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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 25, 2020 How Georgia’s Runoff Election Will Shape Joe Biden’s Clean Energy Strategy Bethany Davis Noll, Richard Revesz Georgia’s runoff election will determine the balance of power in the Senate, and the degree to which Joe Biden will count on Congress to back his ambitious clean energy agenda.
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.
October 27, 2020 Grid Forward Debate: Has Electricity Deregulation Led to Better Community Outcomes? Bruce Edelston, Mark Kolesar Electricity market deregulation promised to bring more affordable and reliable electricity to consumers. A quarter of a century after deregulation began, has its promise delivered for all Americans?
October 13, 2020 U.S. Electricity Regulator Takes a Hard Look at Carbon Pricing Mike Borgatti In September the U.S. electricity regulator, the FERC, held its first conference to explore carbon pricing in the nation’s electricity markets. Is a carbon price finally on the way?
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.
September 15, 2020 As Climate-Related Disasters Intensify, Retreat Emerges as Adaptation Strategy Mark Nevitt An environmental lawyer examines the legal and social challenges that could complicate managed retreat from areas at risk to climate-related disaster.
August 4, 2020 The Human History of Climate Change Jesús Fernández-Villaverde Much attention has been paid to the ways we humans are changing our climate. Yet, how has an ever-evolving climate changed us?
July 21, 2020 Questioning the Promise of Carbon Tax Border Adjustments Samuel Kortum, David Weisbach Most carbon tax proposals include a border adjustment to protect American industry from foreign competition. Yet research suggests that benefits won’t extend to consumers.
July 6, 2020 Will Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks Survive? Bethany Davis Noll, Richard Revesz President Trump has gone to great lengths to undo the regulatory accomplishments of his predecessor. But the president’s methods could come back to haunt him, dooming his deregulatory energy and environmental agenda.
June 23, 2020 Understanding the Social Cost of Carbon Gilbert Metcalf The social cost of carbon provides an estimate of the economic damage caused by carbon emissions. A climate economist tells how it’s calculated.
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.
May 26, 2020 Why Americans Want a Carbon Tax, But Won’t Support One at the Polls Ioana Marinescu An economist looks at how economic worries, and political ideology, have made carbon taxes a tough sell.
May 12, 2020 Developing the Electric Grid for Carbon-Free Energy Judy Chang More states are targeting 100% clean energy, but is the electric grid ready? An expert in energy policy and economics looks at the policy challenges to creating a robust, carbon-free electricity system.
April 28, 2020 How Interest Groups Shape U.S. Clean Energy Policy Leah Stokes Political scientist Leah Stokes examines interest groups’ power to shape, and resist progressive energy policy.

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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.