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Montel Weekly - market insights from people in the know. Montel Weekly is a podcast dedicated to energy news from markets in Europe and beyond. Every week we invite key industry experts to share insights and to discuss latest developments.


Notes from behind the scenes - France: how safe are its reactors?
Jul 16 • 4 min
Do you remember the episode in which we discussed the safety issues at France’s nuclear fleet and the country’s outlook for renewables? Let us take you behind the scenes of the episode with Yara Chakhtoura, Managing Director at Vattenfa…
Notes from behind the scenes - Is solar set for a bright future?
Jul 9 • 3 min
In the last episode we announced that the Montel Weekly goes on a summer break… but we have a small surprise for you!Anna takes us behind the scenes of the show, and shares a few thoughts about some of the twenty episodes we prepared in sprin…
Montel Weekly Special – Belgium “not ready” for supply challenge
Jul 4 • 12 min
The CEO of Belgian TSO Elia urges the country’s politicians to take steps to ensure the lights remain on after 2025. Belgium is currently “not ready to face that challenge”, Chris Peeters tells Montel, adding that technology such as blockchain will …
Entech set for energy transition take-off
Jun 27 • 22 min
Executives at Europe’s most innovative energy technology (“Entech”) talk to Montel about the potential for blockchain to enable the next phase of the energy transition by integrating renewables as well as EVs and household appliances through blockch…
Has blockchain matured beyond the hype?
Jun 20 • 22 min
Has the initial hype around the use of blockchain in the energy sector cooled off, with commercial applications coming to the fore? We speak to energy experts to discuss progress so far and the likely developments in the coming years.&n…
Energy sector must prepare for Halloween horror
Jun 13 • 27 min
With a no-deal Brexit increasingly likely on 31 October, the energy sector in the UK and Europe should brace itself for costly and inefficient cross-border trading, while the EU looks set to lose a driving force in decarbonisation, and a pro-nuclear…
Conditions ripe for Finnish wind boom
Jun 6 • 24 min
This year will see a 25% rise in wind power capacity in Finland, largely due to high electricity prices and low production costs. However, additional green energy raises questions of flexibility in a system dominated by nuclear power, s…
Amber alert for summer hydro output
May 30 • 23 min
While hydrological levels have been boosted by a wet – and snowy at high altitudes – May, the outlook for the summer remains uncertain and largely in the hands of the weather gods. Eylert Ellefsen, also known as Mr Hydrology, talks us t…
Don’t fall in love with old plants
May 23 • 33 min
In this week’s pod, CEOs of two of Europe’s largest energy companies discuss the massive transformation currently happening in the sector. They talk about the challenges facing them in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the imp…
Coming soon: Don’t fall in love with old plants
May 23 • 5 min
In this week’s pod, CEOs at two of Europe’s largest energy companies discuss the massive transformation currently happening in the sector. Utilities should avoid becoming too attached to their old fossil fuel-fired plants and plan for the green futu…
Norway’s Don Quixote
May 16 • 27 min
This week’s pod looks at recent protests against onshore wind turbines in Norway, the reasons behind the opposition and the impact on the country’s energy mix and electricity prices. Is it NIMBYism or do the protestors have more widespread support?&…
A German supply crunch?
May 9 • 27 min
Recorded live at the Montel German Energy Day, this week’s pod addresses key issues in Europe’s largest energy market. Catch the mood with some key snippets from speakers at the event, and then listen in to a deeper discussion about Ger…
CO2 to bounce over borrowing wall
May 2 • 27 min
Speculators may have been a major contributor to a recent upturn in prices, but several challenges remain for carbon market participants. Brexit and an EUA “borrowing wall” at the end of 2020 – will CO2 bounce over it?Listen to the latest ep…
King coal heads for the exit
Apr 25 • 35 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. Old King coal is on the way out, but somehow remains remarkably resilient in many parts of Europe and the world.Listen to the latest episode of the Montel Weekly p…
Coming soon: King coal heads for the exit
Apr 24 • 1 min
Old King coal is on the way out, but somehow remains remarkably resilient in many parts of Europe and the world. Listen to the latest episode of the Montel Weekly podcast to hear the outlook for the dirty fuel.
Montel Weekly Special – PPAs and Prosumers
Apr 16 • 8 min
The Montel energy podcast - market insights from people in the know. Only 40% of planned Spanish photovoltaic projects may actually be built. Listen to the special episode of the Montel Weekly podcast to hear CEO of Audax José Elias discuss…
Coal & Carbon - rollercoaster ride continues
Apr 11 • 27 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. Carbon prices have been on a rollercoaster ride for the past year, although not in the same direction. With the EU ETS helping to push coal out of Europe’s energy mix, whe…
France – how safe are its reactors?
Apr 5 • 23 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we discuss the outlook for renewables in France and safety issues at its nuclear fleet. Hosts: Richard Sverrisson, Editor-in-C…
Gas – how low can prices go?
Mar 29 • 30 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we discuss the latest developments in Europe’s gas market and the outlook for prices for the rest of the year. How low can prices go? Hosts:
GO local, think global
Mar 21 • 28 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we discuss the latest developments in the guarantee of origin market and the outlook for prices for green energy certification going forward. Will the marke…
Coming soon: GO local, think global!
Mar 19 • 1 min
In future, you may be able to buy renewable energy and a certificate of origin from your neighbor on the blockchain. Listen to the latest episode of the Montel Weekly podcast to find out more about latest developments in the guarantee of origin (GO)…
Is solar set for a bright future?
Mar 14 • 30 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we take a close look at the outlook for solar power in Europe. The sector says “solar is back in business”, but is its optimism justified? Host…
Coming soon: Is solar set for a bright future?
Mar 13 • 0 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we take a close look at the outlook for solar power in Europe. The sector says “solar is back in business”, but is its optimism justified?
France’s nuclear fleet – surprises likely in 2019?
Mar 7 • 21 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we take a close look at France’s ageing nuclear fleet. Are we in for any surprise incidents this year, or are “the men in white coats” in control?As…
Crazy carbon price volatility
Feb 28 • 24 min
The Montel energy podcast – market insights from people in the know. In this week’s episode, we take a close look at the EU’s flagship carbon market (EU ETS) and find out why traders may need “four pairs of sturdy underwear”. Host…
The latest buzzword – PPAs
Feb 18 • 41 min
In this week’s episode, we take a close look at the latest buzzword – PPAs.