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Energy Insiders - a RenewEconomy Podcast

285 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 11 ratings

Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and columnist and energy markets expert David Leitch as they discuss the week's main events - politics, solar and storage.

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Chris Bowen on gas, batteries, EVs, wind and targets

December 20, 2022 04:16 - 51 minutes - 93.6 MB

Federal Energy and Climate Minister Chris Bowen discusses the stream of new announcements in the last month, and what’s in store for 2023.

The road to 100 per cent renewables

December 15, 2022 03:10 - 1 hour - 113 MB

AEMO’s head of system design Merryn York on the engineering roadmap to 100 per cent renewables. Plus: The gas price cap debate.

Andrew Forrest’s big Australian power play

December 09, 2022 02:17 - 42 minutes - 77.2 MB

Squadron Energy CEO Eva Hanly discusses Squadron Energy’s surprise $4 billion plus purchase of CWP. Plus: Energy ministers come up with a storage plan.

Biden’s tax-driven push for ultra low cost wind and solar

December 02, 2022 01:05 - 55 minutes - 102 MB

Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act has big implications for the green energy transition in the US and abroad, delivering ultra low cost wind and solar. Ben Haley from Evolved Energy tells us how and why.

Australia’s carbon capital has a transition plan

November 25, 2022 03:42 - 47 minutes - 86.3 MB

Australia’s carbon capital has a 10-year plan to transition to clean energy. Next Economy’s Amanda Cahill, who helped guide the Gladstone council, explains how and why.

“Fit for 55”: EU climate package could tax Australia

November 18, 2022 02:16 - 50 minutes - 92.7 MB

Why Australia might still be facing a carbon border tax in EU. Matthias Buck from Agora Energiewende explains

Brookfield’s $20 billion green energy plans

November 11, 2022 01:40 - 35 minutes - 64.6 MB

Brookfield’s head of renewables Luke Edwards discusses the surprise bid for Origin Energy. Plus: Tesla margins deliver wake up call to Toyota.

Solar tiles and electric Tuk Tuks

November 04, 2022 05:09 - 43 minutes - 79.2 MB

In another week of fast moving events, we look at Neoen’s new “baseload” wind and battery deal, the relaunch of solar tiles, and an interview with the man behind electric Tuk Tuks for last mile deliveries in Australia.

Ørsted’s big power play in Australia

October 27, 2022 23:17 - 45 minutes - 83.5 MB

Danish giant Ørsted is looking for a major play in Australia’s offshore wind industry, as well as onshore wind, solar and Power-to-X. Asia Pacific boss Per Kristensen explains why.

Victoria’s big switch to 95 pct renewables

October 21, 2022 00:32 - 43 minutes - 79.9 MB

Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio on Victoria’s ambitious switch to renewables and coal exit. Plus: Labor’s Rewiring the Nation and a multitude of new wind and storage projects.

Storage and the future of the grid

October 13, 2022 22:10 - 37 minutes - 68.7 MB

The Smart Energy Council’s John Grimes shares his views on storage, the treatment of distributed energy, and the remaining policy bollards standing in the way of the switch to renewables.

Cost and scale of renewables

October 06, 2022 21:27 - 53 minutes - 98.3 MB

IRENA's Michael Taylor on wind and solar costs and grid integration. Plus: AGL and the price of energy.

De Brenni on Queensland flip to renewables

September 28, 2022 20:01 - 36 minutes - 67.6 MB

Energy minister Mick de Brenni outlines how Queensland will make the switch from coal to 80 per cent renewables. Plus: Victoria’s storage target, and the latest from AGL.

How to make buildings green and efficient

September 22, 2022 15:24 - 51 minutes - 94.1 MB

Davina Rooney from the Green Building Council on low carbon concrete, micrograms, and taking emissions out of the built environment. Plus: Big transition moments for Origin, AGL and Santos, and yet more big hydrogen plays.

Australia will soon treat Co2 as a pollutant

September 13, 2022 18:06 - 41 minutes - 75.3 MB

More than a decade after the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, carbon is about to be declared a pollutant in Australia. The EPA’s Tony Chappel explains why and what it means.

Climate bill, Snowy and the case for a strategic reserve

September 08, 2022 19:12 - 54 minutes - 100 MB

First climate bill in a decade is passed, Snowy’s leadership, renewable pipelines and Oxford’s Farhad Billimoria on what might work in Australia’s new market design.

How much storage is needed for 100% renewables?

September 01, 2022 20:47 - 42 minutes - 77.7 MB

Windlab's David Osmond discusses his year long study into wind, solar and storage. Plus ESOO and the market cap.

Gravity storage and shipping green hydrogen - hype or hope

August 26, 2022 00:37 - 52 minutes - 95.7 MB

There have been some big bets placed on shipping green hydrogen and gravity storage. Energy expert Michael Barnard dissects the hype and the hope.

Climate and community independents have their sway

August 15, 2022 20:08 - 49 minutes - 90.4 MB

Independent MP Helen Haines on pushing Labor on climate, and taking the lead on community energy.

Australia’s dirty fuel scandal

August 10, 2022 21:16 - 42 minutes - 77.9 MB

The Australia Institute’s Richie Merzian on the move to overturn the car lobby’s campaign to protect dirty fuels. Plus: The future of the ESB, and the Climate Change Authority.

Why this should be Australia's last energy crisis

August 04, 2022 03:43 - 42 minutes - 78.2 MB

A change in governance and a rapid shift to renewables should ensure this is the last energy crisis for Australia, says Simon Corbell, the head of the Clean Energy Investment Group.

Can offshore wind float in Australia

July 25, 2022 01:54 - 42 minutes - 78 MB

BlueFloat’s Carlos Martin discuses his groups 5GW of Australian projects. Plus: Genex bid, climate bill, and Clean Energy Week.

Big solar and even bigger batteries

July 18, 2022 00:52 - 52 minutes - 96.1 MB

David Scaysbrook from Quinbrook on why battery storage is such a big thing, Coalition failures, and capacity markets.

Wind, solar and storage win transition race

July 13, 2022 04:08 - 44 minutes - 81.8 MB

CSIRO’s Paul Graham discusses latest GenCost report, and its conclusions that even at 90 % share, wind and solar are cheapest and smartest options.

Federal Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen

July 06, 2022 02:51 - 44 minutes - 82.3 MB

Chris Bowen discusses the energy crisis and the speed of the energy transition, capacity market design, emissions targets, EVs, and actually going to see wind and solar farms.

Australia's rapid transition to renewables

July 01, 2022 05:17 - 33 minutes - 45.6 MB

AEMO lays out roadmap for a rapid transition to renewables, Baringa's Alan Rai joins us to discuss the high points and the lows.

Smart technologies, flawed markets

June 23, 2022 03:40 - 46 minutes - 85.8 MB

New deal for solar and batteries and the collapse of Enova highlight the good and bad of Australia’s energy transition. We speak to Evergen’s Ben Hutt and Enova founding chair Alison Crook.

The energy crisis … and offshore wind

June 16, 2022 04:58 - 45 minutes - 82.5 MB

All the latest on Australia’s energy crisis, and an interview with offshore wind expert Alastair Dutton.

Energy Transformed Podcast | The Future of Energy Systems: Digital and Data Challenges

June 10, 2022 04:48 - 30 minutes - 55.8 MB

In the third of our Energy Transformed podcast series we look at the data and digitization challenges that are emerging from the transformation of our energy markets, and whether our current laws are fit for purpose. Noriko Wynn, in-house Futurist at Aurecon, and Emma Butler, Partner in Ashurst’s digital transaction practice, join Paul Curnow, Partner and global co-head of Ashurst’s energy practice.

The Future of Energy Systems: Digital and Data Challenges

June 10, 2022 04:45 - 30 minutes - 55.8 MB

In the third of our Energy Transformed podcast series we look at the data and digitization challenges that are emerging from the transformation of our energy markets, and whether our current laws are fit for purpose. Noriko Wynn, in-house Futurist at Aurecon, and Emma Butler, Partner in Ashurst’s digital transaction practice, join Paul Curnow, Partner and global co-head of Ashurst’s energy practice.

How to connect all that wind, solar and storage

June 08, 2022 01:54 - 45 minutes - 83.2 MB

Transgrid CEO Brett Redman on transmission needs for zero carbon grid, and social licence. Plus: Latest on the energy crisis.

Deep dive into Australia’s coal and gas crisis

June 03, 2022 01:44 - 51 minutes - 93.4 MB

Josh Stabler from Energy Edge on the reason behind the coal and gas price hikes. Plus: AGL and Origin in the wars.

No more coal and gas mines, says Bandt

May 27, 2022 05:31 - 43 minutes - 60.2 MB

Greens leader Adam Bandt on coal and gas, Snowy 3.0, Labor’s climate plan, transmission and high prices.

Why Australia risks falling behind on green energy

May 20, 2022 04:34 - 44 minutes - 82.2 MB

Former CEFC boss and independent candidate Oliver Yates on why Australia could lose its green energy advantage, and his new role at Sentient.

AGL, MCB and smart inverters

May 09, 2022 03:24 - 54 minutes - 99.8 MB

Mike Cannon-Brookes takes on AGL, plus Hitachi’s Stephen Sproul on advanced inverters.

2°C? It’s already nearly too late

April 29, 2022 05:29 - 45 minutes - 83.9 MB

Climate scientist Andy Pitman says net zero needs to be reached by 2035 to have any chance of capping global warming at 2°C.

The lop-sided battle for climate independents

April 14, 2022 02:58 - 37 minutes - 68.9 MB

Climate 200's Simon Holmes à Court on the election campaign, funding, and battling the legacy rules that favour major parties.

Can Europe survive without Russia’s gas?

April 07, 2022 05:16 - 57 minutes - 105 MB

Emma Champion and Stefan Ulrich from BNEF discuss what Europe needs to do to move on from Russian gas.

Fortescue’s grand green energy plans

March 21, 2022 03:54 - 47 minutes - 86.7 MB

Fortescue Future Industries CEO Julie Shuttleworth on the company’s myriad green energy plans and its ambition to produce 15 million tonnes of green hydrogen a year by 2030.

Origin’s big shift from baseload

March 16, 2022 01:49 - 50 minutes - 93.1 MB

Origin Energy CEO Frank Calabria on the decision to close Eraring, the shift from baseload, and future energy models.

Victoria's big offshore wind plans

March 11, 2022 02:04 - 28 minutes - 39.3 MB

Victoria energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio on state's landmark offshore wind target, prospects for green hydrogen, coal retirements, the AGL play, and local industry.

Snowy Hydro and the missing links

March 08, 2022 04:42 - 56 minutes - 77.2 MB

Snowy Hydro’s Gordon Wymer on the need for more transmission, plus the latest on AGL and offshore wind.

Mike Cannon-Brookes and closing coal

February 24, 2022 00:33 - 40 minutes - 55.4 MB

Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes explains why buying AGL will be fastest, cheapest, smartest and safest way to transition from coal to renewables.

EVs and the grid

February 17, 2022 03:04 - 40 minutes - 55.6 MB

Jet Charge's Tim Washington on the major capital raising, and the rollout of EV chargers and vehicle to grid technology.

EnergyAustralia and the end of coal

February 09, 2022 00:28 - 47 minutes - 65 MB

EnergyAustralia CEO Mark Collette discusses the future of coal, gas, green hydrogen, wind, solar, battery storage and pumped hydro, and how this will fit into his company’s business model.

Green transition and greenwash

February 04, 2022 04:35 - 40 minutes - 55 MB

Tim Buckley from IEEFA on the outlook for the green transition in 2022, the prospects of green hydrogen, and the problem of greenwash.

Future of green steel and green aluminium

December 21, 2021 03:53 - 45 minutes - 62.7 MB

We have the technology: Kobad Bhavnagri, from BloombergNEF, discusses opportunities in green steel and green aluminium for Australian industry.

Vestas head winds up on transition

December 16, 2021 03:13 - 43 minutes - 60.3 MB

Peter Cowling, the head of Vestas in Australia, on the scale and speed, and challenges, of the renewables transition.

Say goodbye to coal

December 10, 2021 02:25 - 46 minutes - 64.5 MB

AEMO’s Alex Wonhas and Nicola Falcon discuss the draft ISP, the early departure of coal, and managing a renewables grid.

Hazelwood transition from dirty coal plant to big battery

December 02, 2021 23:03 - 41 minutes - 57.1 MB

Engie Australia CEO Augustin Honorat on the Hazelwood big battery and other battery and green hydrogen plans