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Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and columnist and energy markets expert David Leitch as they discuss the week's main events - politics, solar and storage.

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Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and columnist and energy markets expert David Leitch as they discuss the week's main events - politics, solar and storage.

    Matt Kean and the NSW energy transition

    Matt Kean and the NSW energy transition

    NSW energy minister Matt Kean explains why the state is fast-tracking plans to transition from coal to renewables. Plus: Australia’s newest big battery, and very big green hydrogen plans.

    • 39 min
    Why wind is better value than solar

    Why wind is better value than solar

    Tilt Renewables CEO Deion Campbell explains why wind farms are better value than solar right now, and challenges at Dundonnell. Plus: Big renewable visions from NSW and Fortescue.

    • 41 min
    CEFC sees “raft” of battery deals, but gas “debatable”

    CEFC sees “raft” of battery deals, but gas “debatable”

    The head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ian Learmonth, expects a “raft” of battery storage deals, but says role of CEFC in new gas generation is “debatable”.

    • 51 min
    Can China wean itself off coal?

    Can China wean itself off coal?

    China has set a net zero emissions target, which ultimately means the closure of the biggest coal fleet in the world. China coal expert Ryna Yiyun Cui from the University of Maryland explains how this might be done.

    • 43 min
    Why network companies want to move beyond poles and wires

    Why network companies want to move beyond poles and wires

    Rick Francis, CEO of network investor Spark Infrastructure, explains why networks are key to the clean energy transition. And it’s not just poles and wires.

    • 57 min
    Zibelman on why she is leaving, and AEMO’s next steps

    Zibelman on why she is leaving, and AEMO’s next steps

    In her first interview since announcing her surprise decision to leave AEMO, Audrey Zibelman explains why she took the position with Google’s X, and what’s next for Australia’s clean energy transition.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

Sundaysnooze ,

Great

Great up to date info about the state of renewable energy in Australia. You should get Andrew blakers on to talk about pumped hydro.

3dads ,

Great podcast.

I found this podcast as an energy engineering student who wanted to become a bit more literate in the economic space as well as keep up with current developments.

It is well balanced, insightful and all over this dynamic and contested topic. The quality of the discussion is reflected in the caliber of the guests that they manage to rope in on a weekly basis.

Thanks,

Allan

Bruce Thonson ,

Fantastic Show!

Thanks for the in-depth interviews and analyses Giles and David. There is so much going on behind the scenes that we rarely hear about in the renewables sector. This is my go-to podcast to keep up to date on what’s happening in this space. Keep up the great work!

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