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|February 6, 2024
|The CO2 Transportation Challenge
|Peter Psarras, Hélène Pilorgé
|A national network of CO2 and biomass transportation infrastructure, spanning pipelines to rail routes, will be needed to support the permanent removal of atmospheric CO2. Can the network be economically built?
|January 23, 2024
|AI’s Big Future in Energy and Climate Regulation
|Cary Coglianese, director of the Penn Program on Regulation, explores AI’s potential to help regulators keep pace with energy sector growth and climate-tech innovation.
|December 5, 2023
|Why the IRA’s Carbon Capture Tax Credit Could Increase Greenhouse Emissions
|New research raises doubt around the climate benefits of the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage for fossil fuel powerplants.
|October 24, 2023
|The U.S.’s Critical Mineral Supply Challenge
|A metals industry executive explores the race to develop alternative supplies of critical minerals essential to the energy transition.
|June 20, 2023
|Tackling Climate Technology Investment Risk
|Nick Rohleder, Energy Policy Now’s former editorial assistant and a climate entrepreneur, discusses the challenge of managing investment risk inherent in emerging clean energy technologies.
|January 31, 2023
|Will New Technology and Climate Change Save Nuclear Power?
|Daniel Poneman, former U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary and current CEO of Centrus Energy, explores the resurgent interest in nuclear power a decade after Fukushima.
|January 17, 2023
|China Plays Competitor, and Collaborator, in the Energy Transition
|Scott Moore, author of China’s Next Act, discusses China’s global role in energy technology and sustainability.
|September 27, 2022
|Scaling Green Hydrogen for a Global Market
|Green hydrogen hubs are being developed in some of the world’s most remote locations, to serve growing clean energy demand in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
|July 5, 2022
|Can Carbon-Negative Oil Be Climate Positive?
|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?
|May 10, 2022
|Governing the Promise and Peril of Emerging Climate Technologies
|Shuchi Talati, former chief of staff of the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management, discusses the need for strong governance to balance the potential benefits of carbon dioxide removal technologies with environmental and social risks. This is episode one in the Exploring Governance series.
|December 14, 2021
|For Solar Geoengineering, Daunting Policy Questions Await
|A climate economist discusses why efforts to cool earth’s climate through solar geoengineering appear all but inevitable, and considers the policy questions and political battles to come.
|March 23, 2021
|A Primer on Carbon Dioxide Removal
|Erica L. Belmont, Jeremy Freeman, Noah McQueen, Peter Psarras, Toly Rinberg
|Carbon Dioxide Removal is an industrial-scale strategy to hold climate change in check. Five experts weigh in on CDR’s potential, challenges and moral hazards.
|January 12, 2021
|Europe Maps Out Its Hydrogen Energy Strategy
|Hydrogen energy is a key part of Europe’s plan to zero out carbon emissions by mid-century. But can the bloc build hydrogen capacity, and demand, in time to reach its goal?
|December 15, 2020
|Energy Storage’s Seasonal Challenge
|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?
|March 3, 2020
|The Challenge of Scaling Negative Emissions
|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.
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.