For the Energy Transition Show’s eighth anniversary, we welcome back energy researcher Jonathan Koomey, a veteran guest who shares invaluable insights with us in our annual reviews.
We kick off the episode by analyzing the impact of the global response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the energy transition.
Then we revisit four big energy transition themes:
- Command Capitalism: Exploring the growing trend of government intervention in energy markets.
- Climate Change Narratives: Challenging the propensity for doom mongering about climate and the energy transition, and exploring why that’s not only unhelpful but also myopic.
- Systemic Challenges: Reviewing how our many systems have been rigged in favor of fossil fuels, and discussing strategies to un-rig them.
- The Mid-Transition: Navigating the demands of the transitional phase as we shift from old systems to new ones.
Prepare yourself for another smörgåsbord of energy transition goodness! So, strap on a napkin and join us for a journey through the pivotal moments and themes of the past year!
Dr. Jonathan Koomey has been studying energy and climate solutions for more than 30 years. He’s a world-class researcher on the environmental effects of information technology, the economics of climate solutions, and exploring the future through computer modeling, among other topics. His latest book is Solving Climate Change—A Guide for Learners and Leaders, a comprehensive textbook on climate solutions for university undergraduate and graduate level classes.
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Recording date: July 20, 2023
Air date: September 20, 2023
Geek rating: 8