Podcasts + Newsletters

Here is what the Wharton Energy Network is reading and listening to these days...



Axios Generate - Untangle the energy industry’s biggest news stories, by energy editor Ben Geman. Published daily on weekdays.

Climate Tech VC - Climate Tech VC is the leading newsletter on climate and innovation.

Volts - Features analysis of the latest research, technologies, and policy debates involved in the quest to leave behind fossil fuels, along with discussions of the social and political forces shaping the clean-energy transition. Published by David Roberts, formerly of Vox.

Cipher - A newsletter by Breakthrough Energy. Mission: Accelerate the technological transformations required to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through trustworthy and objective journalism.

Intercalation Station - Covers the latest battery news in energy storage research and industry.

Energy Impact Partners Weekly Reads - Energy Impact Partners is a strategic investment platform leading the energy transition.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Month in Review - BloombergNEF’s Month in Review shares BNEF’s most recent research.

Climate Raise - Showcases early-stage climate startups led by women founders, and connects them with the climate ecosystem

Su$tainable Mobility - Published by Wharton alum Alex Mitchell (WG'05). Separates the signal from the noise for making money in all things sustainable transportation: Electrification, mode shift, active and public transit, and mobility aggregation, across both people and goods movement.



The Carbon Copy - A weekly newsmagazine about the changing planet, hosted by Stephen Lacey.

Catalyst with Shayle Kann - A weekly podcast with climatetech veteran Shayle Kann interviewing experts about the future of decarbonization.

The Energy Gang - A weekly digest on energy, cleantech, and the environment, hosted by Stephen Lacey and Katherine Hamilton

The Interchange - Weekly podcast on the global energy transformation, hosted by Stephen Lacey and Shayle Kann. Each week, the duo provide deep insights into technology, markets, projects, company financials, mergers and acquisitions, policy changes, and market data.

Watt It Takes - Powerhouse’s monthly podcast that tells the stories of founders who are building a carbon-free future — their upbringings, their risks, their failures, and their breakthroughs that are transforming our world. 

My Climate Journey - For those seeking to better understand climate change and how to help

Offshore Wind Insider - The premier podcast focused on offshore wind, produced by the Business Network for Offshore Wind

The Energy Transition Show - Straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewables with energy expert Chris Nelder.

Switched On - The future of energy, transport, sustainability and more, as told by BNEF analysts.

Currents - Features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright

Everything About Hydrogen - The hydrogen economy, one episode at a time.

Everything Energy - Podcast by the International Energy Agency

A Matter of Degrees - For the climate curious people who know climate change is a problem, but are trying to figure out how to tackle it. Hosted by  Dr. Leah Stokes and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Outrage + Optimism - Explores the stories behind the headlines on climate change, talking to the change-makers turning challenges into opportunities

Energy Policy Now - Offers clear talk on the issues that define our relationship with energy and its impact on society and the environment. Hosted by Penn’s Kleinman Center

The MIT Energy Initiative Podcast - Conversations at MIT about the future of energy.  

Columbia Energy Exchange - Features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society.

Climate Rising - Business and policy leaders join Harvard Business School faculty to discuss what businesses are doing, can do, and should do to confront climate change.

SunCast - Dedicated to providing the knowledge, research, tools and expert guidance you need to understand, grown and be ahead of the curve in the fastest growing solar markets in the world.

Energy Futures - Hosted by Wharton alum Katherine Garlinghouse (W'05). Showcases common ground in the exploration of different aspects of how the energy landscape has evolved, and where it is heading next.