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The future of energy, transport, sustainability and more, as told by BNEF analysts. Each week, Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins sit down with Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) analysts to uncover the key findings and stories behind their latest research.

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    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings

The future of energy, transport, sustainability and more, as told by BNEF analysts. Each week, Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins sit down with Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) analysts to uncover the key findings and stories behind their latest research.

    The Future of Geothermal Part 1: Technology Development

    The Future of Geothermal Part 1: Technology Development

    Geothermal is a small industry, with just about 14 gigawatts of capacity online globally. But where it matters, it matters a lot. In pockets around the world, geothermal can be not just the cleanest form of power, but also the cheapest. Still, geothermal development is hard -- drilling wells involves similar risks to oil and gas projects, but offers returns more in line with utilities. That risk profile has stunted the growth of geothermal. There are several companies working hard on technologies to de-risk geothermal development and squeeze additional value out of the hot water coming out of the wells. In some cases, they are throwing out the concept of conventional geothermal and starting afresh. Today, Switched On speaks with Hidda Thorsteinsson, managing director for research and innovation at Reykjavik Energy.
    BNEF users can hear this interview and more, on BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor.
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    • 31 min
    Rio Tinto Turns to Carbfix to Bury CO2

    Rio Tinto Turns to Carbfix to Bury CO2

    In late October, Rio Tinto announced plans to capture and bury CO2 from its ISAL aluminum smelter outside Reykjavik in the basalt right under its feet. The initiative is part of a $7.5bn effort to reduce firm-wide operational emissions by 50% by 2030. Today, Switched On speaks with Kari Helgason, head of research and innovation at Carbfix, the company that will take Rio's CO2 and inject it underground where it will turn to rock within two years. In our conversation, which takes place on location in Iceland at the site of Carbfix's first CO2 injection project, he tells us how the technology works, and how Carbfix's solution could scale to make a meaningful dent in global emissions.
    BNEF users can hear this interview and more, on BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched on this week is hosted by Mark Taylor.
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    • 36 min
    Government Net-Zero Strategy Playbook

    Government Net-Zero Strategy Playbook

    Hundreds of countries and companies aim to hit net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, or thereabouts. But even after COP26, most have not laid out clear pathways to getting there, and are putting themselves in the position of starting too late to meet the mid-century deadline. This decade is critical to get things going. This week, Switched On speaks with BNEF head of energy transition, Luiza Demoro, about the Pathfinders Initiative. Launched on October 18, Pathfinders is a resource from Bloomberg for policymakers to see what has worked around the world and get actionable ideas for policies to meet their net-zero targets.
    You can find out more about the Pathfinders Initiative at bloomberg.com/netzeropathfinders.
    Switched on this week is hosted by Mark Taylor.
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    • 25 min
    Methane's Big Moment

    Methane's Big Moment

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. When it comes to reducing methane emissions, monitoring technology, economics, and policy all have an important role to play. This week, Switched On speaks with BNEF analysts Antoine Vagneur-Jones, who covers EMEA Energy Transitions, and Nakul Nair, who covers U.S. Gas & LNG. They tell us about methane emissions and what can be done.
    This episode is based on a report titled Global Demethanization Poised to Give U.S. LNG an Edge. You can also find Bloomberg’s coverage of COP26 and the Global Methane Pledge on the Bloomberg COP26 blog.
    Switched on this week is hosted by Dana Perkins.
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    • 31 min
    The Final Countdown: Biden's Last Push Before Glasgow

    The Final Countdown: Biden's Last Push Before Glasgow

    The pressure is on the U.S. to get its climate house in order before it seeks to lead negotiations in Glasgow. This week, Switched On speaks with BNEF head of Americas, Ethan Zindler, and BNEF head of global policy, Victoria Cuming. They will walk us through the politics in the U.S. and what to watch out for in Glasgow, whether or not Biden shows up to the conference as a leader, or just an attendee.
    This episode is based BNEF's ongoing coverage of U.S. and global policy, and special coverage of COP26. BNEF clients can access this analysis at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins.
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    • 37 min
    Europe Energy Crunch, Explained

    Europe Energy Crunch, Explained

    Europe's energy crunch is complex and weeks in, does not yet seems to be resolving, with higher gas prices, gasoline shortages and electricity retailers going out of business. This week, Switched On speaks with BNEF head of research for EMEA, David Hostert. He will walk us through the big picture -- why the energy crunch, why now -- and talk us through how gas, coal, carbon and renewables are all tied into this. The podcast also touches on the implications for governments and consumers.
    This episode is based BNEF's ongoing coverage of European power, gas, and carbon markets. BNEF clients can access this analysis at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Grey Brov ,

Spot on!

Fascinating commentary on the energy transition. Great guests and well informed hosts. What’s not to like?

Jt5747 ,

Informative and fun

A top notch industry podcast! Really helpful and informative episodes keep me up to date on trends in the energy markets. Great job guys.

celtsandclogs ,

Insightful analyst commentary

Excellent podcast on the transition of the economy towards a cleaner future. The BNEF analysts follow technological changes closely and are experts in their area so it’s great to listen to their views.

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