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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!
Scaling production of EVs in the U.S. will require a ramp-up in domestic battery production. Now there’s good news on that front. A battery factory in Georgia can move forward after LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation (South Korean companies), two of the world’s biggest electric vehicle battery manufacturers, settled a dispute.
Why This Matters: The dispute threatened U.S. production of EVs. SK has contracts to produce batteries for electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks and Volkswagen SUVs.
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Right now, 95% of American public school buses run on diesel fuel, but that could soon change thanks to part of the Biden administration’s massive infrastructure proposal. The new Clean Buses for Kids Program would electrify at least 20% of the country’s iconic yellow school bus fleet. It would […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In February, the governors of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware voted unanimously to ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin, but Republican-led lawsuits are seeking to stop this action. The ban prevented the natural gas industry from blasting up to 4,000 wells in the basin, serving a blow to the […]
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