A Curated List of Energy Podcasts

Podcasts that make understanding energy more accessible

Channel 1

(Featuring interviews with global energy leaders, heads of state and policy makers)

Columbia Center on Energy Policy (http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/podcast-feed)

Columbia Energy Exchange features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. The program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/csis-public-dz.4315403692.04315403694)

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program regularly brings in experts to discuss developments and trends in climate change, energy policy, and energy markets.


Channel 2

(Interviews and updates from think tanks, researchers and practitioners)

The Energy Transition Show (http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheEnergyTransitionShow)

The Energy Transition Show will help you stay abreast of all of these fast-moving trends, covering oil, gas, coal, solar, wind, emerging renewables, nuclear, grid power, transportation systems, macroeconomics, and more. Featuring interviews some of the smartest and most knowledgeable people in energy, longtime energy expert Chris Nelder explores the global energy markets and their ongoing transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewables

The Energy Gang (https://www.greentechmedia.com/podcast/the-energy-gang)

The Energy Gang is an energy digest produced by Greentech Media. The show features engaging discussion between energy futurist Jigar Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Editor Stephen Lacey. Join us as we delve into the technological, political and market forces driving energy and environmental issues

Institute for Local Self-Reliance Podcast (https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage/)

A project of the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Local Energy Rules is a twice monthly podcast featuring ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell and Research Associate Matt Grimley, sharing powerful stories of successful local renewable energy and exposing the policy and practical barriers to its expansion. Our audience is researchers, grassroots organizers, and grasstops policy wonks who want vivid examples of how local renewable energy can power local economies

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/environmental-energy-study/id944019710?mt=2)

EESI is best known for its non-partisan Congressional briefings on key energy and environmental issues. Topics include climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (http://www.americanbar.org/groups/environment_energy_resources/resources/recordings.html)

Discussions from the top envoirnmental, energy and resrouces lawyers discussing career development, legal issues and new developments in environmental law

Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation — The Human Side of the Grid (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iseif-surge-series-human-side/id1105615739?mt=2)

As the nation’s only non-utility community of practice on smart grid education, the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) is looking beyond the technology that enables the next generation of energy services. The Surge Series podcast, hosted by ISEIF’s Clare Butterfield and Uzma Noormohamed, explores the human side of AMI, featuring experts from forward-looking organizations in the energy sector.

Cultures of Energy — Center for Energy & Environmental Research at Rice University (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/cultures-of-energy/id1073817284?mt=2)

Cultures of Energy brings writers, artists and scholars together to talk, think and feel their way into the Anthropocene. We cover serious issues like climate change, species extinction and energy transition. But we also try to confront seemingly huge and insurmountable problems with insight, creativity and laughter. We believe in the possibility of personal and cultural change. And we believe that the arts and humanities can help guide us toward a more sustainable future.


Channel 3-

(Byte sized < 5 minute quick news updates from the world of energy)

NPR Energy (http://www.npr.org/templates/rss/podlayer.php?id=1131)

Just a feed of all NPR stories tagged as ‘Energy’

Inside Energy (http://insideenergy.org/category/audio/feed/ )

Stories from Inside Energy, a public media collaboration covering America’s energy issues and the space where people and power connect.”


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