January 23, 2024

Some Future Day: Understanding Climate Change & Renewable Technology

Whether you feel passionate about climate change, or think it's a hoax, technology is bringing changes to the energy system.

Amy Myers Jaffe is an energy consultant and leading expert on the geopolitics of oil, energy, security, and risk, and an influential thought leader on global energy policy and sustainability. She is currently serving as Director of the Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability Lab and a research professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.

This is part 2 of a 2-part conversation with Amy where we evaluate technology's role in climate change and the current geopolitical landscape.

In this episode, we look at the commitments of various countries, including the U.S. and Canada, towards renewable energy, before turning to the topic of how changing to clean energy will influence the economy. We also touch on the potential conflicts between economic commitment and implementation of renewable technologies. In particular, how the cost of fossil fuels versus renewable energy technologies might affect developing nations. Amy emphasizes the transformational potential of renewable energies over fossil fuels, referencing particularly their positive impacts on job creation and decarbonization. The conversation also explores the geopolitical implications of the renewable energy shift. In light of current global instability, Amy underscores the importance of strategic diplomacy alongside a concerted push for renewable energy implementation worldwide.

Key Topics:

  • Understanding Renewable Energy & Technology
  • The Role of Technology in Energy Transition
  • The Role of Government and Private Sector in Energy Transition
  • The Role of Politics in Climate Change
  • The Growth of Clean Energy in the US
  • The Geopolitical Implications of Climate Change

Related Articles