Transforming Energy: The NREL Podcast

NREL's Transforming Energy is a podcast that offers anyone interested in clean energy initiatives an inside look at the work being done at the lab.

The podcast's short, biweekly episodes cover NREL news stories, press releases, and features. Its monthly episodes dive deeper into the stories and people behind NREL's research. Find the latest episode below or check out the full list of episodes.

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Find all episodes, as well as transcripts, on the Transforming Energy page on Buzzsprout.

In this episode, our hosts are joined by a special correspondent to learn about Hispanic Heritage Month at NREL and discuss three new stories from the laboratory: 

  1. Industry partners, researchers, and energy leaders joined NREL's seventh annual Partner Forum in August to discuss our most pertinent energy challenges, explore energy innovation opportunities, connect stakeholders to solve grid integration challenges, and develop collaborations and partnerships.
  2. NREL partnered with Walmart to test clean energy technologies in an Aurora, Colorado, store in 2003, and the partnership has been growing ever since.
  3. The Research and Development 20 for Clean Energy Technologies initiative brought together 65 researchers from 16 countries for a week to participate in lectures and discussions about the latest developments and trends in renewable energy and sustainability research.

Meet the Hosts

Two people standing side by side in a dark room, smiling

NREL podcast hosts Taylor Mankle (left) and Kerrin Jeromin (right). Photo by Werner Slocum

NREL Communications staff members Kerrin Jeromin and Taylor Mankle bring broadcast journalism experience to their podcast hosting roles.

Jeromin, who joined NREL in 2019, worked for more than a decade as a broadcast meteorologist in TV markets across the country, while Mankle was a TV sports anchor before coming to NREL in 2021.

"When you listen to Transforming Energy, I think you'll be able to better connect with the work and those who make it possible."
— Taylor Mankle, Co-Host, Transforming Energy: The NREL Podcast.