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|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.|
|May 4, 2021||The Potential, and Risks, of Nature-Based Climate Solutions||Nathalie Seddon||Nature-based climate solutions can play a major role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. But biodiversity risks, and community impacts, loom large.|
|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.|
|March 23, 2021||A Primer on Carbon Dioxide Removal||Erica L. Belmont, Jeremy Freeman, Noah McQueen, Peter Psarras, Toly Rinberg||Carbon Dioxide Removal is an industrial-scale strategy to hold climate change in check. Five experts weigh in on CDR’s potential, challenges and moral hazards.|
|February 23, 2021||The U.S. Is Back in Paris. Will It Regain Its Role as Climate Leader?||Joanna Lewis||The U.S. forfeited leadership in the global effort to combat climate change when it left the Paris Agreement. Now back, will the U.S. resume its former role?|
|February 9, 2021||What Motivates People to Take Action on Climate Change?||Matto Mildenberger||New research disproves the assumption that exposure to climate-related natural disasters motivates people to support climate policy.|
|January 26, 2021||Janet Yellen and the Treasury Take on Climate Change||Joe Aldy||New Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been tasked with combating climate change. What climate action is the Treasury likely to take under her leadership?|
|November 25, 2020||How Georgia’s Runoff Election Will Shape Joe Biden’s Clean Energy Strategy||Bethany Davis Noll, Richard Revesz||Georgia’s runoff election will determine the balance of power in the Senate, and the degree to which Joe Biden will count on Congress to back his ambitious clean energy agenda.|
|October 13, 2020||U.S. Electricity Regulator Takes a Hard Look at Carbon Pricing||Mike Borgatti||In September the U.S. electricity regulator, the FERC, held its first conference to explore carbon pricing in the nation’s electricity markets. Is a carbon price finally on the way?|
|September 15, 2020||As Climate-Related Disasters Intensify, Retreat Emerges as Adaptation Strategy||Mark Nevitt||An environmental lawyer examines the legal and social challenges that could complicate managed retreat from areas at risk to climate-related disaster.|
|August 4, 2020||The Human History of Climate Change||Jesús Fernández-Villaverde||Much attention has been paid to the ways we humans are changing our climate. Yet, how has an ever-evolving climate changed us?|
|July 21, 2020||Questioning the Promise of Carbon Tax Border Adjustments||Samuel Kortum, David Weisbach||Most carbon tax proposals include a border adjustment to protect American industry from foreign competition. Yet research suggests that benefits won’t extend to consumers.|
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.