Recorded Monday February 21, 2022
IIn episode 40 of the PetroNerds podcast, Trisha Curtis discusses European energy policy and the European energy crises with expert and professor Thierry Bros. This is a dense, high BTU content podcast.
Thierry is a professor at Sciences Po Paris and recently published an op-ed titled “Dreaming isn’t going to solve the energy crisis.” Trisha and Thierry talk about this recent article and an early February document from the European Commission on including natural gas and nuclear in their plans to decarbonize. They get into high energy prices in Europe, the heavy reliance on Russia for so much of Europe’s natural gas, and the steadily declining production and supply of natural gas from the UK and Europe.
They talk about energy policy and monetary policy and what Thierry calls “magic math” being done by many politicians and regulators. And they discuss France’s push to call natural gas “fossil gas.” This is a refreshing conversation from someone within Europe that understands Energy policy and climate change and is willing to call a spade a spade.