The 1.5C series

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    The world and 1.5 C: what will it take to... transform the energy system?

    As COP26 approaches, The Energy Podcast explores key themes and speaks to experts who can make a difference.

    11 mins

Season 3

  • Carbon-neutral cities: dream or reality?

    Carbon-neutral cities: dream or reality?

    They cover just 3% of the earth’s land surface but they are responsible for more than 70% of all carbon emissions. What will it take to make cities around the world cleaner?

    20 mins

  • Biofuels

    Biofuels: where next?

    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?

    23 mins

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Season 2

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    Can shipping navigate to net zero?

    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?

    25 mins

     

     

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    The Great Energy Debate: your questions answered

    How will the world get to net-zero emissions? 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.

    25 mins

     

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    Are electric vehicles finally in the fast lane?

    With lockdowns and remote working, transport is at a crossroads. Could COVID-19 accelerate a future green recovery?

    26 mins 

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    Off-grid: why doesn't everyone have access to energy?

    800 million people around the world live without electricity. Why? And will COVID-19 make fixing it harder? 

    24 mins

  • Natural Gas

    Natural gas: a fuel fit for the future?

    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?

    21 mins

     

  • Smart energy: how clever will AI become?

    Smart energy: how clever will AI become?

    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.

    24 mins

     

  • Special episode - COVID-19: extraordinary stories from China

    Special episode - COVID-19: extraordinary stories from China

    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.

    18 mins

     

Season 1

  • Divide or unite: do the generations agree on the future of energy?

    Divide or unite: do the generations agree on the future of energy?

    Could Shell do more to tackle climate change? And what are the challenges around the transition to lower-carbon energy? Students from the UK and NL put the big questions to one of Shell's most senior leaders and energy experts.

    16 mins

     

  • Trees: one way to tackle climate change?

    Trees: one way to tackle climate change?

    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.

    27 mins

     

  • Why doesn't Shell stop producing oil and gas?

    Why doesn't Shell stop producing oil and gas?

    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? 

    16 mins

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  • Blockchain: has the hype peaked?

    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?

    19 mins

  • Carbon capture and storage: a technology to tackle climate change?

    Carbon capture and storage: a technology to tackle climate change?

    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?

    17 mins

     

  • Hydrogen: a fuel of the future?

    Hydrogen: a fuel of the future?

    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?

    21 mins

  • Battery technology: where could it take us?

    Battery technology: where could it take us?

    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?

    20 mins