Created with Sketch.
Energy Vista: A Podcast on Energy Issues, Professional and Personal Trajectories
29 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
A Chat with Gulmira Rzayeva on Europe's Future Energy Suppliers, Azerbaijan, and Being a Voice for Your Country
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Gulmira Rzayeva, Founder of Eurasia Analytics. They delve into Europe's current energy crisis and the consequences for future investments in Caspian's natural resources, from natural gas to hydrogen. They discuss geopolitics, prices, decarbonization, stranded assets, power play (Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan). Gulmira has long been a voice for Azerbaijan explaining her country's energy policies and infrastructure projects #publicdiplomacy #thinktank #SouthernGasCorridor. This episode was recorded on Dec. 2, 2021.
34 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
A Chat With Peter Coleman on Energy Markets and Transition, the Role of a CEO
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Peter Coleman, former CEO of Woodside and Board Director of Schlumberger. They cover many topics: current gas price crunch, LNG trade, investment in oil and gas versus renewable, influence of shareholders, Australia's export and climate policies, China's market clout, US-Australia relations. Peter shares his unique experience as a CEO of a large company. Make sure to listen to the end to find out what was his most difficult decision. This episode was recorded on Oct. 28, 2021.
28 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
A Chat with Antoine Heuty on Social Impacts of Mining, Supply Chain and Becoming an Entrepreneur
Leslie Palti-Guzman, exchanges with Antoine Heuty, founder of Ulula, a software company that allows workers in the mining industry to alert their employers about unsafe working conditions. Antoine and Ulula are at the core of the action: Supply Chains, ESG, Mining, Data. Our conversation touches on the role of the extractive industry in the energy transition, social vulnerabilities in the mining supply chain, ESG, standards and social media. Antoine is also sharing his path in becoming an entrepreneur. This episode was recorded on Oct. 20, 2021.
25 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
A Chat with Karen Sund on Role of Biogas in a Decarbonized World , Being Passionate About Your Job
Why is biogas less 'sexy' than hydrogen? You will start to hear much more about the ‘hippie gas’, which is biogas/biomethane, to decarbonize the electricity grid, cooking, and shipping (among other things). This is the topic of the latest Energy Vista podcast. Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Karen Sund on the growth prospects of biogas/biomethane, as a renewable, sustainable gas that will contribute to the circular economy. Karen is also sharing her passion about understanding full energy systems (local, national, international) and her obligation to say something, be outspoken. This episode was recorded on Jun. 11, 2021.
38 minutes | May 19, 2021
A Chat with Ex-Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (NKM) on Technology, Environmental Awareness, Being an Engineer in Politics
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (NKM), former Minister for the Environment in France, currently Senior Partner at Antin Infrastructure in the US. Is there a technological solution to avoid cyber attacks on critical infrastructure? Do our democratic societies have a healthy debate on climate change and energy transition? Will there be some Transatlantic cooperation on energy infrastructure? Only NKM can cover such a wide spectrum of issues with depth and original thinking. Through the podcast, we discuss her personal trajectory and her environmental passion which are deeply intertwined with her professional journey. This episode was recorded on May 14, 2021.
39 minutes | May 5, 2021
A Chat With Anna Mikulska on EU Energy Security, Debating Nord Stream 2 and Being Analytical
Leslie Palti Guzman exchanged with Anna Mikulska on European pipeline politics and the use of natural gas as a geo-economic tool. They spiced up their discussion on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline (NS2) by looking at statements advanced by the advocates and opponents of the project and gave their insights on why it's false, true or more nuanced. This is a timely topic with geopolitical ramifications; natural gas is here to stay in Europe for a few decades so it's important to understand what is at stake with NS2. Anna is also sharing what shaped her analytical mind and interest on energy issues from her Polish background to her law studies. This episode was recorded on Apr. 30, 2021.
29 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
A Chat with Anne-Claire Howard on Sustainable Steel, Certifications, Pragmatic Approach to Work, Life
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Anne-Claire Howard, CEO of ResponsibleSteel. We discuss the decarbonization challenges of the steel value chain: cost, trade wars, availability of technological solutions (CCS, hydrogen), future of steel communities, critical role of investors to finance R&D, certification of responsibly produced steel. Interestingly, the steel and LNG/gas industries have a lot in common when addressing energy transition and transformation. Anne-Claire shares also about her personal and professional trajectories; her pragmatism transpires. This episode was recorded on Apr. 9, 2021.
37 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
A Chat With Cecile Maisonneuve on Decarbonizing Cities, Public Acceptance, no Room for Fatalism
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Cecile Maisonneuve, Chairwoman of La Fabrique de la Cite. They discuss the future of our cities, how they will adapt and reemerge from ongoing challenges, the pandemic as well as climate change. They touch on mobility (for people and goods), decarbonization, electrification, density, democracy and the delicate balance between sustainability, equality and public acceptance. Cecile opens up about how history and her multi-disciplinary understanding of the world help her find creative solutions. Listen to the end to discover the enduring wisdom of Benjamin Franklin and how we can apply his life lessons to climate change. This episode was recorded on February 26, 2021.
28 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
A Chat with Charles Boustany on US Trade Policy, Competition with China in Asia Pacific And a Call to Serve
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Congressman Charles Boustany on US trade policy under the Biden administration and building a US presence in Asia through investments and energy. They delve into competition with China, setting up standards, coordination with Europe, infrastructure financing. They also discuss various trade agreements and their future. Congressman Boustany has a fascinating personal/professional trajectory, from a surgeon caring for his patients to a Congressman caring for his constituents in Louisiana.
34 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
A Chat with Akos Losz on Baffling Asian LNG Prices, Coal-to-Gas Switching and Working at the IEA in Paris During Covid
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Akos Losz, Energy Analyst at the IEA. They discuss some of the main trends highlighted in IEA's Gas Market Report Q4 2020 and debate on the drivers behind the historical price surge in Asia this winter. They also touch on seasonality, energy transition, coal-to-gas switching and investments. Akos shares his experience working at the IEA during Covid while raising a toddler. He explains the writing process and data gathering behind the agency's reports. This episode was recorded on Feb. 1, 2021.
27 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
A Chat with Aura Sabadus on Energy Security in South-East Europe, Freedom of Speech for Energy Reporters in the Region
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Aura Sabadus, a senior energy journalist with ICIS. We discuss recent energy security dynamics in South-East Europe with the completion of the Southern Gas Corridor and its implications on gas prices, gas-to-coal switching and relationship with Northwest Europe. We delve into the new European Union's approach to natural gas, financing and US regional interests. Some countries highlighted include Romania, Turkey, Greece, Moldova, Bulgaria. Regarding her personal trajectory, Aura shares her views on freedom of speech in a geopolitically sensitive region. The episode was recorded on Jan. 8, 2021.
26 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
A Chat with Colette Lewiner on Reaching European Climate Goals and Women with a Portfolio of Activities
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Colette Lewiner, Senior Energy Advisor to the Capgemini Chairman. They discuss the most surprising Covid-19 energy-related takeaways and Capgemini's latest World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO). They delve into opportunities and challenges to decarbonize Europe's electricity mix, reach EU's climate goals, including its hydrogen strategy. At a personal level, Colette explains how she successfully manages a portfolio of activities (board member, advisor, consultant to start-up...). This episode was recorded on Dec. 3, 2020.
34 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
A Chat with Michal Meidan on China's Climate Pledges, Setting Standards and Language Skills
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Michal Meidan, Director of the China Energy Program at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. They discuss the feasibility of China's pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060 and Beijing's reasoning behind setting ambitious environmental goals. They delve into the challenges and opportunities of implementing the new top-down climate strategy and gauge whether Beijing will seize the opportunity to export green technologies abroad via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). On a personal note, Michal shares about the usefulness of language skills (e.g. Mandarin), but in today's world mastering an exotic language may not be enough unless it's combined with another specialization.
40 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
A Chat With Amos Hochstein On Biden's Climate Lens, China's Coal Problem and Raising a Green Generation
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Amos Hochstein, a businessman and former diplomat at the US State Department. They exchange on timely energy and environmental topics ahead of the US elections: 1) Putting climate at the center of all policies and what it means for foreign policy; 2) China's inconsistent climate trajectory; 3) Cost of the energy transition and need for international/private/public financing; 4) European energy security. At a personal level, Amos opens up about his sense of making a contribution when he worked for the government. He worked also for a gas company and had some explaining to do at home about the role of gas in the transition while raising a Climate generation.
37 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
A Chat with Rachel Kyte on Green Recovery, Energy Access, Gas as a Bridge and Living a Full Life
Leslie Palti Guzman exchanges with Rachel Kyte, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University. They discuss the opportunities and challenges of a global green recovery post-pandemic. They delve into the complicated dynamics between fossil fuels and energy access, including access to cleaner cooking. Rachel shares her thoughts on leapfrogging to cleaner energies, fossil fuel subsidies, and the future role of natural gas in the energy transition. On a personal note, Rachel is opening up on the epiphany that led her to become a Dean, her responsibility to train tomorrow's leaders, and what it takes to live life fully. Hint: Courage is key.
31 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
A Chat with Amy Jaffe on US-China Energy Competition, Geopolitics of Climate, Career Adaptation
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Amy Jaffe, Managing Director at the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University's Fletcher School. We delve into US-China energy competition, impact of trade wars on investments and trade flows, and geopolitics of climate change. We also explore the outcome of the US elections on the US-China energy relationship. Amy walks us through her force of adaptation, explaining how her career followed the evolution of the energy markets. This episode was recorded on September 25, 2020.
27 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
A Chat with Romany Webb on Methane Regulations, US Elections, Parallels between Australia and the US
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Romany Webb, a Climate Law Fellow at the Sabin Center at Columbia University. We delve into US flip-flop policies on methane emissions and their legal consequences. We discuss EU's upcoming methane strategy, impact of US elections on climate, integration of biogas and hydrogen. Also, Romany shares how her legal and Australian backgrounds inform her perspective and how her move to the US brought her many opportunities. This episode was recorded on Sep. 22, 2020.
27 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
A Chat with Robert Johnston on Canada's Oil&Gas Outlook, Energy Transition, Modern Fatherhood
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Robert Johnston (RJ), managing director, energy, climate and resources at Eurasia Group (EG). They discuss Canada's energy challenges and opportunities as the country moves towards economic recovery and energy transition. They delve into Canadian companies' strategies to reduce their carbon footprint, get governmental support, and prepare for some stranded assets. Canada will be a place to watch for carbon capture technologies. RJ is also sharing about his professional and personal trajectories, with a stint as EG's CEO while being a modern dad. This episode was recorded on Jun. 26, 2020
41 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
A Chat with Amlan Saha on Becoming Carbon Neutral, Offsets, Stranded Assets and Being an Outsider
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Amlan Saha who spends most of his time advising companies on their road maps to become carbon-neutral. They start by defining the 'net-zero emissions' concept and chat about timely topics, such as offsets, peer pressure, public policies, carbon budget, stranded assets, investors, hydrogen, and scenario analysis. Amlan discusses his multicultural background that makes him look at things with alternative perspectives/approaches. This episode was recorded on June 15, 2020.
28 minutes | May 29, 2020
A Chat with Heather Rock on Climate Change Adaptation, California Leadership and Finding Purpose at Work
Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Heather Rock, the Climate Resilience Chief at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). They discuss the company's new climate change adaptation focus, growing weather-related risks and strategies to build resilience. California-based power companies are at the forefront of adaptation efforts (e.g wildfire risks) and can share lessons with the rest of the world. Heather is also sharing about her career evolution from being a political risk on Latam to working for oil and gas companies and trying to reduce climate change risks from within the industry. This episode was recorded on May 22, 2020.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022