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04-Nov-19

Episode 18: A chat with Dagmara Koska on Transatlantic Energy and Climate Issues, Benefits of Working in a Foreign Language

Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Dagmara Koska, Energy and Climate Counsellor at Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Dagmara and Leslie discuss several energy and environmental topics that rhythm today’s transatlantic energy relations including Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, youth climate movement, electricity versus gas projects, green gas, energy efficiency, Ukraine and energy security. Dagmara will answer whether it has become toxic to speak about fossil fuels in Brussels, and what is the right tone to address climate change and raise awareness without being hyper alarmist. On her personal and professional trajectories, Dagmara shares what has shaped her career including an emphasis on education and languages, love for multinational and multicultural environments.

 The episode was produced by Leslie Palti-Guzman and recorded on Nov 4, 2019.



25-Oct-19

Episode 17 A Chat with Paula Gant on Gas Molecule Post-2030, Innovations and Taking Breaks

Leslie Palti-Guzman is exchanging with Dr. Paula Gant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Innovation at GTI. The discussion addresses the future of natural gas, pipelines and storage post-2030 at a time when our energy systems will be undergoing deep decarbonization. Paula highlights several innovations, including turning hydrogen and bio-methane into chemicals. On her professional and personal trajectories, Paula talks about her career path including her years working at DOE under the Obama adm, learning by doing and taking a pause in between works to readjust priorities.

 The episode was produced by Leslie Palti-Guzman and recorded on Oct 25, 2019.



19-Jul-19

Episode 16: A Chat with Lisa Sachs on Sustainable Investment, Stranded Assets and Educating Kids on Energy

Leslie Palti-Guzman is exchanging with Lisa Sachs, Director at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. The discussion touched on the role of investors in energy transition, reliability of projections for fossil fuel demand, country-by-country and fuel-by-fuel approach to decarbonization, and the need for global governance to manage stranded assets. On her personal trajectory, Lisa talks about raising three young daughters while growing her other baby, the Center. She is giving us great tips on how to teach complex topics--energy and sustainability--to our youth.

 The episode was produced by Leslie Palti-Guzman and recorded on July 19, 2019.



21-Jun-19

Episode 15: A Chat with Carolyn Kissane on Energy Transition in Nordic Countries, Electrification, Teaching and Natural Hair

Leslie Palti-Guzman is exchanging with Lisa Sachs, Director at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. The discussion touched on the role of investors in energy transition, reliability of projections for fossil fuel demand, country-by-country and fuel-by-fuel approach to decarbonization, and the need for global governance to manage stranded assets. On her personal trajectory, Lisa talks about raising three young daughters while growing her other baby, the Center. She is giving us great tips on how to teach complex topics--energy and sustainability--to our youth. 

The episode was produced by Leslie Palti-Guzman and recorded on June 21, 2019.



09-May-19

Episode 14: A Chat with Melanie Kenderline on Turkey's Gas Hub, Shale Gas, Women at DOE, Mid-Career Boost

Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Melanie Kenderline, principal of Energy Futures Initiative, dubbed as a low-carbon energy think tank. They discuss Turkey's ambitions to become a hub, but recent geopolitical tensions could slow down progress. Melanie dives into key drivers that make a functioning hub, including infrastructure and market design. This chat is full of anecdotes: working with 4 different energy secretaries, including former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, commuting on a weekly basis from New Mexico to Washington DC, working in two transition teams, having a supportive life partner. Melanie explains also her role as the C3E Symposium series ambassador, a joint MIT-DOE program to support the careers of women in clean energy with cash prizes.

The episode was produced by Leslie Palti-Guzman and recorded on May 9, 2019.