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Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our environment – where we all live, work, and play – produced and hosted by Kay Wood. You will hear a mix of environmental news, interviews, music, poetry, and reporting on community events. Planet Philadelphia is for the many Philadelphians who care about our planet. There are a lot of important and interesting issues to explore – and this show is the place to do that. Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday from 4:00-5:00pm. Learn more about the host here.

4-5:00 PM Today New Planet Philadelphia! Progress towards Sustainability Print E-mail
Friday, 21 February 2020

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Today we talk about Philadelphia’s progress towards sustainability. How’s our city doing in transitioning towards sustainability? Also today, what's up with the PES refinery. Will it still be one of the biggest sources of pollution in the city or will we all breathe cleaner air? What are the job prospects going forward?

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Christine Knapp and Adam Agalloco, of the city government’s Office of Sustainability.

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Peter Winslow, has talked to us regularly for the last several months about Philadelphia Energy Solutions, (PES) which is the largest refinery on the east coast. 

 

 
Planet Philadelphia Today: Electric Grid & Climate Change Print E-mail
Friday, 07 February 2020

 

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We have big challenges ahead from climate change. One of the biggest is how to provide electricity when needed with less pollution and harmful green house gasses. How will the grid accommodate renewable energy and energy sources with less greenhouse gas emissions? What is the role of energy storage in moderating fluctuating sources of  energy? Will having more micro-grids add to   stability or will they be disruptive?

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Paul Denholm, is Principal Energy Analyst at
the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
and a member of the Grid Systems Group
in the Strategic Energy Center. 

 

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Robert Wood, P.E., is
Senior Electrical Engineer on microgrids
at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s
Integrated Applications Center.

 

Tune in 4-5:00 pm today to
Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show

to hear about this and more.

 

 

 
Listen 4-5:00 PM today - Dr. Carolyn Kousky, Wharton, & Billy Fleming, Ian L. McHarg Center, climate Print E-mail
Friday, 17 January 2020

Today's Discussion: What is the best policy for the US facing grave risks from climate change?

 

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Billy Fleming (PhD’17) is the Wilks Family Director for The Ian L. McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Most recently, he co-authored The Indivisible Guide—a progressive, grassroots organization with more than 6,000 groups—and co-created Data Refuge, an international consortium of scientists, librarians, and programmers working to preserve vital the environmental data at risk of erasure during the Trump Administration.

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Dr. Carolyn Kousky is Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Policy Incubator.  Dr. Kousky’s research has examined multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, the National Flood Insurance Program, federal disaster aid and response, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change.

 

Don’t miss the Planet Philadelphia! 
This locally produced radio show about
our shared environment airs on the radio waves
4-5 PM the first and third Friday each month.

 

 
Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm today (1/3/20) Print E-mail
Friday, 03 January 2020
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Achieving victories to reach a regenerative economy: Anthony Rogers-Wright
Policy Coordinator for the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA).  He has over ten years of policy analysis, community organizing and outreach/advocacy experience. Anthony will explain the origins of the climate justice ideas in the GND as well as discuss why he and the CJA believe that a “just transition” to a greener world must place race, gender and class at the center of solutions.  Anthony was interviewed at the recent NetRoots Conference in Philadelphia.


Another way to regenerate, feed the goats your old Christmas tree and restore your spirit: Karen Krivit, Philly Goat Project Director
Karen  and several
enthusiastic volunteers talk about this unique community-based program. Don’t throw your  Christmas tree in the trash. Recycle it by feeding it to the goats at the Philly Goat Project at Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village. 

 

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Tune in 4-5 today: birds, bees and other critters Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 December 2019

Tune in to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM today to hear about what’s happening to birds and bees and other vital critters as the climate changes.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

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toxomerus_marginatus

 

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4-5: 00 Today - Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show Print E-mail
Friday, 06 December 2019

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Hydrogen is such a flexible element that has many ways it could be used yo get us to a zero carbon economy. How can we take advantage of these exciting opportunities? Find on on today's Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show. Tune in 4-5:00 pm today. Guests on today's Planet Philadelphia:
  • Mary-Rose de Valladares, General Manager of IEA (International Energy Agency) Hydrogen: Mary-Rose de Valladares is also the founding principal of M.R.S. Enterprises LLC, which provides management consulting and government relations services in energy, environment and sustainability.
  • Planet Philadelphia’s Energy Correspondent, Liz Robinson: Liz Robinson is a consultant to the PA Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) and was the founding Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency here in Philadelphia. In these roles and others she has stayed on top of the progress or lack thereof in Harrisburg toward a cleaner more energy efficient future.

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4-5:00 pm live Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show Print E-mail
Friday, 15 November 2019

We are sea over processing oil + gas
in our communities to export abroad.
Some say it's smart to do this. Is it?

  • Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will tell us what is happening with the LNG terminal that may be built in Gibbstown NJ to export LNG overseas. She will also talk about whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provided meaningful review over the proposed Gibbstown LNG Export facility.
 
  • Peter Winslow, Future for PES?:  Peter Winslow has followed developments at PES (Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest refinery on the east coast) for several years.  This is the next installment is about the fast moving situation at the former PES refinery in the wake of the explosion, fires and closure of the facility. He will give us some understanding of the various thorny issue of what to do with the PES refinery that blew up last June.
Don’t miss the Planet Philadelphia! 
This locally produced radio show about
our shared environment airs on the radio waves
4-5 PM the first and third Friday each month.
 
 
 
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Cooperating on getting to a greener world Print E-mail
Friday, 01 November 2019

  Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM today

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Hear guests with real world experience discuss challenges and strategies on meeting their organization’s member's needs while also trying to be better stewards of the planet today:Ron Fisher, Energy Co-op Executive Director and  Jon Roesser, Weavers Way General Manager

 
What Does Feminism Have To Do With Climate Change? 4-5 PM today on Plant Philadelphia Print E-mail
Friday, 18 October 2019

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Mary Robinson

 

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Rabbi Julie Greenberg

 

To give people who were away in the summer another chance to hear Mary Robinson, former first female president of Ireland, and Rabbi Julie Greenberg, the climate justice coordinator for POWER (People Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild) talk about how feminism, environmental justice, and climate change are all intertwined we are rebroadcasting their dynamic interviews.

 

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4-5 Today: Planet Philadelphia Anthony Rogers-Wright, Green New Deal Peter Winslow Print E-mail
Friday, 04 October 2019

Guests today are:

Anthony Rogers-Wright, The Green New Deal’s Origin Story: Anthony Rogers-Wright  is the Policy Coordinator for the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA).  He has over ten Picture years of policy analysis, community organizing and outreach/advocacy experience. Anthony will explain the origins of the climate justice ideas in the GND as well as discuss why he and the CJA believe that a “just transition” to a greener world must place race, gender and class at the center of solutions.  Anthony was interviewed at the recent NetRoots Conference in Philadelphia.

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Peter Winslow, Future for PES?:  Peter Winslow has worked on a Port Development Plan and on projects for the Department of Defense, Carnegie Mellon, Siemens, and Rutgers. He is the President of the Evolve Foundation and the Founder/President of the FLAG (the Free Loan Association for Germantown). He has followed developments at PES (Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest refinery on the east coast) for several years.  This is the next installment from about the fast moving situation at the former PES refinery in the wake of the fire and closure of the facility. What can be done with the facility now (can it be used for greener purposes?) and how is the community getting involved.

 
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