Web-zero carbon pledges have gotten frequent for utilities. However an enormous variety of them are failing to decarbonize inside any timeframe that actually issues. They’re not phasing out coal, they’re constructing a lot of new gasoline crops, they usually’re not constructing sufficient clear power.
We’ll speak about a damning new evaluation of utility local weather targets from The Sierra Membership that digs into the precise numbers.
Then, we flip to the urgency of a nationwide clear power commonplace. What are the brand new political items wanted to get a nationwide goal in place? And might we construct it to serve marginalized communities? A brand new evaluation maps out the chances.
Lastly, the bombshell information that Normal Motors will solely promote zero-emissions automobiles by 2035. How arduous is it to show round an organization born and raised on inside combustion? A cautionary story from Volkswagen gives some solutions.
Leah Stokes, professor at UC-Santa Barbara, joins Stephen, Katherine and Jigar this week. Leah is the co-author of the 2 experiences we’re discussing.
Leah can be a co-host of A Matter of Levels, a brand new podcast that appears on the forces behind local weather change — and the way “climate-curious” residents can sort out it.
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