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|April 15, 2020||As Residential Solar’s Capabilities Expand, Does New Growth Await?||Anne Hoskins||The residential solar power industry faces the expiration of a key tax break and resistance to net-metering. But with solar’s emerging role in grid services—coupled with additional battery storage—solar is becoming a valuable tool for grid resiliency.|
|April 3, 2020||The Struggle for Local Control over Energy Development||Hannah Wiseman||Energy projects bring economic opportunity, but host communities often suffer disproportionate health and environmental impacts. An expert in environmental regulation looks at community efforts to exert control over energy development.|
|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.|
|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.|
|February 18, 2020||Energy Transition Challenges for the 2020s||Michael Aklin, Johannes Urpelainen||What key developments are likely to mark the energy industry in the decade of the 2020s? Two experts in energy politics and economics offer their views of the future.|
|January 30, 2020||Following Refinery Blast, Philadelphia Looks to a Cleaner Future||Mark Hughes||Last June the largest oil refinery on the East Coast blew up. In the disaster’s wake, can the city of Philadelphia and its residents transition to a cleaner, more financially sound future?|
|January 21, 2020||Climate Negotiator Contemplates Future of Paris Agreement Without the U.S.||Andrew Light||2020 will be a crucial year for the Paris Agreement. An architect of the climate process considers the implications of the U.S. presidential election, and what might be accomplished in the months ahead.|
|January 7, 2020||Is Climate Risk Insurable?||Carolyn Kousky||As climate-related disasters become more severe and frequent, insurers and governments face an economic black hole.|
|December 23, 2019||Power of Siberia Pipeline Strengthens Russia-China Ties||William Hederman, Anna Mikulska||The Power of Siberia gas pipeline brings Russia and China closer together, and reveals a new power dynamic between the two countries.|
|December 10, 2019||Airlines Struggle to Rise to Climate Challenge||Andrew Murphy||The airline industry has a plan to limit its carbon footprint. Will it deliver?|
|November 26, 2019||Rethinking Global Emissions Trading||Suzi Kerr||The Environmental Defense Fund’s chief economist discusses a plan that leverages international cooperation to achieve ambitious, and durable greenhouse emissions reductions under the Paris climate framework.|
|November 12, 2019||Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Electricity System||David Skeel||Puerto Rico’s electric system was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Will privatization of the island’s electric utility ensure reliable and affordable energy for the future?|
|October 29, 2019||The Rise of Partisan Politics in Energy Regulation||Cheryl LaFleur||Cheryl LaFleur, former commissioner with the U.S.’ top electricity and gas market regulator, talks about the growing influence of partisan politics in energy regulation.|
|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.|
|October 9, 2019||Debunking the ‘War on Coal’||Cary Coglianese , Daniel Walters||The Trump administration blames the decline in America’s coal industry on a regulatory “war on coal.” Yet investor reaction to regulatory announcements doesn’t support that view.|
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.