The Power Hungry podcast spotlights energy, power, innovation, and politics. Author and journalist Robert Bryce talks with top thinkers, writers, and influencers.
Chris Lawson: Head of Fertilizers at CRU Group
Chris Lawson is head of fertilizers at CRU Group, a London-based consulting firm. In this episode, Chris discusses the collapse of Europe’s fertilizer sector due to high natural gas prices, why Russia continues to play a key role in the global fertilizer market, China’s restrictions on exports, and how today’s fertilizer challenges will impact future food prices and availability. (Recorded September 22, 2022).
Gail Tverberg: Editor of Our Finite World
Gail Tverberg is an actuary and the editor of Our Finite World, a website that focuses on “how energy limits and the economy are really interconnected.” In this episode, she discusses oil and coal’s continued dominance of the global energy mix, why the world is “running out of affordable energy,” why raising interest rates to tame inflation won’t work, and why renewable energy’s “true value is close to zero.” (Recorded August 11, 2022.)
Art Smith: Author of Something From Nothing: Joe B. Foster and the People Who Built Newfield Exploration
Art Smith is the author of Something From Nothing: Joe B. Foster and the People Who Built Newfield Exploration and the president of Triple Double Advisors, a Houston-based energy consulting and investment firm. In this episode, Art, who has been researching and writing about the energy sector for four decades, talks about the oil industry’s soaring profits, the long-term price of oil, and the companies he believes will perform the best in the years ahead. (Recorded August 2, 2022).
Jorge Piñon: Senior Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute
Jorge Piñon spent 32 years working in the oil and gas sector and is now a senior research fellow at The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute. In this episode, Piñon, who spent much of his career working in Latin America and Spain, talks about Cuba’s energy crisis, the devastation of Venezuela’s economy by the Chavistas, geothermal, South America’s dependence on hydropower, and how the U.S. became “the de facto refiner for Latin America.” (Recorded September 1, 2022.)
Michael Shellenberger: Author of SanFransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities
Michael Shellenberger is a former gubernatorial candidate in California and the author, most recently, ofSanFransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. In his third appearance on the podcast, (previous appearances were on July 6, 2020, and May 27, 2021) Michael talks about the California legislature’s vote to save Diablo Canyon, nuclear’s new-found traction, his run for governor, why he might run for office again, Greta Thunberg, and the “narcissistic nihilism” of climate catastrophists.
Scott Tinker: Chairman of Switch Energy Alliance
Scott Tinker is the chairman of the Switch Energy Alliance an Austin-based non-profit “dedicated to inspiring an energy-educated future that is objective, nonpartisan, and sensible.” In his second appearance on the podcast, Tinker talks about “Energy Switch,” the new multi-part TV talk show that will begin airing on PBS stations in September, why “molecules matter,” his TED talk on the dual challenge of energy and environment, and how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is accelerating talks about energy security. (Recorded March 17, 2022.)
I am learning so much from Robert Bryce. I look forward to each podcast. Such interesting and thought-provoking guests. Everyone must see his movie “Juice”!
thinly veiled conservative nonsense
This guy will quote the IPCC to support nuclear power but turn around and claim the paris climate agreement is unreasonable.
Every good guests & quality discussions!