Renewable Energy

A Just Transition Now or Climate Disaster is Inevitable

A Just Transition Now or Climate Disaster is Inevitable

The IPCC report is a dire warning delivered with an urgency not expressed in previous reports. The key to climate politics is guaranteeing fossil fuel workers no loss in salary as sustainable energy replaces carbon-based fuel – and this would cost “a pittance”. Robert Pollin on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Not Much Climate Plan in Biden Jobs Plan – Robert Pollin
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Not Much Climate Plan in Biden Jobs Plan – Robert Pollin

The Biden “Jobs Plan” contains some good infrastructure proposals, but most of the spending will not reduce carbon emissions. Only two million buildings are targeted for retrofitting and there are no serious regulations to force investment into sustainable energy. Robert Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news

Democrats Stuck Between “BlackRock and a Hard Place” – Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth
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Democrats Stuck Between “BlackRock and a Hard Place” – Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth

Democrats are caught in structural hypocrisy as they juggle the interests of Wall. St, workers, the right-wing and the progressive wing of the party. Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth join Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

Climate Crisis Deciding Factor in Election – Robert Pollin
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Climate Crisis Deciding Factor in Election – Robert Pollin

Biden’s climate plan has serious defects but Trump’s aggressive climate denial must be defeated, says economist Robert Pollin, co-author with Noam Chomsky of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet. Additionally, Pollin reveals that a Nobel- Prize-winning economist says that four degrees warming above pre-industrial levels would be “optimal” — something climate scientists consider cataclysmic. Robert Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel,  Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin
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Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel, Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin

While better than Trump’s climate denial, a review of the Biden climate plan reveals an over reliance on unproven carbon capture and far too limited investment in solar and wind. Biden positions the plan as part of rivalry with China instead of climate cooperation. Bob Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

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