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|February 20, 2024
|Accelerating the Energy Transition with Repurposed Energy
|Local opposition to clean energy projects slows the transition to a low carbon energy system. A legal expert explores how a national policy of “repurposed energy” could speed things up.
|February 13, 2024
|Special Episode: Corporate Disclosure Law
|The winner of our student blog competition presents his submission: Corporate Disclosure Law on Energy Policy.
|February 6, 2024
|The CO2 Transportation Challenge
|Peter Psarras, Hélène Pilorgé
|A national network of CO2 and biomass transportation infrastructure, spanning pipelines to rail routes, will be needed to support the permanent removal of atmospheric CO2. Can the network be economically built?
|January 23, 2024
|AI’s Big Future in Energy and Climate Regulation
|Cary Coglianese, director of the Penn Program on Regulation, explores AI’s potential to help regulators keep pace with energy sector growth and climate-tech innovation.
|January 9, 2024
|FERC Transmission Reform: A New Year’s Resolution?
|Ari Peskoe, director of Harvard Law School’s Electricity Law Initiative, discusses FERC’s pending reforms to the electric transmission development process in the U.S., and the legal challenges they’ll likely face.
|December 5, 2023
|Why the IRA’s Carbon Capture Tax Credit Could Increase Greenhouse Emissions
|New research raises doubt around the climate benefits of the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage for fossil fuel powerplants.
|November 21, 2023
|Aligning Clean Energy Policy with Grid Reliability
|Recent electric grid emergencies highlight the need for better communication, and coordination, between energy policymakers and grid operators.
|November 7, 2023
|What’s a “Fair Share” of Emissions Reductions Under the Paris Climate Process?
|Brazilian economist and IPCC lead author Roberto Schaeffer examines what constitutes a “fair share” of emissions reductions under the Paris climate process, and how fairness is defined.
|October 24, 2023
|The U.S.’s Critical Mineral Supply Challenge
|A metals industry executive explores the race to develop alternative supplies of critical minerals essential to the energy transition.
|October 10, 2023
|How Uruguay Went (Almost Completely) Fossil Fuel Free
|Ramón Méndez Galain, Noah Gallagher Shannon
|Ramón Méndez Galain, this year’s recipient of the Carnot Prize, reflects on leading Uruguay away from fossil fuels and toward a diverse electricity mix, approaching 100% renewables. And what the rest of the world might take from his country’s experience.
|September 26, 2023
|Michael Mann on the Lessons of Climate Change Past
|Climatologist Michael Mann discusses his new book on Earth’s climate past, with insights into our climate future.
|September 12, 2023
|Why Oil Companies Support Renewable Energy
|Arthur van Benthem
|A Penn economist explores the relationship between regional energy policy and oil company support for renewable power.
|July 25, 2023
|America’s Electric Power Transmission Crisis
|Long-distance electric transmission lines are critical to the energy transition, yet construction of new lines has come to a near standstill in the U.S. Rob Gramlich of Grid Strategies discusses recent market and regulatory action to resurrect transmission development.
|July 11, 2023
|Loss and Damage Finance Becomes Reality
|As COP 28 draws closer, climate negotiators race to finalize a financing structure to help countries that suffer climate change-related damages.
|June 28, 2023
|California’s Deepwater Wind Challenge
|Tim Fischer, Joe Rand
|California is set to present its strategic plan to scale an offshore wind power industry based on unconventional floating wind technology.
Podcast Producer & Host
Since the first season of our podcast series, Andy Stone has directed each episode of Energy Policy Now—defining topics, inviting guests, and leading informative conversations.
Energy Policy Now Host and Producer
Andy Stone is producer and host of Energy Policy Now, the Kleinman Center’s podcast series. He previously worked in business planning with PJM Interconnection and was a senior energy reporter at Forbes Magazine.