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August 2, 2022 Can Clean Energy Deliver Energy Justice to Canada’s First Nations? Melina Miyowapan Laboucan-Massimo A prominent advocate for indigenous rights in Canada sees promise in clean energy.
July 19, 2022 Proposed FERC Rules Aim to Accelerate Grid Decarbonization Shelley Welton The United States’ electricity regulator has proposed two major electricity market reforms that could speed the pace of renewable energy development. 
June 21, 2022 Will Defense Production Act Spur Solar Supply Chain Development? Robert Scott An expert in international trade policy discusses the Biden Administration’s use of the Defense Production Act, and tariff restrictions, to build a competitive U.S. solar supply chain. 
November 30, 2021 U.S. Electricity Regulator Grapples with Barriers to a Clean Grid Marc Montalvo Who will pay for the electric grid of the future? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission explores options to incentivize and finance a vast transmission network to support clean energy.
November 2, 2021 Massive Shift toward Solar Power Begins in Largest U.S. Electricity Market Mike Borgatti An unprecedented backlog of clean energy projects is in line to join PJM Interconnection, an electricity market serving one in five Americans.
July 27, 2021 Rare Earth Elements Pose Environmental, Economic Risks for Clean Energy Amy Chu, Oscar Serpell Rare earth elements are essential to many clean energy technologies, yet their production can bring severe environmental impacts. A new report grapples with rare earths’ environmental liabilities and efforts to diversify supply beyond China.
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.
May 18, 2021 Powering Women’s Economic Development Through Equal Access to Energy Sheila Oparaocha Sheila Oparaocha of the International Network on Gender and Sustainability discusses the global effort to ensure gender equality in energy access, as an essential foundation for economic development and public health. 
March 9, 2021 What’s Driving Corporate America’s Big Bets on Clean Energy? Miranda Ballentine, Bryn Baker Corporate renewable energy deals were equal to a quarter of total U.S. electric power additions in 2020. The Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance talks policies to accelerate clean energy purchasing.
December 15, 2020 Energy Storage’s Seasonal Challenge Oscar Serpell Electricity storage technologies have proven their worth in balancing daily fluctuations in wind and solar output. But can storage address the challenges presented by the decarbonized grid of the future?
November 10, 2020 Offshore Wind Presents Big Challenge for the Electric Grid Brandon Burke Large scale offshore wind development will require a rethink of how America’s electric grid is designed, and paid for.
September 29, 2020 Zoning Rules Stifle Urban Clean Energy. Can The Rules Be Rewritten? Sara Bronin Outmoded and often discriminatory zoning laws block clean energy development in low-income urban neighborhoods. An effort is underway to update rules, and enable clean energy equity.
June 9, 2020 How a Green New Deal Could Redraw America’s Map Billy Fleming, Alexandra Lillehei Climate change, and the policies to address it, will change where we live and work and how we produce energy and food. Two environmental designers discuss an atlas of our country’s future.
April 15, 2020 As Residential Solar’s Capabilities Expand, Does New Growth Await? Anne Hoskins The residential solar power industry faces the expiration of a key tax break and resistance to net-metering. But with solar’s emerging role in grid services—coupled with additional battery storage—solar is becoming a valuable tool for grid resiliency.
March 17, 2020 Will the Clean Energy Transition Bring Energy Equality? Daniel Kammen Nobel Laureate Daniel Kammen, head of U.C. Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, discusses the development of clean energy solutions that meet the social and developmental needs of the communities they serve.

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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.