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 closes, The Energy Podcast explores the key themes and speaks to experts who can make a difference. Featuring Mechthild Worsdorfer, IEA and Mallika Ishwaran, Shell.

    11 mins

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    The world and 1.5 C: what will it take to... finance the drive to a net-zero future?

    Featuring Huw van Steenis, UBS; Hiro Mizuno, UN Special Envoy and Jessica Uhl, Shell.

    14 mins

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    The world and 1.5 C: what will it take to… work with nature to reduce emissions?

    Featuring Rod Taylor, World Resources Institute and Flora Ji Qin, Shell.

    12 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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    Net zero by 2050: Is CCS going fast enough?

    The technology is proven, but what needs to happen for carbon capture to help the world tackle climate change?

    18 mins

  • Energy in Latin America: what you need to know

    Energy in Latin America: what you need to know

    In a lively debate, experts and students from across the region examine the big questions around lowering emissions by 2050.

    Hosted by Georgie Barrat and featuring Andrea Heins, Chair at the Argentine Committee of the World Energy Council; Jimena Marvan Santin, Executive Director of Chapter Zero México; Thiago Barral, Executive President of the Energy Research Office and Maarten Wetselaar, Shell’s Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions Director.

    23 mins

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    The future of work: can the next generation bring energy into a new era?

    Jobs in the energy industry are changing and so are the skills needed to make the energy transition happen. What will it take for the workforce to keep up and who is leading the push for new ideas?

    21 mins

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    Brown, grey, blue, green: why does the colour of hydrogen matter?

    It is earmarked as a front-runner in the quest for lower carbon, but The Energy Podcast explores why all hydrogen may not be equal when it comes to meeting climate goals.

    19 mins

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    How AI is answering the call of sustainability

    What innovations and systems look set to change the energy landscape and is AI ultimately the key to lowering emissions?

    Questions expertly examined at Web Summit. In case you missed it, listen to the panel discussion in full.

    24 mins

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

  • Electric ehicle charging

    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

  • Woman looking at her mobile phone

    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