It was hard to keep up with the destruction wrought during the Trump era. And it’s already getting hard to keep up with the rebuilding. 

This week brought a series of actions on climate change from the White House that is building a framework for the climate economy. 

Sam Ricketts, a prominent climate policy adviser, told the Los Angeles Times: “This is the most ambitious climate platform put forward by an American president. [...] It is mobilizing the entirety of the federal government in an unprecedented way. Every agency is now a climate agency.”

On this week's podcast, we’ll sort through it.

Then, last week we covered distributed energy modeling. Now we get to the practice: How do we rebuild markets to accommodate a ton of small-scale resources? They’re doing it in the U.K. We’ve lagged in the U.S. We’ll compare progress in the two countries.

Finally, Elon Musk says he’ll give $100 million to carbon-capture tech that shows promise. He can’t run rockets on electricity. Will he get his carbon-neutral jet fuel?

  • Greentech Media: Biden Executive Orders Set Broad Federal Role in Clean Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
  • L.A. Times: Biden Orders Sweeping Actions to Pause Drilling and Fight Climate Change
  • Greentech Media: New U.K. DERMS Project Targets Flexibility Across Distribution and Transmission Grids
  • Twitter: Cisco DeVries’ Feed on the Dissing of OhmConnect
  • NBC News: Elon Musk to Offer $100 Million Prize for 'Best' Carbon Capture Tech
  • Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research A Review of the Role of Fossil Fuel Based Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy System.

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