Interview of the Week: Julia Pyper click button

Interview of the Week: Julia Pyper

This week we sat down with Julia Pyper, who is the Host and Producer of the Political Climate podcast. You’ve seen Julia’s guest posts for Our Daily Planet, but we wanted to make the intro official and also chat a bit more about Julia’s newest podcast, Ditched which delves into the world of green finance. […]

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On Very Shaky Ground: What Clean Energy Businesses Need to Rebuild

On Very Shaky Ground: What Clean Energy Businesses Need to Rebuild

Before the coronavirus hit, around 3.4 million Americans worked in clean energy, surpassing the number of school teachers in the country. Today, nearly 500,000 clean energy workers in the U.S. remain unemployed as the sector struggles to recover. 

Why It Matters: Without federal assistance, 46% of clean energy businesses recently surveyed by the think tank Third Way said they will lay off workers, lower worker wages, cut worker hours, or cease operations.

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How to Elect Candidates Who Will Run, Win and Legislate on Climate Change

How to Elect Candidates Who Will Run, Win and Legislate on Climate Change

How do you elect political candidates who will make tackling climate change a priority? That’s the question Caroline Spears and her colleagues sought to answer when they launched the Climate Cabinet Action Fund in 2018, offering tailored climate data, policy ideas, and messaging suggestions to candidates and lawmakers. 

Why This Matters: State legislatures play a critical role in crafting and passing policy — to lead on climate and energy policy, paving the way for ambitious national climate action.

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DITCHED: How Financial Regulators Can Protect Against Climate Risk with Steven Rothstein

DITCHED: How Financial Regulators Can Protect Against Climate Risk with Steven Rothstein

“Our hope is in 2021 there will be a vaccine for the pandemic. We know there’s never going to be a vaccine for climate change. We know that it’s just going to accelerate. The fires will grow, the floods will grow, the tornadoes, the droughts, the transition risks. So then the human cost, the economic […]

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DITCHED: Origins of the Divest/Invest Movement with Ellen Dorsey

DITCHED: Origins of the Divest/Invest Movement with Ellen Dorsey

  “Not only has the movement created this incredible momentum for divestment, but it has spread to other strategies targeting the fossil fuel industry, including calling on banks to stop financing new fossil fuels, insurers to stop underwriting fossil fuels, litigation targeting the industry for damages, calls for governments to stop subsidizing the industry, and […]

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DITCHED: ‘Not Your Grandpa’s Divestment Anymore’ with Justin Guay

DITCHED: ‘Not Your Grandpa’s Divestment Anymore’ with Justin Guay

  “It’s not hard to see that the writing is on the wall, that investors across the board are not making any distinction. It’s not just about coal anymore — they see all fossil fuels as problematic. And I don’t think that it will take very long before we see oil and gas receiving the […]

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