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February 20, 2024 Accelerating the Energy Transition with Repurposed Energy Alexandra Klass 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 Benjamin Chen The winner of our student blog competition presents his submission: Corporate Disclosure Law on Energy Policy.
December 5, 2023 Why the IRA’s Carbon Capture Tax Credit Could Increase Greenhouse Emissions Emily Grubert New research raises doubt around the climate benefits of the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage for fossil fuel powerplants.
March 28, 2023 Climate Shocks and Green Returns Luke Taylor New research examines the relationship between climate change-related events and returns on green investment, and why returns for green stocks might lag those of brown.
October 26, 2022 What Impact Will the IRA Have on Consumer Energy Costs? Dallas Burtraw New research from Resources for the Future quantifies the Inflation Reduction Act’s expected impact on clean energy development, energy costs, and emissions.
October 11, 2022 How Coal Maintains Its Political Hold on West Virginia James Van Nostrand West Virginia’s coal industry has out-sized influence in the state’s politics, and in Washington. But the industry’s power has come at a cost to West Virginians.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 25, 2022 What Makes Green Energy Finance Green? Brian Lehman A financier discusses the challenge of managing clean energy investment risk.
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.


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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.


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.