In each episode of Energy Vista podcast, Leslie Palti-Guzman will chat with energy experts from all around the world. They will tell us about their passion, inspiration, and aspiration. With them:
1) We will delve into some timely energy issues
2) We will get to know both their professional and personal trajectories
3) We will hear their advice for all of us
What is the goal? Make you discover different personalities and inspire you to carry out your own project that will impact our energy future, the energy of tomorrow.
A Chat with Ex-Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (NKM) on Technology, Environmental Awareness, Being an Engineer in Politics
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (NKM), Ex-Minister of Environment. Is there a technological solution to avoid cyber attacks? Do our democratic societies have a healthy debate on decarbonization? Will there be some Transatlantic cooperation on energy infrastructure? Only NKM can cover such a wide spectrum of issues with depth and original thinking. We discuss her personal trajectory, deeply intertwined with her professional journey. This episode was recorded on May 14, 2021.
A Chat With Anna Mikulska on EU Energy Security, Debating Nord Stream 2 and Being Analytical
Leslie Palti Guzman exchanged with Anna Mikulska on European pipeline politics and the use of natural gas as a geo-economic tool. They spiced up their discussion on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline (NS2) by looking at statements advanced by the advocates and opponents of the project and gave their insights on why it's false, true or more nuanced. Anna is also sharing what shaped her analytical mind from her Polish background to her law studies. This episode was recorded on Apr. 30, 2021.
A Chat with Anne-Claire Howard on Sustainable Steel, Certifications, Pragmatic Approach to Work, Life
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Anne-Claire Howard, CEO of ResponsibleSteel. We discuss the decarbonization challenges of steel: cost, trade wars, technological solutions (CCS, hydrogen), future of steel communities, critical role of investors, certification. The steel and LNG/gas industries have a lot in common when addressing energy transition and transformation. Anne-Claire shares also about her personal/professional trajectories; her pragmatism transpires. This episode was recorded on Apr. 9, 2021.
A Chat With Cecile Maisonneuve on Decarbonizing Cities, Public Acceptance, no Room for Fatalism
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Cecile Maisonneuve, Chairwoman of La Fabrique de la Cite. They discuss the future of our cities, how they will adapt from the pandemic and climate change. They touch on mobility, decarbonization, electrification, density, democracy, equality and public acceptance. Cecile opens up about how history and her multi-disciplinary understanding of the world help her find creative solutions. This episode was recorded on February 26, 2021.
A Chat with Charles Boustany on US Trade Policy, Competition with China in Asia Pacific And a Call to Serve
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Congressman Charles Boustany on US trade policy under the Biden administration and building a US presence in Asia through investments and energy. They delve into competition with China, setting up standards, coordination with Europe, infrastructure financing. They also discuss various trade agreements and their future. Congressman Boustany has a fascinating personal/professional trajectory, from a surgeon to a policy maker caring for his constituents in Louisiana.
A Chat with Akos Losz on Baffling Asian LNG Prices, Coal-to-Gas Switching and Working at the IEA in Paris During Covid
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Akos Losz, Energy Analyst at the IEA. They discuss some of the main trends highlighted in IEA's Gas Market Report Q4 2020 and debate on the drivers behind the historical price surge in Asia this winter. They also touch on seasonality, energy transition, coal-to-gas switching and investments. Akos shares his experience working at the IEA during Covid while raising a toddler. This episode was recorded on Feb. 1, 2021.
Unique blend of insights & personal journeys
It’s refreshing to hear such an interesting podcast where the content is high level and yet we can still hear about the personal lives of knowledgeable guests. Thanks Leslie for this great podcast. Looking forward to hearing more!
Insightful perspectives from guests. The moderator asks thoughtful questions and I enjoyed her inclusive approach in regards to women in energy. Time well spent!
Excellent Idea. Love the concept.
Intreseting convestations with intresting guests. On topic and super insightful. Many of the presented ideas opened new doors of tought. Well done!