Energy Policy Now offers clear talk on the issues that define our relationship with energy and its impact on society and the environment.
|Sort by Publish Date||Sort by Title||Guests||Summary|
|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 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.|
|May 28, 2019||Why Coal Persists||Anna Mikulska||Global demand for coal is projected to persist over the next 20 years, with dire implications for climate. A look at why coal use endures, and what might be done to limit its use.|
|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.|
|March 19, 2019||200 Years of Energy History in 30 Minutes||Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde||The current energy transition is fraught with economic and social implications, not to mention abundant political squabbles. An economist looks at the past 200 years of global energy history and finds that difficult transitions are nothing new.|
|March 5, 2019||Can Norway’s State Oil Company Be A Climate Champion?||Stephen Bull||Norway is pursuing a future rich in fossil energy and climate solutions. Can its oil company, Equinor, reconcile these priorities and continue to reliably finance the country’s expansive social welfare system? Equinor’s clean energy chief weighs in.|
|January 22, 2019||Where Does the Defense Department Really Stand on Climate?||Mark Nevitt||Congress has played down climate change while demanding that the Pentagon tackle climate-related security risks. A former DOD environmental lawyer looks at military efforts to address climate, and political mine fields along the way.|
|October 30, 2018||The Battle Over Methane Leaks||Catherine Hausman, Ben Ratner||As Washington relaxes standards governing methane leaks, oil and gas industry leaders pledge to limit emissions. An economist and an environmental advocate examine the impact of methane leaks, and the credibility of industry efforts to contain them.|
|June 26, 2018||Trade Policy, Markets Trump Administration’s Fossil Fuel Efforts||Michael Maher, Anna Mikulska||President Trump has acted to boost fossil fuel development in the U.S. But market forces, and disruptive trade policies have more than offset the administration’s pro-oil and coal efforts.|
|June 12, 2018||Alaska in Energy Spotlight as New Arctic Drilling Looms||Lois Epstein||In the coming years 1.6 million acres of formerly protected Alaskan wilderness will be the site of new oil exploration and drilling. Can the state balance energy development and its environmental heritage?|
|January 31, 2018||Envisioning a Low Carbon, Lowest Cost Grid||Jesse Jenkins||Today’s electric grid will need to be reimagined to deliver carbon-free power. MIT’s Jesse Jenkins talks about what a deeply decarbonized electricity system might look like, and how to build it at lowest cost.|
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.
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.