Volts podcast: 20 years of solar advocacy, with Adam Browning of Vote SolarStepping down after 20 years at the helm of one of the scrappiest and most successful solar advocacy organizations in the country, Adam Browning shares…
A close look at the clean-energy legislation offered by House DemocratsHouse Democrats have released drafts of the energy policies to be included in the upcoming reconciliation bill, from the Clean Electricity Payment Prog…
Volts (guest) podcast: an episode of Know Your Enemy on living with climate changeAn organizer and a storyteller ponder how to live at the end of the world.
Cleaned-up, readable transcripts of my recent podcasts on federal clean-electricity policy, residential electrification, fossil-fuel supply issues, and…
Discussion thread: finding meaning and resilience on a warming planetIt’s been a rough week. It's going to be a rough decade. How can the left create the institutions & practices it needs to weather the coming storm?
Volts podcast: Sen. Tina Smith on the promise of a Clean Electricity Payment ProgramThe Minnesota senator, who has championed the CEPP in the Senate and is deeply involved in budget negotiations, explains how the program would work, ho…
Volts podcast: the challenges of building transmission in the US, and how to overcome them, with Liza ReedA review of dysfunctional transmission policy and possible fixes, with the author of a new report on the subject.
West Virginia needs the Biden energy agendaThough he frustrates progressives, Sen. Joe Manchin makes sense: he wants what is best for West Virginia. The policies being discussed for the reconcil…
Economists have quantified the economic risks of climate "tipping points." It's grim.Climate economists have long ignored the risk of climate tipping points, like the sudden melting of ice sheets or massive methane release from melting …
Volts podcast: the immense promise of a federal green bank, with Reed HundtOne policy that might be included in the budget reconciliation bill is a green bank -- an independent, nonprofit entity that would fund clean energy pr…
Discussion thread: how you feeling?These are pretty emotional times for those of us concerned about climate change. Lots of sorrow, lots of hope, lots of anxiety. How are you doing?
Crunch time: America's last chance at serious climate policy for a decadeThis is it, folks! The upcoming reconciliation bill is likely the Democrats' last big shot at climate policy for a decade. There are two key policies o…