Energy transition is the fastest and most effective route to mitigating the urgent climate crisis. In the fall of 2021, the United Nations hosted 130 heads of state and high-level stakeholders to map out a plan to achieve accelerated energy transition goals by 2030.
As the UN agreement notes, “No two national energy transition pathways will be identical.” Energy transition is an ambitious but necessary undertaking that touches on the areas of economy, technology, environment, and culture.
To help you better understand all that energy transition encompasses, we’ve assembled a list of top energy transition podcasts that touch on a wide range of related topics, such as sustainable energy technology, policy news, economic impact, and global sustainability efforts.
Top Energy Transition Podcasts
1. The Energy Transition Show
Host: Chris Nelder
Publisher: XE Network
Energy expert and journalist Chris Nelder interviews leading minds from around the world who specialize in fields related to energy transition. The Energy Transition Show covers all sources of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, and emerging renewable technologies. You’ll also hear about the logistics and economics behind energy transition, including the latest news on policy, research, and industry events.
2. GreenBiz 350 Podcast
Hosts: Joel Makower and Heather Clancy
Joel Makower is the founder and owner of GreenBiz.com and has been a well-respected authority on sustainable business for over 30 years. Heather Clancy is an award-winning journalist focused on innovation and transformative technology as it relates to corporate climate action. Together they host the weekly GreenBiz 350 podcast, where they explore the organizations and individuals driving clean technology and sustainable businesses.
3. Insider's Guide to Energy Podcast
Hosts: Chris Sass and Johan Oberg
Publisher: Insider’s Guide to Energy
Energy experts Chris Sass and Johan Oberg lead a team of fellow energy enthusiasts to publish a weekly podcast offering insight into what’s happening now in energy transition. Through stories shared by industry experts and peers alike, this podcast explores the challenges energy transition poses to business, highlights energy innovations and disruptive technologies, and more.
4. Energy Transition Now Podcast
Host: David Linden
Publisher: Westwood Global Energy Group
Frequency: Limited Release Series
Westwood Head of Energy Transition David Linden holds a series of one-on-one conversations with industry stakeholders in the fields of energy transition and energy systems. These discussions cover a multitude of topics including what is driving the energy market, the opportunities and challenges posed by energy transition, energy supply chain, emerging technologies, and more.
5. Redefining Energy
Hosts: Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen
Publisher: Redefining Energy
Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen meet twice monthly to discuss and debate current events and topics at the intersection of energy and business, such as technology, finance, regulations, and more. Through his position as Co-Founder and Partner at Alexa Capital, Reid seeks to help businesses mobilize capital toward achieving their net-zero goals. Segalen is a franco-British clean energy investment banker. He is the founder and head of London-based Megawatt-X, an energy transition meta-platform.
6. Columbia Energy Exchange
Hosts: Jason Bordoff and Bill Loveless
Publisher: Columbia University’s SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
Jason Bordoff is one of the world’s leading energy and climate policy experts with credentials that range from prestigious positions in academia to National Security and National Economic Council positions within the Obama White House. Bill Loveless is a leading energy journalist who holds compelling conversations with key stakeholders in government and industry. Together these hosts lead in-depth conversations with international climate leaders, addressing what’s current in the fields of energy technology and international economics, as well as exploring the geopolitical implications of climate change.
7. The Interchange Recharged
Host: David Banmiller
Publisher: Wood Mackenzie
Global Head of Strategic Banking at Wood Mackenzie, David Banmiller goes deep with industry experts from the energy and tech industries, centering on innovations and solutions that will accelerate the transition to clean energy. These discussions often include policy and finance and their impact on energy innovation.
8. Energy in Transition
Hosts: Leslie Beyer and Dan Pickering
Publisher: Energy Workforce & Technology Council
Exploring the role of oil and gas in energy transition, hosts Leslie Beyer, CEO of Energy Workforce & Technology Council, and Dan Pickering, Founder of Pickering Energy Partners, connect with key figures in the energy services sector, discussing emerging technologies and the best way to create a lower-carbon future.
9. NTNU Energy Transition Podcast
Host: Dr. Julius Wesche
Produced by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and hosted by energy researcher Dr. Julius Wesche, this podcast strives to be a center of knowledge for those in Europe and beyond who are interested in what it takes to mitigate climate change through carbon neutrality.
10. Switched On
Host: Dana Perkins
BloombergNEF Head of EMEA Dana Perkins hosts weekly conversations about what’s driving energy transition around the globe. Joined by a different BloombergNEF analyst each week, Perkins leads discussions on topics ranging from commodity markets to new energy technologies. Guests share research and insights into the path to a more sustainable energy future.
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