As of mid-2019, over 750,000 active podcasts and more than 30 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 podcasts, we’ve listed 3 of our favorites. Enjoy!
A weekly podcast, covering topics related to wind and solar energy, cleantech, and the environment. 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.
Episode length: 25-45 min
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 climate science 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.