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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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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.

    Making Room for Renewables in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Making Room for Renewables in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Generation oversupply, not enough transmission, and offtaker risk are just a few challenges facing clean energy developers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite these obstacles, projects continue to get built a faster rate than almost anywhere in the world. This week, Switched On speaks with energy analyst Antoine Vagneur-Jones, from BloombergNEF's EMEA team, about clean energy proliferation in this region, what's driving it, and what developers should pay attention to when exploring opportunities there.
    This episode is based on a report titled Sub-Saharan Africa Market Outlook 2020.
    BNEF clients can access this report on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile, or at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins.

    • 22 min
    U.S. Energy: Same As It Ever Was? Not Even Close

    U.S. Energy: Same As It Ever Was? Not Even Close

    The growth of renewables and the fracking revolution has made for a lot of cheap energy in the U.S. and an energy landscape nearly unrecognizable from what it was a decade ago. This week, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF's head of Americas, Ethan Zindler, about the changes we've seen in U.S. energy over the past decade, who is best positioned in the current market, and what to expect going forward.
    This episode is based on a report titled Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2020 done by BloombergNEF in collaboration with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
    BNEF clients can access this report on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile, or at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal. This report is also available publicly at www.bcse.org.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor.

    • 24 min
    When Mines Are Hedges, Cars Get Cheaper

    When Mines Are Hedges, Cars Get Cheaper

    Batteries are getting cheaper. This means more affordable electric cars, and wind and solar as a more viable option for round-the-clock power. This week, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF's energy storage analyst James Frith about trends in battery pricing. We discuss results from the latest BNEF battery price survey, the future of battery pricing and technologies, and who is best positioned to win in this market.
    This episode is based on a report titled 2019 Lithium-Ion Battery Price Survey.
    BNEF clients can access this report on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile, or at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins.

    • 19 min
    Aviation Demand: Come Fly With Me, and Everyone Else

    Aviation Demand: Come Fly With Me, and Everyone Else

    Do you fly more than you used to, or less? For most of the world, the answer is more, and it’s likely to be more for the foreseeable future. This week, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF oil demand analyst David Doherty about aviation’s current and future demand paths. Expanding aviation means more demand for aviation fuel, but it also means additional airports, runways, and aircraft. There is increasing pressure to reduce aviation emissions, in a sector that for many reasons is extremely difficult to decarbonize.
    This episode is based on a report titled Jet Fuel: Turbulence Ahead for Demand Growth.
    BNEF clients can access this report on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile, or at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins.

    • 21 min
    EVs in 2020: Buckle Up for Twists and Turns

    EVs in 2020: Buckle Up for Twists and Turns

    Have you noticed more electric vehicles on the road recently? How about charging stations? Well, you’ll probably see a lot more in 2020. This week on Switched On we talk with Colin McKerracher, who leads transport analysis at BloombergNEF, about his 10 predictions for EVs and mobility in 2020. The market will speed forward in 2020, but there are some twists and turns in the road ahead. The wide-ranging conversation touches on everything from EV sales projections, to charge-point proliferation and charging speeds, to advances in electric marine and air travel.
    This episode is based on a report titled EVs and New Mobility: Trends to Watch in 2020.
    BNEF clients can access this report on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile, or at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins.

    • 29 min
    Chemical Recycling: Break It Down

    Chemical Recycling: Break It Down

    Today less than 20% of plastic waste is recycled. This week on Switched On we talk with Ilhan Savut and Julia Attwood about chemical recycling, a new way to recycle. Instead of simply washing and melting down plastic, chemical recycling breaks plastics down into their most basic materials. Doing this opens up the options for using recycled plastic and has the potential to save a lot more waste from the landfill or the incinerator.
    This episode is based on a report titled Chemical Recycling: Technologies, Costs and Capacity.
    BNEF clients can access this report on bnef.com or BNEF Mobile, or at BNEF on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    Switched On is hosted this week by Dana Perkins.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

EthanAll ,

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.

thechrisdp ,

Insightful for energy nerds and newbies alike

Breaking down complex topics in a light and informative manner is a great way to end my day on my commute home. The subjects are varied and always interesting, and the prevalence of diverse speakers is welcome

SustainableGoals ,

Fantastic

Great overview of the energy transition

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