Energy Evolution is a new podcast from S&P Global Market Intelligence that explores the ways the energy industry is changing. Co-hosts Dan Testa, Allison Good and Taylor Kuykendall spend each episode talking to leading experts from the energy and finance fields and breaking down the trends that the policy makers, traders and industry professionals needs to know about. The team uses the reporting firepower and data resources of Market Intelligence to tackle the big issues of the day and changes on the horizon. Dan, Allison and Taylor are veteran journalists with broad expertise covering the utility, oil and gas and mining sectors.
Mining lithium in North America to feed growing EV appetite
Piedmont Lithium Inc. President and CEO Keith Phillips sat down with the show to talk about the North Carolina-based company's efforts to tap into lithium supplies. Demand for the battery material is rapidly increasing as a critical component of electric vehicles.
Check out S&P Global's recent dive into the growing electric vehicle sector here: https://bit.ly/3lmdneH
U.S. poised for Atlantic Coast offshore wind power boom
With construction set to begin on the 800-MW Vineyard Offshore Wind farm, the U.S. is on the cusp of a massive buildout of offshore wind generation along the Atlantic Coast. But challenges loom, from an arduous permitting process to grid interconnection to financing.
FERC's chairman on the urgent need for more transmission lines to combat climate change
Richard Glick, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, joins Energy Evolution to discuss what it will take deliver more clean energy to U.S. consumers. Glick said he is confident that the U.S. can drastically increase its electric transmission capacity by mid-century to meet that goal.
In ESG era, shale gas drillers try going green
Natural gas producers are partnering with data companies to reduce emissions amid growing pressure to decarbonize supplies. This episode features interviews with Chris Romer, the co-founder and CEO of Project Canary, and Andrew Baxter, the Environmental Defense Fund's director of energy strategy. The team also spoke with Andrew Logan, senior director for oil and gas at nonprofit investor network Ceres.
Helping communities impacted by the energy transition
Our guest for this episode is Brian Anderson, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory. He was recently tasked with leading the Biden administration's Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. In this role, he aims to identify and ameliorate the economic and social problems encountered by communities reliant on fossil fuel extraction, as those fuels account for a smaller proportion of energy production.
Utilities eager to charge a growing US electric vehicle fleet
U.S. utilities are responding to growing demand for electric vehicles by forming new coalitions to build charging infrastructure.
Guests include: Badar Khan, the U.S. President of National Grid; Matthew Forck, the vice president of community economic development and energy solutions for Ameren Missouri; Kara Kockelman, a professor of transportation engineering at the University of Texas Austin; and Amanda O’Toole, a specialist in clean economy investing and portfolio manager for AXA Investment Managers