Best Energy podcasts — Efficiency reports, emerging technologies (Updated May 2018; image)
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The Energy Gang
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The Energy Gang is a weekly digest on energy, cleantech and the environment produced by Greentech Media. The show features debate and discussion between energy futurist Jigar Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Editor-in-Chief Stephen Lacey. Join us as we delve into the technological, political and market forces driving energy and environmental issues.
 
Green Energy Futures tells the stories of green energy pioneers in Canada on the CKUA Radio Network in Alberta and at www.greenenergyfutures.ca
 
The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability? The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate. In each episode of ...
 
Columbia Energy Exchange features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. The program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world.
 
The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report covers major issues affecting the world oil market and provides an outlook for crude oil market developments for the coming year. The report provides a detailed analysis of key developments impacting oil market trends in world oil demand, supply as well as the oil market balance. The podcast also includes exclusive interviews with key OPEC officials and experts.
 
The Show Where Today’s Top Energy Experts Break Down Today’s Top Energy Issues
 
Oil and Gas IQ is the information based portal dedicated to providing the latest oil and gas intelligence We explore Oil and Gas industry developments and facilitate the continued learning of oil and gas professionals. We offer 100+ technical and strategic oil and gas conferences across Europe, Asia, the US and the Middle East. Every year we educate 5,000 strategic and practical
 
Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and columnist and energy markets expert David Leitch as they discuss the week's main events - politics, solar and storage.
 
Two seasoned energy writers follow the energy efficiency market, which is poised for major growth in North America. They provide news and analysis, and explain how businesses can make money by reducing their electricity use. Sign up for the free newsletter, Energy Efficiency Markets, by visiting www.energyefficiencymarkets.com
 
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Energy Cast
Monthly+
 
Finally...An Energy Podcast about Energy
 
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IOA Podcast Series
Monthly
 
The Energy Podcast Series is brought to you by the Institute of the Americas Energy Program, working to foster a deeper understanding of the most critical energy issues facing the Western Hemisphere.
 
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Inside Energy
Weekly
 
Inside Energy was a public media collaboration, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, that produced from 2014-2017. Our audio stories will help inform you of the tensions and tradeoffs in American energy issues. Don’t miss our podcast: http://insideenergy.org/podcast
 
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Local Energy Rules
Monthly
 
A conversation with people doing great community renewable energy projects and examining how energy policies help or hurt the development of clean, local power
 
Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens is the founder and CEO at BP Capital, an energy-focused investment firm. He’s made billions of dollars and isn’t timid about spreading it around. His philanthropy supports medical research, athletics, and academics.Never shy about expressing his beliefs, Pickens shares his unique, thoughtful and, often provocative, insights on energy and other topics right here on the T. Boone Pickens Channel.
 
Catch up on the latest news from the Energy and Renewable sector in the North-east and beyond in the Northsound Energy Week podcast, updated weekly by the Northsound News Team.
 
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What’s the optimal way to spend money raised by a carbon tax? How should climate play in Florida’s big toss-up Congressional race? What’s the best energy platform for gubernatorial candidates? This week: your questions answered. We got a bunch of queries from listeners about politics — so that’s the direction we’re headed. We'll discuss what th ...…
 
AEMO chief executive Audrey Zibelman on the summer review, plans for more storage and demand management, and managing the transition to a consumer focused and flexible grid.This interview was recorded following Zibelman’s address to the South Australian Chamber of Commerce and Mines and Energy at there fringes of the Australian Energy Storage c ...…
 
Western Australia has an opportunity to lead the world on micro-grid technology, with energy companies hailing solar and battery as the next revolution. We speak to Jessica Shaw, who is heading a parliamentary inquiry into micro-grids.
 
The list of controversial energy issues in Washington is a long one. But none may be as complicated to understand and difficult to resolve as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a U.S. mandate that gasoline and diesel fuel contain specified amounts of ethanol and other biofuels. In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless sit ...…
 
There’s a new phrase bouncing around energy circles: Electrify Everything. This week, we talk to Nate Adams, a home performance expert whose personal mission is to rip gas meters out of homes and move us closer toward full electrification. As he’s learned from experience, it’s not easy. The electrification of homes may be getting easier in Cali ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
CGEP hosted a book talk with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen, the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and CGEP Fellow, on his new book, Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition where he and co-author Michaël Aklin offer a comprehensive pol ...…
 
Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable, and sustainable. But getting everything right will not be easy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently completed its first ever analysis to comprehensively depict how digitalization is reshaping ...…
 
On a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to discuss key issues influencing the global energy sector. Dr. Birol previously served as Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics at IEA. He also spent the early part of h ...…
 
ERM Power CEO Jon Stretch on the NEG, "solar firming" contracts, his LGC strategy and the shift to renewables.
 
Billy Parish dropped out of college to pursue a career in climate activism. Today, he's the CEO of America's biggest rooftop solar loan company, Mosaic. In this edition of Watt It Takes, Powerhouse CEO Emily Kirsch interviews Parish about his transition from activist to executive. They'll talk about the many iterations of Mosaic, difficulties i ...…
 
CWP’s Andrew Dickson is working on a $20 billion wind and solar proposal for the Pilbara, and a remarkable solar taxi project in Africa.
 
On a special episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, Jason Bordoff and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, Dan Brouillette, discuss energy policy under the Trump Administration. This conversation took place in front of a live audience at the Center on Global Energy Policy's fifth annual Global Energy Summit in April. Deputy Secretar ...…
 
We all fall victim to myths. But when they're deeply tied to our belief systems, they can be nearly impossible to break. On this week's show, we're busting some of the most common myths in clean energy: No, storage doesn't necessarily increase emissions. It depends on how it's used. No, solar isn't just for rich Democrats. In California, Republ ...…
 
This podcast episode sponsored by West Monroe Partners, and brought to you by creative strategies. How do we think about change in the electric utility industry caused by distributed resources? Is it like telecom? Internet-based retail? Sam Uyeno, senior manager in West Monroe Partners’ energy and utilities practice, says that it may be more li ...…
 
In Victoria 200 dairy farms are being invited to join a “virtual” mini grid powered by blockchain technology and their own solar and storage. But what is blockchain? And what are the benefits?
 
U.S. oil production from shale will reach nearly 7 million barrels a day in May – roughly the same amount as the entire U.S. production of oil five years ago. Nearly half of this shale output will come from the Permian Basin, the stretch of shale in west Texas and southeast New Mexico. To understand how the shale revolution is impacting the U.S ...…
 
We discuss the critical role pipelines play in our energy mix with the Texas Pipeline Association. For pictures and additional info, visit http://www.energy-cast.com/35-tpa.html
 
Are we entering a new era of grid planning? In recent years, we've assumed that sweeping reforms are the best way to get distributed energy built. But in pockets of the country, a more localized approach to deploying these assets is taking hold – and it could be the sign of a much bigger shift to come. On this week's Energy Gang, we'll look at ...…
 
What can a town do to advance clean energy locally if it is fed up with its incumbent, investor-owned monopoly utility? In the latest episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, John Farrell, Director of ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative, interviews Andy Johnson and Joel Zook, community members and local energy leaders from Decorah Power, about ...…
 
States should be able to iron our the wrinkles in the technical parts of the NEG, but what to do with an emissions reduction target that is “useless and atrocious”.
 
Last week, in a move that took some by surprise, a leading designer and maker of solar products, SunPower, announced plans to buy SolarWorld Americas and its factory in Oregon, and build a domestic manufacturing presence. This move came after the Trump administration's decision earlier this year to impose a 30% tariff on most solar imports into ...…
 
SunPower couldn’t convince the Trump Administration to abandon tariffs on imported solar panels. So now it plans to buy one of the companies pushing tariffs in the first place. Yesterday, SunPower unveiled plans to acquire SolarWorld’s U.S. operations. Two months ago, CEO Tom Werner said SunPower was going to divest from America. But now he’s b ...…
 
Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What’s more, its potential is nearly limitless—every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in his new book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Save the Planet (MIT ...…
 
In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that he intends to have the United States leave the Paris climate accord, many American states, cities, and corporations declared: “We are still in.” Beyond the rhetoric, however, how strongly committed is America’s corporate sector to taking steps to reduce climate change? Can corporate actions on ...…
 
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics are just a few of the digital trends that are poised to disrupt the energy system in the coming decades. These developments have the potential to improve productivity, safety and sustainability, but they also raise important questions about privacy and security. To understand how ...…
 
We discuss the impact of tariffs on foreign solar panels, domestic power, and lobbying in the Trump era with SEIA. For pictures and additional info, visit http://www.energy-cast.com/34-seia.html
 
The National Energy Guarantee has been re-designed. What does this mean? Plus: Three interviews from last week’s smart energy conference.
 
Statoil is the largest operator of oil and gas rigs around the world. Consequently, the company's biggest low-carbon investments are offshore: floating wind farms and distributed carbon capture and storage. This week, we're talking to Stephen Bull, the VP in charge of Statoil's low-carbon business, about where he sees the most potential. We'll ...…
 
What can a small city do to advance clean energy locally, if its state commissioners and legislators are not willing to take their jobs regulating monopoly electric utilities seriously? John Farrell interviews Philip Stoddard, the pioneering, fourth-term mayor of South Miami, Florida, who has been sticking up to the state’s incumbent utility, i ...…
 
Energy efficiency is one important component in the larger playbook to reduce carbon emissions and ward off the damaging effects of climate change. It is also an essential element of a reliable and affordable energy system. On a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks with Kateri Callahan, the president of the Alliance ...…
 
Paul Denholm, from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, explains how storage is changing the game in the world’s biggest electricity grid.
 
After a multi-year decline, global carbon emissions are on the upswing. The International Energy Agency now says that emissions grew in 2017 -- caused by an increase oil, natural gas and coal demand. Nearly three-quarters of new energy demand across the globe was served by fossil fuels. At the same time, America saw another yearly drop in carbo ...…
 
ACT energy minister Shane Rattenbury on why the ACT won’t be bullied on the NEG; and why Monash Forum is last gasp for its battery storage rollout, and how the ACT’s 100% renewable target is costing little.
 
To address the threat of climate change and reduce carbon emissions, many business leaders, economists, and policymakers--including prominent Republicans--have pushed for a carbon tax in the United States. On a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Glenn Hubbard, the Dean of Columbia Business School, to unde ...…
 
We discuss a more efficient and safe nuclear fuel, as well as the future of waste and thorium with Lightbridge Corp. For pictures and additional info, visit http://www.energy-cast.com/33-lightbridge.html
 
Is having oil and gas development nearby bad for your health? In this story, we’re going to dig into what is known and what is unknown about these dangers and why those unknowns still exist, as more and more wells are drilled. We’re going to meet different people with different perspectives, who are all gathering data or studying it. They’re lo ...…
 
It’s been a bad couple of weeks for two of Silicon Valley’s top car companies. After a pedestrian was killed by one of Uber’s autonomous cars in Arizona, the company’s AV operations were suspended. Other driverless car companies are now weighing the consequences to the technology, and regulators are asking if we need to slow down real-world tes ...…
 
Why wind energy is considered the Mercedes of the energy market, and solar the iPhone. And the latest on the NEG.
 
A natural gas boom in the U.S. is changing the power sector in the country. It's credited with bringing down American carbon dioxide emissions more than any other factor. But, one difficult to control component of the natural gas industry threatens to undermine those gains. This audio special from Inside Energy explores the serious and persiste ...…
 
In the early 2000s, investors weren't very interested in SunEdison's business plan to finance solar with power purchase agreements. "No one wanted to hear about physical infrastructure," said Jigar Shah, who drafted the business plan and co-founded the company. It took until 2006 to raise venture capital. But soon after, PPA customers started r ...…
 
Host Bill Loveless speaks with Dan Whittle, the Senior Director of the Cuba Program at the Environmental Defense Fund. Bill and Dan were among some 90 individuals from the U.S. and Cuba who attended a recent conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida called “The Florida Straits: A Model for International Cooperation.” Among the topics Bill and Dan ...…
 
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