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.
Cutting fossil fuel subsidies, updating building codes, offering electric vehicle ridesharing programs for farm workers, and more. In this show, we talk climate solutions.
A new landmark United Nations climate report concluded that world leaders have just 12 years to fundamentally restructure society, including dramatic changes to the energy system, if we are to avoid the most disastrous impacts of climate change.
That’s not a very sunny outlook. Particularly in today’s partisan political landscape.
And yet, stakeholders continue to push for climate policy action.
In this episode, we speak to experts at the clean economy group Green For All, the conservative think tank R Street Institute, and the policy firm Energy Innovation about the policies believe are necessary — and politically feasible — to implement.
- Vox: A Green New Deal is on the ballot in Washington state this year
- Portland Business Journal: Oregon cap-and-trade backers eye 2019 after failed short-session bid
- Washington Examiner: Confessions of a Former Carbon Tax Skeptic
- Book: Designing Climate Solutions
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