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 1, 2017||Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Should they Stay or Should they Go?||Gilbert Metcalf||Fossil fuel tax breaks cost the U.S. $4 billion per year. A former Treasury Department Environment and Energy official looks at whether that’s money well spent.|
|April 18, 2017||Without the U.S., Does Paris Climate Deal Collapse?||Andrew Light||A senior member of the U.S. State Department’s Paris negotiating team explores the implications of a Trump administration pullback from global climate deal.|
|April 3, 2017||The Many Fronts of Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Effort||Cary Coglianese||The Trump administration is leveraging an array of legal and political tools to roll back environmental protections. A U. Penn environmental law expert takes a look a Trump’s strategy, pitfalls that await, and the potential for protections to endure.|
|March 28, 2017||Distributed Energy: Utilities’ Existential Challenge?||Sonny Popowsky||Distributed energy technologies like rooftop solar are eating away at electric utilities’ business. Can utilities adapt, and at what cost to consumers?|
|March 13, 2017||Clearing the Air: Carbon Tax or Cap and Trade?||James Hines||Carbon cap and trade and carbon taxation are two very different strategies to address the challenge of greenhouse gas emissions. A look at the political and economic issues that drive each.|
|February 28, 2017||How U.S. LNG is Changing the Global Gas Market||Anna Mikulska||U.S. natural gas exports are helping to globalize the gas market, putting traditional buyer-seller relationships to the test and raising the possibility of far-reaching geopolitical consequences.|
|February 14, 2017||How Alberta Overcame Discord to Enact Carbon Tax||Gitane De Silva||The only people not surprised when political parties, oil companies, and environmentalists came together to implement Alberta’s carbon tax were the Albertans themselves.|
|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 23, 2017||The Airline Industry Eyes Its Carbon Footprint||Megan Ryerson||Regulators have begun scrutinizing airlines for their outsized carbon emissions. The industry looks for ways to lower emissions and maintain profits.|
|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.|
|January 11, 2017||Walking the Tightrope: Energy Development and the Environment||John Quigley||Former Pennsylvania DEP Secretary and coal-town mayor John Quigley discusses the challenge of balancing energy development with environmental protection at the state level.|
|January 5, 2017||20 Years of Electricity Restructuring in Pennsylvania||John Hanger, Christina Simeone||It has been 20 years since Pennsylvania’s electricity markets opened to competition. Benefits have been many, but pitfalls remain. Authors of a new study on electricity markets in Pennsylvania discuss their findings.|
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.