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Energy 360 examines the energy landscape from the intersection of policy, markets, technologies, and geopolitics. With commentary from leading energy and CSIS experts, we provide context and perspective on the most critical issues shaping energy today. Hosted by the CSIS Energy and National Security Program.

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Energy 360 examines the energy landscape from the intersection of policy, markets, technologies, and geopolitics. With commentary from leading energy and CSIS experts, we provide context and perspective on the most critical issues shaping energy today. Hosted by the CSIS Energy and National Security Program.

    Middle East Risks and the Oil Market

    Middle East Risks and the Oil Market

    In this week’s special episode, Ben Cahill and Jon Alterman discuss recent developments in the Middle East, U.S. policy objectives in the region, and how the oil market's response to geopolitical risks has changed.
    Further Reading: A Détente Option for Iran

    • 25 min
    The Case for Climate Capitalism

    The Case for Climate Capitalism

    This week, Ben Cahill speaks with Akshat Rathi, a senior climate reporter for Bloomberg and author of the book Climate Capitalism. In his book, Rathi explores how governments can create the right policy environment to unlock the potential for innovative climate solutions from businesses and individuals. 
    Further Reading: Climate Capitalism: Winning the Race to Zero Emissions and Solving the Crisis of Our Age. 

    • 34 min
    U.S.–EU Energy Cooperation

    U.S.–EU Energy Cooperation

    On this special episode of Energy 360, Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General of DG Energy at the European Commission and Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources at the U.S. State Department, talk with CSIS Energy Program director Joseph Majkut about the U.S.-EU Energy Council and its agenda for jointly addressing energy security and climate change. 
    Further reading: Joint Statement by the U.S. and EU following the 11th U.S.-EU Energy Council 

    • 23 min
    The Growing Market for Certified Natural Gas

    The Growing Market for Certified Natural Gas

    This week, Ben Cahill talks with Georges Tijbosch about how certifying natural gas could help create a lower-emission energy future. Georges is the CEO of a company called MIQ, or Methane IQ. MIQ is a global leader in methane emissions certification. It aims to create transparency by providing buyers with information about the emissions associated with the natural gas they are purchasing.
    Read More: Why Methane & Certification? 

    • 31 min
    Decarbonization Trends with Nat Bullard

    Decarbonization Trends with Nat Bullard

    This week, climate expert Nat Bullard joins Cy McGeady to discuss the key trends that are shaping our decarbonization future. He and Cy talk through surprises and challenges to decarbonization progress, including the impact of interest rates on capital flows, the need for investment in hard-to-decarbonize sectors like steel, the role of technology, and the potential of AI to both increase energy demand and unlock solutions for climate change. Nat emphasizes the importance of maintaining momentum in decarbonization efforts and scaling up existing solutions.
    Further Reading: Decarbonization: Stocks and flows, abundance and scarcity, net zero

    • 36 min
    Critical Minerals' Role in the Energy Transition

    Critical Minerals' Role in the Energy Transition

    This week, Adam Johnson, Managing Partner with Metis Endeavor, joins Gracelin Baskaran to share his insights on the role of critical minerals in the energy transition. Adam and Gracelin look at the mining sector’s pathway for supporting and sustaining the transition. They drill into the impact of U.S. government policies on private investments, the importance of government support and coordinated efforts across the sector, as well as the need for increased financing for mining projects. Adam also discusses some challenges and risks associated with investing in critical minerals, such as price volatility and competition with China. 
    Further Reading:

    Adding a Critical Minerals Agreement to the AGOA Reauthorization 

    What China’s Ban on Rare Earths Processing Technology Exports Means 

    • 27 min

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20 Ratings

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Informative & insightful

Thought provoking ideas and discussions!

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Best Intro Music in the CSIS Podcast Suite

This is a great and informative podcast. Sometimes it can get a little technical, and that’s OK, I just wish that more explanation went into the technical bits to bring the listener up to speed.

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2017 Year in Review

Interesting, smart and insightful conversation with 3 experts who take energy - but not themselves - seriously.

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