Aug 12, 2022 • 1HR 9M

#20 Upgrading a Billion Machines with Ari Matusiak, CEO of Rewiring America

Enabling a participatory model for electrification while strengthening America's global position

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The Task Force podcast is back with another episode, just in time for some weekend listening. This was a fun one with Ari Matusiak, CEO of Rewiring America. In the episode, we talk about:

  1. (0:00) Intro, opening quote, entering the ThunDERdome

  2. (2:00) Getting DER pilled with Ari, electrifying classic cars

  3. (8:25) Introducing Rewiring America

  4. (15:11) Electrification and the key narratives that will usher it in

  5. (29:15) Inflation + electrification — balancing near term challenges with long-term progress

  6. (36:56) Ari talks Electrifying for Peace: bolstering American manufacturing, insuring energy security and building a cleaner grid

  7. (44:44) The petrodollar complex, global trade, and America’s geopolitical place through the energy transition

  8. (49:50) What’s driving the disconnect between cheaper renewables and the energy prices consumers face on their bill?

  9. (57:00) Inflation, independence, jobs, resilience: Is the narrative catching on?

  10. ( 1:0015) Energy Czar of America, hottest energy take

  11. (1:03:30) Dope or nope?

  12. (1:05:50) Big shouts

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