Europe’s Energy Crisis in a Time of War — Sam Raszewski

This week we speak with Sam Raszewski, a senior lecturer and Programme Director for the Oil and Gas Management program at the University of East London Royal Docks Business School. Sam has published widely on energy security and particularly about security in the European gas sector. He regularly appears on a range of international media […]

The return of the Carbon Storm — Michael LaBelle, Ep. 61

This week I’m discussing another wave of the Carbon Storm. I define this more in episode 39. In this episode I update what this means in a time of war. If you are looking for hope, this may not be the episode for you. This recording was done for a recruitment event I did for […]

Europe’s new Energy Order: Climate to Security  — Michael LaBelle, ep. 56

My fifteen-year-old daughter sent me a text message the other night. She asked if Ukraine joins the European Union will Russia stop its attack. Sadly, I couldn’t comfort her that peace would soon be restored in Europe. Rather, I told her this is the new status for Europe and probably for years to come. The […]

The Politics of Energy Justice in the Anthropocene — the roundtable, Ep. 54

This week we join another Energy Policy Research Group roundtable discussion from Central European University. The topic this week is reevaluating energy justice in the Anthropocene. All parts of society need to prepare to change to deal with climate change. And our discussion provides an understanding of how energy justice can be applied to communities […]

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 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 […]

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 […]