technologies available that produce hydrogen for power generation applications. Jeff and Brian discuss these production pathways along with their challenges and requirements. 
Published 03/30/21
Did you know that a gas turbine sucks in enough air to fill a Goodyear blimp in ~10 seconds? Our guest Dr. Jacqueline O’Connor, Director of the Penn State Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach at The Pennsylvania State University, explains the main components of a gas turbine and how these amazing machines manage one of the most extreme environments that human engineers have developed. 
Published 12/04/20
We don't have to invent new technology to begin to combat climate change today. Gas-fired generation is flexible, affordable, reliable, and produces less than half CO2 of coal, while coal-to-gas switching represents a fast and effective win for emissions reduction. But, what technology options exist for gas turbines to reduce carbon emissions. 
Published 12/04/20
What do terms like carbon neutral, carbon negative, zero carbon mean? What are the implications of various scope levels of emissions? What is carbon intensity? Want to know more? Jeff Goldmeer and Brian Gutknecht explain what these key terms mean and why it matters.
Published 12/04/20
Decarbonizing power is a team sport. Today, there is still a billion people in the world without electricity. A tremendous amount of power is needed to electrify the world, and it grows about a 1.5% growth rate yearly. By 2050 the world will need approximately 42,000 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity, adding about 400 TWh of additional power every year: twice as much electricity as California generates today.
Published 12/04/20
Carbon emissions are prevalent in multiple industries, not just power. Our guest, Neva Espinoza, Vice President, Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources at the Electric Power Research Institute, discusses how industry, transportation, and agriculture all contribute to global CO2 emissions. The path towards a decarbonized future may include increased energy efficiency, electrification, and the development of solutions for hard to decarbonize sectors.
Published 12/04/20
Global climate change is real.  We have a limited time to take action to limit the impact and to prevent massive long-term global changes. A conversation with Brian Gutknecht, GE Gas Power's Chief Marketing Officer, will put the challenge of climate change into practical and accessible terms.
Published 12/04/20
Climate change is the dialogue of our future. With the “Cutting Carbon” podcast series, GE Gas Power joins the conversation in a meaningful way. We provide the basics of decarbonization, the technologies behind and how we can implement them into how we generate electricity in the future. Join our host Jeff Goldmeer, GE’s fuel guy, as we bring various guests and exciting perspectives together. Questions or ideas? Email us at cutting.carbon@ge.com.
Published 11/06/20
Published 11/06/20