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 some of our favorites (in no particular order).
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
Zurich, Switzerland is home to the Insider’s Guide to Energy Podcast, hosted by Chris Sass and Johan Oberg. The podcast kicked off 2022 in style by launching the first of a new mini-series of energy trading and risk management (ETRM) discussions, where industry expert vendors are invited to share market thoughts, discuss the specifics of their solution/product, and participate in a speed round where all vendors answer the same ten questions on-the-fly.
2022 looks set to see this podcast and its team further cement their reputation as a reliable, engaging and accessible source of energy-related insights, expert analysis, and great conversation. You can catch up on the almost 60 episodes that are currently available on Spotify.
Episode length: An average of 40-55 minutes.
Stewart Mullin and David Lenti host this podcast, powered by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The podcast series looks at the issues currently facing the offshore wind industry, as well as future opportunities in what promises to be an ever-growing sector. Episodes range from discussions about the latest offshore wind technology, to the outlook for the global offshore wind market.
The podcast hosts do an excellent job of keeping things informative yet conversational, and episodes like ‘A Day in the Life of an Offshore Wind Service Technician’ allow listeners to dive deeper into the mechanics of what it takes to keep offshore turbines rotating.
Episode length: An average of 30-40 minutes.
A bi-monthly podcast, discussing how the world of Energy is being radically redefined through Tech Innovations, Finance, Markets, Regulations and Digitisation. Co-hosts Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen are investment bankers with a combined expertise of over 40 years across various energy-related sectors. Berlin-based Reid is also a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and London-based Segalen is the Founder of Megawatt-X, a platform for investing in Wind and Solar assets.
Each podcast episode sees the hosts get to the root of topics that are keeping the energy sector buzzing. They do so in a conversational, relatable way that resonates well with global audiences – propelling the success of the podcast to almost 250,000 downloads and earning the Energy Central Top Voice 2020 award.
Episode length: An average of 30 minutes.
The Women’s Energy Council was launched in 2014. It is the only diversity & equality energy network operating globally, according to its website, with members who are active on a global scale and are all committed to enhancing the inclusion and meaningful participation of women in the oil, gas and energy industries.
The Council’s podcast, launched in early 2020, focuses on sharing lessons and advice on transformational leadership from some of the most senior energy executives in the world.
Episode length: An average of 25-35 minutes.
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.
In 2013, University of Oxford professors and economists saw the need for a deeper focus on quality analysis within the energy sector. To address this, they founded Aurora Energy Research. Since then, the organization has grown to be the largest dedicated power analytics provider in Europe, with offices in the UK, Germany, Australia, and the US.
The Energy Unplugged podcast is hosted by a rotation of over 200 Aurora experts, who are joined by industry leaders and other high-profile guests. This podcast is an excellent resource for industry professionals who are working on making long-term strategic decisions.
Episode length: An average of 40-60 minutes.
Sunday Business Post reporter, Daniel Murray, hosts the Irish publication’s energy and environment podcast series, Five Degrees of Change. The podcast, which is sponsored by PWC, has published 28 episodes since launching in November 2019.
Each episode invites influential experts from the worlds of politics, business and academia to propose three big environmental policy changes they would make if they had the opportunity, as well as asking them to share two small personal changes that they have made to contribute to a cleaner, greener environment in Ireland.
Episode length: An average of 45-60 minutes.
Global professional services powerhouse, Deloitte, created the Energy, Resources & Industrials podcast series to facilitate discussion around the most prominent topics in the Energy sector. The series features 5 individual podcasts: The Future of Utilities, Intelligent Mining, Future of Manufacturing, Fueling the Future, and Covid-19.
Rotating hosts and industry experts share their thoughts on the topics that matter most to the professionals who are powering the global energy industry.
Episode length: An average of 15 minutes.