Mailbag episode! Interest rates, carbon dioxide removal, load growth and more

It’s another ask me anything’ episode with Shayle.

On the Catalyst with Shayle Kann podcast this week:

It’s about that time again. You sent in great questions for Shayle, and in this episode, we’re tackling them with the help of Sarah Golden, vice president of energy at GreenBiz. Together Shayle and Sarah cover topics including:

  • Load growth and whether data-center demand is good or bad for decarbonization.

  • The crash in photovoltaic module prices and what it means for solar deployment.

  • The impact of interest rates on climatetech.

  • The challenges of siting carbon dioxide pipelines.

  • Why there’s no clear winning technology for carbon dioxide removal.

  • European energy companies acquiring U.S. companies.

  • Why Shayle is bullish on the macro grid, despite the slow pace of interconnection and transmission buildout.

  • Plus, volcanoes, Frankenstein and Shayle’s childhood love of geodes.

Recommended resources:

  • Catalyst: Navigating the electrification gauntlet

  • Canary: The U.S. offshore wind industry faces a moment of reckoning

  • S&P Global: Cancellation of Navigator CO2 pipeline raises critical issues for several industries

  • Catalyst: Growing the carbon dioxide removal market

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