The Most Complete Climate Policy Plan Ever?

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By Stephen Lacey and Greentech Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

A group of House lawmakers recently released a 547-page report on climate change. Reporters at E&E News call it “arguably the most comprehensive climate policy plan in American politics.”

The report spells out in great detail how to use Congressional policy to decarbonize the economy. It was the result of nearly a year of input from hundreds of experts, 17 hearings, and thousands of meetings.

This week, we’ll discuss why this report is so significant. We’ll also look at a companion infrastructure bill from House Democrats that makes clean energy a centerpiece. Can it become a reality after the election?

Then, drama for pipelines and batteries. We’ll look at a slew of legal decisions for pipelines in just two weeks, and what they mean for the future of fossil fuel infrastructure.

Last, storage, unleashed. A court affirms FERC’s decision to treat energy storage just like any other power source in wholesale markets, opening the door to massive investment.

Resources:

  • E&ENews: Democrats: 'We will turn this report into law'
  • WaPo: House Dems unveil ambitious climate package, steer toward a net-0 by 2050
  • Select Committee: Report
  • Bloomberg: Dakota Access Oil Line to Be Shut by Court in Blow for Trump
  • Bloomberg: State Court Judge Shuts Down Michigan’s Controversial Line 5
  • GTM: ‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841

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