Today’s guest is Ron Kamen, CEO of EarthKind Energy Consulting and host of The AWESome EarthKind Podcast. Ron’s life mission is to empower everyday people to make clean energy transitions to reduce their carbon footprint– and save them money. For more than three decades, Ron has energized communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses to take their next step to increase energy efficiency and use renewable energy. He’s now building an online community of AWESome EarthKind people ready to “Go Clean and $ave Green.” Welcome to the show, Ron!
What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:
- Enthusiasm and experienceJanuary 10, 2023 by Cfow110 from United States
Mario is an enthusiastic experienced interviewer. He creates conversations with great content but also leaves room for some whimsy with his imperfect action round questions.
- What an Enjoyable Show!December 21, 2022 by BretRidgway from United States
Mario Frachini is the consummate pro when it comes to being a podcast host. The time just flew by and the conversation was great!
- Great Show!July 22, 2022 by erseburse from United States
Always providing great content- keep it up!
- Insightful, inspiring and empowering!!May 6, 2022 by Anya Bartholomew from United States
This is a gem!! You've got to pay attention to "little" things to appreciation the power of this incredible useful information!! The more you listen, the more you love it! Try and you'll see!!
- Love love loveMay 6, 2022 by Tanyamariedube from Canada
What a great show. I loved listening to your episode with Dave Lorenzo on the 60 Second Sale. As someone who loves sales (but loathed them when I started with cold calls and cold door knocking), I loved what he said about hearing the word “no”. In sales, we are trained to look for the no’s. It makes us really good at it if we can really get into it. What you two were talking about with regard to how our limitations are i’’our minds really resonated with me. I love that because it’s a game changer when you understand that sales is just about helping people solve a massive problem and getting paid for it and then taking imperfect action, get on your feet and have fun. Thanks so much! Love this show.
- Amazing podcast!January 24, 2022 by maddie@podcastingyou from United States
This podcast is incredibly informative and empowering! Each episode is an insightful deep dive into an entrepreneurial story that highlights tenacity, innovation, and advice to help you level up in your own journey.
- INSIGHTFUL!January 18, 2022 by Mitko I. from Bulgaria
A ton of value, keep rocking!
- Great show!January 7, 2022 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States
I love this show. The host is really entertaining and the content is pure gold. This podcast became my top show. Keep up the great work, Mario!
- Insightful and wide rangingJanuary 7, 2022 by purpletom111 from United Kingdom
This is an excellent podcast for anyone looking to optimise their business. Mario is a fabulous host with brilliant questions and a relaxed, friendly demeanour. I loved Episode 261 about Growth Marketing, really useful - high product quality is the best marketing strategy out there!
- Brilliant insights from the best…December 27, 2021 by jxywvut from United States
No matter what big business mountain you are trying to summit, the EA podcast has something amazing to inspire and teach you how to start or scale your venture. I love tuning in every day to learn actionable insights from a new expert or industry. So much value to sink your teeth into. Give it a listen!
- Top Notch Quality Content for Authentic LeadersDecember 1, 2021 by dropinceo from United States
A meticulous production, a highly professional host with authentic conversation creates an amazing experience for the listener. A must listen for insights and inspiration for the Entreprener or C-Suite Leader.
- Love it!November 30, 2021 by Mariann!! from United States
It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.
- Actionable and InspiringOctober 29, 2021 by Ben_Cook28 from United States
I appreciate the authenticity, quality of the guests, and insights from this podcast
- Essential content for your entrepreneurial journeyOctober 17, 2021 by MCarmen Baldovi from United Kingdom
Mario’s interviews are full of valuable tips from business experts that you shouldn’t miss in your entrepreneurial journey. Listening to this podcast is being a massive help for me and I hope it is for you.
- Wealth of InformationOctober 8, 2021 by KPM D. from United States
Great interviews. Always great to have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and glean from their years of wisdom. Keep up the good work!
- Packed with actionable content!October 8, 2021 by mwforrester from United States
Mario has a top-notch podcast with outstanding guests! I’m able to come away with information that I can apply to my own business, to generate growth and increase my ability to provide positive impact. When you spend your time to listen to an episode of EA Effect you can be sure that you will get an amazing return on time investment.
- Powerful!September 3, 2021 by MichaelUnbroken from United States
This is the show I needed 13 years ago before I ruined my first business. I think being able to have tangible and practical insight from people who are one step ahead of you is everything congrats to Mario for an amazing show! - @MichaelUnbroken
- First Rate Host and Brilliant GuestsSeptember 3, 2021 by Wade Galt from United States
Mario is an extremely well prepared and professional host that gets the best out of his guests. He interviews fundamentally sound guests to share powerful business strategies and wisdom. Definitely worth your time to listen.
- Great show.August 28, 2021 by mdaciuk from Canada
Excellent interviews and guests. Liked the show on how to defend your reputation. “Customers, communities and critics.” Good way at looking at stakeholders. Thanks for the great content.
- Great topics - and tips!August 27, 2021 by Kate | EOFire from United States
Loving Mario’s podcast! Not only does he hit so many great topics, but his episodes are filled with tips and strategies you can actually use right now. For example, I just listened to his episode about Podmatch with Alex SanFilippo, and Mario doesn’t just read off a list of questions and move through the interview robotically - he actually has a conversation, and shares his own experiences with the power of guest podcasting and why others should be doing this to grow their own audience. Thank you, Mario! Keep up the heat!
- So glad I found this podcast!August 13, 2021 by Nate804 from United States
I’m so excited to continue jumping into episodes of this podcast. So much knowledge from so many successful business men & women. Adding this to my weekly workflow for sure!
- So much informationJuly 23, 2021 by abal31 from United States
Such a great show. So much information and helps with many areas of our business.
- 0285: Sales Driven Agency: Helping Founders Become Predictable, Sustainable and ScalableJune 28, 2021 by Mary2577 from Philippines
Thank you so much and keep on doing more great show.
- Easily One of My FavoritesMay 7, 2021 by ScottDGray from United States
I recently discovered Expert Authority Effect. It’s quickly worked it’s way onto my list of must listen podcasts. The episodes are less than an hour and packed with great information from top-level entrepreneurs.
- Priceless Content!May 7, 2021 by megan@podcastingyou from United States
Mario does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship!
- Very helpfulMay 7, 2021 by Luke and Susie from Australia
As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.
- Great ShowMay 6, 2021 by emj-js from United States
Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!
- Smart Ways to GiftApril 26, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States
I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!
- Heart Centered SuccessApril 18, 2021 by Macnjacs from United States
Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!
- Love this show!March 12, 2021 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States
This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !
- So much value!March 7, 2021 by Loose Seeds from United States
The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!
- Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!March 5, 2021 by HarloB from United States
I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!
- Great PodcastMarch 5, 2021 by 11Dreamer11 from United States
Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.
- InnovativeFebruary 22, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States
I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!
- Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!February 19, 2021 by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States
Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!
- An Expert on Experts!February 12, 2021 by Powerful Eric from United States
Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!
- Now I knowJanuary 22, 2021 by Margo Lovett from United States
Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett
- Keeping the BooksJanuary 15, 2021 by E-World from United States
Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.
- Excellent podcastJanuary 12, 2021 by Atomickitten99 from United States
I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.
- Unique - Engaging - BoldJanuary 2, 2021 by Paul D Johnson from United States
As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.
- Fun, insightful, and quality productionDecember 23, 2020 by koltrass from United States
Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!
- Inspiring interviews to take the next step!December 12, 2020 by BillableWithBaby from United States
Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!
- Pure value, I love itDecember 4, 2020 by Jdoggg222 from United States
Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!
- Loved the Craig Handley EpisodeNovember 13, 2020 by MHillfan from United States
Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›
- Inspiring. Informative.November 6, 2020 by SunDevil from United States
Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.
- Game changerOctober 30, 2020 by Player's Handbook from United States
This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!
- If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!October 23, 2020 by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom
Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!
- Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!October 16, 2020 by Jbower1282 from United States
Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.
- Mario is a great host with great questions!October 16, 2020 by alexdesigns from United States
Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.
- A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!October 16, 2020 by Chiquita2727 from United States
Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.
- Great ShowOctober 9, 2020 by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom
Love the broad selection of topics for inner
- Amazing inspirational storiesOctober 9, 2020 by Nicholas Lee 18 from United Kingdom
This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.
- FantasticOctober 9, 2020 by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States
Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!
- Top LearningOctober 2, 2020 by BLNT PPTT from Hungary
Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!
- Mario inspires!September 18, 2020 by CHRISTOPH - HABITFREAK from United States
These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!
- Expert authority!September 18, 2020 by Tara Williams Phone from United States
Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!
- Great show!September 10, 2020 by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States
Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.
- A Podcasters Inspiration!August 14, 2020 by JamieKullman from United States
Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!
- Quality professionalismAugust 6, 2020 by VirtForce from United States
I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.
- How to conquer your limiting beliefsJuly 31, 2020 by Dave4syth from United States
Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.
- I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episodeJuly 29, 2020 by AwesomeMontana from United States
Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!
- Great content!July 15, 2020 by Cory Lee Leadership from United States
Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!
- Fascinating interviewsJuly 10, 2020 by Bill Ringle from United States
Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!
- Love It!June 26, 2020 by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India
Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.
- Boost my Amazon sales!June 19, 2020 by SurvivalDad from United States
I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!
- Love It!June 16, 2020 by LauraMore from United States
I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!
- Flawless interview styleMay 29, 2020 by GninraeL14 from United States
Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!
- Come here for valueMay 29, 2020 by Joshua User 202! from Canada
Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!
- Crisp and interesting interviewsMay 22, 2020 by Joel Goobich from United States
As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting
- If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.May 22, 2020 by Macstephen1 from United States
Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.
- New Subscriber here and on your YouTube ChannelMay 15, 2020 by Angela Brown Oberer from United States
Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!
- Very Professional & Engaging Show!May 15, 2020 by Mitche Graf from United States
Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!
- Great ContentMay 10, 2020 by Pilar S. from United States
Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.
- Great content!May 1, 2020 by @Mentally_Strong from United States
I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.
- Professional and InformativeMay 1, 2020 by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada
Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.
- Great PodcastMay 1, 2020 by Amber Fuhriman from United States
I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!
- Great find!May 1, 2020 by Reed Stiles from United States
Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.
- Great show and great host!May 1, 2020 by Laurapowers44 from United States
Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!
- Walks the walkMay 1, 2020 by Me15463 from United States
Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!
- Honest and authenticApril 17, 2020 by Deano3622 from United Kingdom
Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!
- Great and insightful!March 7, 2020 by Karty12345 from Australia
I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!
- So much Value..!February 28, 2020 by Alex Dali Rizo from United States
Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day
- Inspirational Intentional InformationFebruary 28, 2020 by 10Kforte from United States
This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.
- Wow!February 25, 2020 by Tyscoaching from Australia
Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!
- Motivation on TapFebruary 7, 2020 by AnthonyPGarcia from United States
Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!
- Starting a MovementFebruary 7, 2020 by JustMe2say from United States
There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!
- Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!February 7, 2020 by The Big Game Hunter from United States
Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!
- Mario Truly Care About His GuestsFebruary 7, 2020 by Podcast Junkies from United States
Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.
- Put your thinking cap on!January 27, 2020 by Cliff Duvernois from United States
This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!
- Relavant for anyone!January 17, 2020 by HarloB from United States
I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!
- Mario nails it!January 17, 2020 by Mickiezada from United States
I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!
- Mario is the real dealJanuary 9, 2020 by jamesnewcomb.io from United States
I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you.In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.
- Listening On My Entrepreneurial JourneyJanuary 3, 2020 by FromLisa2 from United States
I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.
- A GiftDecember 25, 2019 by Lisa Vogt from United States
Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!
- This show is ON FIRE!December 14, 2019 by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States
Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!
- Entrepreneur Must ListenNovember 30, 2019 by HWoodwriter from United States
If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.
- What a show!!October 26, 2019 by CWLuecke from United States
Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!
- Loved it!October 25, 2019 by Seodrigo from United States
This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!
- Great listenOctober 25, 2019 by trinity3712 from United States
Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b
- Great Knowledge!October 18, 2019 by Jon Vroman FRD from United States
Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!
- Excellent show, very imformative!October 5, 2019 by Shaolin Soprano from United States
Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!
- Helpful Information!October 4, 2019 by The Medicare Nation from United States
Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario!Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation
- Love Mario’s AttitudeSeptember 12, 2019 by marisaimon from United States
Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.
- Lots of Great Info!September 6, 2019 by DarlajPowell from United States
Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.
- Great Content!August 31, 2019 by LanceJohnson_ from United States
Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂
- Important information!August 31, 2019 by Allmenow from United States
Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!
- Difference-MakerAugust 21, 2019 by Unlimited Beliefs from United States
Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!
- Excellent InformationAugust 21, 2019 by Stallion golf from United States
Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.
- Motivating and valuable informationAugust 16, 2019 by Calvin Javier from United States
Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!
- Good informationAugust 2, 2019 by FIRE NATION! from United States
Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better
- GreatnessAugust 2, 2019 by MiaSportFanatic from United States
Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.
- Listen to the experts - and thrive!July 28, 2019 by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States
There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!
- Show is amazing!July 26, 2019 by BestMorningRoutineEver from United States
I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!
- Great show!July 19, 2019 by Jefferson_79 from United States
Great information for all businesses.
- Good value!July 12, 2019 by Audrey purplele from United States
Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.
- Interesting TopicJuly 6, 2019 by Real Estate Journeys Podcast from United States
Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!
- Helpful Advice from ExpertsJune 14, 2019 by ichuck2 from United States
Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.
- What a great show!June 14, 2019 by Christopher List from United States
Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!
- Great!!!June 11, 2019 by tommye w-c from United States
Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!
- Fun & informativeJune 11, 2019 by Saoirse Sky from United States
Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!
- Great show!June 10, 2019 by CJThomas6 from United States
Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!
- Great podcastJune 10, 2019 by Rosie81200 from United States
Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.
- Never Stop Learning!June 10, 2019 by Terri in Fairhope from United States
Tune in to this great podcast and host! You're probably really good at what you do (top of your game...an Expert Authority), but there is always more to learn...streamline processes and gain more freedom in your life. It's not always about the bottom line. This one is worth a listen!
- Amazing!June 10, 2019 by KatieHBrooks from United States
If you're looking for inspiration, tune in to listen to Mario and his top notch guests. I find that I am always much more motivated after listening to an episode of Expert Authority Effect!
- Wonderful show!June 10, 2019 by @IV-Heather Tieben from United States
Mario is a great host & puts on a wonderful show. The quality of his interview guests and entire production is impeccable, I couldn't recommend Expert Authority Effect more!
- You Will Not Be Disappointed!June 10, 2019 by Composer 1853 from United States
Mario does such a great job of engaging his guests from several different disciplines.
- The hardest working man in PodcastingJune 7, 2019 by EOFire.com from United States
Mario brings the HEAT with real energy and FIRE...don't miss the meteoric rise of this show!~ John Lee Dumas
- Great interviews and guests!May 31, 2019 by Mel Good Karma from United States
Thanks for hosting such great interview guests. Look forward to hearing more and kudos on so many a week and also videos!
- FantasticMay 31, 2019 by Jason A. Duprat from United States
Awesome podcast, going to be adding this one to my list. Interesting topics with great interviews, good sound quality.
- Enjoying!May 31, 2019 by Slordan from United Kingdom
Enjoy listening to Mario and how he opens up the conversations to ensure it’s as relevant to us as listeners!
- Nice variety and interesting topicsMay 31, 2019 by emjgreen from United States
Love the variety of topics presented here on this show. Looking forward to listening to more of Mario's show.
- Great Content! Great Interviews!May 24, 2019 by No BS Mompreneur from United States
Wow! Really enjoy listening to all these fabulous expert authorities!! Lots of valuable take aways that I can implement into my life. I will continue to listen and share with others!! A+++
- A great addition to build authority and create an impactMay 24, 2019 by Cloris Kylie from United States
A great addition to build authority and create an impact. Also, a different twist on the topic. Engaging. 5 stars!
- Filled with motivation and ideasMay 20, 2019 by Thomas O'Grady, PhD from United States
Mario does a great job interviewing and pulling the stories behind people's stories or success. Good pleasant listen. If you are in a journey of your own, these episodes will give some things to bring into your on life.
- spartancvMay 17, 2019 by spartancv from United States
Great job following your passion, your purpose and creating this podcast to help serve others! Keep up the excellent work.
- This podcast is the bombMay 10, 2019 by Posturedoc from United States
Mario always crushed it, and this podcast is another example of his amazing insights and knowledge!! Great work.
- Wow - love the video show.May 4, 2019 by Thehighenergygirl from United States
Thank you for the encouragement and tips on how to succeed on video and the repurposing idea.
- Motivating and Inspiring!May 4, 2019 by KatyJoyWells from United States
Mario brings such enthusiasm to his shows and his content is fantastic. I’m always learning new things to implement or new ways to grow, thanks Mario!
- What a great show!April 29, 2019 by Gene_HPLN from United States
Awesome podcast! Mario brings great topic, great guests, and it is very easy to listen to. I definitely recommend for anybody interested in business success!
- It's greatApril 10, 2019 by Ian Ryan from United States
Just had a chance to check out your most recent episode appreciate the great insight!Great delivery from the host & can’t wait to dig into future content.
- Love it!April 6, 2019 by Brendan @ Entrepreneurs&Coffee from United States
I love that this interview podcast doesn't feature the same old folks that everybody has on their show. Keep it up, Mario!
- Amazing!!!!March 15, 2019 by Lindsey Russo from United States
This show is so impactful! Hearing from the experts and how they take authority in their space is so amazing. Looking forward to more episodes!
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Mario does a fantastic job interviewing really interesting and successful business people who explain how they got to where they are - tips you won't want to miss when your trying to grow your business! Keep up the great work Mario! Coach Riana Milne
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I love this show. It's so entertaining and I learn a lot from the interviews. I highly recommend this show if you want to level up his game as an authority.
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The title of this review should just be enough but it is just more than that. Its life lessons, its listening to personal struggles and how they over came those struggles. Love to hear from people that change the world through their struggle and the lessons that i learn from them are just more than amazing. I love this.
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These interviews are well done and his guests are prepared to give really specific insights and stratagies... great podcast, Mario!!
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Mario's interviews cover a variety of topics and provide great value in all areas of your life! Episode 15 discusses how change is temporary and transformation is permanent which was really powerful for me. I love this message! Thank you!
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[6:36] Over the last billions of years, the earth has been capturing more than half the energy that the sun sends the earth is captured in the earth in the ground.
[8:29] Pros and Cons of Hydro
- When you build the infrastructure, then the water flows, and you get free energy.
- You have to build a big dam and make people move, that becomes not such a great technology.
[10:50] Run of the River Hydro is much more cost effective as our technology has improved.
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Mario Fachini [0:55]
Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, Ron Kaman. Ron, how are you feeling today?
Ron Kamen [0:59]
Outstanding. Mario, thank you so much.
Mario Fachini [1:02]
I am excited to hear what you have to say about clean energy and green energy. And why do you think there’s so many misconceptions about it, or people are fighting it?
Ron Kamen [1:13]
Well, in terms of the misconceptions, I think there’s a long history. We’ve been relying on fossil fuels for a couple 100 years now. So there’s this long kind of pent up history and people are hesitant to change, I think we accept change much better than we realize eventually. But in the beginning stages, it’s kind of painful. And I think there’s a lot of misinformation that’s out there, there’s some bad experiences that people had early on that probably get propagated onward. But the reality is today, that there is so much clean energy around us, and we have the technology to capture it. And it winds up saving so much money, that now it’s really an unstoppable force.
Mario Fachini [1:57]
Now, would you say that this is going to cost companies money or do you think it can even add to their bottom line.
Ron Kamen [2:03]
So I’ve been in this business for 30 years, way before it was kind of popular. And my standard mode of operation is to always identify ways that people could save money, at the same time they reduce their carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the environment that can be proud of themselves and their grandchildren. So number one, it’s absolutely possible. That’s the way that I built my business all for 30 years now. But today, it’s become even more profitable and more possible. And when you take a look at the exponential growth, it’s really astonishing. There are now 3.4 million Americans working in clean energy that’s tripled the number working in the fossil fuel industry. But because it’s dispersed, and because it hasn’t been as big an advocacy force, people haven’t realized that this trend is here. It’s happening, and it’s taken over the world.
Mario Fachini [2:56]
Now let’s talk about solar, wind, water. Where do you see all three of those going? Do you think one is going to be the most prominent? Do they each have their own use case? Are they always going to be working in tandem?
Ron Kamen [3:10]
Yeah, so part of me has a podcast that’s called the Awesome EartKind podcast. And it’s based around the air, water, earth and sun, the four forces of nature that have incredible amounts of power, it’s just 1000 times more energy than we need, right. So if you take a look at last century, last century, in the human races history, and my state of New York, but of course, the country, we invested in hydro power and water power, and what happened with that is that those hydro power plants you get built, and then once you build this infrastructure, the water flows, and you get free energy. So you get free electricity. Basically, what it means is you just maintain the infrastructure. And that’s why hydropower is some of the cheapest forms of electricity in the world, and has been for a good 50 years now. So first, in certain instances, hydro power makes a lot of sense. Tidal power is now coming along. So depending upon where you are in the world, near a river, near the ability to do hydro. Hydro can be a great solution. There’s always challenges in every technology, we could talk about hydro’s technology issues later and some of the things that you have to do to get large hydro power plants. But definitely water power has been there, and it’s a great resource. Then you take a look at the wind resources and what’s happening with wind power. And we’ve been using wind as civilization for years first to pump water, and most recently, now to create electricity. And wind is now also an incredible force of energy. And it’s a cheaper and cheaper form of energy. And its next has been overpass though by the most cost effective source of energy on the planet currently, and that’s solar energy. The prices of solar have come down so dramatically over the last 20 years, but even over the last 10, and every year exponential growth in technology efficiency and cost reductions, the price of solar has come down 90% in the last five years alone, and it just keeps going in that direction. So every bit that gets put out across the planet now for new generation sources, solar and solar with batteries now where solar can be delivered on demand, so 24 hours, 24 hours out of the day, you take your solar during the day, you put it in batteries, and now you can deliver that energy any time. And that is now the single least expensive source of competitive power. And that’s why last year across the world, more than 60% of the world’s energy was being created with new energy sources. So solar is a tremendous opportunity as well. And then the last form of that force of nature that we have out there is geothermal or ground source heat pumps. So people take a geothermal out in the west or Hawaii. And in a bunch of states, geothermal drills down towards the magma. That magma then creates steam and creates electricity. And that’s what people out in the West in Hawaii think of geothermal power. But everywhere else in the world, it’s geothermal heating and cooling. And the reason is that when you go down more than four or five feet, that Earth’s temperature is a constant temperature about 50 degrees in the north part of the United States. So that 50 degrees temperature is there constantly, because over the last billions of years, the earth has been capturing more than half the energy that the sun sends the earth is captured in the earth in the ground. And so that 50 degrees is a solid temperature. So you just drill down, and you send a fluid down to heat transfer, and bring that back up to the surface. And now you have 50 degrees temperature to either start to heat with, or cool your building with. And that is the most efficient form of heating and cooling in the world. So the ground source heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps, now you have the forces of the air for wind energy, the water for hydro energy, the earth for ground source, heat pumps, creating heating and cooling, and then the sun providing all that massive amount of power that we totally live in depend on because without the sun, there would be nothing, right any think of what this place would be like, without any sun energy. So it’s a credible force in nature.
Mario Fachini [7:31]
Well, I appreciate the breakdown of all four of those, because when you mentioned it, I remembered hearing about geothermal. And I want to dive into all of those to be honest with you and learn the pros and cons of them. Because I know there’s a lot of pros, but let’s start with the hydro like you were talking about. And I’m really curious about geothermal because I’m in Detroit, Michigan, and it’s not always sunny here. And that’s one of the arguments around, you know, the upper north, is, it’s not always sunny. So what do you do, it’s why I love those battery packs. But geothermal is very interesting. And I know very little about it, so can’t wait to get there. But let’s talk about the pros and cons to the hydro, obviously, the one pro I can think of is the Hoover Dam generates. I don’t know the exact stat but something like 10% to 50% of Las Vegas electricity.
Ron Kamen [8:29]
Yeah, it’s incredible. So there’s no doubt that hydro power is a tremendous resource where it’s available. And particularly when you create a massive dam, like we did with the Hoover Dam, or some of the other dams that are around, or even in places like Niagara Falls with still that water energy in New York state that hydro power, it’s about 18% of all in New York State electricity comes from hydropower. And again, it’s because when you build the infrastructure, you then the water flows, and you get free energy, right? You’re not burning anything, you’re not trying to do anything, you’re not moving, you’re just letting the water flow and turning a turbine and boom, you got clean electricity. So the challenge becomes if you try to do this on a big scale, as the Canadians have done some wide and the Chinese have done, we’ve more recently, and what happens is you’re backing up 1000s or hundreds of 1000s of acres of land, and in that process, dislocating people who are living on that land. And that’s definitely tricky and not a good thing, especially in certain indigenous areas where people have been living there for centuries, and now you’re forcing them to move. So the downside is if you have to build a big dam and make people move, that becomes not such a great technology. Technology’s there, but the issues associated with it, the social issues become problematic. You have a river, on the other hand, and you could run off the river hydro, which is more and more prevalent, or you can do water power with tidal power, which is now a technology that’s coming into its own. Now there’s another way to capture that and energy that’s there and channeled that into electricity. So great promise in a bunch of different places and a bunch of different ways. Just the traditional way of building a dam and backing up the hundreds of acres of land to be able to support that dam are problematic.
Mario Fachini [10:17]
Now with the hydro, and I just love water to begin with, like I was saying, I enjoy boating and just being on it. It’s beautiful. Without building the dam, and I’ve actually done it in the sand, get some clay, get some sand, put some twigs, and you start building it. And it’s interesting to see what happens, but water always finds its path. So it sounded like you’re saying there’s technologies where you don’t necessarily have to build the dam, but you can still capture as it’s going by? Is that correct?
Ron Kamen [10:49]
Yeah, so that’s called run of the river hydro. And that’s also gotten much more cost effective as our technology has improved. So it used to be to be able to make things cost effective, you would need to build a really big dam or really big, big space, right. But now with the technology, it’s gotten much more decentralized. And the ability to capture it on a smaller and smaller micro hydro basis is really where things are moving towards. And that does not disrupt everything, the way that building a big dam does. So yeah, that builds a lot of promise. You’re absolutely right, Mario.
Mario Fachini [11:22]
Excellent. So if wind turbines, what are the pros and cons to those? Well, so…
Ron Kamen [11:30]
Wind energy has also taken off and just gotten much more cost effective. Technology has now gotten to the point when I first started dealing with wind energy, about a dozen years or so ago, of 1.5 megawatt or 1.5 million wind turbine was kind of the standard that was out there, that was the biggest wind turbine that was around out of that you would get like 4 million kilowatt hours a year, which was enough to support a couple of 100 people or a lot of people off of that one wind turbine. But now it’s gotten to the point where we’re looking at five and six megawatt turbines much bigger, much higher up capturing much more of the wind and transferring that energy into electricity. The great part is that it’s clean, it’s green, the wind blows, and it has free electricity. So you build the infrastructure, and just like the hydro power, build the infrastructure, now the wind blows, and you have free electricity. The cons on the other side is that some people don’t like to look at it. And I get it. I mean, you know, everybody’s artistic. Artistic tastes are a little bit different. I happen to like Picasso, you might like Rembrandt, or some more realistic kind of folks. So I get that. But the funniest part to me is that when you take a look, and you really look around our society, and you go out and you look on your street, you see all those wires going down that road, your electric wires and your cable wires and your phone wires, and you go and you’re driving around and you see those big transmission wires that are there from the power plant that’s just over the hill, but you don’t see. That’s kind of like what happens with wind is that people who haven’t seen it, in their view shed are concerned about now seeing it, but the funniest part is that once it’s there, people kind of like, Oh, never even really, I didn’t even then I forgot it was even there because it’s not becomes unobtrusive.
Mario Fachini [13:27]
You just tune it out.
Ron Kamen [13:30]
Yeah, basically, it just becomes part of the background, so humans are kind of funny that way, we’re very slow to change. But then when the change happens, we accepted I mean just like, we all have these little multimillion dollar supercomputers in our pockets now that our kids have that cost a couple 100 bucks, but 10 years ago, they would fill a whole office room with mancs of computer and costs millions of dollars. And it wasn’t that long ago that we now have more power in our pocket than what took our Apollo spacecraft to the moon, right. And it’s a couple 100 bucks compared to all the computer power that was on the whole planet not too long ago. So change happens or technology evolves, humans are really good eventually at accepting it. And that’s really I see that the biggest challenge with wind is people just overcoming their initial shock about something going to be different. Realizing that our energy’s got to come from somewhere, and if it’s clean, and it’s green, and it’s going to keep getting cheaper, because again, once you build the infrastructure, that’s it, the wind blows, the water flows, the sun shines, and that’s it free energy, so all you gotta do is maintain the infrastructure so it becomes more and more cost effective over time.
Mario Fachini [14:51]
And with the wind, I see it working better, less but specifically for the US in the great plains states, the Midwest. California’s got water round at Washington, Michigan definitely does Great Lakes. But not everyone has that water around them in abundance enough with enough speed and all of that where hydro might be viable, however wind best I know, that’s air everywhere. Otherwise you have a real problem?
Ron Kamen [15:19]
Yeah, I mean, so when there’s a little bit fickle, and you’re right, more than waterpower, there’s a little more opportunity, there’s definitely significantly more opportunity there. But it’s not everywhere, either. So in New York State, for instance, or in other parts of the state, if you have any other parts of the country, wherever you are, unless you’re right on the top of a mountain, you have to really be really careful about how the wind is moving. And you really have to do detailed studies to make sure of prevailing winds because the wind shifts right all the time. So you want to make sure that wherever you’re citing this turbine, you have mapped the wind resource effectively year round, because the wind shifts year round. And if you’re making one assumption, you might not get as much out of that wind turbine as you would expect, because there’s some trees or there’s another kind of shift. So there’s always a need for wind with pretty detailed studies to make sure that it’s going to be cost effective and work the way you think it is in that particular specific location.
Mario Fachini [16:22]
Now, I never researched this, but can you pivot them? Can you like remote control, say, let’s turn it 10 degrees, because it’s coming this way, or they
Ron Kamen [16:31]
Smart machines, man, so they do all that internally now with their own computers. And they leave and pivot themselves to shut down if the wind becomes too high, and it’s going to create too much pressure and break the turbines. So they’re smart machines, you know, as you’re buying have heard, you know, Texas has been having a problem with their wind turbines during this polar vortex down there. And there’s a bunch of issues related to it. But the basic issue is that the wind turbines that they did, instead of investing in antifreeze types, like they do in Antarctica, wind turbines work in Antarctica. They could have worked in Texas today. But their owners didn’t invest in the antifreeze technology that would have kept them rolling. So that’s a longer story about regulation and competitiveness down in Texas and a whole host of things. But just to let folks know, the technology is proven it works everywhere in the world. And it can work in cold climates, and it would have worked in Texas, if they had just taken that next step they were urged to do about 12 years ago, when a previous polar vortex hit Texas, they would have done the right thing that would be wind electricity today. And they did the same thing unfortunately, with the gas and the oil plants, the major part of Texas that they had relied on to produce was not from wind this time of year, it was from the fossil fuel plants and those plants froze again, because they didn’t invest in the antifreeze technology that would have safeguarded it because they didn’t think it was Texas, who’s gonna freeze down in Texas, there’s no such thing as climate changing. The climate is not changing. Everything’s fine. They’ll never be freezing temperatures in Texas. Yeah, sorry.
Mario Fachini [18:19]
Well, I appreciate you. givin us that insight, because I was actually very curious about that. Because I know that technologies are good, and there’s a lot of good coming from them. But yeah, even the solar panels, they can ice up at night, I personally was just thinking, I think I was cooking something it’s usually when I’m coming up with ideas. But I was like, can’t they just add a heater or something? I mean, the whole structures are metal, I mean, the cars have them, How hard would it be? They’re generating electricity anyway, how hard is… so I want to ask, what is the antifreeze? Do they literally have liquid running through it like in the car? Or is there some sort of a heater mechanism or a combo of both?
Ron Kamen [19:00]
It can be a combo of both. So both are a little different materials, it’s a little different fluids inside, but then it’s also a little bit of electric heat going on that just keeps less than 10 channel that and make sure that they got the frost built into the actual mechanism of it. So yep it’s just…
Mario Fachini [19:21]
Same thing with airplanes five minutes behind, we got to defrost the plane, they don’t have a problem put those things in the sky, even when there’s ice hanging off of it
Ron Kamen [19:29]
You go up 30,000 feet, man, it’s cold,So yeah, it’s a funny thing. So and again, if you take a look, you’ll see the technology works in Antarctica. So it’s not a technology issue and part of it is really the way that Texas electricity markets work. And it was really, one of those things where you build the cheapest thing possible. Alright, well, low bid is not necessarily the best option in the long term, it’ll get you some short term gains, but over the long haul, we really want to build value and look at the long term.
Mario Fachini [20:01]
Yeah, I’ve used that similar example for years in business, because I go, you may have gotten a good price, but you did not get the best value.
Ron Kamen [20:10]
Mario Fachini [20:12]
And there’s a big difference from I mean that alone, like you said, okay, cool. You saved a little bit. But yeah, I stove over when it was needed most. So that’s not good. Now, what about geothermal because this is interesting to me, because I gotta be honest, I know about volcanoes and I love dinosaurs. And the only time I’m thinking of geothermal is from games years ago, when it was like you have to build a civilization on a distant planet. And it was cool, because I remember thinking, and I’m going back, jeez, 10, 20, 25, 30 years. And I’m just like, why don’t we do that? Now there’s all this heat in the ground? Why don’t we tap it? I didn’t know it was only four or five feet. And I really thought you needed to be by a volcano or something like producing tons of heat. But you’re saying you go six feet down. And it’s going to be warm enough to start helping you.
Ron Kamen [21:06]
Yeah. And here’s a couple of very interesting things…
Mario Fachini [21:10]
I gotta be honest, I won’t go dig a hole in my backyard right now. It’s right to a battery pack with a solar panel.
Ron Kamen [21:16]
It’s that the battery is heating. So it’s a little bit different. And that’s where people do get a little confused. But now the heating and cooling are right, not creating electricity. So the geothermal to create electricity, it is drilling down into the magma. And obviously, in Hawaii and California and elsewhere, you don’t have to go that far down to get that magma. And then that creates the steam that spins a turbine that creates electricity. But for you and me, and for most people in the world, especially most people in this country, geothermal is really a heating and cooling technology, because you think about it. So here’s the way your technology works, you drill down four or five, six feet. And if you have a lot of land, you could do it in a field, or you can drill straight down 500 feet in New York is where you can go without any additional permits. So you just go down 500 feet, you send a fluid down, the fluid goes down now in a closed loop. And that’s where technology has really evolved this closed loop.
Mario Fachini [22:11]
Cooling system, like on a wave runner.
Ron Kamen [22:13]
Right. And what happens is down, you send it down, it comes back up now it’s got 50 degrees, and now you start to heat or cool from 50 degrees, right. So if you’re cooling, hey, you already got 50 degrees, you’re just blowing a fan, some air across a coil and now you’re cooling a place, it’s 50 degrees to start with. Pretty nice. During the summer, you got 50 degrees that you started with, it’s great. Or if you’re starting to heat, instead of heating from whatever the temperature is outside of my house this morning was like 20 degrees where and on the way it is in Detroit, but it’s probably a little cooler than today, if I’m not mistaken.
Mario Fachini [22:46]
It’s actually in the 40s. But it was like negative nine the other day.
Ron Kamen [22:51]
Great, right? So okay. 40s Yeah, exactly. So the fluctuations of temperature. And, and that’s the whole thing. It’s really crazy. But here’s a couple of statistics: one, north of you, and it’s actually north east of you, I guess, is Toronto, right. So in Toronto, all the high rises now are using geothermal. And the fact is that you can drill down in Toronto or anywhere else in this part of the world. And if you drill down and you send that fluid down, and you bring the fluid back up that temperature with heat pumps, and I’ll talk about general heat pumps in a second, but the temperature of that ground, in a heat pump function can support all the heating, all the cooling, and hold the hot water, up to 30 stories just under the footprint of your building. So in Toronto, there are third parties that will drill your wells, they’ll put it in those geothermal wells, they’ll put it in with their capital, and then they’ll just sell you that energy over time for that heating and cooling over time, because they’ll make a little bit of profit on it. But you’ll have the cheapest source of heating, cooling and Air Conditioning that anyone can have. And when you take a look at efficiencies, here’s how the efficiencies work. Anything that burns any fossil fuel that burns on oil, coal gas, propane is something less than 100% efficient, right? Bring the burn up to efficiency. The maximum is 100% efficiency you can get with any burning technology, any fossil fuel technologies. If you have really efficient gas technologies, they’ll talk about a 99% efficient furnace and a boiler, great, wonderful. It’s always less than 100%. When you go to an air source heat pump and you know what an air source heat pump is you do but you don’t realize.
Mario Fachini [24:42]
Ron Kamen [24:43]
Mario Fachini [24:44]
Oh a fan.
Ron Kamen [24:45]
It’s close, close, close.
Mario Fachini [24:48]
Something with steam.
Ron Kamen [24:50]
That could be but the most common that we all have is a refrigerator. A refrigerator is a heat pump.
Mario Fachini [24:59]
I think more like an air conditioner, though. But your right.
Ron Kamen [25:01]
Air conditioner is another form of heat pump. There you go, but not everybody. This is almost everybody, but not everybody. But that’s right. Those are two forms of heat pumps.
Mario Fachini [25:06]
They sucking up the heat and replace it.
Ron Kamen [25:12]
Compressors and expands a gas and then takes the heat out of a space and lets it go into the air. Right. And in the air…
Mario Fachini [25:21]
Good old fashioned, rj 45, I think.
Ron Kamen [25:24]
Well there’s different types of refrigerants. And that’s something to keep an eye on. So definitely want to keep an eye on which refrigerant you’re using, and that technology has been evolving, too. But an air conditioner is an air source heat pump, except the only difference between a full air source heat pump and an air conditioner is that in the winter, the valves have switched. And instead of dumping heat in the outside, it grabs the heat from outside and brings it inside your building. And actually technologies have advanced. So now cold climate heat pumps can take heat effectively out of the air, even down to minus 15. So that’s an air source heat pump.
Mario Fachini [26:04]
What heat is left in the air at negative 15?
Ron Kamen [26:07]
It’s still a lot of heat, if there wasn’t a lot of heat. Yeah, you got to think about this right? Without the sun. I mean, it’s just really incredible, right? So without the sun, you know how cold this place would be? Right? I mean, take a look at it.
Mario Fachini [26:18]
Probably, negative 100 Kelvin.
Ron Kamen [26:20]
200 right it’s like, so yeah, so even if minus 15, even though we don’t realize it, there’s still a lot of energy and a lot of heat around. And you can actually grab that heat with modern technology now, grab that heat and use it to heat and cool and provide hot water for your spaces. So that’s really incredible. But the most incredible piece is if you go down on the ground with geothermal, you bring that 15 degrees temperature up, and then you use a heat pump on it. That’s the most efficient form of heating, cooling and hot water on the planet. So when you look at efficiencies, fossil fuels less than 100%, air source heat pumps, usually between two and 300% efficient, because every unit of electricity put in because you’re sucking that heat out of the air and really moving it around, you’re getting twice or three times the energy out of the electricity you’re putting into it. But when you’re looking at ground source heat pumps with geothermal heat pumps, we’re doing four or 500%, or more efficiency. So every unit of electricity we put in, we’re getting more out of it, because now you’re using that earth constant energy temperature of 50 degrees to then heat or cool, more effectively and efficiently.
Mario Fachini [27:28]
So yeah, you’re trying to go up to 60, or down to 40. You’re saying either way, you’re still starting at 50. And you only have to make up the delta of 10 degrees either way, instead of dropping, like when it’s 104 here, and you’re trying to get it to 72 you’re maxing out those air conditioners.
Ron Kamen [27:44]
Exactly. And if you’re starting with 50 degrees, man, you got it?
Mario Fachini [27:49]
Well, I gotta be honest, I’m a little irritated now. Cuz I’m like, Why don’t they make air conditioners that have heat pumps that we can just reverse them in the winter? One, do they have them and two, how do I get one because I know mine is…
Ron Kamen [28:01]
They do pretty much every air conditioner manufacturer has a heat pump option or heat pump division or heat pump models. So just take a look around, you can absolutely get it and I always tell everybody, if you’re going with an air conditioner, look at the heat pump, it’s not that much more money, usually you can get a utility incentive on it depending upon where in the country you are, there’s a federal tax credit that you can get on it more of a tax credit. Actually, if you do geothermal, that’s 26%. But air source heat pumps qualify for a little less, but you can get a tax credit on it, you get a utility incentive on it. Now you can heat and cool. And you can either use it as a supplemental piece if your heating system is good, or in many cases, you can just switch out your whole heating and cooling and hot water system put in these heat pumps and you’re golden and you’re saving a pile of money.
Mario Fachini [28:52]
Well, I really appreciate all these experts of authority insights, and I see a lot of applications personally. And you got me thinking like well, why don’t I have a heat pump? And two, how can we drill a geothermal well, because that just for no other reason just sounds cool. To be honest, I’m also thinking, well, one, can you drill on your own property for geothermal? Or does it need to be a business application? Like you said, the third party?
Ron Kamen [29:17]
No, lots of people have it. across the country. There’s hundreds of 1000s of people that got geothermal systems. And they’re becoming more and more prevalent as time goes along, because the costs have come down. The technology has improved. The installation practices have improved. There’s some incentives to help make it happen. both federal and local with utilities. So yeah, now…
Mario Fachini [29:35]
Those sounds kind of good.
Ron Kamen [29:38]
Mario Fachini [29:38]
New project coming up.
Ron Kamen [29:39]
Yeah, absolutely. So, actually one of my clients is a climate master and I highly recommend you take a look at them. They have local installers all across the country and a national installer base. They’re a high quality American manufacturer, and they have tremendous expertise and they can help you leverage all the incentives and hey, get a free estimate. I mean, just have someone come into your house, get a free estimate. What’s gonna hurt, right? And then you could decide, but I’ll tell you, when you take a look at it, you’re looking at energy savings up to 70% depending on your country and what your existing situation is, and if you have duck working a half, so central air, it’s easier, you don’t have duct work and you have to put in duct work because of the way the systems work. But there’s a lot of options and it’s amazing Mario, that most folks don’t know about yet, but they’re gonna get there little by little we are getting there.
Mario Fachini [30:26]
Yeah, and I know a lot of people think the solar panels are just big giant banks where you need all this field and everything. And I remember years ago, when I learned and heard about the battery packs is like, well, this is a no brainer. And then they’re making the shingles for your roof that are now incorporated with them. I’m like your whole freakin roof. I mean, because I get that you for the aesthetic, especially in the neighborhood versus commercial. Okay, commercial building, you put the big fans on top, no one sees them really anyway, unless you’re doing a Google Earth photo or whatever. But residential, okay, you want it to look good, but now they’re looking good. So I have a few questions. And one of them is, do you think we’ll ever get to the point where all of these are totally replacing fossil fuels? 100%? Or do you think there will always be even five or 10? Maybe 1%? Do you think there will always be some dependence just as a backup? And just minimize that?
Ron Kamen [31:29]
Great question. I think that systematically, we’re going to get close to total overhaul for all our electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation. I think the biggest sector where we’re going to have the largest challenge is going to be heavy duty transportation. But even there, we’re seeing technology evolution. So it used to be, a few years ago, Tesla was the only one with an electric vehicle, right and gotta give Tesla credit, they absolutely have transformed the electric vehicle market. But now every single automobile manufacturer is investing in electric vehicles, Ford has a $10 billion investment. GM has the the dare, I think it’s 10 or more billion dollars investment, every manufacturer, whether you’re on the top end with Porsche, or Mercedes or BMW, or you come on down to the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy bolts, and everything in between has electric vehicle models that are out there. The challenge becomes when you’re doing heavier stuff, but even in heavier stuff, New York City this way…
Mario Fachini [32:31]
Ron Kamen [32:32]
Yeah, it’s semi trucks and garbage trucks, right,which have a lot of power that they need to move all that garbage, etc. So those kinds of heavy hauling trucks, and then you have aviation, right. And that’s another level beyond when you have these jets, right that are taking off in that amount of power. But even in those areas, you start to see it’s amazing to me seeing garbage trucks, electric garbage trucks, you saw a Tesla came out with their long haul truck that they are announcing that they have, but they’re not the only ones. There are many manufacturers that have them. electric buses, actually China, again, leading the world in electric vehicles, with cars and trucks and buses. And in California, they have a joint venture going in California with a Chinese company that’s having the buses, the electric buses that move people around Los Angeles. So these technologies are almost here. They have a ways to go. And I think it’s gonna be interesting to see the evolution but in my neck of the woods in New York, there’s a pilot project going on with school buses. So think about school buses, right. So let’s say you wanted to have an electric school bus. An electric school bus is really a battery on wheels, right? It’s a massive battery. It’s almost a megawatt of power in the school buses. But school buses most of the time, they’re just sitting around right to move the kids in the morning and move the kids in the afternoon. And during the summer, mostly they’re just sitting around. So Con Edison, one of the largest utilities in the country in New York has a pilot project going on with five school buses in the White Plains School District. And what they’re doing is during the day, they move the kids around during the school season, as much as they can be moved around in COVID times but anyway, we’ll get to that in a little bit. But they moved kids around on a call on the singing bus because the buses were so quiet, they had to play music because they couldn’t hear the buses coming. So they call them the singing buses because they play songs to let the kids know they come and kind of like the Carvel ice cream truck if you remember those, but those buses then when they’re off duty, they’re taking electricity off the grid at night, which in New York, we have a lot of excess electricity at night. We use most of it during the day to heat and cool and provide lighting on office buildings, etc. So I take the cheap electricity when there’s a lot of spare electricity off the grid at night, they charge up the buses. And then during the summers, they use those buses as batteries to discharge into the electric grid when the grid needs it. That means that the grid gets support when we most need electricity. That’s the most expensive electricity. So it also winds up being a source of revenue to the schools for the vehicles. And one of the fascinating things I think the next evolution that’s coming is that when I have a couple of electric cars, one of them is in Nissan LEAF. Nissan LEAF right now is the only car in the US that has two way charging and discharging capability. But every Nissan LEAF that’s in the US that entire fleet can plug into your house and needs a software and hardware adapter that’s coming out this summer. But if you have that software and hardware adapter, you can actually run your house off of the Nissan LEAF. And every electric vehicle is going to do that. The Nissan LEAF right now can run an average family’s house for three to five days as a backup power source.
Mario Fachini [35:51]
Well, that’s interesting, right? And then the car makes its own energy while it’s driving.
Ron Kamen [35:58]
It doesn’t make energy while it’s driving, it does capture energy when you’re going down a hill it’s got a regenerative brake on it doesn’t create it yet.
Mario Fachini [36:06]
Like the alternator does, but it does capture it. So
Ron Kamen [36:09]
Yeah, we can recapture. Right. But the other interesting thing that most people don’t know about electric vehicles is when you think about how far you go and what the average person goes in a day. 98% of Americans’ trips are less than 50 miles, right? So I don’t know how far you drive on an average day but most people.
Mario Fachini [36:27]
That’s about 10 times longer than I was even gonna think because I’m like, I used to joke with people I could go to the grocery store in church. And the reality is, grocery stores are such an inconvenience. I’ve been using the delivery systems for a couple years. I’m like, where is it now that my friend’s house is a few streets over something for whatever.
Ron Kamen [36:53]
It’s a really great point. So just two quick points, one point on a side tangent for a second. You know, who invested in 100,000 electric vans to provide delivery services to your house and everybody else’s home and properties around 100,000 Electric vans.
Mario Fachini [37:12]
I feel like I know the answer. And I saw the headline. I like Dolly Parton.
Ron Kamen [37:18]
No, it’s this little company called Amazon.
Mario Fachini [37:22]
That was my second guest. I was like it’s one of these two.
Ron Kamen [37:24]
I know you had it in the back of your mind. It was just…
Mario Fachini [37:26]
She did something else that was pretty epic, I think was with books or something but…
Ron Kamen [37:30]
100,000 rivian electric fans, so the electric fan market is coming and part of it is being driven by folks like Amazon who are ordering 100,000 at a time. But in terms of our situation today we are just homeowners and you know not everybody has a home. Some people live in multifamily buildings in apartment buildings and they rent different situations for different people. But if you’re a single family homeowner, and you have one car, two cars, you know most people have two cars. Most families have whatever common cause, but 98% of our trips are less than 50 miles, which means that you can take a Chevy Bolt and Nissan LEAF or a number of other electric vehicles relatively inexpensive on the market today and plug it into a regular wall socket overnight. That’s it just right into a regular socket in your garage. And that’ll give you enough power overnight to go 200 miles in a day. So for 98% of our trips, we can just plug it into an electric vehicle into a regular wall socket. And we don’t have to think about a charging station or ever go to a gas station again, because it’s just coming out of our house at night. And using electricity to move us around is a half to two thirds cheaper per mile in fuel. Plus you get maintenance savings, no oil changes, no transmission fluids, and instead of 2000 moving parts, which is what is an internal combustion engine, you got about 20. So less maintenance. So when all these fleets are now looking at what they are doing and where they go and municipal fleets in particular. So New York City did a study and they found that by far, the least total cost of ownership was an electric vehicle. Take a look. Think about it. There’s tax credits right now on most electric vehicles that write down the cost of your electric vehicle with an immediate tax credit. There are utility incentives in many parts of the country where the utilities will help you or the state and the government will help you. And when you take a look at the cost of ownership first on capital costs, your capital costs with the incentives that are out there can be less than a comparable internal combustion engine. But when you look at the total cost of ownership of your fuel and maintenance, oil, transmission fluids, etc. Dramatically cheaper and more convenient, and no fossil fuels and no worries about carbon monoxide killing you or your family if somebody leaves the thing running or whatever else because it’s all solid state technology.
Mario Fachini [39:56]
Well that’s really inspiring because I like looking into stuff and stay cutting edge with all areas of my life. But I did not know all those details. And I think it’s impressive, not just from a residential standpoint, but like talking about the fleet’s. You know, how can you increase the profit of your business? How can you not only save the money, but when you have less repairs, less maintenance, less upkeep, that’s just less of a headache to begin with, not to mention the profits. And the other thing I’m hearing is I want to ask about retrofits versus new construction. Because if you have a home that’s 10, 20, 30, whatever years old versus hey, I’m building a new one. I mean, it sounds like a no brainer on new construction. But how hard is it to retrofit existing ones? Would you say?
Ron Kamen [40:43]
So it varies across the board. Everybody’s home, and everybody’s business is a little bit different. So no doubt about it. But absolutely. First off, if you’re in new construction, it is a no-brainer, you should be putting solar on your roof to power up all your electricity, use that solar electricity to also provide heating and cooling and air conditioning by drilling holes under the footprint of your building. If you don’t have much space around your building, just drill under the footprint. And if you’re less than 25 storeys, you’re in the money with heating and cooling, and being able to support all your heating, cooling and hot water up to 25 storeys with the holes right under your footprint of the building. And then you just have that solar also supply your electricity for your electric vehicles, and not too far distant future this summer with a Nissan LEAF, but also later this year with a bunch of other vehicles, you’ll be able to use those vehicles as your mobile battery source and use that as backup generation. So when the grid goes down, you just basically power up your cars and use that vehicle as a backup power source for a new construction. Really, it is a no brainer. It’s amazing that we haven’t caught on yet. And we need to and I think we are starting to get there. But the more people find out the more they realize, wow, yeah, it is a no brainer. I could save so much money and I look at a 20 or 30 year mortgage and investment in my property. Why wouldn’t I want to have free electricity, heating, cooling, and my car paid for by the solar panels that I put into a 30 year mortgage? I look at the cash flows. It’s like, wow, incredible return on investment. So yeah, no construction totally. On a retrofit basis, you really got to start with where you’re at. And one of the things just FYI, on a commercial basis for any of your listeners, we have a partnership program for folks who do referrals to commercial properties that have more than 20,000 square feet, where we can come in, take a look at what’s going on, and figure out ways of putting together some of these clean energy packages and structure clean energy transformations, whether it’s efficiency, or solar, or key pumps, or electrification of their fleets. And the people who give us the referrals as a partner, they get a substantial commission of 20% of what we make, actually, which is not a bad commission, and it winds up being 1000s of dollars on even a relatively small project of 20,000 square feet. So on a commercial basis, maybe keep that in mind for yourself and your listeners. But on a home basis. Look, it depends on how tight your home was built with how old it was to begin with what’s in there to start with, you always want to tighten it up with efficiency with insulation in your attic and tighten up your windows. So you’re not leaking, heating and cooling out. And then you take a look at Okay, what’s your heating system? How old is it? When are you going to replace it? What are you using if you’re using oil today, oil or propane? Absolutely geothermal or air source heat pumps are very cost effective. And you can structure your financing so that you save money from day one. So that retrofit is pretty simple. You look at electric vehicles, again, take a look at whatever electric vehicle you’re using, how many miles you traveling, how much you’re paying for gasoline, compare that to your cost of electricity, realize it’s so much more efficient, because it’s all torque and those electric motors, so you’re getting the same distance per mile, the same distance with much less energy, a third to two thirds less energy than gasoline. And it’s so much cheaper to take a look at your total cost. And you could save money there too. So that retrofit is relatively easy. If you want to put solar, solar is somewhat dependent upon how much sun you have, how much roof space you have, you have to replace your roof, if it’s going to be replaced, you should do that sooner than later. By pretty much you know, again, solar is working in Antarctica, as well as everywhere else in the world, right. So you can make things work depending upon where you are. And it just depends if you’re in a really cheap utility territory. So I’m in New York, our utility rates, Detroit is pretty high. You know, the coders are almost nothing. So depending upon where you are and the costs that you’re currently paying, you may or may not be able to make a good solid economic deal out of it. But again, with new construction, it’s really a no brainer. With retrofits you got to take a look and just do the work, do the analysis to really figure it out.
Mario Fachini [44:57]
Wow, well, I appreciate all the info. And I want to ask one last thing before we go to thank our sponsor, it’s with the wind turbines. Are those only available with a big amount of space? Or do they have any, like the size of a satellite dish you could throw on your roof.
Ron Kamen [45:14]
So the more distributed wind turbines are there, they’re becoming more and more cost effective and opportunistic. So there are opportunities to do smaller ones. But again, you should really do a wind study to make sure that you have enough wind wherever you’re thinking of putting in, because, unfortunately, a lot of people did some kind of mid sized ones a few years back, and they wound up with a very expensive lawn ornament that was supposed to produce electricity. It didn’t me like I have a little make believe wind turbine, it doesn’t produce any energy, but I love looking at it because I like those wind ornaments, right? So that’s fine, if that’s what you want. But if you want to produce energy, make sure you get a study done and really figure it out. And if folks want to contact me, I decide okay to list the website that they can go to.
Mario Fachini [46:00]
Absolutely. I was gonna ask you when in the second half anyway, please,
Ron Kamen [46:03]
Oh, we’re not in the second half yet. I’m sorry. Oh, wait, sorry about that didn’t mean to jump in.
Mario Fachini [46:07]
Go for it.
Ron Kamen [46:09]
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Mario Fachini [46:22]
Ron Kamen [46:23]
Great. We slash Mario. And if you go to awesomeearthkind.com/Mario, there’ll be some free energy saving tips, there’ll be the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes for a free LED, very high efficient light fixture. And then there’s also this referral program. So if you know somebody who’s got 20,000 square foot of space, a building owner, and you happen to refer us and we get a job out of it, then you’ll get a commission on that as well. And we’re also setting in place a training program for people, this is now a $7 trillion industry energy across the world, there’s going to be somewhere, estimates go from $20 trillion worth of investment to $100 trillion worth of investment across the world, as the world now comes to make this transition to these clean energy technologies. It’s a massively growing fast growing field, again, three times as many Americans already employed in clean energy than the fossil fuel industry. And if people want to get into the business as a clean energy consultant, we have a program that was starting in May, that you can find out about and if you’re interested, hop on a free web class that will tell you all about it. And if you want to become a clean energy consultant will then work with you, train you and give you a program that you can take out and earn some money while you’re doing it.
Mario Fachini [47:38]
Excellent. Well, that all sounds good. And I’m excited to see where this is going. And it actually leads us right into this. This is the Wheel of Whatever. We’re gonna see what you get whenever it’s spinning like a turbine.
Ron Kamen [47:56]
It’s great, man. I love it. It’s psychedelic.
Mario Fachini [47:59]
Do you want yellow or black?
Ron Kamen [48:04]
Mario Fachini [48:06]
And questions are, as you can see all listed there.
Ron Kamen [48:11]
Uh huh. Let’s get to later I got one in one or do I only just got one? I’ll take the sun yellow one for today.
Mario Fachini [48:19]
That’s there we go yellow. Oh, look at that. It just happened to land right where you want it?
Ron Kamen [48:23]
There you go. Perfect.
Mario Fachini [48:24]
So I have a question for you. And it’s where do you see this going in the next 50 years? Great. Globally, globally.
Ron Kamen [48:35]
Look, a whole world. The whole world is moving in this direction. And I’m a science based person, right? So I’m science and economics. That’s my kind of forte, I had an accounting background, a financial background, I did their undergraduate, I moved into System Science on my graduate degree. So I look at things from an economic perspective, and from a science perspective. And from both perspectives, there is no doubt that the world is moving to clean energy. And if you add in the political piece, it’s absolutely the whole world signed up four years ago in the Paris treaty to make the whole transition. So it’s happening politically, it’s happening economically, it’s happening environmentally and scientifically. And it’s happening, you know, what’s really driving economics. And the fascinating part, again, is that the economics have gotten to the point where all these technologies are much better financially than their prior fossil fuel alternatives. And so when you look at economics, you know, it’s one thing to want to be clean and green. That’s all great. I love it. I think people should do it, but you can’t pay extra for it. That’s not sustainable. The only way it becomes sustainable is when you’re saving money doing it. And when people save money doing stuff, or they’re making money doing it. That’s when everyone wants to do it. And that’s exactly where we are Mario. Everyone is realizing now that in almost every situation, you can structure deals that save you money. And so who wouldn’t want to do that? Right? I mean, it’s like, it’s cleaner, it’s healthier. It’s more efficient. It’s making money saving money. So hey, you know, it’s good all the way around. And oh, by the way, maybe we have a clean air future and possibilities of civilization surviving for our children and grandchildren. So nice added benefit, but you know what, we’re gonna do it because economically, people, that’s what drives people to raise the economy.
Mario Fachini [50:29]
Well, excellent. And that is inspiring. So thank you for that. We’re going to thank our sponsor, and come back for the Imperfect Action Round.
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Mario Fachini [52:08]
And we are back with the Imperfect Action Round. Ron, are you ready to take Imperfect Action?
Ron Kamen [52:15]
It’s there any other time?
Mario Fachini [52:17]
I love that answer. So these are 60 seconds or less answers. The first one is what is the fastest path to the cash?
Ron Kamen [52:29]
So the cheapest form of energy is the one that we don’t use. So energy efficiency is always the best place to start. And whether it’s an LED light bulb, we’re looking at the difference between an incandescent which is 100 watts versus an LED which produces the same amount of light, but only uses 20 watts or less. So you get an 80 to 90% reduction. Efficiency is always the fastest, most effective form.
Mario Fachini [52:52]
Excellent. Number two, what is the biggest problem you see your prospects making and the fastest way for them to fix it?
Ron Kamen [53:00]
Biggest problem is unawareness and or reluctance to adopt change and to take a look at these technologies and realize that they could save money. So it’s just doing the same old, same old and the same way they’ve done it and not realizing that there are better ways out there that they can make a difference and save themselves a lot of money.
Mario Fachini [53:19]
Excellent. Number three, what is the best way to maximize customer lifetime value?
Ron Kamen [53:26]
So I like to take a holistic approach. And everyone’s a little bit different, right? So some places of business or some homes have more people, less people, bigger intensity on electricity, bigger intensity on lighting, or manufacturing or different processes, heating, cooling, other ones are more fleet oriented. So first, you really got to take a look. And everyone’s got to develop a customized program that meets their current situation. And what I always ask my customers first thing is, where are your pain points? How much are you spending on energy? How much are you spending specifically on electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation, and then take each of those and look at how you can get synergies at a brain technologies and financing and incentives together so that you maximize the value. So it’s really a custom analysis for every individual or every situation.
Mario Fachini [54:18]
Excellent. Well, I appreciate everything you’ve shared, I want to ask you just a couple more things. One of them is what books would you recommend to Expert Authority World that have made a difference in your life?
Ron Kamen [54:29]
One of the most recent one is that the future is faster than you think. And it’s an incredible book put out by a really wealthy and cutting edge. multi millionaire I’m not sure if he’s a billionaire just yet. But basically the future is faster than you think. And it’s about how all these technologies now have convergence. So it’s not just the clean energy technologies, although those are coming, but it’s also artificial intelligence. Instead what we’re doing with that, and it’s the convergence with advanced forms of transportation and events, technologies in all different fields and are now coming together to exponentially increase change, and how we’re going to see the world evolving. So the future is faster than you think. Peter Diamandis.
Mario Fachini [55:18]
Yes. Excellent, excellent recommendation. He is awesome. Where would you like people to learn more?
Ron Kamen [55:28]
So the best place for everyone is awesomeearthkind.com/Mario. If you want to find out and get some extra special incentives and bonuses, you can also look at my consulting company, which is just earthkindenergy.com, where I have a lot of my business case studies working with various different governments, nonprofits, some larger institutions like the World Bank, as well as some smaller, different businesses of all different sizes, nonprofits, schools, etc. So earthkindenergy.com if you’re just looking to find out who and why my consulting practice. But if you want to look at awesomeearthkind.com, you’ll hear a whole range of podcasts with some world renowned leaders in clean energy. And individual homeowners who are doing this from a solar perspective, or geothermal or an air source heating perspective or an electric vehicles perspective, you’ll hear a whole host of different clean energy insights that you might not have known before. And if you go to awesomeearthkind.com/Mario we’ll get some added little benefits and features of some clean energy tips and the opportunity to win an LED light fixture as well as the opportunity to do some, some commission based indoor learn how to have a clean energy business if you want to go into consulting.
Mario Fachini [56:48]
Excellent. Well, thank you for that. Thank you for all sharing all your expertise. It was incredible. Thank you again.
Ron Kamen [56:55]
Such a pleasure being here. Mario keeps up the awesome work, man. You’re fantastic. Really love the show. i love what you’re doing and thank you so much for the opportunity.
Mario Fachini [57:03]
Well, I appreciate it. The pleasure was mine, Expert Authority World. We have another great episode here today. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day. And God bless.
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