A podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and Canary Media. Political Climate goes beyond echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives on the policy landscape. Join hosts Julia Pyper, Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton as we explore how energy and climate decisions get made and the political interests powering them.
2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for fossil fuel divestment.
Despite economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of countries, companies and financial institutions are committing to quit coal and are beginning to ditch oil and gas projects, too.
In this episode of Political Climate’s special DITCHED series, host Julia Pyper speaks to Tim Buckley at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) about what’s driving the increase in fossil fuel exits around the globe, including in historically coal-dependent economies such as China and India.
Will 2020 prove to be a tipping point in the energy-finance transition?
- IEEFA: Why 2020 is turning out be a pivotal year for fossil fuel exits
- IEA: Renewable power is defying the Covid crisis with record growth this year and next
- Argus: Coal India to diversify into solar power
- PV Tech: Indian solar tariffs fall to record low following SECI auction
- Reuters: Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks
- IEEFA: Is the Gas Industry Facing Its Volkswagen Moment?
Episodes of DITCHED will air Mondays over the next several weeks. Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get podcasts! You can also find DITCHED episodes via Our Daily Planet.