The world’s population continues to grow and, with it, the demand for more energy. Debates on fulfilling the demand have been ongoing for years. With climate change a growing problem, the types of energies needed are at the top of national agendas.

This week’s podcast is dedicated to the future of renewable energies, the role of nuclear energy and how to sustainably increase supply for the growing demand.

Pictured:  Security personnel sit in a boat as they patrol the premises of a newly inaugurated solar farm at Gunthawada village in Banaskantha district in the western Indian state of Gujarat October 14, 2011. The solar farm is Asia’s largest, according to its developer Moser Baer Clean Energy. It is spread over an area of 305 acres and is expected to generate 52 million kilowatt hours of energy annually. REUTERS/Amit Dave