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March 5, 2024 Europe Confronts the Reality of Energy System Sabotage Benjamin Schmitt Physical attacks on critical European energy infrastructure have risen since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, threatening energy security and the pace of the low-carbon transition.
February 20, 2024 Accelerating the Energy Transition with Repurposed Energy Alexandra Klass Local opposition to clean energy projects slows the transition to a low carbon energy system. A legal expert explores how a national policy of “repurposed energy” could speed things up.
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.
December 6, 2022 Energy Transition and Opportunity in the Oil Patch Katie Mehnert As energy industry growth shifts to the clean sector, oil and gas industry workers seek their paths forward.
October 11, 2022 How Coal Maintains Its Political Hold on West Virginia James Van Nostrand West Virginia’s coal industry has out-sized influence in the state’s politics, and in Washington. But the industry’s power has come at a cost to West Virginians.
September 13, 2022 Saudi Arabia Confronts Its Oil Dependence David Rundell A former senior U.S. diplomat to Saudi Arabia explores the kingdom’s effort to end its dependence on oil revenue, and the relationship between Saudi Arabia and global efforts to decarbonize.
July 5, 2022 Can Carbon-Negative Oil Be Climate Positive? Peter Psarras The fossil fuel industry is investing billions of dollars into projects that will use carbon dioxide captured from the air to produce more oil. What will be the climate impact?
April 12, 2022 Energy and the War in Ukraine Anna Mikulska An expert in energy geopolitics discusses the war in Ukraine and its implications for European energy security and decarbonization. The episode was recorded in front of a live audience.
March 10, 2022 Organized Labor Sees Promise in Transition to Clean Energy Lara Skinner The transition to a clean energy economy will generate millions of new jobs. Unions are working to ensure that those jobs provide a living wage.
February 22, 2022 Climate Leader Germany Faces Challenging Exit from Coal Alec MacGillis ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis discusses his recent New Yorker magazine article on Germany’s protracted struggle to wean itself off of coal.
February 8, 2022 How Big Is LNG Opportunity for U.S. Natural Gas Industry? Robert Johnston Rising global LNG demand points to a strong future for US LNG exports. But ESG and economic worries loom.
October 19, 2021 Who Pays the Price for Stranded Energy Assets? Matthew Kahn A climate economist looks at the impact that the stranding of fossil fuel assets may have on communities, and at policies that might mitigate economic hardship.
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.
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.
March 3, 2020 The Challenge of Scaling Negative Emissions Jennifer Wilcox The author of the first text book on carbon capture looks at the potential for negative emissions technologies to limit global warming, and discusses the challenge to scaling solutions for positive climate impact.


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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.


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.