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A Chat with Isuru Seneviratne on Bipartisan Climate Action, and Being an Engaged Citizen

Energy Vista

Release Date: 02/12/2019

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Colette Lewiner, energy adviser to the president of Capgemini, mastermind behind the World Energy Markets Observatory, and member of EDF board. They discuss distinct trajectories for China and India to curb CO2 emissions; coal clean technology; carbon price; batteries; hydrogen; geopolitics of renewable and utilities' evolving biz model. Colette is opening up on her personal path, on how she has reached top executive positions and entered male-dominated boardroom.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Marc-Antoine, Director of IFRI's Energy Center on timely topics from the European Union's carbon neutrality goals, to gas transit in Ukraine and border carbon adjustment. You will learn a lot on Europe's energy & climate state of mind, UK's decarbonization model, and phasing out coal. Marc-Antoine explains his personal commitment to reduce his carbon footprint by biking but Parisian lanes are not always bike-friendly. This episode was recorded on Nov. 8, 2019.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Bob McNally, founder and president of Rapidan Energy. They talk about the future of oil prices and demand, from plastics to transportation; US pulling back the Middle East since it became import-free; ongoing Washington DC climate discussions which will shape the 2020 presidential campaign. On Bob’s personal trajectories, they talk about his bipartisan music band and views on being an objective analyst versus an advocate. This episode was recorded on November 8, 2019. 

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Dagmara Koska, Energy and Climate Counsellor at Delegation of the European Union to the United States. They discuss several energy and environmental topics that rhythm today’s transatlantic energy relations including Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, youth climate movement, electricity versus gas projects, green gas, Ukraine and energy security. On her trajectories, Dagmara shares what has shaped her career including an emphasis on education and languages.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman is exchanging with Dr. Paula Gant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Innovation at GTI. The discussion addresses innovations and the future of natural gas, pipelines and storage post-2030 at a time when our energy systems will be undergoing/would have undergone deep decarbonization. On her pro and personal trajectories, Paula talks about her years working at DOE under the Obama adm, learning by doing and taking a pause in between works to readjust priorities.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman is exchanging with Lisa Sachs, Director at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. The discussion touched on the role of investors in energy transition, reliability of projections for fossil fuel demand, country-by-country and fuel-by-fuel approach to decarbonization, and the need for global governance to manage stranded assets. On her personal trajectory, Lisa talks about raising three young daughters while growing her other baby, the Center.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Carolyn Kissane, Academic Director and professor at New York University. Carolyn and her students traveled to Norway and Denmark to examine the Nordic countries' model of energy transition. Carolyn and Leslie discuss electrification, role of governments and private sector, financing, and environmental opposition to transmission lines. The chat on personal trajectories include an inspiring and funny segment on being true to your own hair style and personality.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Melanie Kenderline, principal of Energy Futures Initiative. They discuss Turkey's ambitions to become a gas hub, but recent geopolitical tensions could slow down progress. This chat is full of anecdotes: working with 4 different energy secretaries, including former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, commuting on a weekly basis from New Mexico to Washington DC, working in two transition teams, having a supportive life partner, and being a C3E ambassador.

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Clara Gillispie, Senior Director at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). They chat about US-led Indo-Pacific initiative, Asia Edge, TPP 2.0. They discuss several bilateral strategic energy partnerships with Japan, India and Australia. They cover public -private financing for energy infrastructure and the role of China. Clara shares her personal and professional trajectory, her tips to keep away digital distraction and to maintain work-life balance. 

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Rachel Ziemba, founder of Ziemba Insights, a macroeconomic research firm. They chat about investments from oil-rich sovereign wealth funds and their impact on energy and geopolitics. As important is Rachel's insights on her career path and how she successfully built a "portfolio approach" of activities and clients. She is grateful for the support of women networks. 

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Leslie Palti-Guzman exchanges with Isuru Seneviratne, an energy expert and investor with a strong passion for pragmatic solutions to global warming. Isuru explains with great pedagogic skills what climate action means at the policy and investment levels (e.g Bipartisan Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, carbon tax, New green Deal, green investment, divestment). Isuru discusses also his climate engagement and civic leadership at a personal level which is very inspiring. Isuru tells us about his journey from Sri Lanka to becoming an American citizen. Hollywood TV series have definitely been an important force of American soft power (listen to the end to find out about our favorite shows growing up oversees)!