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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|April 17, 2019||An Inside Look at the UN’s Effort to End Energy Poverty||Rachel Kyte||Rachel Kyte, a leader of the United Nations’ effort to eradicate energy poverty within a decade, discusses the challenge of providing universal energy access while limiting climate impacts.|
|April 2, 2019||A Hard Look at Negative Emissions||Glen Peters||Much faith is being put in the ability of negative emissions technologies to slow the pace of climate change. Glen Peters of Norway’s Center for International Climate Research looks at the potential of negative emissions strategies, and the steep challenges to implementing them.|
|March 19, 2019||200 Years of Energy History in 30 Minutes||Jesús Fernández-Villaverde||The current energy transition is fraught with economic and social implications, not to mention abundant political squabbles. An economist looks at the past 200 years of global energy history and finds that difficult transitions are nothing new.|
|March 5, 2019||Can Norway’s State Oil Company Be A Climate Champion?||Stephen Bull||Norway is pursuing a future rich in fossil energy and climate solutions. Can its oil company, Equinor, reconcile these priorities and continue to reliably finance the country’s expansive social welfare system? Equinor’s clean energy chief weighs in.|
|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.|
|January 22, 2019||Where Does the Defense Department Really Stand on Climate?||Mark Nevitt||Congress has played down climate change while demanding that the Pentagon tackle climate-related security risks. A former DOD environmental lawyer looks at military efforts to address climate, and political mine fields along the way.|
|January 8, 2019||Welcome to the Anthropocene, Our New Biogeophysical Home||Will Steffen||Mankind’s impact on Earth extends well beyond climate change to the broader biosphere, where the conditions that nurtured the development of modern humans are at risk of being lost in a new epoch known as the Anthropocene.|
|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?|
|November 27, 2018||Vox’s David Roberts on Energy, Climate, and the Media||David Roberts||Vox writer David Roberts weighs in on the media’s role in shaping views on energy and the environment.|
|November 13, 2018||As India Eliminates Energy Poverty, Can It Also Fight Climate Change?||Piyush Goyal||Piyush Goyal, India’s minister of railways and coal and past minister of renewable energy, discusses his country’s efforts to provide universal electricity access while limiting power sector pollution and climate impact.|
|October 30, 2018||The Battle Over Methane Leaks||Catherine Hausman, Ben Ratner||As Washington relaxes standards governing methane leaks, oil and gas industry leaders pledge to limit emissions. An economist and an environmental advocate examine the impact of methane leaks, and the credibility of industry efforts to contain them.|
|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.|
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.