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SciencesPo Energy Podcast
26 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Effects of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on the energy transition and daily life of people in Africa — with Rim Berahab
In this episode we talk with Rim Berahab, who works as a Senior Economist at the Policy Center for the New South, a think-tank based in Morocco. Her work at the Policy Center focuses on energy issues and their impacts on economic growth and long-term development. We discuss how the disruptions induced by the war in Ukraine are impacting the daily life of people, government budgets and debt positions in African countries. We will also take a look at the implications for investments in renewables across the continent and what new oil & gas projects mean for the clean energy transition in Africa.
35 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Effects of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on Africa’s oil & gas sector with Philippe Copinschi
In this episode we talk with Philippe Copinschi, who is an expert on international and African energy issues and works as a freelance consultant and lecturer at Sciences Po on the matter. We discuss the potential for more gas production in Africa in the short- and long-term, spare transport capacity and the risk of stranded assets. We will also take a look at current oil production in Africa and potential future developments in its oil & gas sector.
53 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
The EU ETS: Functioning, Challenges and Future, with Christian Egenhofer
In this episode we talk with Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Associate at the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute and a Visiting Professor at SciencesPo We discuss the Past, Present and Future of the Eu Emission Trading System. From the current reforms to the impacts of today's crisis, passing through CBAM and many other issues, we try to simplify and explain an ever-changing, complex, instrument.
39 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
Energy Security in Light of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine with Anne-Sophie Corbeau
In this episode we talk with Anne-Sophie Corbeau, who is a Global Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and Lecturer for Energy Security at Sciences Po. We discuss the consequences of the existing and potential future sanctions on energy security, with a particular focus on the European continent. We talk about the imminent effects but also give an outlook up to 2025 and 2030.
37 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
The future of hydrogen, between hype and realistic expectations – with Loïc Le Gars
In this episode we talk with Loïc Le Gars, who is Principal at the sustainability consultancy ERM and an expert in the hydrogen sector. We discuss the reasons for the current hydrogen hype and how it impacts decarbonization efforts, and speak about a business perspective on the energy vector and the role policies play in scaling up the market.
37 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Present and future of offshore wind
The guest today is Andrei Utkin, principal analyst for cleantech at IHS Markit and expert in offshore wind. Offshore wind is a hot topic right now with rising market capitalisations from established players despite the covid-19 pandemic, as well as oil majors such as BP and Equinor entering into partnerships to invest in the market. We discuss the drivers behind this growth, whether or not the transition into offshore from oil majors is meaningful, and where the market is going in terms of technology such as floating offshore wind, and geographies such as North America
39 minutes | May 12, 2020
Arthur Henriot: How much renewables can be integrated into an electricity grid?
Arthur Henriot is an advisor to the CEO of RTE, the French transmission system operator and an expert in the system integration of renewable energy. We discuss how much renewables we can expect to integrate into a grid and how to overcome common challenges such as variability of generation
37 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
European Gas Markets with Luca Franza
I’ll be talking this time with Luca Franza, a researcher at the Clingendael Institute, and lecturer at SciencesPo, about European Gas Markets, who the winners and losers are from Nord Stream II, and what the implications of branding American LNG 'Freedom Gas' are.
37 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Carbon Capture & Utilisation - how can we use carbon dioxide in industry?
Today we are talking to Sebastian Escagues, a chemical engineer and consultant at ENEA Consulting who advises industrial companies as to how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. We will be discussing industrial uses of carbon dioxide including synthetic fuels, how much they cost and how to make them cheaper.
34 minutes | May 21, 2019
Giacomo Luciani: Rentier states, Aramco & Iran
The shale revolution has profoundly changed global oil markets. This in turn has an important effect on oil producing states and their strategy to continue to produce rent from natural resources. Today we are speaking with Giacomo Luciani, a creator of the rentier state theory, the scientific advisor for the International Energy program at SciencesPo.
31 minutes | May 1, 2019
Nuclear economics and public opinion: conversation with Valerie Faudon
Despite some clear advantages, nuclear energy suffers from an public image problem. In this episode we speak to Valérie Faudon head of the French nuclear society and board member at Orano, the French nuclear company.
32 minutes | May 1, 2019
Nuclear energy basics: conversation with Dominique Greneche
This episode is designed for listeners who are relatively new to nuclear energy to introduce the history, technology, and common problems associated associated with it and their solutions.
34 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Russian gas markets with Dr Tatiana Mitrova
Today we are talking with Dr Tatiana Mitrova a fellow at the OIES. We discuss Russian gas markets and explore why Novatek has been so successful in LNG despite both not being directly linked to the Kremlin, and facing sanctions. We also look into Nordstream II to explore whether or not the project will be profitable.
25 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
What is the potential of energy efficiency? Conversation with Martin Schoenberg from the United Nations Environment Program
Energy efficiency is an essential pillar of any emissions reductions target. Today we are talking with Martin Schoenberg, an energy efficiency project coordinator at the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative. We discuss what the UN is doing to help energy efficiency, what the largest opportunities are, and how energy efficiency is necessary to sustain both high standards of living and meet climate goals.
32 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
Sanctions and oil markets: conversation with Homayoun Falakshahi from WoodMackenzie
Homayoun Falakshahi is a senior analyst at WoodMackenzie who focusses on oil and gas upstream in The Middle East and North Africa. We discuss sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and the effect on oil markets. Hosted and produced by Paul David Evans with help from Siavash Barkhordar
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