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Path to Zero is a podcast focused on clean energy and the journey toward a low-carbon future. Zero emissions is a goal we can all get behind, but how do we meet the growing energy demands of the world AND reduce carbon in the atmosphere?

That’s the question Path to Zero guests and its host, Tucker Perkins, CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council, will be exploring. Topics include the clean energy continuum, “new urbanist” perspectives on clean energy, the challenge of a 2 centigrade change in the earth’s temperature poses, the science of warnings, and cities of tomorrow, just to name a few.

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Podcast Episodes

#13 – How oil-pumping Texas became the leader in wind power
In this episode of Path to Zero, Tucker talks to Asher Price, a journalist and author who has reported on the rapid rise of wind in the state that is one of the largest wind generators in the world. In Texas, wind accounts for about 20 percent of the state’s electricity.
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#12 – Dr. Tilak Doshi, Forbes Energy Contributor
In this episode of Path to Zero, Host Tucker Perkins welcomes Dr. Tilak Doshi, Forbes energy contributor and Muse, Stancil & Company managing consultant for Asia.
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#11 – Ken Silverstein, Forbes Energy Contributor
In this episode of Path to Zero, Host Tucker Perkins talks with Ken Silverstein, a senior energy contributor at Forbes about the future of micro-grids and other advancements in the energy industry.
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#10 – Resiliency Part 2 - World Central Kitchen
In the second of a special two-part episode focused on resiliency, Tucker Perkins speaks with Alexandra Garcia, Chief Program Officer with World Central Kitchen (WCK).
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#9 – Resiliency Part 1 - The Healing Power of BBQ
In the first of a special two-part episode focused on resiliency, Tucker Perkins speaks with Stan Hays, co-founder of Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) and 2017 CNN Hero.
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#8 – Could Propane be the New Diesel?
In this episode of Path to Zero, Host Tucker Perkins invites Dr. Bryan Willson, executive director of the Energy Institute at Colorado State University (CSU), and Dr. Daniel Olsen, mechanical engineering professor at CSU, to provide an in-depth look into the recent $3.5 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant awarded to the university for the development of new, high-efficiency propane engines.
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#7 – Human Behavior and a Recipe for a Low Carbon Future
In this episode of Path to Zero, host Tucker Perkins speaks with Dr. Joshua Rhodes, a research fellow at the Energy Institute and the Webber Energy Group at The University of Texas at Austin, about a seven-step recipe to achieve low carbon energy, implications of the electrification movement and the recent rolling blackouts in California.
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#6 - Renewable Propane as the Fuel of the Future
In this episode of Path to Zero, Host Tucker Perkins welcomes Joy Alafia, president and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association, to discuss renewable propane as the clean and sustainable fuel of the future.
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#5 - Renewable Gases
In this episode of Path to Zero, we discuss the benefits of renewable gases to move society closer to a low carbon, low emission future. Host Tucker Perkins welcomes Cliff Gladstein, founding president of GNA, a clean transportation and energy consulting firm. Gladstein provides an in-depth look behind his latest webinar series, Renewable Gas 360.
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#4 - Developing Climate Change Positive Communities
Path to Zero host Tucker Perkins welcomes the partners behind an initiative to develop sustainable, planned villages capable of reducing the carbon footprint of a community by 10 times. Patrick Van Haren and Karin Aston are the co-founders of Citadels, a new generation development company combining traditional neighborhood design with regenerative agriculture, to create distinctive master planned communities.
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#3 - Environmental Justice Part 2: Where the movement stands now in the age of COVID-19 and BLM
In the second of a two-part series on environmental justice, Tucker Perkins speaks with author and department chair of environmental studies at University of California in Santa Barbara, Dr. David Pellow, about the difficulty of reaching environmental sustainability in areas with marginalized populations.
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#2 - Environmental Justice: What is it and Why is it so Important?
In the first of a two-part series on environmental justice, Tucker Perkins speaks with law professor Alice Kaswan about how pollution negatively impacts marginalized communities.
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#1 - A Stake in the Ground
Host Tucker Perkins kicks off the premiere episode of Path to Zero with a discussion on a practical path toward a zero emissions future for our country and world. Tucker’s guest is Daniel Dixon, the incoming Chair of the Propane Education & Research Council.
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