Energi Student Resources

Interviews with leading energy and climate experts from around the world. Included: 1) video or audio interview; 2) interview transcript; 3) related Energi Media stories; 4) linked resources. High school, technical/community college, and university students and teachers are welcome to use Energi Student Resources at no cost. Email feedback and interview suggestions to markham@energi.media.


Asia

Asia is home to the fastest-growing economies and the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. What happens in countries like China and India will profoundly affect the global energy transition and climate fight.

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Canada

Canada is a significant energy producer, home to the high-emissions oil sands but also a clean electricity grid (60% hydro, ~80% low-carbon).  The energy transition/climate change is contentious as the country pivots to a low-carbon future.

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Cities

Cities generate a significant majority of global greenhouse emissions and they’re at the heart of the energy transition: electric transit, Mobility as a Service, commercial and residential buildings, industry, shipping, and much more.

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Climate/Energy Policy

Global governments are confronted with the intertwined challenges of combatting climate change and managing the energy transition. This section explores climate and energy policy, including climate science basics and news.

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Electric Transportation

Electric vehicles are ready to revolutionize transportation during the 2020s because they are more efficient, lower-cost, and far less polluting. This section will examine the complex process of electrifying the global transportation system.

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Electricity

The energy future is electric, but transitioning from fossil fuels to low-carbon electricity (wind, solar, batteries, hydro, nuclear, etc.) is an immense challenge. This section explores those challenges in countries around the world.

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Energy Politics

The transformation of the global energy system is already creating intense political debates that often polarizes countries. This section contains expert analysis about the nature of regional, national, and international energy politics

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Energy Transition

The transition from fossil fuels to clean energy has begun but every country’s experience will be different. This section will tell the stories of people, communities, policymakers, and companies as they navigate the energy transition.

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Energy Work

The energy transition is destroying some jobs, creating many new ones, and demanding new skills of energy workers. This section examines how energy work is changing and how workers can adapt and prepare for change.

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European Union

The EU is the regional block with the most advanced energy transition and climate change plan. This section will examine issues, policies, and decarbonization strategies for key countries like German, France, the Netherlands, the UK.

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Finance

The financial industry has become one of the key drivers of energy systems change as investors struggle to understand climate risk. ESG (environment, social, governance) has emerged as the measuring stick for that risk.

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Forests/Agriculture

Tackling land use and mismanagement of the natural environment via deforestation, land degradation, and poor agriculture practices is central to reducing GHG emissions and capturing CO2 naturally. Solutions, however, are not easy.

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Hydrocarbons

What is the future of crude oil and natural gas in a low-carbon energy system? This section will examine the decline of hydrocarbons as a fuel and the potential of using them as feedstock for materials manufacturing (e.g. carbon fibre).

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Indigenous

Indigenous peoples are increasingly involved in opposition to fossil fuels, investing and operating clean energy projects; fighting deforestation and managing lands to combat climate change, and other environmental issues.

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Hydrogen

Experts estimate that low-carbon electricity will replace two-thirds of fossil fuel energy and the remaining one-third will come primarily from hydrogen, which will be used in industries like long-haul freight and steel-making.

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Innovation

New technology is the principal driving force behind the energy transition. This section will examine the process of adopting of new energy technologies while telling stories about the importance of innovation and innovators.

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People

People are at the heart of the energy transition and the fight to keep global warming to 1.5 C. This section will tell those stories, from young climate activists to business owners trying to be responsible citizens to community solar projects.

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Science/Research

What do scientists say about the energy transition and climate change? This category will try to answer that question by interviewing scientists and providing answers everyone can understand – even those who are skeptical of the science.

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The Future

The future is electric: 1. Sometime this century, electricity will become the leading source of primary energy for the global economy; 2. changes wrought by the Second Age of Electricity will usher in thrilling advances to human civilization.

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USA

Barack Obama signed the Paris Agreement in 2015. Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Agreement and supported the fossil fuel economy. Will President Joe Biden follow through with his aggressive climate, clean energy plan?

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