The Energy Transition Show with Chris Nelder

XE Network

Straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewables with energy expert Chris Nelder

All Episodes

How can the world shut down the coal industry faster and more equitably, while delivering the best outcomes for the public?

Nov 24

35 min 46 sec

A new approach to energy forecasting finds that the energy transition is feasible, affordable, and most importantly, inevitable.

Nov 10

23 min 37 sec

A global energy crunch is driving up the costs of all energy sources. But will it lead to renewed energy transition efforts, or reneging on climate commitments?

Oct 27

38 min 57 sec

What are some of the reforms that can make electricity markets more friendly to the technologies and needs of the energy transition?

Oct 13

39 min 43 sec

Energy researcher Jonathan Koomey rejoins us to review some of the major themes in energy transition over the past year.

Sep 29

37 min 23 sec

What is the state of marine energy technologies, and how can we capture marine energy sustainably and safely while minimizing environmental damage?

Sep 15

24 min 57 sec

It’s been a decade since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but the future of Japan’s energy sector remains murky. We try to clarify it in this episode.

Sep 1

28 min 24 sec

How can inverter-based resources integrate with synchronous generators as renewables become dominant on power grids? And is system inertia even necessary?

Aug 18

29 min 40 sec

Will the energy transition be limited by the availability of land, or key minerals, or the cost of renewables? And how will it affect economic growth?

Aug 4

36 min 29 sec

This is Volume 1 of the Best of the Energy Transition Show, compiled from our five most popular shows of the past two years.

Jul 7

2 hr 54 min

What does “resilient” and “reliable” grid power mean from the perspective of grid planning, and what should bulk power system operators do to ensure it?

Jun 23

29 min 53 sec

What carbon price is needed for Europe’s Emissions Trading System to make green hydrogen a viable part of meeting its goals under the Paris agreement?

Jun 9

30 min 6 sec

What trajectory of global energy consumption and carbon emissions can we expect as the world starts to recover from the COVID pandemic? How much will energy consumption and emissions rebound, and what climate path are we now on?

May 26

32 min 36 sec

In this first part of a two-part interview, we look at the global expectations for and production of hydrogen, and its potential role in energy transition.

May 12

22 min 58 sec

In this first part of a two-part interview, we look at the global expectations for and production of hydrogen, and its potential role in energy transition.

Apr 28

26 min 56 sec

In this first part of a two-part interview, we look at the global expectations for and production of hydrogen, and its potential role in energy transition.

Apr 14

34 min 16 sec

In this first part of a two-part interview, we look at the global expectations for and production of hydrogen, and its potential role in energy transition.

Mar 31

35 min 11 sec

In this first part of a two-part interview, we look at the global expectations for and production of hydrogen, and its potential role in energy transition.

Mar 17

36 min 32 sec

In this first part of a two-part interview, we look at the global expectations for and production of hydrogen, and its potential role in energy transition.

Mar 3

29 min 3 sec

How should we design climate policies so they really reduce emissions, and why have carbon market strategies mostly failed?

Feb 17

30 min 28 sec

What is vehicle-grid integration, how are electric vehicles charged, and what are some of the best practices for managing EV loads on utility grids?

Feb 3

31 min 20 sec

What is vehicle-grid integration, how are electric vehicles charged, and what are some of the best practices for managing EV loads on utility grids?

Jan 20

1 hr 5 min

Is China the greatest threat to the global climate, or our greatest hope for energy transition?

Jan 6

40 min 1 sec

What will the Biden-Harris administration mean for America’s energy transition, its relationship with the rest of the world, and for global action on climate?

Dec 2020

31 min 29 sec

To what extent will economics and fundamental limits of energy resources guide and control the progress of energy transition?

Dec 2020

42 min 29 sec

What risks does climate change pose to the financial sector and to various markets, and how should we recognize and internalize those risks?

Nov 2020

30 min 16 sec

Battery storage has grown ten-fold in the US over the past five years, but the storage sector is still just getting started.

Nov 2020

34 min 2 sec

Investors need to reduce their exposure to fossil fuel assets as the world starts taking action on climate change.

Oct 2020

33 min 29 sec

How did the solar industry get to where it is today, and what does the future hold for it?

Oct 2020

31 min 54 sec

According to modeling by the UN, decarbonizing the economy of the United States, and getting to net-zero emissions by 2050, is not only possible but affordable.

Sep 2020

29 min 41 sec

Jonathan Koomey returns to the show for another freewheeling discussion about some of the interesting developments in energy transition over the past year.

Sep 2020

33 min 5 sec

What are the policies that the US needs to pursue in order to achieve its decarbonization targets?

Sep 2020

37 min 9 sec

In this part of our Energy Basics mini-series, we review the evolution of the electricity industry, and explain how wholesale and retail power markets work.

Aug 2020

31 min 19 sec

What are the solutions to reducing carbon emissions from the “hard-to-decarbonize” sectors that make industrial civilization possible?

Aug 2020

28 min 14 sec

These episodes are part of our mini-series on the energy basics, and explain some of the essential concepts in electricity, including what electricity is, how we generate it, and how we manage power grids.

Jul 2020

23 min 54 sec

Why did the new film, Planet of the Humans, get so much about the energy transition wrong, and what are its filmmakers really trying to say?

Jul 2020

33 min 12 sec

Will progress on the energy transition continue as the world gets back to work, or will it falter thanks to economies under pressure and vast unemployment?

Jun 2020

32 min 14 sec

What does “sustainability” really mean in the context of energy transition? We review a new textbook that explores these complex questions.

Jun 2020

36 min 49 sec

Why are utility-scale wind and solar farms increasingly being paired with integrated battery storage systems, and is that really the best way to deploy storage?

May 2020

29 min 35 sec

What are the winning (and losing) tactics in crafting policy to support energy transition, and what do advocates need to do to win?

May 2020

37 min 21 sec

How much damage has the oil industry suffered from the coronavirus shutdown, how will it recover, and what are the implications for energy transition?

Apr 2020

34 min 7 sec

These first three episodes in our mini-series on the energy basics explain some of the essential concepts and terms in energy, including what energy is, why we convert it, and how we use it.

Apr 2020

22 min 57 sec

The Energy Transition Show joins up with The Interchange for our first ever crossover episode!

Apr 2020

1 hr 27 min

Two energy analysts ask an integrated assessment modeler to explain why the IPCC’s climate scenarios don’t seem to represent the progress of energy transition.

Mar 2020

31 min 52 sec

Two energy analysts ask an integrated assessment modeler to explain why the IPCC’s climate scenarios don’t seem to represent the progress of energy transition.

Mar 2020

32 min 40 sec

How is Australia dealing with the reality of climate change in this season of hugely destructive wildfires, and what is the outlook for its energy transition?

Feb 2020

30 min 40 sec

What does cybersecurity on the grid mean, and what does it have to do with energy transition and climate change?

Feb 2020

27 min 38 sec

Fully-regulated utilities can choose to operate their plants at a loss when regulators give them a way to pass those losses onto their customers.

Jan 2020

27 min 37 sec

How likely are the various scenarios for global warming, what do they mean, and where is the current trajectory for climate change likely to take us?

Jan 2020

25 min 52 sec

Transitioning to renewables, and moving heating and transportation to the power grid, will save everyone money while reducing emissions.

Dec 2019

26 min 23 sec