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January 17, 2023 China Plays Competitor, and Collaborator, in the Energy Transition Scott Moore Scott Moore, author of China’s Next Act, discusses China’s global role in energy technology and sustainability.
November 19, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: The Struggle for Agricultural Sustainability Under Climate Stress Andrew Hoffman Andrew Hoffman, dean of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, explores the intersection of climate change, agricultural sustainability, and food security.
November 18, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: Can the COP Process Deliver Climate Action? Koko Warner COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt has been called the “implementation COP”. Yet concern exists that the COP process may be ill-suited to putting climate plans into action.
November 17, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: Food Waste Gains Attention in Climate Discussions Steven Finn Food waste is a major driver of climate change and a cause of food insecurity. Penn’s Steven Finn highlights the challenge and solutions discussed at COP27.
November 16, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: China’s Rapidly Evolving Role in Global Climate Negotiations Scott Moore Scott Moore, Director of the Penn Global China Program, discusses China’s perspective on loss and damage finance, and the country’s future role in the Paris climate process. 
November 15, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: As Climate Impacts Grow, Cities Explore Paths to Adaptation Eugenie Birch, Bill Burke-White, Mauricio Rodas Three experts on cities discuss the efforts of urban communities to navigate climate change. 
November 13, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: What Defines a Successful National Adaptation Plan? Allison Lassiter New research explores ways to measure countries’ success in adapting to climate change.
November 11, 2022 COP27 Dispatch: Why Loss and Damage Finance Is Critical to Small Island States Stacy-ann Robinson Loss and damage finance has made it onto the official COP agenda for the first time at Sharm El-Sheikh. An expert on small island states discusses why the issue has been so contentious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
July 13, 2021 As Climate Concerns Rise, What Role Will Natural Gas Play? Peter Fraser The head of the International Energy Agency’s gas division discusses the outlook for natural gas as global efforts to address carbon emissions intensify.

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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.