This special interest group is for professionals to connect and discuss all types of carbon-free power alternatives, including nuclear, renewable, tidal and more.

Podcast / Audio

73. "High Energy Prices vs the Energy Transition"

image credit: Credit: Redefining Energy / RMI
Laurent Segalen's picture
CEO Megawatt-X

Laurent is a Franco-British financier, founder of Megawatt-X, the London-based global platform for Renewable Energy Assets. For the past twenty years, Laurent has been trading and managing...

  • Member since 2019
  • 157 items added with 130,849 views
  • May 2, 2022
  • 326 views

Access Podcast / Audio

Over the past few months, energy prices have gone through the roof, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put energy security on the front burner. We can legitimately ask ourselves: Are high energy prices and the need for energy security tanking or boosting the Energy transition?

 

Of course, we now are seeing the fossil fuels lobbyists making victory laps, telling “we told you so”, “forget about net-zero” “This is La-la land”, “That’s the consequence of ESG”. In our opinion, that is just grand standing.

To try to understand where the Energy Transition is heading, we have invited one the wisest observer of the Energy Landscape, Jules Kortenhorst. Jules, after a distinguished career in the Energy Industry, is now CEO of RMI (formerly Rocky Mountain Institute). RMI is a 40-year-old independent nonprofit organization of experts working across disciplines to accelerate the clean energy transition to secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all.

With Jules, Gerard and Laurent assess the near term and long-term impacts of the current energy markets turmoil.  They confront their visions of how policies, technologies, investments, and individual behaviors will influence the future of the Energy Transition.

Thanks to Aquila Capital for supporting the show

 

 

Laurent Segalen's picture
Thank Laurent for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member
Discussions
Spell checking: Press the CTRL or COMMAND key then click on the underlined misspelled word.
Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on May 2, 2022

Of course, we now are seeing the fossil fuels lobbyists making victory laps, telling “we told you so”, “forget about net-zero” “This is La-la land”, “That’s the consequence of ESG”. In our opinion, that is just grand standing.

Indeed it's a marathon, not a sprint, but because of the nature of the politics behind this all you're always going to unfortunately have this reactionary messaging. 

Jim Stack's picture
Jim Stack on May 2, 2022

This sounds reversed. We see Fossil Fuels as being very expensive. Oil prices are high but still subsidiesed. They are pulling out the oil reserves but prices are still high. The pollution is record high. YOUR QUOTE =

Of course, we now are seeing the fossil fuels lobbyists making victory laps, telling “we told you so”, “forget about net-zero” “This is La-la land”, “That’s the consequence of ESG”. In our opinion, that is just grand standing.

     Yes right now electric from Solar is record low cost with no pollution. Electric vehicles pay for themselves. Wind is also record output and low prices. Battery storage has gone down by over 50% in the last few years and gets better all the time. 

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »