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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?
June 1, 2021 Coal Communities Seek Their Post-Coal Future Heidi Binko Heidi Binko, Executive Director of the Just Transition Fund, discusses the challenges coal communities face in adapting to a post-coal future, and strategies for economic transition.
May 18, 2021 Powering Women’s Economic Development Through Equal Access to Energy Sheila Oparaocha Sheila Oparaocha of the International Network on Gender and Sustainability discusses the global effort to ensure gender equality in energy access, as an essential foundation for economic development and public health. 
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 20, 2021 Combating Energy Poverty in the U.S. Tony Reames One-third of American households struggle to pay for their basic energy needs. University of Michigan’s Tony Reames explores the role of policy in overcoming energy poverty.
September 29, 2020 Zoning Rules Stifle Urban Clean Energy. Can The Rules Be Rewritten? Sara Bronin Outmoded and often discriminatory zoning laws block clean energy development in low-income urban neighborhoods. An effort is underway to update rules, and enable clean energy equity.
April 3, 2020 The Struggle for Local Control over Energy Development Hannah Wiseman Energy projects bring economic opportunity, but host communities often suffer disproportionate health and environmental impacts. An expert in environmental regulation looks at community efforts to exert control over energy development.
March 17, 2020 Will the Clean Energy Transition Bring Energy Equality? Daniel Kammen Nobel Laureate Daniel Kammen, head of U.C. Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, discusses the development of clean energy solutions that meet the social and developmental needs of the communities they serve.
January 30, 2020 Following Refinery Blast, Philadelphia Looks to a Cleaner Future Mark Hughes Last June the largest oil refinery on the East Coast blew up. In the disaster’s wake, can the city of Philadelphia and its residents transition to a cleaner, more financially sound future?
November 12, 2019 Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Electricity System David Skeel Puerto Rico’s electric system was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Will privatization of the island’s electric utility ensure reliable and affordable energy for the future?
April 17, 2019 An Inside Look at the UN’s Effort to End Energy Poverty Rachel Kyte Rachel Kyte, a leader of the United Nations’ effort to eradicate energy poverty within a decade, discusses the challenge of providing universal energy access while limiting climate impacts.
November 13, 2018 As India Eliminates Energy Poverty, Can It Also Fight Climate Change? Piyush Goyal Piyush Goyal, India’s minister of railways and coal and past minister of renewable energy, discusses his country’s efforts to provide universal electricity access while limiting power sector pollution and climate impact.
November 28, 2017 India’s Now or Never Climate Opportunity Radhika Khosla Mass migration to India’s cities will triple the size of its built environment by 2030, driving up energy use and carbon emissions. An expert on India’s energy sector looks at the country’s efforts to balance development and climate impact.

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.