A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.
Joe Biden had a super, Super Tuesday. We discuss the results and what they mean for climate in the 2020 Democratic Primary. We also touch on the sweeping Senate energy bill that could come to a vote any day now.
Plus, there was another big winner this week! We share the results of our policy bracket competition from last week’s Decarb Madness episode.
In the latter half of this show (26 min), we discuss how to pick the best policies for decarbonizing the U.S. economy with experts at the think tank Energy Innovation who created the policy simulator we used to evaluate last week’s policy brackets.
If you haven’t heard the Decarb Madness episode yet, we recommend going back to give it a listen.
- WaPo: Sweeping Senate Energy Bill Could Come to a Vote This Week
- GTM: Sweeping Senate Energy Bill Could Come to a Vote This Week
- Energy Innovation: A Policy Pathway To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050
- Decarb Madness: How Would You Build a Policy Bracket to Decarbonize the Power Sector?
Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get podcasts!
This episode is brought to you by the nonprofit environmental forum EarthX. This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than at the EarthX Expo, Conference and Film Festival in Dallas, Texas. This event is for everyone, including you! Visit earthx.org to learn more and register.