Energy Policy Now offers clear talk on the issues that define our relationship with energy and its impact on society and the environment.
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|May 10, 2022||Governing the Promise and Peril of Emerging Climate Technologies||Shuchi Talati||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.|
|December 14, 2021||For Solar Geoengineering, Daunting Policy Questions Await||Gernot Wagner||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||Kirsten Westphal||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||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?|
|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.|
|October 15, 2019||The Path Forward for Grid Electricity Storage||Ken Kulak||Battery storage will play a central role in decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, yet the rules by which batteries will compete in electricity markets have yet to be agreed upon.|
|April 2, 2019||A Hard Look at Negative Emissions||Glen Peters||Much faith is being put in the ability of negative emissions technologies to slow the pace of climate change. Glen Peters of Norway’s Center for International Climate Research looks at the potential of negative emissions strategies, and the steep challenges to implementing them.|
|May 1, 2018||Distributed Energy’s Cyber Risk||William Hederman, Steve Kunsman||As distributed energy grows, so does cyber risk to the grid. Two energy security experts discuss solutions.|
|February 27, 2018||The Promise and Peril of Self-Driving Trucks||Steve Viscelli||Self-driving technology promises to revitalize the trucking industry. But increased energy demand and air pollution are possible downsides.|
|May 16, 2017||Carbon Capture’s Clean Coal Ambition||John Quigley||Carbon capture and storage has the potential to dramatically reduce the carbon emissions from the burning of coal. Yet the technology’s boosters need to overcome high costs, and major infrastructure challenges, if they’re to make a dent in emissions.|
|January 30, 2017||Advancing Energy Storage||Ken Kulak||Energy storage in electricity markets is on the rise, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is weighing in with new rules that could change deployment of storage and distributed energy resources across the country.|
|January 18, 2017||The Energy Sector Confronts Cyber Risk||William Hederman||Former U.S. Department of Energy Senior Advisor Bill Hederman explores cybersecurity risk in the energy industry and the role of public policy in protecting critical energy infrastructure.|
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.