2020 has been a outstanding 12 months. It witnessed the coronavirus pandemic, an financial crash, a historic and divisive U.S. election, widespread protests for racial justice and extra.

And but, amid the entire turbulence, the world took a number of main steps towards realizing a low carbon future.

The numbers are nonetheless coming in and the developments are nonetheless formalizing, however we have now a fairly good sense of how the local weather and power panorama developed over the previous a number of months.

On this episode of Political Local weather, hosts Brandon Hurlbut, Shane Skelton and Julia Pyper focus on how local weather motion and the clear power transition fared in 2020.

Really useful studying:

Reuters: Photo voltaic the brand new ‘king of electrical energy’ as renewables make up larger slice of provide: IEA
S&P: International emissions peaked in 2019 as pandemic hastens power transition – report
DITCHED: Why 2020 May Be a Tipping Level for Fossil Fuels
Inside EVs: International Plug-In Electrical Automobile Gross sales October 2020: Close to Document Stage
E&E: Biden’s power agenda hinges on FERC, pink states
Atlantic: Why the 2020s May Be as Harmful because the 1850s
PC: David Roberts on ‘Radical’ Local weather Motion and Political Tribalism

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