16 episodes

The world faces a critical challenge: how to meet growing energy demand while urgently reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It means the global energy system must change.
Will innovation come to the rescue? How will renewable energy evolve? Does the oil and gas industry have a future? Will batteries, hydrogen or even blockchain alter the way we live, work and travel?
The Energy Podcast by Shell explores these questions. We speak to the engineers at the pioneering edge of science and technology, the experts tracking progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the entrepreneurs working to drive the change.

The Energy Podcast Shell

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    • 3.9 • 52 Ratings

The world faces a critical challenge: how to meet growing energy demand while urgently reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It means the global energy system must change.
Will innovation come to the rescue? How will renewable energy evolve? Does the oil and gas industry have a future? Will batteries, hydrogen or even blockchain alter the way we live, work and travel?
The Energy Podcast by Shell explores these questions. We speak to the engineers at the pioneering edge of science and technology, the experts tracking progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the entrepreneurs working to drive the change.

    Biofuels: where next?

    Biofuels: where next?

    Could the world ever be powered from waste? Growing crops for fuel instead of food remains controversial, but biofuel technology is advancing. What's the future when it comes to biofuels?

    Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Glenn Hurowitz, Mighty Earth; Leo Pontes, Raizen; Dr Jem Woods, Imperial College London; Matt Herman, National Biodiesel Board; Matthew Tipper, Shell.

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    • 23 min
    Can shipping navigate to net zero?

    Can shipping navigate to net zero?

    It’s the backbone of global trade, but there’s a challenge when it comes to lowering carbon emissions. What will it take to get shipping in to shape?

    Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV GL Maritime; Randy Chen, Wan Hai Lines; Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam; Tarek Helmi, Deloitte; Aoife O' Leary, Environmental Defense Fund; Karrie Trauth, Shell.

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    • 25 min
    The Great Energy Debate: your questions answered

    The Great Energy Debate: your questions answered

    How will the world get to net-zero emissions? Is the energy industry part of the problem or the solution? The Energy Podcast hears from students in Australia putting some of the big questions to the energy experts.

    Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Georgie Barrat, technology journalist and debate host; Simon Holmes à Court, Climate and Energy College at Melbourne University; Dr Arunabha Ghosh, Council on Energy, Environment and Water; Claire O’ Neil, World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Maarten Wetselaar, Shell.

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    • 25 min
    Are electric vehicles finally in the fast lane?

    Are electric vehicles finally in the fast lane?

    With lockdowns and remote working, transport is at a crossroads. Could COVID-19 accelerate a future green recovery? The Energy Podcast investigates.

    Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring James Taylor, Zipcar; Baroness Brown of Cambridge, UK Committee on Climate Change; Nikos Tsafos, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mel Lane, New Motion and Roger Hunter, Shell.

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    • 26 min
    Off-grid: why doesn't everyone have access to energy?

    Off-grid: why doesn't everyone have access to energy?

    800 million people around the world live without power. Why? And will COVID-19 make fixing it harder? The Energy Podcast investigates.

    Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Benjamin Lensiku, livestock herder, Kenya; Saswat Souray Panda, Convenor, India; Ned Tozun, d.Light; Kat Harrison, 60 Decibels; Ignacio de Calonje, International Finance Corporation, Marc van Gerven, Shell. Additional music by Oscar Kemboi.

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    • 24 min
    Natural Gas: A fuel fit for the future?

    Natural Gas: A fuel fit for the future?

    Lockdowns are being lifted, energy demand is on the rise and countries are trying to kick start their economies. Many people are calling for lower-carbon energy to be front and centre of future economic plans. Could natural gas be part of the solution?

    Presented by Bryony MacKenzie. Featuring Tim Gould, International Energy Agency; Erin Blanton, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Ben Ratner, Environmental Defense Fund; Claire Harris, Shell; Alex Steinberg, Edgar Grasse Hauliers.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

DA Mustain ,

Open dialogue on difficult issues

Full disclosure: I’m a Shell employee.

This podcast is very well done, both in form and function. Audio quality & format are on par with professional podcasts, without the annoying advertising.

Content is solid and I appreciate that Shell is bringing ideas/opinions from both sides of the debate. Accepting the challenges and criticism in a public arena like this is necessary for us to move forward with pace.

Thanks for taking the conversations outside Shell walls and engaging some of those that disagree with our approach.

Dkeller101 ,

Misleading

Shell is a fossil fuel company. In highlighting “green” energy this podcast desperately tries to mislead people. In spite of what this podcast says, Shell is trading the environment’s health for a few dollars. Sad that Apple is allowing pure propaganda into the App Store.

halvahzavod ,

Do not believe a word they say

Fossil fuel corporations are the single most destructive industry on the planet, the stuff they sell threatens life as we know it, and they’ve spent decades studying how to make it seem otherwise. Listen to “Drilled” instead or “Columbia Energy Exchange if you’re a policy wonk.

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