Barack Obama signed the Paris Agreement in 2015. Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Agreement and supported the fossil fuel economy. Will President Joe Biden follow through with his aggressive climate, clean energy plan?


International

Time for the United States to compete with China in global clean energy finance – Energi Talks podcast with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen of Johns Hopkins

Why is the Biden, Trudeau “renewal roadmap” so light on energy? – video interview with Prof. Monica Gattinger, University of Ottawa

It’s in Canada’s economic interest to be inside Biden’s clean energy tent – video interview with Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada

National

SolarAPP+ reduces US residential solar permitting times to…zero seconds? – video interview with Mark Parthum, Accela

10 steps to meet President Biden’s clean electricity target – video interview with Bryce Yonker, CEO of Grid Forward

Biden spending $100 billion to modernize US power grid – video interview with Rob Gramlich, executive director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

Biden’s climate ambitions require US power grid innovation. Fortunately, the technology has arrived – video interview with Jenny Erwin of Smart Wires

Biden electrifying US govt fleet of 640,000 vehicles. Tipping point for EV adoption? – video interview with Joel Levin of non-profit PluginAmerica

Trump tried to silence scientists, but that only made them more politically active – video interview with Dr. Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists

Canadian-born Jennifer Granholm is Biden Administration’s secretary of energy – video interview with Ramanan Krishnimoorti, chief energy officer of the University of Houston

Renewables developer BluEarth rapidly growing in US, says Canada decades behind Americans – video interview with Grant Arnold, CEO of BluEarth Renewables

Carbon pricing is over-hyped…more regulation, industrial policy needed to reduce emissions – interview with Dr. Danny Cullenward

Biden climate politics explained – video interview with Ryan Kennedy, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston

Implementing Joe Biden’s aggressive climate policies

American greenhouse gas emissions falling due entirely to electricity sector

China rises and America is nervous

50% of US shale production failing by 2025? – video interview with economist Ed Hirs

California

100% electric trucks in California by 2045

California electrifies big trucks – video interview with Sydney Vergis of the California Air Resources Board

California’s power resource challenge holds lessons for clean energy transitions worldwide – article by International Energy Agency

Smoke from California wildfires decreases solar generation – article by the US Energy Information Administration

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest electricity going carbon-free without natural gas?

Texas

Texas power outages due to frozen natural gas infrastructure, not wind turbines – video interview with Prof. Joshua Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin

Texas ain’t the boom yer looking for, pardner – video interview with economist Ed Hirs

Wind is a growing part of the Texas electricity mix – article by the US Energy Information Administration

Rising oil production with fewer workers: Albertans can learn from Texas example

New oilfield technology helps fuel West Texas oil patch boom

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