As we close out another transformative year for cleantech, it seems the pace of the energy transition still falls short of what will be needed to meet our global climate goals. That’s the consensus from our panel of experts in our annual end-of-year Cleantech Podcasters Roundtable discussion.

This semi-annual review recognizes both the triumphs and the hurdles within the global renewable energy sector in the past year. From the IRA to our favorite tech company interviews, the challenges of grid infrastructure and everything between, this roundtable takes on the bold task of critically assessing 2023 and the direction we’re heading. Various topics are discussed like emerging market trends, rising interest rates, critical global events like COP28, and the complex relationship between authoritarianism and climate action. 

Listen as fellow podcasters Mike Casey, Marie Burgquist, Bill Nussey, Dana Perkins, David Roberts, and Chris Caldwell join Nico on the stage each to add their regional and market-focused perspectives. They discuss their favorite companies and topics they’ve come across this year, such as thermal and gravity energy storage solutions, advancements in emissions accounting, and the potential of off-grid renewables, to name a few. Our podcasters have covered topics this year as varied as grid architecture, degrowth frameworks, and risk assessments in the insurance industry. The panel serves up a helpful dish of insights gleaned from their hundreds of collective conversations so settle in with a hot toddy and enjoy the banter!