Energy Policy Now offers clear talk on the issues that define our relationship with energy and its impact on society and the environment.
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|May 10, 2022||Governing the Promise and Peril of Emerging Climate Technologies||Shuchi Talati||Shuchi Talati, former chief of staff of the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management, discusses the need for strong governance to balance the potential benefits of carbon dioxide removal technologies with environmental and social risks.|
|April 26, 2022||Nicholas Stern on the Role of Economics in Combating Climate Change||Nicholas Stern||Economist Lord Nicholas Stern discusses why traditional economics fail to capture the magnitude of threat presented by climate change, and how the discipline must adapt.|
|April 12, 2022||Energy and the War in Ukraine||Anna Mikulska||An expert in energy geopolitics discusses the war in Ukraine and its implications for European energy security and decarbonization. The episode was recorded in front of a live audience.|
|March 22, 2022||Will Clean Energy Be Equitable Energy?||Chandra Farley||An energy activist highlights the opportunities, and challenges on the way to clean and equitable energy in the United States.|
|March 10, 2022||Organized Labor Sees Promise in Transition to Clean Energy||Lara Skinner||The transition to a clean energy economy will generate millions of new jobs. Unions are working to ensure that those jobs provide a living wage.|
|February 22, 2022||Climate Leader Germany Faces Challenging Exit from Coal||Alec MacGillis||ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis discusses his recent New Yorker magazine article on Germany’s protracted struggle to wean itself off of coal.|
|February 8, 2022||How Big Is LNG Opportunity for U.S. Natural Gas Industry?||Robert Johnston||Rising global LNG demand points to a strong future for US LNG exports. But ESG and economic worries loom.|
|January 25, 2022||What Makes Green Energy Finance Green?||Brian Lehman||A financier discusses the challenge of managing clean energy investment risk.|
|December 14, 2021||For Solar Geoengineering, Daunting Policy Questions Await||Gernot Wagner||A climate economist discusses why efforts to cool earth’s climate through solar geoengineering appear all but inevitable, and considers the policy questions and political battles to come.|
|November 30, 2021||U.S. Electricity Regulator Grapples with Barriers to a Clean Grid||Marc Montalvo||Who will pay for the electric grid of the future? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission explores options to incentivize and finance a vast transmission network to support clean energy.|
|November 16, 2021||China’s Energy and Climate Balancing Act||Scott Moore||China’s leadership must navigate conflicting agendas and threats to domestic political stability as it seeks to rein in global warming emissions.|
|November 2, 2021||Massive Shift toward Solar Power Begins in Largest U.S. Electricity Market||Mike Borgatti||An unprecedented backlog of clean energy projects is in line to join PJM Interconnection, an electricity market serving one in five Americans.|
|October 19, 2021||Who Pays the Price for Stranded Energy Assets?||Matthew Kahn||A climate economist looks at the impact that the stranding of fossil fuel assets may have on communities, and at policies that might mitigate economic hardship.|
|October 5, 2021||What Stands Between Louisiana and a Resilient Electric Grid?||Robert Verchick||Hurricane Ida was the most recent storm to wreak havoc on Louisiana’s electric grid. A legal expert discusses the struggle to provide resilient power in the state as weather and climate risks grow.|
|September 21, 2021||Can Americans Afford to Fully Electrify Their Homes?||Lucas Davis||A leading energy economist explores the cost of electrifying home heating, the top source of energy demand and carbon emissions in American homes.|
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.