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September 27, 2022 Scaling Green Hydrogen for a Global Market Alicia Eastman Green hydrogen hubs are being developed in some of the world’s most remote locations, to serve growing clean energy demand in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
September 13, 2022 Saudi Arabia Confronts Its Oil Dependence David Rundell A former senior U.S. diplomat to Saudi Arabia explores the kingdom’s effort to end its dependence on oil revenue, and the relationship between Saudi Arabia and global efforts to decarbonize.
August 2, 2022 Can Clean Energy Deliver Energy Justice to Canada’s First Nations? Melina Miyowapan Laboucan-Massimo A prominent advocate for indigenous rights in Canada sees promise in clean energy.
July 19, 2022 Proposed FERC Rules Aim to Accelerate Grid Decarbonization Shelley Welton The United States’ electricity regulator has proposed two major electricity market reforms that could speed the pace of renewable energy development. 
July 5, 2022 Can Carbon-Negative Oil Be Climate Positive? Peter Psarras The fossil fuel industry is investing billions of dollars into projects that will use carbon dioxide captured from the air to produce more oil. What will be the climate impact?
June 21, 2022 Will Defense Production Act Spur Solar Supply Chain Development? Robert Scott An expert in international trade policy discusses the Biden Administration’s use of the Defense Production Act, and tariff restrictions, to build a competitive U.S. solar supply chain. 
June 14, 2022 How Will Energy Dollars in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Be Spent? Leah Rubin Shen Advanced Energy Economy’s Leah Rubin Shen discusses energy spending priorities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
June 7, 2022 Raw Materials Pose ESG Challenge for EV Industry David Manley, Hervé Lado Two experts on mining industry governance explore environmental and social challenges around the mining of cobalt, a critical material in EV batteries, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is episode three in the Exploring Governance series.
May 24, 2022 Governing Net-Zero Emissions Targets Thomas Hale As net-zero carbon targets become commonplace, strong governance will be needed to ensure climate benefits. This is episode two in the Exploring Governance series.
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. This is episode one in the Exploring Governance series.
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.

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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.

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Andy Stone

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.