Political Climate

By Political Climate

A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.

  1. 1.
    The Current Political Climate
    1:19:33
  2. 2.
    A Blueprint for American Climate Action and a Modern Clean Energy Economy
    51:40
  3. 3.
    Saul Griffith on Mobilizing America to Fight Climate Change and Win the Future
    1:12:44
  4. 4.
    DITCHED: How Climate Fintech Is Disrupting Traditional Finance
    37:19
  5. 5.
    How the Energy Transition Accelerated in a Turbulent Year
    43:20
  6. 6.
    DITCHED: New York's Divest/Invest Commitments
    47:38
  7. 7.
    Neil Chatterjee on FERC’s Role in Enabling the Energy Transition
    56:02
  8. 8.
    DITCHED: Why 2020 Could Be a Tipping Point for Fossil Fuels
    50:10
  1. 9.
    Why America Needs a Climate-Resilient Recovery
    54:00
  2. 10.
    DITCHED: Oil Companies Under Pressure
    27:02
  3. 11.
    Generation Green New Deal: The Pelosi Sit-In
    37:20
  4. 12.
    DITCHED: Greening the Banks
    50:05
  5. 13.
    Biden's Climate Mandate
    48:21
  6. 14.
    What the Election Results (so far) Mean for Climate and Energy
    58:38
  7. 15.
    What to Watch for After Election Day
    1:00:53
  8. 16.
    Environmental Voter Turnout and Tipping the Scales
    55:44
  9. 17.
    How a Group of Billionaire Donors Want to Reshape US Politics
    50:24
  10. 18.
    Electing Climate Candidates
    58:30
  11. 19.
    'Crystal Clean': Takeaways From the Presidential Debate
    1:00:18
  12. 20.
    How to Reboot the US Clean Energy Industry
    59:37
  13. 21.
    DITCHED: A Dire Warning for Financial Markets
    42:11
  14. 22.
    What Conservative Climate Activists Want
    53:35
  15. 23.
    DITCHED: Dark Money and Political Influence
    44:29
  16. 24.
    DITCHED: How Financial Regulators Can Protect Against Climate Risk
    38:55
  17. 25.
    Is There a Role for Oil and Gas in a Green Recovery?
    55:45
  18. 26.
    DITCHED: ‘Not Your Grandpa’s Divestment Anymore’
    53:23
  19. 27.
    Crafting California's Recovery Amid the Pandemic, Heatwave and Wildfires
    33:58
  20. 28.
    DITCHED: Origins of the Divest/Invest Movement
    36:10
  21. 29.
    DITCHED: Fossil fuels, money flows and the greening of finance
    2:24
  22. 30.
    Turning Texas Green (And Blue Too?)
    59:05
  23. 31.
    Tony Seba On Rethinking Disruption and the Future of Humanity
    1:03:56
  24. 32.
    Relief, Rescue, Rebuild: The Case for a Sustainable Recovery
    1:10:21
  25. 33.
    John Podesta on Fighting Climate Change and How to Win
    1:05:47
  26. 34.
    Bonus: Charting a Sustainable Recovery
    52:54
  27. 35.
    How Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Stacks Up
    55:06
  28. 36.
    Beginning of the End for New Oil and Gas Pipelines?
    35:44
  29. 37.
    The Path to a Net-Zero Economy: Where Do We Stand?
    53:42
  30. 38.
    Saving the Planet for Sports and Craft Beer
    41:34
  31. 39.
    How Lyft Will Achieve 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030
    47:12
  32. 40.
    Protests, Pollution, Pandemics and Solutions
    35:00
  33. 41.
    The Left Unites Around a Justice-Centered Climate Platform
    45:20
  34. 42.
    How to Jump-Start a Stalled Electric Vehicle Market
    59:56
  35. 43.
    'Need for Speed': Why Solving Climate Change Is About More Than CO2
    42:25
  36. 44.
    EU Ambassador: 'Green Growth Will Be the Key' to Europe’s Recovery
    1:05:35
  37. 45.
    Julian Brave NoiseCat on Using Data for Climate Action
    1:09:59
  38. 46.
    Fighting Energy Injustice and Coronavirus in African American Communities
    1:01:34
  39. 47.
    John Kerry: 'I Am Optimistic' but 'Angry' This Earth Day
    47:56
  40. 48.
    Averting a Clean Energy Recession
    37:28
  41. 49.
    Coronavirus and Clean Energy Investment: Four Expert Perspectives
    1:03:42
  42. 50.
    Does Climate Change Still Matter in a Pandemic?
    49:12

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