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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.
July 24, 2018 U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Arrives Jim Bennett, Brandon Burke After a decade of false starts, the U.S. offshore wind industry is poised for real growth. The chief of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s renewables office takes a look at the future of offshore wind.
May 31, 2018 Are 100% Renewable Energy Targets Realistic? Karl Hausker A number of states are pushing legislation that would require 100% renewable energy supply. But challenges ranging from high costs to the duck curve could make such targets hard to reach.
January 31, 2018 Envisioning a Low Carbon, Lowest Cost Grid Jesse Jenkins Today’s electric grid will need to be reimagined to deliver carbon-free power. MIT’s Jesse Jenkins talks about what a deeply decarbonized electricity system might look like, and how to build it at lowest cost. 
December 12, 2017 Grid Operator PJM Talks Details of Energy Price Formation Stu Bresler, Christina Simeone The Energy Department’s proposal to shore up coal and nuclear power plants could undermine the very foundations of competitive electricity markets. PJM Interconnection’s Stu Bresler, SVP for Operations and Markets, weighs in on DOE’s proposal, and offers PJM’s alternative.
November 14, 2017 Distributed Energy’s Wholesale Opportunity Ari Peskoe Owners of rooftop solar could soon begin selling power into wholesale electricity markets, the traditional domain of big coal, gas and nuclear generators.  The catch: electricity markets need to get fully behind the switch.
October 31, 2017 A City Blazes Its Clean Energy Trail Adam Agalloco A growing number of U.S. cities have set aggressive clean energy and efficiency targets, but the complexity and cost of energy transition can be daunting. Philadelphia’s Energy Manager offers insights into his city’s new plan to go 100% renewable and cut energy use.
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.
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?
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.

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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.