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 […]

Russia‘s Energy Chains of Value and Power — Margarita Balmaceda (Ep. 37)

This week we speak with Professor Margarita M. Balmaceda about her new book, Russian Energy Chains (2021), published by Columbia University Press, as part of the Woodrow Wilson Center series. She was on the My Energy 2050 podcast in episode 12. And we are very grateful for her to come back for launching her new book. […]

Not so Fast! The Carter Doctrine and cheap oil in the Covid-19 era

The tremendous economic and security gains the United States made in domestic oil and gas production in the past 10 years fostered a global power rebalancing. The withdrawal of the US military from the Middle East corresponds to the rising US self-sufficiently in oil and gas. Shale oil and gas underpin this dramatic reconfiguration. According […]