Joe Biden had a super Super Tuesday. On this episode of Political Climate, we discuss the results and what they mean for climate in the 2020 Democratic Primary. We also touch on the sweeping Senate energy bill that could come to a vote any day now.

Plus, there was another big winner this week! We share the results of our policy bracket competition from last week’s Decarb Madness episode.

In the second half of this show (starting around the 26-minute mark), we consider how to pick the best policies for decarbonizing the U.S. economy in a discussion with experts from the think tank Energy Innovation who created the policy simulator we used to evaluate last week’s policy brackets.

(If you haven’t heard the Decarb Madness episode yet, we recommend going back to give it a listen.)

Recommended reading:

  • WaPo: Super Tuesday Exit Polls
  • GTM: Sweeping Senate Energy Bill Could Come to a Vote This Week
  • Energy Innovation: A Policy Pathway to Reach U.S. Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
  • Decarb Madness: How Would You Build a Policy Bracket to Decarbonize the Power Sector?

Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. This episode is brought to you by the nonprofit environmental forum EarthX. Listen and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle Play or wherever you get podcasts.