Two years after Michael Polsky moved from Soviet Ukraine to the U.S. in 1976, America passed a law allowing independent developers to own power plants. He knew he needed to get in on the action.

Polsky eventually became one of the most successful energy developers of all time -- building multiple successful businesses around co-generation, natural gas and wind.

Polsky is now the president and CEO of Invenergy, a company with nearly 14,000 megawatts of wind, solar, natural gas and energy storage projects operating or under construction in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He joins us on the podcast this week to talk about what he foresaw before most others -- and what he sees as the future of energy.

In the second half of the show, we'll discuss Donald Trump's energy speech in North Dakota last week. And we'll end with a quick look at the latest global investment figures for renewable energy.