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Montel Weekly - market insights from people in the know. Montel Weekly is a podcast dedicated to energy news from markets in Europe and beyond. Every week we invite key industry experts to share insights and to discuss latest developments.

Montel Weekly - market insights from people in the know. Montel Weekly is a podcast dedicated to energy news from markets in Europe and beyond. Every week we invite key industry experts to share insights and to discuss latest developments.
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Montel Weekly - market insights from people in the know. Montel Weekly is a podcast dedicated to energy news from markets in Europe and beyond. Every week we invite key industry experts to share insights and to discuss latest developments.

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@montelnews

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English


Episodes

Is the switch to gas a flash in the pan?

8/22/2019
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Recorded live at the Montel Nordic Energy Day, this week’s pod addresses key issues including the outlook for CO2 prices and developments in the Nordic region. Catch the opening snippets from the event, and then listen in to a deeper discussion about the main drivers in the carbon and Nordic power markets for the coming months. Will the switch to gas-fired generation be temporary, or more permanent? Host: Guests: Conference moderators, Morten Hegna and Olav Vilnes, Montel. Produced by...

Duration:00:21:24

Gas to dominate with “new normal” EUR 30 for CO2

8/15/2019
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Gas is set to continue to push coal and lignite out of the power mix amid ample supply and carbon prices at a “new normal” level of EUR 30/t. Listen to the latest podcast and the discussion about the key drivers for Europe’s gas and power markets in the weeks and months ahead. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:25:39

Get your umbrellas out

8/8/2019
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The Nordic region is set for a wet autumn if the weather forecasts are to be believed, and the front quarter contract has already fallen 15% since late July. As well as having umbrellas and raingear at the ready, the podders discuss other key issues market participants should keep an eye on in the coming months. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:20:08

BoJo bluff on no-deal Brexit?

8/1/2019
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Boris Johnson’s “do or die” Brexit pledge means the UK could crash out of the EU without a deal on 31 October. A bluff or not, the energy sector now faces more uncertainty and could lose an important transition period to finalise trading details, says Antony Froggatt of Chatham House. Host: Guest: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:15:22

Notes from behind the scenes - Norway's Don Quixote

7/30/2019
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The Montel Weekly returns this Friday! For the last time, let us take you back to one of the episode we did in spring. Do you remember the episode in which we discussed the protest against onshore wind turbines in Norway? The reasons behind the opposition and the country’s energy mix? Let us take you behind the scenes of the episode with Montel’s Gert Ove Mollestad and Marius Holm Rennesund, Partner at Theme Consulting group.

Duration:00:05:43

Notes from behind the scenes - King coal head for the exit

7/23/2019
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How about the episode with a super-insightful discussion about coal between Paolo Coghe, president of Acousmatics, and Laurence Walker, Coal Editor, Montel? Anna takes us behind the scenes of ‘King coal heads for the exit'. Hear the outlook for the dirty fuel and the key market developments to keep an eye on in the remainder of the year.

Duration:00:07:15

Notes from behind the scenes - France: how safe are its reactors?

7/16/2019
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Do you remember the episode in which we discussed the safety issues at France’s nuclear fleet and the country’s outlook for renewables? Let us take you behind the scenes of the episode with Yara Chakhtoura, Managing Director at Vattenfall Eolien, Jean-Christophe Niel, Director General at IRSN, Yves Marignac, Director at WISE-Paris, and Chris Eales, Editor France at Montel.

Duration:00:04:27

Notes from behind the scenes - Is solar set for a bright future?

7/9/2019
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In the last episode we announced that the Montel Weekly goes on a summer break… but we have a small surprise for you! Anna takes us behind the scenes of the show, and shares a few thoughts about some of the twenty episodes we prepared in spring. Do you remember the episode with Sonia Dunlop, senior policy adviser at Solar Power Europe and Leah Charpentier, head of European regulatory and government affairs at First Solar?

Duration:00:03:39

Montel Weekly Special – Belgium “not ready” for supply challenge

7/4/2019
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The CEO of Belgian TSO Elia urges the country’s politicians to take steps to ensure the lights remain on after 2025. Belgium is currently “not ready to face that challenge”, Chris Peeters tells Montel, adding that technology such as blockchain will help balance the grid. Host: Guest: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:12:19

Entech set for energy transition take-off

6/27/2019
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Executives at Europe’s most innovative energy technology (“Entech”) talk to Montel about the potential for blockchain to enable the next phase of the energy transition by integrating renewables as well as EVs and household appliances through blockchain and AI. How can regulation encourage innovation in the entech space? Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:22:45

Has blockchain matured beyond the hype?

6/20/2019
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Has the initial hype around the use of blockchain in the energy sector cooled off, with commercial applications coming to the fore? We speak to energy experts to discuss progress so far and the likely developments in the coming years. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:22:49

Energy sector must prepare for Halloween horror

6/13/2019
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With a no-deal Brexit increasingly likely on 31 October, the energy sector in the UK and Europe should brace itself for costly and inefficient cross-border trading, while the EU looks set to lose a driving force in decarbonisation, and a pro-nuclear voice, says Antony Froggatt of Chatham House. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:27:01

Conditions ripe for Finnish wind boom

6/6/2019
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This year will see a 25% rise in wind power capacity in Finland, largely due to high electricity prices and low production costs. However, additional green energy raises questions of flexibility in a system dominated by nuclear power, say Anni Mikkonen of the country’s wind power association and Jenni Patronen of Pöyry. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:24:13

Amber alert for summer hydro output

5/30/2019
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While hydrological levels have been boosted by a wet – and snowy at high altitudes – May, the outlook for the summer remains uncertain and largely in the hands of the weather gods. Eylert Ellefsen, also known as Mr Hydrology, talks us through the prospects for hydro generation from the Balkans, central Europe, Spain and the Alpine region in the coming months. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:23:05

Don’t fall in love with old plants

5/23/2019
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In this week’s pod, CEOs of two of Europe’s largest energy companies discuss the massive transformation currently happening in the sector. They talk about the challenges facing them in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the impact of the European elections. Utilities should avoid becoming too attached to their old fossil fuel-fired plants and plan for the green future, they say. Hosts: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:33:00

Coming soon: Don’t fall in love with old plants

5/23/2019
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In this week’s pod, CEOs at two of Europe’s largest energy companies discuss the massive transformation currently happening in the sector. Utilities should avoid becoming too attached to their old fossil fuel-fired plants and plan for the green future, they say.

Duration:00:05:56

Norway’s Don Quixote

5/16/2019
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This week’s pod looks at recent protests against onshore wind turbines in Norway, the reasons behind the opposition and the impact on the country’s energy mix and electricity prices. Is it NIMBYism or do the protestors have more widespread support? Hosts: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.

Duration:00:27:51

A German supply crunch?

5/9/2019
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Recorded live at the Montel German Energy Day, this week’s pod addresses key issues in Europe’s largest energy market. Catch the mood with some key snippets from speakers at the event, and then listen in to a deeper discussion about Germany’s planned coal phase-out. Will the lights go out in 2022? Hosts: Guests/speakers including by not limited to: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker.

Duration:00:27:45

CO2 to bounce over borrowing wall

5/2/2019
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Speculators may have been a major contributor to a recent upturn in prices, but several challenges remain for carbon market participants. Brexit and an EUA “borrowing wall” at the end of 2020 – will CO2 bounce over it? Listen to the latest episode of the Montel Weekly podcast for an update on the key price drivers for this year and beyond. Host: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker.

Duration:00:27:04

King coal heads for the exit

4/25/2019
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The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. Old King coal is on the way out, but somehow remains remarkably resilient in many parts of Europe and the world. Listen to the latest episode of the Montel Weekly podcast to hear the outlook for the dirty fuel and the key market developments to keep an eye on in the remainder of the year. Hosts: Guests: Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker.

Duration:00:35:15