Meredith Angwin

Energy Analyst & Author


Podcast Appearances

The Power Hungry Podcast: Meredith Angwin
January 10, 2023
Host Robert Bryce

In my fifth appearance on the Power Hungry Podcast (thank you, Robert!) we talk about the blackouts that hit the eastern U.S. over the Christmas holiday, why grid reliability is getting worse, why generators in New England are having to burn more oil to produce power, and more.

The Power Hungry Podcast: Meredith Angwin

How Do We Fix It? Podcast
Our Electricity Grid is Surprisingly Fragile: Meredith Angwin Episode 374
December 1, 2022

Hosts Richard Davies (ABC News) and Jim Meigs (Popular Mechanics)
Every day Americans take the reliable supply of electricity for granted. Except during severe storms, we rarely, if ever, think that the lights might not turn on in the morning.

How Do We Fix It? Podcast

Energy Strong Podcast with DRW and Mike Umbro – Episode 06
October 4, 2022

The Political Economy Project
July 11, 2022

“People die when you can’t get the grid operating.”
Meredith Angwin, Author, Shorting the Grid

Killing People with a Bad Electrical Grid – Meredith Angwin: Author of Shorting the Grid

Conversations with Ryan Dsouza
July 4, 2022

Meredith talks about European energy future , Promise of Nuclear Energy , Activism , Outlook for Nuclear in the US and much more.

#98 Meredith Angwin | Nuclear Power, Renewables & The Electric Grid

C.O.B. Tuesday
June 8, 2022

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the team on the C.O.B. Tuesday podcast – Maynard Holt, Mike Bradley, Colin Fenton, and Brett Rampal. We discussed my book, “Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid” and touched on hydro power, the implications of the current natural gas price spike, warnings from New England and Midcontinent about potential power shortages, impending changes for the MOPR (minimum offer price rule), RTOs, overdependence on renewables with limited backup fuel, and, of course, what I think the power market could look like in ten years.

Ep 133: “Reliability Is Not A Given” Featuring Meredith Angwin, Energy Analyst & Author

The Energy Impact Podcast
June 2, 2022

1. Meredith Angwin’s background in chemistry and geology
2. Meredith’s early work in energy focused on geothermal energy
3. The importance of a well-balanced energy mix in order to increase grid resiliency
4. Meredith’s outlook on the future of the clean energy transition

Ep 67: Meredith Angwin – Author, Shorting the Grid

The Al Scott Rational Podcast
Hosted by Al Scott
May 3, 2022

In this episode, I spoke with host Al Scott about the fragility of our electric grid.

Shorting the Grid with Meredith Angwin

The Value Perspective Podcast
Hosted by Andrew Lyddon and Juan Torres Rodriguez
May 3, 2022

Andrew and Juan sit down with Meredith to discuss the role nuclear has in the modern energy transition discussion and its relation with solar, wind, hydro, and fossil-based energy including some of the myths that surround each fuel type.

The Value Perspective with Meredith Angwin
Pro-nuclear does not mean anti-ESG
The people changing the nuclear narrative

Insider’s Guide to Energy Podcast
Episode 69 | Shorting the Grid with Meredith Angwin
Hosted by Chris Sass
May 1, 2022

I spoke with host Chris Sass on the stability of the U.S. grid, how the northeast was once on the brink of a rolling black-out and why gas power plants play such a crucial role in this. Listen in to find out how tax credits influence the occurrence of negative electricity prices and how grid costs are allocated to the consumers.

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Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
Meredith Angwin DEBUNKS Anti-Nuclear Power Talking Points
Hosted by Krystal and Saagar
April 9, 2022

Krystal and Saagar are joined by author and energy expert Meredith Angwin to better understand the benefits of nuclear power and why the talking points against it fall flat.

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Odd Lots Podcast – Bloomberg
Hosted by Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway
March 11, 2022

This Is The Case For Investing In Nuclear Power
On this episode, I speak with hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway on the argument that nuclear is safe, clean, sustainable, and the answer to concerns about grid reliability.

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Talk Energy with Max Gagliardi
Hosted by Max Gagliardi

February 24, 2022
I spoke with host Max Gagliardi about my book, “Shorting the Grid”. Max generously purchased signed copies of my book, “Shorting the Grid” for a giveaway on his podcast.

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The Power Hungry Podcast
Hosted by Robert Bryce
February 15, 2022

Meredith Angwin: Author of Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid
I was honored to join Robert Bryce for a record-breaking fourth episode in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Texas Blackouts

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SPOTIFY: Episode 17: Debunking the 100% Renewables Myth (feat. Meredith Angwin)
Hosted by Fox and Alex
November 2021
We talk to Meredith Angwin, author of Shorting the Grid, The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid and energy consultant. We chat about ISOs & RTOs, beating the peak, passing the energy buck, fragilization the grid, the myth of 100% renewables, baseload energy, energy fiefdoms and more.

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RTO No! ft. Meredith Angwin
Hosted by Emmet Penney
November 2021
Author of Shorting the Grid and Campaigning for Clean Air, Meredith Angwin joins me to talk about electricity wholesale markets, grid resiliency, the beauty of energy, and more!

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Meredith discusses the insider-ruled practices that affect electrical distribution and generation in the United States on this episode of The Climate Reality Project Central MN Chapter

Moderator was Eric Meyer

The News Project – July 20, 2021
In Studio Podcast – Meredith Angwin And The Electric Grid
Host GNAT-TV Andrew McKeever, News Director

Meredith Angwin, author of “Shorting The Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid”, discusses the complexities of electric power.

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The Power Hungry Podcast – Season 1 Episode 58
June 22, 2021
Hosted by Robert Bryce
Meredith Angwin: Author of Shorting the Grid

For the one-year anniversary of the Power Hungry Podcast, we welcome back – for her third appearance — Meredith Angwin, the author of Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid. Of the 57 episodes we published over the past year, the February 17th episode with Angwin was our most popular one. Thus, we (producer Tyson Culver and I) invited her back. We discussed the “new kinds of blackouts” that are hitting the grid, how lavish subsidies for renewables are making it more fragile, the “fatal trifecta,” and how many of the decarbonization efforts being promoted by climate activists are a new “way of enforcing energy poverty.”

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Path To Zero Podcast
November 2021

Climate Change and Electric Grid Resiliency
Hosted by Tucker Perkins

In this episode, Tucker welcomes Chemist and Energy Analyst Meredith Angwin, who has written an eye-opening exposé about the vulnerabilities our electric grid.

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GAMcast on Spotify
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GAMcast: A BTC & O&G Podcast with host Marty Bent
April 30, 2021
Join Marty as he sits down with Meredith Angwin, author of Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid, to discuss: the fragility of grids, misconceptions around electric grids, energy mix, what’s happening in TX and CA, why nuclear is important, how data is manipulated to push special interests, and how we can fix our grids.

Energy Matters Podcast
In the 2nd half, University of Chicago grad Meredith Angwin talks about the fragility of the grid and why GA is in a very good place.
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Robert Bryce Podcast
The Blizzard Blackouts

Vote for Vermont
I talk with Vote for Vermont hosts Pat McDonald & Ben Kinsley about my book, “Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of our Electric Grid”.

Alex Epstein Podcast
On this episode of Power Hour, I speak with host Alex Epstein on the precariousness of our electric grid.

Disaster Podcast

Ecomodernist Podcast

Positively Vermont

November 2020
Common Sense Radio

October 2020
Rod Adams Podcast

September 2020
Decouple Podcast

Blog/Newsletter Appearances

February 8, 2023
The Fatal Trifecta Comes to Oklahoma

January 18, 2023
Icahnoclast: The Spike
Practically for Free

December 28, 2022
Why is America getting hit with blackouts this winter?
America runs on gas, and when it gets cold, that can be a challenge.
By Matthew Zeitlin, Domestic Economics Reporter

October 17, 2022
Daily Caller
Deep Blue New England Is At Risk Of Blackouts This Winter
By Jack McEvoy
September 12, 2022
LinkedIn Pulse
What do you know about the U.S. electric grid?
By Elba Pareja-Gallagher
August 15, 2022
Green Leap Forward
The Fatal Trifecta
By Frank

August 11, 2022
Hefner Energy
Book Review: Shorting the Grid
By Robert Hefner

July 12, 2022
The Energy Transition Needs to Hit a Trifecta.
By Agnès Belaisch
Managing Director and Chief European strategist at Barings Investment Institute

April 9, 2022
Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
Meredith Angwin DEBUNKS Anti-Nuclear Power Talking Points
Krystal and Saagar are joined by author and energy expert Meredith Angwin to better understand the benefits of nuclear power and why the talking points against it fall flat

March 11, 2022
The Grid, Greens, and Growth:
The Fight For Industrial Prosperity and a Critique of the Public Power New York Coalition by Brian Wilson
Author Brian Wilson used my book, Shorting the Grid extensively for his recent article supporting nuclear energy.

The Center Square | February 14, 2022
By Dave Fidlin
Legislators, utility experts hash over Connecticut’s recent rolling blackouts
This is a summary of the Connecticut General Assembly’s forum on Electric Grid Resiliency. Thank you for the mention.

OPP Blog | February 7, 2022
By Grant Dever
How regional electricity transmission organizations like Texas’ became fragile
Thank you so much for the glowing review of my book, Shorting the Grid.
“This post explores just one aspect of energy policy Angwin discusses: the experience of Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) during a supply shock.”

The Connecticut Examiner | February 5, 2022
Lawmakers Seek Balance of Energy Reliability, Cost, Reduced Emissions
by Brendan Crowley
I was pleased to be included in this panel and quoted in the article.

Connecticut General Assembly | February 1, 2022
Energy and Technology Forum on Electric Grid Resiliency
I am grateful and honored to have been invited to present during the February meeting of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee on Electric Grid Resiliency. Senator Norm Needleman introduces me at around the 7:25 mark.

InDepthNH | April 13, 2021
Book Report: Solla Sollew and Shorting the Grid
Power to the People is a column by Donald M. Kreis, New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate. Kreis and his staff of four represent the interests of residential utility customers before the NH Public Utilities Commission and elsewhere.

Rational Security Podcast | December 29, 2021
Listeners to the Rational Security Podcast: The ‘Miracle on Massachusetts Avenue’ Edition endorsed Shorting the Grid – Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Jen Patja Howell is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security

WNN World Nuclear News
Perspectives | December 9, 2021
By Meredith Angwin
Viewpoint: Nuclear, the auctions and the grid
US electricity grids, especially deregulated grids with auctions, have become fragile and unreliable due to over-dependence on intermittent renewables and just-in-time delivery of natural gas, together with a reliance on imports, writes Meredith Angwin. Nuclear energy, she says, could break the trifecta and prevent rolling blackouts.


Power Magazine
Commentary | November 1, 2021
Arun Khuttan volunteers his time as the COP26 lead for the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network (YGN) and Sophie Zienkiewicz is an active volunteer for the YGN.
Net-Zero Needs Nuclear: Why Following Science Is a Must to Meet Climate Targets

Meredith talks with Robert Bryce (The Power Hungry Podcast) about her new book,
Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid

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DeCouple Podcast: Shorting the Grid Feat. Meredith Angwin


A year ago, the California Public Utilities Commission warned that the state could face an energy shortage on hot summer evenings as early as 2021. Its projection was off by a year. On Aug. 14, from 200,000 to 250,000 California residents experienced rolling blackouts.

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