Japan ranks as the world's largest liquified natural gas importer, second largest coal importer and third largest net importer of oil. In the years immediately after its nuclear fleet was shutdown, Japan's imported fuel costs swelled, raising concerns that its environmental ambitions might be scaled back. Market dynamics have now shifted again, however, with the collapse of oil prices, the global LNG market looking to be glutted in the years to come and international attention shifting to climate change after the Paris COP21 agreement. On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Ken Koyama, Managing Director, Chief Economist, Strategy Research Unit, for the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, to discuss these and other aspects of Japan's energy and climate landscape.
This interview was originally recorded on April 7, 2016.
Around the world energy markets are in flux. Laszlo Varro, the new Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, has the job of making sense of it all, from the historic oil price collapse and outlook for coal to sharply declining renewable costs and the historic Paris climate agreement. On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Mr. Varro to discuss these and other transformations happening across the global energy system.
This podcast was originally recorded on April 14, 2016.
What's happening in China? Its a question top of mind for everyone trying to make sense of the energy and climate outlook. Has Chinese coal demand really peaked? How soon might we see peak carbon emissions? What is China doing on climate policy and how will it ramp up those policies post-Paris? Will China continue to be the great driver of global energy demand? The news coming out of China often raises as many questions as it answers. On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Sun Xiansheng who just stepped down as President of the Economics and Technology Research Institute, the in-house research arm for China National Petroleum Corporation, the state energy giant.
This interview was originally recorded on April 1, 2016.
On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless sits down with Victor Abate, Chief Technology Office and Senior Vice President at GE, to discuss how technology is changing the ways we produce and use energy -- "from dinosaurs to dining room tables."
This podcast was originally recorded on April 1, 2016.