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We spoke this week with Brandon Hurlbut, who helped to organize thousands of clean energy supporters to work to elect Joe Biden President. He is also an expert on energy policy, politics, and finance. He co-hosts the popular podcast Political Climate, with Friend of the Planet, Julia Pyper. And he was the Chief of Staff of the Energy Department in the Obama Administration.
We asked if he thought the administration should be even more ambitious on clean energy and he said,
And advised the Biden administration to,
“Be bold and not be concerned about what is on Twitter or some inside baseball blog post that most Americans don’t see. Do things that are very visible to the American public…also really focus on deployment…talk to communities and find out what projects can be done…and find government support to get them done.”
Thanks, Brandon! We are looking forward to continuing to partner with Political Climate and now with Clean Energy 4 America going forward – be sure to check them out. And don’t miss the end of the interview to find out who is Brandon’s celebrity climate hero!
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The world desperately needs more sources of emissions-free energy, yet as these power sources are brought online, we must also contend with their impact on animals and ecosystems. In California, government officials are trying to rescue California condors, which are critically endangered, from being killed by the blades of […]
In the wake of one of the largest power losses in United States history, the conversation about green energy in Texas is back in the headlines. Emily Holden and two other investigative reporters collaborated on a story that ran in The Guardian, The Texas Observer, and San Antonio Report exposing how the Texas Gas Service was successful in significantly watering down a plan by the city of Austin to reduce the use of natural gas there in the future.
Why This Matters: The oil industry has spent billions to manipulate the national conversation around green energy.
By Lew Milford With its recent executive orders on environmental justice, the Biden administration has put energy equity at the front and center of its domestic policy agenda. The challenge now is to put these principles into practice. That job has been made much more critical with the massive power outage that just crippled Texas. […]
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