'Off the Charts' Podcasts
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The common wisdom in oil circles used to be that as oil prices collapsed so would shale oil production. But U.S. shale oil has been incredibly resilient. Why? And, has the industry been completely reshaped?
Carbon emissions are down 30 percent thanks in large part to an increased use of natural gas and a near doubling of renewable generation. But amid these positive developments has emerged an unexpected casualty: America’s fleet of nuclear power plants. Plant owners are threatening to shut down unless they receive subsidies. And last week, New York agreed to provide these subsidies. Was it the right decision? And if not, what’s the path forward?
The U.S., and much of the world, is well on its way to a record-shattering year for global temperature. These high temperatures have implications for everything from human health to labor productivity to crime. And, these effects may be set to worsen with climate change. What could the future look like? How should we prepare?
A massive amount of data is collected every day about how we use energy. But, that information isn’t made widely available to the innovators and entrepreneurs who could use it to help households improve energy efficiency—namely, because of privacy and other concerns. How can the legal barriers be removed to unleash this data?
Connie Hedegaard, the former EU Commissioner for Climate Action, played a key role in international climate talks. She joined EPIC’s Senior Fellow and former White House National Security Director for International Climate Policy Pete Ogden for a conversation on the road to Paris, from Paris and much more as part of an EPIC event and live recording of Off The Charts.
Coal powered China's rapid growth and the growth of other developed countries. Now, seeing the trade-offs, India serves as a test case for the future of development. Will India go with coal? Or will it blaze a new trail for emerging economies to follow?
As negotiators meet in Bonn, Germany, this week to iron out some of the details of the Paris climate agreement, EPIC’s senior advisor and former White House National Security Director for International Climate Policy Pete Ogden discusses what the Obama administration is feverishly working to get done during its final months.
For decades, electicity generation has been thought of as a local issue. But this antiquated view is holding back the nation's transition to clean energy. Steve Cicala, from the Harris School of Public Policy, explains why in a discussion with host Sam Ori.