Energy Policy Now offers clear talk on the issues that define our relationship with energy and its impact on society and the environment.
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|March 10, 2022||Organized Labor Sees Promise in Transition to Clean Energy||Lara Skinner||The transition to a clean energy economy will generate millions of new jobs. Unions are working to ensure that those jobs provide a living wage.|
|February 22, 2022||Climate Leader Germany Faces Challenging Exit from Coal||Alec MacGillis||ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis discusses his recent New Yorker magazine article on Germany’s protracted struggle to wean itself off of coal.|
|February 8, 2022||How Big Is LNG Opportunity for U.S. Natural Gas Industry?||Robert Johnston||Rising global LNG demand points to a strong future for US LNG exports. But ESG and economic worries loom.|
|January 25, 2022||What Makes Green Energy Finance Green?||Brian Lehman||A financier discusses the challenge of managing clean energy investment risk.|
|December 14, 2021||For Solar Geoengineering, Daunting Policy Questions Await||Gernot Wagner||A climate economist discusses why efforts to cool earth’s climate through solar geoengineering appear all but inevitable, and considers the policy questions and political battles to come.|
|November 30, 2021||U.S. Electricity Regulator Grapples with Barriers to a Clean Grid||Marc Montalvo||Who will pay for the electric grid of the future? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission explores options to incentivize and finance a vast transmission network to support clean energy.|
|November 16, 2021||China’s Energy and Climate Balancing Act||Scott Moore||China’s leadership must navigate conflicting agendas and threats to domestic political stability as it seeks to rein in global warming emissions.|
|November 2, 2021||Massive Shift toward Solar Power Begins in Largest U.S. Electricity Market||Mike Borgatti||An unprecedented backlog of clean energy projects is in line to join PJM Interconnection, an electricity market serving one in five Americans.|
|October 19, 2021||Who Pays the Price for Stranded Energy Assets?||Matthew Kahn||A climate economist looks at the impact that the stranding of fossil fuel assets may have on communities, and at policies that might mitigate economic hardship.|
|October 5, 2021||What Stands Between Louisiana and a Resilient Electric Grid?||Robert Verchick||Hurricane Ida was the most recent storm to wreak havoc on Louisiana’s electric grid. A legal expert discusses the struggle to provide resilient power in the state as weather and climate risks grow.|
|September 21, 2021||Can Americans Afford to Fully Electrify Their Homes?||Lucas Davis||A leading energy economist explores the cost of electrifying home heating, the top source of energy demand and carbon emissions in American homes.|
|July 27, 2021||Rare Earth Elements Pose Environmental, Economic Risks for Clean Energy||Amy Chu, Oscar Serpell||Rare earth elements are essential to many clean energy technologies, yet their production can bring severe environmental impacts. A new report grapples with rare earths’ environmental liabilities and efforts to diversify supply beyond China.|
|July 13, 2021||As Climate Concerns Rise, What Role Will Natural Gas Play?||Peter Fraser||The head of the International Energy Agency’s gas division discusses the outlook for natural gas as global efforts to address carbon emissions intensify.|
|June 29, 2021||Why Is It So Hard to Build the Electric Grid of the Future?||Rob Gramlich||America’s electric grid is ill-equipped to enable the low carbon energy system of the future. A grid policy expert explores the policy and economic changes that will be needed to bring the grid up to date.|
|June 15, 2021||Can the FERC Be Made Accountable to Communities and the Environment?||Shelley Welton||Congress has directed the nation’s regulator for natural gas and electricity infrastructure to be more responsive to community and environmental concerns. Will FERC’s new Office of Public Participation deliver on the promise of public inclusion?|
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.