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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.
January 30, 2020 Following Refinery Blast, Philadelphia Looks to a Cleaner Future Mark Alan 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?
December 23, 2019 Power of Siberia Pipeline Strengthens Russia-China Ties William Hederman, Anna Mikulska The Power of Siberia gas pipeline brings Russia and China closer together, and reveals a new power dynamic between the two countries.
October 9, 2019 Debunking the ‘War on Coal’ Cary Coglianese , Daniel Walters The Trump administration blames the decline in America’s coal industry on a regulatory “war on coal.” Yet investor reaction to regulatory announcements doesn’t support that view.
September 17, 2019 Climate Denialism, Florida, and the Future of Climate Politics Rafe Pomerance Rafe Pomerance, an early campaigner for climate action and the subject of Nathaniel Rich’s book Losing Earth, discusses the increasingly pivotal role of climate change in U.S. electoral politics.

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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.

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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.