Climate & Community 3/13/24: Energy Literacy Crash Course

Host: Corey McVay
Description: Ever wondered what exactly a “kilowatt-hour” actually is? This week, Climate & Community offers the first of several energy literacy “crash courses”.  This episode focuses on key terms and ideas related to electric power (measured in kilowatts), electric energy (measured in kilowatt-hours), and electricity demand. These terms are all discussed in the wider context of the clean energy transition.
Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at