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First Fuel podcast

The Energy Efficiency Council's podcast, First Fuel, brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.

 

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CPD opportunity

Did you know that listening to First Fuel may qualify as CPD and as a guide may attract 0.2 AEE credits? Listeners may request a certificate of attendance for any episode you have watched. Read more about all Energy Effficiency Council CPD opportunities.

First Fuel live recording events

The Energy Efficiency Council holds regular discussions with expert guests from around Australia; these are recorded and released as episodes of First Fuel on Fridays, ready for your weekend listening. If there is a hot topic at hand, or we’re connecting with an international speaker, these discussions are recorded live as a webinar so that our community has the opportunity to engage with people they may not normally get the chance to! Upcoming events will be listed below.

Upcoming live recorded episodes

Nothing scheduled now but stay tuned for announcements soon!

Recent First Fuel episodes

First Fuel episode 42: Efficiency and net zero with Alyssa Fischer

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Listen to the podcast here

In Episode 42 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Alyssa Fischer, an energy policy analyst specialising in energy efficiency at the International Energy Agency. 

Luke and Alyssa discuss her recent op-ed on the role of energy efficiency in achieving net zero, why the transition to renewables doesn’t mean we can disregard energy efficiency and some of the really exciting energy efficiency recovery plans that are rolling out around the world.

 

First Fuel episode 41: Assembling the A-Team with Dian Grueneich

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Listen to the podcast here

In Episode 41 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Dian Grueneich, Precourt Energy Scholar with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Luke and Dian discuss the detail of the Biden Administration's climate policies, the likelihood of proposed measures passing through Congress, what the US expects from allies like Australia in the lead up to the next big global climate summit in Glasgow.

Key topics addressed: 

US climate policy
  • Domestic agenda;
  • Global stance; and
  • Institutional barriers to implementation.

Global climate policy

  • Drivers for interim carbon targets; and
  • Carbon border adjustment mechanism.
Australian climate policy
  • Implications of raised global ambition for Australian targets.

Previous First Fuel episodes

40: Passion and Policy with Katie McKenzie - Thursday 15 April

39: 'One of the big ones' with Bridgette Carter - Thursday 1 April

38: Lit up like the Starship Enterprise with Jon Dee - Thursday 18 March

37: Vision plus business model with Alison Rowe - Thursday 4 March 2021

36: The 'grid is good' with Damien Moyse - Thursday 18 February 2021

35. Grubby centrism with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed - Thursday 4 February 2021

34. Market impacts with Jeremy Sung - Thursday 17 December 2020

33. Climate for change with Connie Hedegaard - Friday 11 December 2020

32. Setting goals with Zali Steggall - Thursday 3 December 2020

31. ‘Coopers is old school’ with Mark Butler - Thursday 26 November 2020

30. Hard working stimulus with Kellie Caught and Nick Aberle - Friday 20 November 2020

29. Biden and climate with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed - Tuesday 10 November 2020

28. Data and Discovery with Carlos Flores and Esther Bailey - Friday 6 November 2020

27. Government leadership with Annie Shepperd - Sunday 29 October 2020

26. Navigating a dynamic energy landscape - Sunday 22 October 2020

25. Building coalitions with Frankie Muskovic - Thursday 16 October 2020

24. Accelerating a green economic recovery - Wednesday 7 October 2020

23. Energy, emissions and economic recovery with Tony Wood - Wednesday 30 September 2020

22: Presidents and policy with Steven Nadel - Wednesday 23 September 2020

21: Dynamic systems with Edith Bayer - Tuesday 15 September 2020

20: Transforming markets with Meg McDonald - Tuesday 8 September 2020

19: Post pandemic pathways with Tennant Reed - Thursday 3 September 2020

18: Getting further faster with Paul Ruyssevelt and Carlos Flores - Wednesday 26 August 2020

17: Healthy homes with Donna Luckman - Wednesday 19 August 2020

16: Investing for impact with Ian Learmonth - Monday 10 August 2020

15: Scaling success with Dr Satish Kumar - Tuesday 4 August 2020

14: Thinking differently with Cheryl Desha - Wednesday 29 July 2020

13: Building back better with Davina Rooney - Wednesday 22 July 2020

12: Enabling ecosystems with Bradley Anderson and Tennant Reed - Tuesday 14 July 2020

11: Renovating Europe with Adrian Joyce - Thursday 9 July 2020

10: Swiss army knife of stimulus with Michael Liebreich - Wednesday 1 July 2020

9: Innovation and optimisation with Dr Phil Blythe - Tuesday 23 June 2020

8: Wholesale change with Craig Memery -  Tuesday 16 June 2020

7: Technology and change with Rosemary Sinclair AM - Wednesday 10 June 2020

6: Active efficiency with Dr Andrew McAllister - Thursday 4 June 2020

5: Catalysts for change with Alan Pears AM - Wednesay 27 May 2020

4: Reviews and roadmaps with Chloe Munro AO - Thursday 21 May 2020 

3: Coronavirus and Aussie industry with Tennant Reed - Thursday 14 May 2020

2: Energy efficiency and economic stimulus with Brian Motherway, IEA - Thursday 7 May 2020

1: Decarbonisation Futures with Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks Australia - Thursday 30 April 2020

First Fuel episode 41: Assembling the A-Team with Dian GrueneichDate: Thursday, 29 April 2021
Listen to the podcast here
In Episode 41 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Dian Grueneich, Precourt Energy Scholar with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Luke and Dian discuss the detail of the Biden Administration's climate policies, the likelihood of proposed measures passing through Congress, what the US expects from allies like Australia in the lead up to the next big global climate summit in Glasgow.
Key topics addressed: US climate policyDomestic agenda;Global stance; andInstitutional barriers to implementation.Global climate policyDrivers for interim carbon targets; andCarbon border adjustment mechanism.Australian climate policyImplications of raised global ambition for Australian targets.

 

First Fuel podcast Overview 42: Efficiency and net zero with Alyssa Fischer 39: 'One of the big ones' with Bridgette Carter 38: Lit up like the Starship Enterprise with Jon Dee 37: Vision plus business model with Alison Rowe 36: 'The grid is good' with Damien Moyse 35: Grubby centrism with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed 34: Market impacts with Jeremy Sung 33: Climate for change with Connie Hedegaard 32: Setting goals with Zali Steggall 31: ‘Coopers is old school’ with Mark Butler 30: Hard working stimulus with Kellie Caught and Nick Aberle 29: Biden and climate with Frankie Muskovic and Tennant Reed 28: Data and discovery with Carlos Flores and Esther Bailey 27: Government leadership with Annie Shepperd 26: Business panel – Navigating a dynamic energy landscape 25: Building coalitions with Frankie Muskovic 24: Accelerating a green economic recovery 23: Energy, emissions and economic recovery with Tony Wood 22: Presidents and policy with Steven Nadel 21: Dynamic systems with Edith Bayer 20: Transforming markets with Meg McDonald 19: Post pandemic pathways with Tennant Reed 18: Getting further faster with Paul Ruyssevelt and Carlos Flores 17: Healthy homes with Donna Luckman 16: Investing for impact with Ian Learmonth 15: Scaling success with Dr Satish Kumar 14: Thinking differently with Cheryl Desha 13: Building back better with Davina Rooney 12: Enabling ecosystems with Tennant Reed and Bradley Anderson 11: Renovating Europe with Adrian Joyce 10: Swiss army knife of stimulus with Michael Liebreich 9: Innovation and optimisation with Dr. Phil Blythe 8: Wholesale change with Craig Memery 7: Technology and trust with Rosemary Sinclair AM 6: Active efficiency with Andrew McAllister 5: Catalysts for change with Alan Pears AM 4: Reviews and roadmaps with Chloe Munro AO 3: Coronavirus and Aussie industry with Tennant Reed 2: Energy efficiency and economic stimulus with Brian Motherway 1: Decarbonisation Futures with Anna Skarbek