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The future of energy, transport, sustainability and more, as told by BNEF analysts. Each week, Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins sit down with Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) analysts to uncover the key findings and stories behind their latest research.

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    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

The future of energy, transport, sustainability and more, as told by BNEF analysts. Each week, Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins sit down with Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) analysts to uncover the key findings and stories behind their latest research.

    The Cost of Clean, Green Aluminum

    The Cost of Clean, Green Aluminum

    The aluminum industry can achieve net-zero carbon emissions, and there are multiple routes to get there, starting from recycling and going all the way to carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offsets. Producers will need a combination of technologies to decarbonize fully. This week, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF analysts Sharon Mustri and Julia Attwood about the costs of decarbonizing aluminum, and the implications for policymakers and aluminum producers.
    This episode is based on a report titled Decarbonizing Aluminum: Technologies and Costs. BNEF clients can access this at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Dana Perkins.

    • 34 min
    Carbon to Hit 100 Euros Sooner Than You Think

    Carbon to Hit 100 Euros Sooner Than You Think

    For more than a decade, BloombergNEF has been forecasting the price of carbon credits under the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), and in the latest edition, the forecast breaches the 100-euro barrier for the first time ever. This week, Switched On speaks with Jahn Olsen, lead carbon analyst for BNEF about the factors contributing to this price forecast, and what it means for carbon emissions and the players involved.
    This episode is based on the 1H 2021 EU ETS Market Outlook. BNEF clients can access this at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Dana Perkins and Mark Taylor.

    • 29 min
    Opel CEO Lohscheller on the Transition to Electric Vehicles

    Opel CEO Lohscheller on the Transition to Electric Vehicles

    Electric vehicles are creating a lot of buzz, but are they profitable for the manufacturers? This week, Switched On speaks with Opel Automotive CEO Michael Lohscheller about his strategy for the transition to EVs. He discusses what the automotive industry must do to drive up profit from electrified cars, which includes taking a closer look at supply chains and battery manufacturing.
    Nikolas Soulopoulos, advanced transport analyst at BloombergNEF (BNEF), interviewed Lohscheller as a part of the BNEF Munich Summit on May 21. For more information regarding BNEF's Summits, go to about.bnef.com/summit.
    BNEF users can see this interview and more, including all the BNEF Analyst Talks at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, on bnef.com, or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Dana Perkins.

    • 20 min
    Cutting Carbon with Giant Mechanical Trees: Direct Air Capture

    Cutting Carbon with Giant Mechanical Trees: Direct Air Capture

    Elon Musk put out a $100 million prize earlier this year for innovation in 'carbon negative solutions', or pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air. But BloombergNEF carbon capture analyst David Madrid says Musk is missing the point -- what is needed for direct air capture is scale, not new technologies., This week, Switched On speaks with David about direct air capture, how it works, and the pilot projects aimed at bringing the technology down the cost curve.
    This episode is based on a report titled Material Tech Highlight: Direct Air Capture. BNEF clients can access this at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, or on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor.

    • 30 min
    The Great Divide: Why Some Fear, Others Ignore Climate Change

    The Great Divide: Why Some Fear, Others Ignore Climate Change

    Why does the threat of climate change give some nightmares while others simply ignore it? Where do perceptions lie and how do they differ by country, age, education level, or political affiliation? This week, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF consumer research analyst, Hugh Bromley, about several recent surveys that ask how people perceive climate change and whether they see it as a top risk.
    This episode is based on a report titled What Divides and Unites on Climate Action and Awareness. BNEF clients can access this at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, or on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Dana Perkins and Mark Taylor.

    • 24 min
    It's Biden Time for Global Climate

    It's Biden Time for Global Climate

    This year is looking like a major year for dialogue on - and commitments to - climate action. This week, Switched On speaks with two BloombergNEF colleagues to put this Summit into context and discuss some early indicators of how countries plan to meet their net-zero targets: Victoria Cumming, global policy lead, and Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Asia Pacific Research.
    This episode is based on our ongoing research on national climate commitments and the run-up to COP26 later this year. BNEF clients can access this research at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal, or on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Dana Perkins.

    • 34 min

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58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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Insightful

Great quick takes on everything energy. My new favorite podcast

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For all the energy geeks

This is a great podcast that covers a wide range of topics related to clean energy. I love the format where they bring in experts to discuss recent reports produced by BNEF.

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BNEF on the go

Love our podcast as it’s a great way to keep up w all our best stuff while riding the train, etc. Shout out to Dana and Mark for keeping it fun - and for tolerating me as an occasional guest.

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