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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.
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.
July 27, 2021 Rare Earth Elements Pose Environmental, Economic Risks for Clean Energy Amy Chu, Oscar Serpell Rare earth elements are essential to many clean energy technologies, yet their production can bring severe environmental impacts. A new report grapples with rare earths’ environmental liabilities and efforts to diversify supply beyond China.
June 29, 2021 Why Is It So Hard to Build the Electric Grid of the Future? Rob Gramlich America’s electric grid is ill-equipped to enable the low carbon energy system of the future.  A grid policy expert explores the policy and economic changes that will be needed to bring the grid up to date.
June 15, 2021 Can the FERC Be Made Accountable to Communities and the Environment? Shelley Welton Congress has directed the nation’s regulator for natural gas and electricity infrastructure to be more responsive to community and environmental concerns. Will FERC’s new Office of Public Participation deliver on the promise of public inclusion?
April 6, 2021 How Big a Threat Is the Supreme Court to Biden’s Climate Agenda? Cary Coglianese President Biden will rely upon regulatory agencies like the EPA to push his ambitious clean energy and climate agenda. Yet increasingly conservative courts could stand in the way of Biden’s plans.

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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.