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|November 7, 2023||What’s a “Fair Share” of Emissions Reductions Under the Paris Climate Process?||Roberto Schaeffer||Brazilian economist and IPCC lead author Roberto Schaeffer examines what constitutes a “fair share” of emissions reductions under the Paris climate process, and how fairness is defined.|
|October 10, 2023||How Uruguay Went (Almost Completely) Fossil Fuel Free||Ramón Méndez Galain, Noah Gallagher Shannon||Ramón Méndez Galain, this year’s recipient of the Carnot Prize, reflects on leading Uruguay away from fossil fuels and toward a diverse electricity mix, approaching 100% renewables. And what the rest of the world might take from his country’s experience.|
|September 26, 2023||Michael Mann on the Lessons of Climate Change Past||Michael Mann||Climatologist Michael Mann discusses his new book on Earth’s climate past, with insights into our climate future.|
|September 12, 2023||Why Oil Companies Support Renewable Energy||Arthur van Benthem||A Penn economist explores the relationship between regional energy policy and oil company support for renewable power.|
|July 11, 2023||Loss and Damage Finance Becomes Reality||Michael Franczak||As COP 28 draws closer, climate negotiators race to finalize a financing structure to help countries that suffer climate change-related damages.|
|June 20, 2023||Tackling Climate Technology Investment Risk||Nicholaus Rohleder||Nick Rohleder, Energy Policy Now’s former editorial assistant and a climate entrepreneur, discusses the challenge of managing investment risk inherent in emerging clean energy technologies.|
|May 9, 2023||Breaking the Bottlenecks to Climate Progress||Elke Weber, Chris Greig||Princeton University researchers have launched a global survey aimed at spotting and eliminating practical barriers to a net-zero carbon future.|
|April 11, 2023||Accelerating Climate Action||Simon Sharpe||A senior climate diplomat discusses scientific, economic, and diplomatic barriers to rapid global decarbonization.|
|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.|
|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, William Burke-White, Mauricio Rodas||Three experts on cities discuss the efforts of urban communities to navigate climate change.|
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.