Angela Lamont, technology journalist, talks to experts both inside and outside of BP to get their views on some of the most exciting energy technologies on the horizon. How do they work? How could they develop? And could they help transform our energy system to lower carbon? In the first series, we explore the potential of solar, batteries, hydrogen and wind to help the transition to a low carbon future.
Blue, green or grey … find out about the different technologies and how the Orkney Islands are using it as part of their pioneering approach to zero carbon energy. Could now be the time hydrogen comes of age?
Kurt Kelty was the first ‘battery person’ at Tesla and in this podcast special he shares his story at what was a ground-breaking time for both battery technology and Tesla.
In our second podcast on batteries, you'll hear some deeper insights on exactly how the technologies are evolving, how golf balls could hold the key to faster charging and how our idea of what makes a good battery may have been wrong all along.
What makes a battery a battery? How is battery technology evolving to effectively store renewable energy and keep pace with the rapid rise in electric vehicles? What are the challenges … and will batteries ever be ‘up to the job’?
Has solar tech finally come of age? What does going 'off grid' actually mean? Is ‘negative pricing’ for electricity an actual thing? And how does governmental policy affect new energy technologies? It’s all here...
The second edition of the BP Technology Outlook was published in March 2018.
David Eyton, group head of technology, introduces the BP Technology Outlook 2018