We all know the world of energy and natural resources is changing fast.
People are demanding action on the climate crisis. Businesses and politicians are throwing their weight behind the energy transition. And technology is reshaping the world as we know it.
But we must ensure the result doesn’t become too complex and too confusing.
That’s where The Climate Transition Podcast comes in.
In this series, the Energy & Natural Resources team at global law firm DLA Piper’s will speak to special guests to help you make sense of it all. Joined by industry leaders, from organisations including Engie, EY, Ørsted and many more.
The Climate Transition Podcast is a no-holds-barred look at some of the most pressing questions of our time. Find out more at dlapiper.com/enr
How can we ensure emerging markets aren't left behind?
We all know that climate change is a global challenge. Tackling it requires a global transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources and developing countries will play a pivotal role.
In this episode of The Climate Transition podcast, Natasha Luther-Jones is joined by Rael McNally from Blackrock and the lead portfolio manager for the Climate Finance Partnership, an innovative clean energy an infrastructure strategy focused on emerging markets, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of investing in these markets.
Will oil giants supercharge the transition?
Oil giants have responded to Covid-19 by setting out ‘green recovery’ plans that could massively increase their investments in renewables. How will we see these companies change? How will this affect investment in renewables? In this episode, Katherine Peachey from Norwegian giant Equinor joins Natasha Luther-Jones to discuss the changing investment plans of these oil giants and what they mean for the energy transition.
What should we expect from COP26?
The UK will be in the spotlight later this year as Glasgow hosts COP26 negotiations. In this episode, we’re joined by Ambassador P. Michael McKinley as we look ahead to COP26 and the best that businesses can hope for. Will this mark a step change in the energy transition? Are we putting too much faith in politicians to lead on that transition? How much can businesses lead and, if so, how much will COP26 help them?
Does energy need a digital transformation too?
Digital technology is already changing the power sector. From decentralised renewables and energy storage to asset management and merchant power price risk, digital systems are key enablers for the energy transition. But does the energy sector have the digital infrastructure it needs to make the energy transition? And how can companies guard themselves against growing cyber-risks in the new world? In this episode, we are joined by Brian Case, Chief Digital Offer at GE Renewable Energy to discuss the digital transformation of the energy sector.
Are corporates in the green driving seat?
We have seen growing demand from corporates to buy power from wind and solar projects. In this episode, we are joined by Phil Dominy from EY as we look at how current agreement in these power purchase agreements (PPAs) is driving significant corporate activity on fixing the climate crisis. Are PPAs delivering the action we need? How can corporates work closely with renewable operators to do more and do it faster? How can we grow PPAs beyond a handful of off-takers and countries?
The Hydrogen Age: Fact or Science Fiction?
In 2020, politicians around the world threw their weight behind green hydrogen as the fuel that will unlock the energy transition. Are they right? Can we pin our hopes on a technology that has been around since the 1970s? How can we overcome all of the hurdles? And, if we are heading for a hydrogen future, can we make it as clean as possible?
In this episode, Peter De Neef from ENGIE, joins Natasha Luther-Jones to discuss these questions and the opportunities hydrogen presents in the journey to decarbonisation.
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