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July 9, 2019 Breaking America’s Nuclear Waste Impasse Allison Macfarlane Former NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane discusses four decades of failed efforts to find a permanent disposal solution for America’s civilian nuclear waste and new thinking, based on successful disposal efforts in the military and overseas, that could lead to a workable solution.
February 13, 2018 The Future of Nuclear Host Communities Saqib Rahim, Jennifer Stromsten Nuclear power plants pump millions of dollars into local economies. As the rate of nuclear retirements accelerates, will surrounding communities find a way forward?
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. 
December 12, 2017 Grid Operator PJM Talks Details of Energy Price Formation Stu Bresler, Christina Simeone The Energy Department’s proposal to shore up coal and nuclear power plants could undermine the very foundations of competitive electricity markets. PJM Interconnection’s Stu Bresler, SVP for Operations and Markets, weighs in on DOE’s proposal, and offers PJM’s alternative.
June 27, 2017 Can Nuclear Bailouts and Electricity Markets Coexist? David Cherney, Christina Simeone Recent financial bailouts of nuclear reactors in New York and Illinois highlight the conflict between states’ environmental goals and the integrity of electricity markets.  As more states weigh subsidies, debate over their market impact and legality expand.

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.