Straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewables with energy expert Chris Nelder.
What is the Energy Transition Show?
The world’s energy systems, which have always been slow to change, are undergoing an unprecedented era of rapid transformation. Fossil fuel companies are producing resources considered uneconomic a decade ago, yet they’re also under fire by everything from climate policy to market prices to disruptive innovations in renewable power and grid services. Utilities are being compelled to shut down big coal and nuclear plants, and adopt distributed energy resources like efficiency, demand response, and rooftop solar. These rapid changes call for new business models, and raise all sorts of issues related to technical integration challenges, outdated regulatory models, and much more. And all of this is taking place while the global economy itself is experiencing some unprecedented situations, like exploding debt, record-low interest rates, rapidly changing currency valuations, and new geopolitical dynamics.
The Energy Transition Show covers the full range of energy transition globally, including grid power, all fuels (including oil, gas, coal, nuclear, solar, wind, and other emerging renewables), transportation systems, macroeconomics, and more. Featuring interviews with 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.
By engaging experts in a neutral, fact-based discussion about the difficult (even unanswerable) questions, rather than reinforcing preconceived answers, and highlighting the latest news and research, policy developments, and market events, the Energy Transition Show stimulates your thoughts and creativity, points the way to new opportunities, and gives you a new perspective on the world’s largest and most fundamental industry.
Chris Nelder is an energy analyst and consultant who has written about energy and investing for more than a decade. He is the author of Profit from the Peak and the co-author of Investing in Renewable Energy and has published more than 200 articles as a professional analyst/journalist in publications including Nature, Scientific American, Slate, The Atlantic, Quartz, Financial Times Alphaville, SmartPlanet, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Greentech Media. He is a seasoned public speaker and media guest on television, radio and podcast, including BBC, CNN national radio, Fox Business, and NPR. In previous careers he was a solar photovoltaic system designer, a software engineer and director of product development, an early Web entrepreneur, and a technical writer. Chris is currently an Manager in the Mobility practice at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, Colorado, working on EV-grid integration. His (old) blog is GetREALList.com and he is active on Mastodon at mastodon.energy/@chrisnelder and mastodon.energy/@TransitionShow as well as on Twitter at @chrisnelder.
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