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June 11, 2019 Three Pathways to Uphold America’s Paris Commitment Matthew Binsted, Brad Townsend Can consumers take the lead in reducing U.S. carbon emissions in the absence of strong federal climate policy? New research takes a look at three aggressive pathways for the U.S. to meet the Paris goals.
May 28, 2019 Why Coal Persists Anna Mikulska Global demand for coal is projected to persist over the next 20 years, with dire implications for climate. A look at why coal use endures, and what might be done to limit its use.
May 15, 2019 What’s the FERC, and How Is It Shaping Our Energy Future? (Part 2) Colette Honorable Former FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable discusses the agency’s challenging relationship with the states over clean energy subsidies and their potential impact on the nation’s electricity markets.
April 30, 2019 What’s the FERC, and How Is It Shaping Our Energy Future? (Part 1) Colette Honorable Former FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable explains the work of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and its often contentious role in shaping the future of U.S. electricity and natural gas systems.
February 19, 2019 Getting to the Right Carbon Price Dallas Burtraw Bipartisan carbon pricing proposals have started to appear at the national level, which begs a question: what’s the right price for carbon?  An advisor to California and RGGI carbon markets offers insights.
February 5, 2019 China’s EV Juggernaut John Paul MacDuffie China is aggressively expanding its electric vehicle industry, with the aim of becoming a leader in the global automotive market.
December 11, 2018 Bold Climate Policy Is Coming. Investors, Take Note Nathan Fabian A group of global investors foresees bold policy action on climate by the mid-2020s. What will such action, dubbed the Inevitable Policy Response, mean for capital markets and economies?
October 16, 2018 What IPCC 1.5 Degree Report Means for Global Climate Action Oliver Geden IPCC lead climate author Oliver Geden talks about how politicians view the IPCC’s 1.5 degree report, and implications for climate action.
October 9, 2018 Gas Pipelines: A Threat to Electric Grid Resilience? William Hederman As natural gas has grown in importance as a fuel for electricity generation, have gas pipelines become the electric grid’s Achilles heel? A cybersecurity expert discusses the risk posed by the grid’s growing dependence on gas.
October 2, 2018 Grid Resilience in the Cyber Age Gladys Brown Can the U.S. electric grid remain resilient as the threat of cyber and physical attack rises? Pennsylvania PUC Chair Gladys Brown talks about state and federal efforts to safeguard the electric power system.
September 18, 2018 Decision Making for Climate Leaders Mark Alan Hughes Can policymakers effectively prepare for an uncertain future climate? The Kleinman Center’s Mark Alan Hughes discusses emerging decision models for climate mitigation and adaptation.
July 10, 2018 Ending Water Wars Scott Moore Fresh water resources are becoming scarce as water demand from cities, industry, and agriculture rises. Can seemingly inevitable conflicts over water and the environment be avoided?
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.
April 23, 2018 An EPA After Scott Pruitt Cary Coglianese , Daniel Walters What might the EPA look like without current Administrator Scott Pruitt? Two regulatory experts discuss the future direction of the agency.
March 20, 2018 Lessons from a Decade of Cap & Trade Arthur van Benthem Carbon cap and trade is gaining momentum, most recently with China’s plan to build the largest carbon market. What can new markets learn from cap and trade’s past mistakes?

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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.