The Energy Podcast
How will the world meet growing energy demand while reducing carbon dioxide emissions? How will renewable energy evolve? Will batteries, hydrogen or even blockchain change our lives? The Energy Podcast sets out to explore the options and possible outcomes. Listen and subscribe in your preferred podcast player below.
Could the world ever be powered from waste? Growing crops for fuel instead of food remains controversial, but biofuel technology is advancing. What's the future when it comes to biofuels?
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Glenn Hurowitz, Mighty Earth; Leo Pontes, Raizen; Dr Jem Woods, Imperial College London; Matt Herman, National Biodiesel Board; Matthew Tipper, Shell.
It’s the backbone of global trade, but there’s a challenge when it comes to lowering carbon emissions. What will it take to get shipping in to shape?
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Knut Orbeck-Nilssen, DNV GL Maritime;Randy Chen, Wan Hai Lines; Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam; Tarek Helmi, Deloitte;Aoife O' Leary, Environmental Defense Fund; Karrie Trauth, Shell.
How will the world get to net-zero emissions? Who is responsible for meeting rising energy demand while tackling climate change? Is the energy industry part of the problem or the solution? The Energy Podcast hears from students in Australia putting some of the big questions to the energy experts.
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Georgie Barrat, technology journalist and debate host;Simon Holmes à Court, Climate and Energy College at Melbourne University;Dr Arunabha Ghosh, Council on Energy, Environment and Water;Claire O’ Neil, World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Maarten Wetselaar, Shell.
With lockdowns and remote working, transport is at a crossroads. Could COVID-19 accelerate a future green recovery? The Energy Podcast investigates.
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring James Taylor, Zipcar; Baroness Brown of Cambridge, UK Committee on Climate Change ; Nikos Tsafos, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mel Lane, New Motion; Roger Hunter, Shell.
800 million people around the world live without electricity. Why? And will COVID-19 make fixing it harder? The Energy Podcast investigates.
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Benjamin Lensiku, livestock herder, Kenya; Saswat Souray Panda, Convenor, India; Ned Tozun, d.Light; Kat Harrison, 60 Decibels; Ignacio de Calonje, International Finance Corporation, Marc van Gerven, Shell. Additional music by Oscar Kemboi.
Lockdowns are being lifted, energy demand is on the rise and countries are trying to kick start their economies. Many people are calling for lower-carbon energy to be front and centre of future economic plans. Could natural gas be part of the solution?
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Tim Gould, International Energy Agency; Erin Blanton, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Ben Ratner, Environmental Defense Fund; Claire Harris, Shell; Alex Steinberg, Edgar Grasse Hauliers.
90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years, and it is expected to increase five -fold over the next five years.
As information floods in, algorithms and AI become smarter. What does this mean for the world and energy? We put the burning questions to a panel of AI experts.
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Dan Jeavons, Shell; Langley Eide, Kespry; Dr Aldo Faisal, Imperial College; Tim O’Brien, Microsoft.
How has the pandemic changed life in China and the future of energy? And who are the people who kept life going under lockdown? The Energy Podcast takes a look at China in this special episode.
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Sheng Zhang, Shell China; Changhua Wu, Beijing Future Innovation Center; Xiaofang Ren, Shell China Retail worker; Yuan Zhang, Project Development Manager, Shell Hubei Energy Company.
Could Shell do more to tackle climate change? Why don't they stop producing oil and gas? And what are the challenges around the transition to lower-carbon energy? The Energy Podcast hears from students putting some of the big questions to one of Shell's most senior leaders and energy experts.
Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Maarten Wetselaar, Shell; Paulien Herder,Delft University of Technology; Dr Ozak Esu, engineer; Marco Visscher, writer and journalist and Jo Coleman, Shell.
Can conserving and planting trees help address climate change? And if so, to what effect? As Shell launches its nature-based solution programme in the UK, The Energy Podcast looks at the debate.
Presented by Kunal Dutta and Katharine Kerr. Featuring Nathalie Seddon, Oxford University; Duncan McLaren, Lancaster University; Sylvo Thijsen, Staatsbosbeheer & Alex Nevill, Shell.
Could Shell do more when it comes to tackling climate change? Why doesn't the company simply stop producing oil and gas? And is there enough understanding of the challenges of a transition to lower-carbon energy? The Energy Podcast puts some of the big questions to one of Shell's most senior leaders.
Presented by Kunal Dutta. With Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas & New Energies Director at Shell (pictured).
Blockchain: has the hype peaked?
It was once hailed as the technology that would change everything. From banking to shipping, retail and, of course, energy. But has the hype surrounding Blockchain now peaked? If so, what is left? Could Blockchain change the energy industry? And, before we even get there, what on earth is it?
Presented by Kunal Dutta. Featuring JoJo Hubbard, Electron (pictured); Scott Kessler, LO3 Energy; David Gerard, author Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain & Judith Durkin, Shell.
It has been billed as hugely important in the fight against climate change. But what exactly is carbon capture and storage? How can it help meet the Paris Agreement goals? And why are there fewer than 30 working projects around the world?
Presented by Kunal Dutta. Featuring Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh (UK); Simon Holmes à Court, Melbourne University (Australia); Anne Halladay, Quest & David Hone, Shell.
It is the most abundant element in the universe. When produced using renewable energy, it creates no greenhouse gas emissions. So why aren't we hearing more about hydrogen? And why aren't we all driving hydrogen cars?
Presented by Kunal Dutta. Featuring John Hunt, Toyota; Ben Madden, Element Energy; Matthew Rooney, Institute of Mechanical Engineers & Matthew Tipper, Shell.
With more electric cars and energy storage opportunities, a global race to develop battery technology is underway. How quickly is technology progressing? What is needed to breakthrough? And why should we care about batteries anyway?
Presented by Kunal Dutta. Featuring Billy Wu, Imperial College London; Brillpower; Carlton Cummins, Acceleron (pictured); Marek Cubik, Fluence & James Frith, Bloomberg.
Welcome to The Shell Energy Podcast
How will the world meet growing energy demand whilst reducing carbon emissions? Welcome to The Energy Podcast where we set out to find out.
This five-part series will explore topics including hydrogen, battery technology, Carbon Capture and Storage and Blockchain. We'll speak to engineers at the cutting edge of technology, the experts tracking the progress, and the new entrepreneurs hoping to drive it all forward.
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