From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, The Policy Dispatch podcast is all about the nuts and bolts holding the energy transition together and making it a reality. Through biweekly, easy-to-digest episodes, we will bring you all you need to know straight from the engine room of the shift to a green economy.

Join FORESIGHT’s policy editor Sam Morgan for biweekly podcasts and conversations with the people who know the issues best. From lawmakers and politicians to scientists and stakeholders, plus many others, we will bring you all the information you need to stay on top of what is happening.

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Sam is an experienced journalist, specialising in all things climate and energy. Based in Brussels but with an eye on all things climate around the world, Sam has in-depth experience of print, online and audiovisual work. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Energy Journalism Initiative, has reported on news stories from every continent bar two and was named in the top 20 of the social media ‘EU influencer’ list in 2021. 

Latest episode

27 January 2023

How to update a carbon market

The EU’s emissions trading system is the world’s largest carbon market and will soon get even bigger when reformed rules come into play. This week we get an insider take on the updated ETS from one of the negotiators that helped write the new rules.

Previous episodes

16 December 2022

Heat pumps are hot (and cool)

The energy crisis has prompted a major surge in demand for heat pumps and the technology is widely recognised as a no-regret option to decarbonise heating and cooling, but many are still to be convinced.

2 December 2022

Affordable energy for all

In this episode, we discuss with Next Energy Consumer CEO Marine Cornelis how to put citizens and our most vulnerable consumers at the heart of the energy transition.

18 November 2022

‘Fit for 57’?

The EU says it is upgrading its emissions reduction by 2030 to 57%, instead of the 55% that underpins its ‘Fit for 55’ policy package. This will require additional work and a greater understanding of the regulations.

4 November 2022

Carbon dioxide removals

In this episode, we dispel the myths around carbon dioxide removals, an often-misunderstood piece of the climate policy jigsaw.

21 October 2022

Cleaning up aviation

Aviation has connected people and cities from around the Earth, but it has also made our planet warmer. In this episode, we will find out which carrots and sticks are needed to decarbonise air transport.

7 October 2022

Europe’s crisis policy outlook

This week, Policy Dispatch chats with Agora Energiewende expert and FORESIGHT’s own Michaela Holl about the EU’s response to the ongoing energy crisis.

23 September 2022

Africa’s climate transition

This week, Policy Dispatch takes a look into Africa’s energy transition, the main hurdles that the continent’s 54 nations are facing, and its untapped renewable potential with Saliem Fakir, Executive Director at the African Climate Foundation.

9 September 2022

Decarbonising our buildings

In this first episode of Policy Dispatch, we take a deep dive into buildings and the need to accelerate their decarbonisation, with Member of the European Parliament Ciarán Cuffe.

5 September 2022

Introducing: Policy Dispatch

Listen to the trailer for the new podcast Policy Dispatch from FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, delving into the key policy and regulation that underpins the global energy transition.