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The Energy Transition Show with Chris Nelder

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Straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewables with energy expert Chris Nelder

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[Episode #163] – Transition in Russia Part 2

Jan 5 • 30:33

This is the second part of our nearly three-hour interview with Professor Thane Gustafson on his new book, Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change, about Russia’s attitude toward climate change, and how the nation will fare in the energy transition....

[Episode #162] – Transition in Russia Part 1

Dec 22 • 31:24

This is the first part of our nearly three-hour interview with Professor Thane Gustafson on his new book, Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change, about Russia’s attitude toward climate change, and how the nation will fare in the energy transition....

[Episode #161] – Expanding Transmission

Dec 8 • 24:19

It has been nearly impossible to get new transmission built across the US in recent years, thanks to a combination of local opposition from host communities, jurisdictional issues, and the resistance of major utilities, alongside other factors. But with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (previously known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill) now committed to law,...

[Episode #160] – Coal Plant Buyouts

Nov 24 • 35:46

Economic factors and existing policies have done a pretty good job of stopping the construction of new coal plants around the world, but what is needed to push existing plants off the grid? Our guest in this episode has been working to phase out coal from a variety of angles for the past 13 years, and believes the only approach that might still work is to just buy out exis...

[Episode #159] – The Cost of Decarbonization

Nov 10 • 23:37

Why do the major groups publishing energy forecasts consistently undershoot the progress of energy transition? For decades, public sector agencies, oil industry groups, energy industry consultancies, and even environmental nonprofits have been consistently too pessimistic in their outlooks. So why is it that standard energy forecasting models keep getting transition wrong?...

[Episode #158] – Global Energy Crunch

Oct 27 • 38:57

Since early July, a global energy crunch has unfolded, driving up prices for all energy fuels around the world, and then causing some power plants and manufacturing facilities to shut down. In turn, that has exacerbated problems across global supply chains, causing major delays and price increases for everything from gasoline to hard goods....

[Episode #157] – Market Design for the Energy Transition

Oct 13 • 39:44

This one is for the electricity market geeks!...

[Episode #156] – 6-Year Anniversary Show

Sep 29 • 37:23

In this sixth-anniversary show, we welcome back energy researcher Jonathan Koomey to help us review some of the hot topics in energy transition over the past year....

[Episode #155] – Marine Energy

Sep 15 • 24:58

Marine energy—a collection of diverse technologies designed to capture energy from the ocean in various ways—has languished far behind more mature renewable technologies like wind, solar, and geothermal energy for decades. The reasons for its slow progress are as diverse as the technologies themselves, but there are some indications that a few of these technologies have le...

[Episode #154] – Japan’s Nuclear Dilemma

Sep 1 • 28:24

Japan was once the third-largest operator of nuclear power facilities in the world, but that came to a sudden end with the largest earthquake to ever hit the country on March 11th, 2011, which caused a massive tsunami that led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and then to the closure of all 54 of the country’s nuclear plants. In the decade hence...

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