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 […]

The 1600 TWh Challenge: Innovating our way to zero carbon — Gerard Reid, Ep. 58

This week we speak with Gerard Reid, who has put out ‘The 1,600 TWh Challenge: How Europe can survive without Russian Gas‘. Besides outlining other routes for gas to be imported into Europe, this deeper thinking on this, is a fundamental shift for energy-intensive businesses and support for households. As you’ll hear in this interview, […]

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 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 […]