Welcome to Decarb Insanity! The coverage bracket recreation for power wonks who don’t wish to play with our future. 

With March Insanity simply across the nook and a local weather disaster closing in, Political Local weather challenged 4 power specialists to construct their ultimate coverage bracket for decarbonizing the electrical energy sector. Contestants have been requested to pick out 5 federal-level insurance policies that they assume will win the day — each when it comes to carbon reductions in 2050 and political feasibility.

Decarb Insanity 2020 options Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Princeton College, and Leah Stokes, assistant professor of political science on the College of California, Santa Barbara. Political Local weather co-hosts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton additionally gave it a shot.  

In Spherical 1, every participant explains why they made their respective coverage picks. Following that, host/referee Julia Pyper steps in to elucidate how every bracket ranks on emissions reductions utilizing the Power Coverage Simulator, a pc mannequin developed by the nonpartisan local weather coverage agency Power Innovation.

In Spherical 2, every contestant makes the case for why their coverage bracket is essentially the most politically and technologically possible. And you then are available! As quickly as you hear this episode, head over to the Political Local weather Twitter web page @poli_climate and vote for whose bracket you assume is one of the best. We are going to announce the winner on our subsequent present.

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