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|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.|
|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 Alan 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.|
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.