Biden Administration to Return to Obama Era CO2 Cost Calculations

Biden Administration to Return to Obama Era CO2 Cost Calculations

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Friday, the Biden administration announced that it would be returning to the Obama-era method of calculating the “social cost of greenhouse gasses.”  This metric is a measure of how much each metric ton of carbon emitted will cost future generations, including the costs of hurricane damage, flooding, wildfires, and other effects of […]

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Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America click button

Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America

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 […]

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Biden Makes Day One Climate Action Official; What’s in Store?

Biden Makes Day One Climate Action Official; What’s in Store?

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today, on day one of his presidency, President Joe Biden is expected to pass a series of executive orders, including returning to the Paris Climate Agreement and completely scrapping the Keystone XL Pipeline. The incoming President’s transition team promised that executive action priorities would focus on immediately addressing COVID-19, […]

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Inauguration Countdown–Biden Announces Additional Climate Plans/Staff

Inauguration Countdown–Biden Announces Additional Climate Plans/Staff

We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and building our economy back better. Tune in as I announce my American Rescue Plan. https://t.co/4YAg0nhJMn — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 15, 2021 Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan which he described as “a two-step […]

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Interview of the Week: Kurt Bardella click button

Interview of the Week: Kurt Bardella

We sat down with Kurt Bardella, LA Times/USA Today Columnist and Lincoln Project senior advisor to get his thoughts about how Democrats can begin to enact climate action, how the Biden administration can put its young-climate focused cabinet secretaries front and center as well as the case for off-year political climate ads. Check it out!

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Biden’s Climate Dream Team Announced

Biden’s Climate Dream Team Announced

Yesterday President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his climate team: Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior Governor Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy Michael Regan, EPA Administrator Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Deputy National Climate Advisor A team that AP […]

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