Westwood Global Energy Group's ‘Energy Transition Now’ podcast is a series of 1:1 discussions on the transition to a net-zero emissions energy system with stakeholders in the industry who are part of the change. We explore the changing market dynamics, the opportunities and challenges ahead for the industry, and what this means for different actors.Throughout the podcast series we will explore a wide range of views and insights through conversations with sustainability / energy transition experts, industry associations, oil and gas companies, and the supply chain before taking a deep dive into the key technologies making the transition possible.
Westwood Energy Transition Now Podcast - Episode 14 with Gareth Hector & David Linden
This week in Episode 14 we turn the tables and have Gareth Hector – Westwood’s Head of Marketing – speaks with David Linden. Gareth and David listen back over selected clips from previous episodes, as David explains what he thinks have been the key highlights and themes that have come out of Series One and Two of the Energy Transition Now podcast.
Westwood Energy Transition Now Podcast - Episode 13 with Marek Kubik
Episode 13 of Energy Transition Now is now live with David Linden in discussion with Marek Kubik of energy storage company Fluence – which recently floated on the NASDAQ – shares his insights into ‘electron time machines’, or batteries, within the broader context of energy storage.
Westwood Energy Transition Now Podcast - Episode 12 with Jamie Beard
Episode 12 of Energy Transition Now is now live with David Linden in discussion with Jamie Beard of the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organisation (GEO) - a passionate advocate for geothermal energy as the baseload-capable clean energy of the future.
David and Jamie explore the huge potential that geothermal energy has in decarbonising both heath and electricity, and why geothermal is now gaining traction again after an initial lukewarm start. They discuss the opportunities and challenges to scaling the sector, as well as where more time and money needs to be spent to launching geothermal on the ‘curve of the shale boom’. Crucially, Jamie explains the role of the oil and gas sector in achieving this success and how geothermal energy should be seen as the future of oil and gas industry.
Westwood Energy Transition Now Podcast - Episode 11 with Kentaro Hosomi
Episode 11 of Energy Transition Now is now live with David Linden in discussion with Kentaro Hosomi of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).
One of the key technologies that could play a vital – if not essential – role in making net-zero emissions by mid-century possible is carbon capture utilisation and storage; CCUS. This week, Kentaro Hosomi of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) joins the podcast for Episode 11 and speaks to the importance of technology and innovation in decarbonising our economies and the potential for CCUS.
Westwood Energy Transition Now Podcast - Episode 10 with Siobhan Clarke
Next up in Series Two of Energy Transition Now David Linden speaks with Siobhan Clarke of bp Launchpad.
David and Siobhan discuss how to accelerate innovation to achieve a net-zero world, and how software, hardware and digital assets can be brought into the energy industry to enable that. They explore bp Launchpad’s high conviction investment model, whose goal it is to scale businesses by taking a majority stake, and bringing in the right people, skills, governance and flexibility.
Westwood Energy Transition Now Podcast - Episode 9 with Duncan McLachlan and Safina Jivraj
In this first episode of Series Two of Energy Transition Now David Linden speaks with Duncan McLachlan and Safina Jivraj of io consulting.
The discussion walks through how to design or adapt projects to make them compatible with a lower carbon future, as well as the options and limitations for greenfield and brownfield projects in targeting net-zero – including having the right mindset in your approach.
Duncan and Safina also delve into practical examples in the hydrocarbon and hard-to-abate sectors, explaining why taking a system thinking approach is so critical for success and in managing the complexity, while avoiding unintended consequences.