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April 23, 2024 Can Competitive Electricity Markets Deliver Reliable Power? Kelli Joseph An expert in electricity markets explains why market price signals alone will struggle to incentivize adequate investment in the flexible electricity resources needed for future grid reliability.
January 23, 2024 AI’s Big Future in Energy and Climate Regulation Cary Coglianese Cary Coglianese, director of the Penn Program on Regulation, explores AI’s potential to help regulators keep pace with energy sector growth and climate-tech innovation.
January 9, 2024 FERC Transmission Reform: A New Year’s Resolution? Ari Peskoe Ari Peskoe, director of Harvard Law School’s Electricity Law Initiative, discusses FERC’s pending reforms to the electric transmission development process in the U.S., and the legal challenges they’ll likely face.
November 21, 2023 Aligning Clean Energy Policy with Grid Reliability Kelli Joseph Recent electric grid emergencies highlight the need for better communication, and coordination, between energy policymakers and grid operators.
July 25, 2023 America’s Electric Power Transmission Crisis Rob Gramlich Long-distance electric transmission lines are critical to the energy transition, yet construction of new lines has come to a near standstill in the U.S. Rob Gramlich of Grid Strategies discusses recent market and regulatory action to resurrect transmission development.
April 25, 2023 Energy Transition Puts Grid Reliability to the Test Abraham Silverman PJM Interconnection is in a race to shore up electric grid reliability as the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy accelerates.
February 14, 2023 The Complex, Politically Fraught Path to Building Electrification Judy Chang Judy Chang, former Massachusetts undersecretary of Energy and Climate Solutions, discusses the need to educate consumers on the imperative to cut building emissions.
December 13, 2022 Overcoming Economic Barriers to Electrifying Everything Meredith Fowlie Berkeley economist Meredith Fowlie explains why the drive to electrify everything in American homes is at odds with electricity rate-setting practices, and explores pricing reforms to deliver rapid and equitable electrification.
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.
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.
September 21, 2021 Can Americans Afford to Fully Electrify Their Homes? Lucas Davis A leading energy economist explores the cost of electrifying home heating, the top source of energy demand and carbon emissions in American homes.
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.
October 27, 2020 Grid Forward Debate: Has Electricity Deregulation Led to Better Community Outcomes? Bruce Edelston, Mark Kolesar Electricity market deregulation promised to bring more affordable and reliable electricity to consumers. A quarter of a century after deregulation began, has its promise delivered for all Americans?
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?
May 12, 2020 Developing the Electric Grid for Carbon-Free Energy Judy Chang More states are targeting 100% clean energy, but is the electric grid ready? An expert in energy policy and economics looks at the policy challenges to creating a robust, carbon-free electricity system.


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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.


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.