The Soft Power Failure of the EU: Russia walks off — Michael LaBelle (Ep 51)

This week Michael LaBelle provides a rough description of why the EU has lost its soft power. Rising gas prices, the military aggression of Russia, and rule of law breaches in former Communist states are heralding a new era for the EU. This ‘post-acquis’ era is marked by rising nationalism and populism which undermine the […]

Building the EU’s Gas Transition with Russia — Thierry Bros (Ep 49)

This week we speak with Thierry Bros, he’s a professor at Sciences Po in Paris. In the introduction I use the term  ’eminent expert on gas’ and after listening to this interview you will be using this term too. On the podcast, I try to keep introductions short but pay attention to his experience on […]

The Clean Regulatory Transition Project — Jan Rosenow (47)

This week we speak with Jan Rosenow, the Director of European Programmes at the Regulatory Assistance Project. The word, ‘project’ as Jan tells us, was meant to be a project to assistant regulators to build better utility regulation. The project operates in China, Europe, India, and the United States. From this episode, you’ll learn about […]

Weathering Risk: The climatology of energy markets — Aaron Perry (Ep 46)

This week we speak with Aaron Perry, a senior associate in Valuation and Risk Analytics at Resurety. We discuss the role that long-term and short-term weather forecasting plays in reducing financial risks. Aaron is a climatologist and takes a long-term view on the impact weather has on renewable energy, like wind and solar. Aaron explains […]

The Virtual Power of a Polish Energy Entrepreneur — Bartosz Kwiatowski (Ep 45)

This week we speak with Bartosz Kwiatowski the director of the Polish Liquid Gas Association. I’ve known Bartok for over a decade and he is always a well of knowledge on the Polish energy scene and broader developments in Europe. So why is today’s episode important to listen? You’ll gain a greater understanding of the […]

Beyond Oil? Carbon neutrality by 2050 — Adam Czyzewski (Ep 44)

This week we speak with Adam Czyzewski, the chief economist at PKN Orlen. I’ll describe PKN Orlen as a diversifying oil and gas firm. I got the opportunity to sit down with Adam while I was in Warsaw and I’m extremely grateful for his time and his willingness to share his thoughts on the energy […]

Director of the Planet Super League — James Atkins (Ep 43)

This week we speak with James Atkins, the Chairman of Vertis Environmental Finance and Director of Planet Super League – using the power of football to inspire fans to take action on climate change. From this introduction, you might guess, James does more than just trade in carbon emissions. If there is an environmental polyglot, […]

Prepare for Impact: The EU’s Energy Transition — Miroslav Lopour (Ep 42)

This week we speak with Miroslav Lopour, he is a Senior Manager of the Energy and Resources team at Deloitte Czech Republic. We have a wide-ranging discussion about how the Czech Republic is preparing for the energy transition.  What you’ll learn from our conversation is a unique perspective on the EU’s Eastern Member States. I […]

Fighting the Cold: Seeking a just energy system — Ana Stojilovska (Ep 41)

This week we speak with Ana Stojilovska, an energy poverty researcher, who just received her PhD from Central European University, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. And full disclosure before we get going. Michael was Ana’s PhD supervisor. Ana’s research really goes to the heart of the divisions in Europe around energy poverty. Her thesis, […]

The Power of Hydrogen to the X: The Wärtsilä ship — Reetta Kaila (Ep. 40)

This week we speak with Reetta Kaila, Director for Sustainable Fuels and Environment at Wartsila. She holds a Doctorate of Sciences in Industrial Chemistry. And if you review her CV, and listen to our discussion, you’ll both see and hear her drive to both research and operationalize a more circular form of power production in […]