Recommended Podcasts

Podcasts offer a great way to catch up on news in the energy industry while on the go. Here are some of the best.


The Energy Transition Show with Chris Nelder

Chris Nelder of the Rocky Mountain institute hosts one of the best energy podcasts available now. Each episode of the Energy Transition Show provides in-depth analysis of a wide range of topics — energy technologies, grid operation, changes in global energy resources, etc. — focusing on trends and emerging issues. A geek rating is given to each episode so listeners can determine the level of technical detail they are comfortable with. A must-listen for those wanting to keep up with the industry. It is available on iTunes here.

The Energy Gang

Hosted by industry insiders Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton and Jigar Shar, this podcast provides engaging discussions on the technical, economic and political forces driving issues of energy, climate and the environment. It is one of the best there is for insight into the alternative energy industry. The Energy Gang episodes are also available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.


This podcast is brought by Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm that specialise in energy, technology and innovation sectors. Their podcast interviews business leaders and policy makers in the energy space to understand trends in project finance, renewable energy and energy infrastructure. It is available on iTunes.

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies is an independent research centre of the University of Oxford. The scope of their research includes global energy markets, energy policy, project financing within the energy industry and geopolitics, particularly assessing the influence of changing energy policy.  The expertise from academia, industry and government that they engage is unrivalled and this is a must-listen podcast for those aspiring to be future energy leaders. It is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Center on Global Energy Policy

The CGEP is a research institute within Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Their podcast brings together energy experts from industry, academia, government and the business world, to discuss the trends happening in global energy markets. Highly recommended for those who want to avoid increasingly politicised energy debates as a major global energy transition lingers on the horizon. 

Energy Policy Now

The Kleinmann Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania advocates for policy innovation to address some of the tough challenges that the world faces as it seeks to transition to sustainable energy. This podcast highlights the policy issues that determine our relationship with energy, and how that impacts our environment.  In addition to the link above, it is available on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud.

Energy 360°

This podcast by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC discusses critical issues at the intersection of technology, geopolitics, security and markets in the energy sector. The nonprofit think tank is a leading policy institution that have long provided valuable insight to global leaders and policy makers. it is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

The Global Energy Leaders Podcast

This podcast invites energy experts with different regional foci to discuss topical energy issues, so the audience can gain insight into the energy sector in different parts of the world. Some of the topics recently addressed include energy access in Africa, a world after peak oil demand and energy trading in Europe. It is available on iTunes, PodBean and YouTube.

The Interchange

Stephen Lacey and Shayle Kann provide leading analysis on the business of energy and clean tech. They discuss on the factors that are impacting the transformation of the global electricity sector, focusing on technology trends, policy changes and market data. The Interchange is also available on Soundcloud and Stitcher.

Grid Geeks

Provides all the information you need on the electric power sector. In-depth insight on electricity system operations, grid reliability and resilience, and the electricity market in a time of energy transition. It is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Experts Only

Developed by CleanCapital, this podcast is for cleantech enthusiasts. It focuses on energy finance and innovation. Experts from preeminent cleantech and financial institutions discuss their personal journeys and developments in the sustainable energy industry. it is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Off the Charts

This podcast, produced by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, is one of the best in terms of the breadth of issues discussed. The focus is on the complex challenges associated with achieving a reliable and affordable energy supply without detrimental social and environmental consequences. It is available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

Columbia Energy Exchange

This podcast by the CGEP brings together industry and government leaders in the energy space to analyse the interrelations between global energy resources, climate change, geopolitics and financial markets. Highly recommended for those keen to understand how energy influences national policies, and how the industry is adapting to increasing disruption from alternative energy technologies. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud.


Hosted by Yann Brandt, an executive in the solar industry, this podcast is for those with special interest in solar energy technologies, markets and how policies are impacting the industry. It is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Energy and Sustainability

The Energy Trilemma outlines the core aims of the energy transition: energy equity, energy security and environmental sustainability. This CSIS podcast brings together experts from industry, academia and government to explore the dynamics of the transition from the perspectives of technology, policy, regulation and business. It is available on iTunes.

Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie are a leader in their field of commercial intelligence, in which they provide information on the energy and extractives industries. Their podcast provides insight on the state of companies, assets and markets within the energy industry and how this shapes strategic decisions made by some of the world's largest corporations. This is particularly essential for those interested in energy business. It is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.