As we reach the half-way point of 2023, there are over 4 million registered podcasts around the world. That number includes podcasts featuring some of the world’s foremost thought leaders and energy industry experts. Since most podcasts are free to listen to, you can learn from the best 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.
1. Factor This!
Made specifically for the Solar energy industry, Factor This! is a relatively new, bi-weekly podcast produced by Renewable Energy World and Clarion Energy. Hosted by John Engel, the podcast shows lots of promise of growing into a valuable resource for anyone connected to the solar energy industry.
Guests include solar energy leaders who share insights on how they’re moving the industry forward, as well as sharing helpful tips and information to make life easier for those working in industry.
Episode length: 40-45 minutes
Brought to you by the team behind Windpower Monthly,The Wind Power Podcast features conversations with industry experts about the key issues impacting the wind industry today. Listeners can expect to hear about turbine blade inspections and maintenance, advances in offshore floating wind, and green hydrogen’s potential role in the renewable energy transition.
Episode length: 20-30 minutes
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm made up of over 3,000 lawyers in more than 50 locations worldwide. The firm provides a full scope of legal services to corporations and financial institutions in industries including energy, infrastructure and resources, and technology.
Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid are partners at the firm, and they co-host the Earth, Wind and Solar podcast. The hosts invite business leaders, influencers and policy makers to join them on the podcast to examine trends, opportunities and innovative projects in renewable energy and emerging markets.
Episode length: An average of 25-40 minutes.
Current trends and developments in a renewable, decentralized and digital energy industry are top of the agenda in this weekly podcast. Moderators Tobias Bücklein and Zackes Brustik invite listeners to join them every Thursday, where they interview the people who are shaping the energy industry and driving developments forward. Episodes alternate between German and English.
Episode length: 20-30 minutes
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, delivering solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. The Wood Podcast explores solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges in energy and the built environment.
Episode content varies from safeguarding energy security concerns and pursuing decarbonisation strategies, to the future skills needed to successfully deliver energy transition.
Episode length: 10-25 minutes
Enlit Europe is on a journey to connect industries, inspire action, and help Europe to evolve into one decarbonised and digitalised energy system for the energy transition. Part of that mission is fueled by The Energy Transitions podcast, hosted by Pamela Largue. Episodes address pressing topics such as cybersecurity, decarbonization, the need for flexible balancing power, and accelerating Net Zero.
If listeners would like to experience the Enlit ethos in-person, Enlit’s annual Summit takes place in Paris from November 28th-30th 2023, with over 15,000 people expected to attend.
Episode length: 10-25 minutes.
7. First Fuel
Energy Efficiency Council CEO, Luke Menzel, is your host for the First Fuel podcast, bringing you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.
The Energy Efficiency Council also holds live recording events with expert guests from around Australia. The added bonus of listening to First Fuel is that it may qualify as CPD and as a guide may attract 0.2 AEE credits.
Episode length: 30-40 minutes.
Host David Dodge shares comprehensive and insightful content in a condensed 4-minute format that makes it easy for listeners to stay engaged. There are over 340 episodes to dive into, each covering both timely and timeless topics related to energy and sustainability.
Episode length: 4 minutes.
Zurich, Switzerland is home to the Insider’s Guide to Energy Podcast, hosted by Chris Sass and Johan Oberg. The podcast kicked off 2023 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.
2023 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.
New episodes every second Thursday cover trending topics like energy transition, EU climate commitments, carbon management technologies, and clean tech. Dr. Julius Wesche hosts each episode on behalf of the NTNU Energy Transition Initiative, which is a multidisciplinary hub of researchers and industry members that was established to deliver world-leading research on energy transition strategies, digital transformation, and sustainable solutions.
Episode length: An average of 30-60 minutes.
11. GreenBiz 350
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. Listener feedback for this podcast repeatedly highlighted the insightful and helpful way in which the hosts discuss sustainability and exploring green technology.
Episode length: 25-45 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.
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.
14. The Energy Gang
A weekly podcast, covering topics related to wind and solar energy, cleantech, and sustainable energy 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 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.
One of the best renewable energy podcasts, this bi-monthly podcast focuses on the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Chris Nelder (founder and 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 almost 200 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 minutes for free, an abridged version of the podcast on Apple Podcasts; 60-90 minutes 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, workflow automation, 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.
18. Switched On
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 traveled, and how related emissions can affect climate change.
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.
National Grid is an energy company operating in the UK and the US. They play a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use by enabling the innovation that is transforming the energy system.
The Clean Energy Revolution podcast, hosted by Max La Manna, takes a look at the role energy plays in tackling the negative effects of climate change, and discovers how the world will be powered in the next 30 years as we work towards a net zero future that doesn’t contribute to global warming.
Episode length: An average of 30-60 minutes.
20. Energy Unplugged
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.