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|March 23, 2021||A Primer on Carbon Dioxide Removal||Erica L. Belmont, Jeremy Freeman, Noah McQueen, Peter Psarras, Toly Rinberg||Carbon Dioxide Removal is an industrial-scale strategy to hold climate change in check. Five experts weigh in on CDR’s potential, challenges and moral hazards.|
|March 9, 2021||What’s Driving Corporate America’s Big Bets on Clean Energy?||Miranda Ballentine, Bryn Baker||Corporate renewable energy deals were equal to a quarter of total U.S. electric power additions in 2020. The Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance talks policies to accelerate clean energy purchasing.|
|February 23, 2021||The U.S. Is Back in Paris. Will It Regain Its Role as Climate Leader?||Joanna Lewis||The U.S. forfeited leadership in the global effort to combat climate change when it left the Paris Agreement. Now back, will the U.S. resume its former role?|
|February 9, 2021||What Motivates People to Take Action on Climate Change?||Matto Mildenberger||New research disproves the assumption that exposure to climate-related natural disasters motivates people to support climate policy.|
|January 26, 2021||Janet Yellen and the Treasury Take on Climate Change||Joe Aldy||New Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been tasked with combating climate change. What climate action is the Treasury likely to take under her leadership?|
|January 12, 2021||Europe Maps Out Its Hydrogen Energy Strategy||Kirsten Westphal||Hydrogen energy is a key part of Europe’s plan to zero out carbon emissions by mid-century. But can the bloc build hydrogen capacity, and demand, in time to reach its goal?|
|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.|
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.