As of mid-2021, over 2 million active podcasts and more than 48 million podcast episodes exist worldwide. While it may seem that everyone and their dog has a podcast nowadays, there are some real gems out there that shouldn’t be overlooked. For example, some podcasts offer opportunities to listen to industry leaders — without the hefty price tag of a conference keynote ticket!
To help you navigate your way through the vast offering of energy-related and sustainability podcasts, we’ve listed 5 of our favorites. Enjoy!
A weekly podcast, covering topics related to wind and solar energy, cleantech, and the sustainable energy solutions and news. Previous guests on the podcast include Wunder Capital CEO, Bryan Birsic, and Nest Co-Founder, Matt Rogers. The podcast covers a wide range of topics that are both timely and immersive, encompassing all of the high-impact issues currently circulating within the energy industry.
Listeners praise this podcast for the ability of the 3 hosts (Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, and Jigar Shah) to break through industry jargon and deliver information in a clear, concise way that can be understood by everyone.
Episode length: 30-60 min
Joel Makower and Heather Clancy co-host this weekly green energy podcast featuring interviews with people and companies leading the way in sustainable business and clean technology.
Topics discussed include greener options for logistics, mobility innovation, and the quantification of corporate sustainability investments. Most episodes briefly mention the latest industry news, ensuring you’re always up-to-date on the stories that matter most to the energy industry.
The previous listener’s feedback for this podcast repeatedly highlighted the insightful and helpful way in which the hosts approach, dissect, and discuss the topic of sustainability, exploring green technology.
Episode length: 25-45 min
One of the best renewable energy podcasts, this bi-monthly podcast focuses on the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
Chris Nelder, founder, and the host is an expert energy analyst, speaker, and writer, with notable experience in the industry. He has frank and open discussions about the most prominent themes currently affecting the energy industry, and this approach keeps listeners returning time and time again. There are currently over 100 episodes to choose from, with topics ranging from energy storage, economics, and finance, to the future of green energy and decarbonization.
Episode length: 20-35 min for free, an abridged version of the podcast on Apple Podcasts; 60-90 min for subscription-based access to the full version.
Hosted by Dan Séguin and Rebecca Schwartz, both from Hydro Ottawa, this fortnightly energy podcast discusses global energy-related trends, technology, and innovative concepts, as well as topics driving conversations in the Canadian energy sector.
Some episodes feature energy industry experts sharing insights on the future of the industry, while others tackle key environmental topics, such as the race to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. One episode that’s worth listening to is The Power of Storytelling, where Dan speaks with Founder and CEO of See Change Institute, Dr. Beth Karlin, about how leaders in the energy industry can better communicate the mission and purpose of the sector with the world.
Episode length: An average of 30 minutes, with episodes ranging from 20-50 minutes.
Bloomberg’s weekly energy-related podcast, hosted by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins, features insights from BloombergNEF (BNEF) analysts, which makes for impactful, research-led discussions about the future of energy, transport, sustainability and more. It’s an opportunity to hear the latest from Bloomberg’s own research team, who reveal the stories behind their research, as well as some of their key findings.
Episodes back as far as the podcast’s launch in August 2019 cover a wide range of energy-related topics in an accessible, informative way. What really stands out about this podcast is the discussion of sustainable energy trends and everyday topics that perhaps we don’t think about enough, such as the impact of food delivery drivers on global vehicle miles travelled, and their related emissions. This is a podcast that invites an audience at any level of energy industry expertise to join the conversation, and then holds their attention with ease.
Episode length: An average of 20-30 minutes.