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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.
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?
October 15, 2019 The Path Forward for Grid Electricity Storage Ken Kulak Battery storage will play a central role in decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, yet the rules by which batteries will compete in electricity markets have yet to be agreed upon.
May 15, 2019 What’s the FERC, and How Is It Shaping Our Energy Future? (Part 2) Colette Honorable Former FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable discusses the agency’s challenging relationship with the states over clean energy subsidies and their potential impact on the nation’s electricity markets.
April 30, 2019 What’s the FERC, and How Is It Shaping Our Energy Future? (Part 1) Colette Honorable Former FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable explains the work of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and its often contentious role in shaping the future of U.S. electricity and natural gas systems.
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 27, 2018 Vox’s David Roberts on Energy, Climate, and the Media David Roberts Vox writer David Roberts weighs in on the media’s role in shaping views on energy and the environment.
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.
October 9, 2018 Gas Pipelines: A Threat to Electric Grid Resilience? William Hederman As natural gas has grown in importance as a fuel for electricity generation, have gas pipelines become the electric grid’s Achilles heel? A cybersecurity expert discusses the risk posed by the grid’s growing dependence on gas.
October 2, 2018 Grid Resilience in the Cyber Age Gladys Brown Can the U.S. electric grid remain resilient as the threat of cyber and physical attack rises? Pennsylvania PUC Chair Gladys Brown talks about state and federal efforts to safeguard the electric power system.

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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.