Accelerating the Energy Transition

Episode 1
Accelerating the Energy Transition

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

Host Susan Sakmar welcomes Dr. Yergin, Vice Chair of IHS Markit and Pulitzer Prize winning author of ‘The Prize, The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power’ back to SmarterMarkets™ for the opening episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’.

Hosted By

Susan Sakmar
Episode 2
Accelerating the Energy Transition

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

For the second episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host Susan Sakmar welcomes David Greely, Senior Economic Advisor at Abaxx and former Chief Commodities Strategist and Head of Energy Research at Goldman Sachs to Smarter Markets.

Hosted By

Susan Sakmar
Episode 3
Accelerating the Energy Transition

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

Joining Susan Sakmar in the Smarter Markets studio this week is Oystein M. Kalleklev, Chief Executive Officer of Flex LNG, a publicly traded LNG shipping company with a fleet of thirteen fuel efficient, fifth generation LNG carriers.

Hosted By

Susan Sakmar
Episode 4
Accelerating the Energy Transition

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

For the fourth episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host Susan Sakmar joins Stephen Stapczynski, Asia LNG Reporter at Bloomberg for a conversation about LNG’s role as a bridge fuel in the energy transition to a net-zero economy.

Hosted By

Susan Sakmar
Episode 5
Accelerating the Energy Transition

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

Join us as host Susan Sakmar, Author of ‘Energy for the 21st Century’ examines the first major crisis of the energy transition with the Head of Global Generating Fuels & Electric Power Pricing at S&P Global Platts, Ira Joseph.

Hosted By

Susan Sakmar
Episode 6
Accelerating the Energy Transition

On this week’s episode of Smarter Markets, the first hosted by Abaxx Exchange Chief Economist David Greely, we welcome back Ann Rosenberg, SVP of Sustainability at Wood, and Member of World Economic Forum’s Advisory Network on Climate.

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 7
Accelerating the Energy Transition

For the penultimate episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host David Greely, Abaxx Chief Economist at Abaxx, is joined by Reid Morrison, Global Energy Advisory Leader, NetZero and ESG, and Global Client Partner at PwC.

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

Hosted By

David Greely

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SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.