What would the electric grid look like if we redesigned it from scratch using today's vast array of new technologies and rate designs? Would utilities, regulators and distributed energy providers agree on the design?

They might agree on more than you think.

In this week's show, we'll talk with Julia Hamm, president and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, about how to reconcile rapid technology change with the way electric utilities are structured.

Then, we’ll talk Brexit. How will Britain’s exit from the European Union complicate energy markets and climate goals?

Finally, we’ll untangle the mess in Brazil. It’s been a really rough year economically for the country -- and that has spilled over into renewables.

This podcast is sponsored by SolarEdge, a leader of the DC optimizer market and a leading supplier of inverters to the U.S. residential market.