For two years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been working on a new analysis about global emissions pathways. The report was released this week — and the conclusion is pretty dire.

Or is it actually more hopeful than it appears? 

This week, we’ll discuss the IPCC’s findings, debate the tone, and dissect media coverage of the report. 

Then, Orsted, the Danish mega-energy producer, is buying a leading American offshore wind developer. What does it say about the coming rush of offshore activity?

And finally, over to biofuels. President Trump is asking the EPA to lift restrictions on higher ethanol-gasoline blends in the summer. Farmers love it. The oil industry hates it. What was the political calculus?

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Recommended reading:

  • IPCC: Special Report on Greenhouse Gas Pathways
  • GTM: Renewables to Supply 70%-85% of Electricity by 2050 to Avoid Worst Impacts of Climate Change
  • GTM: Is Orsted Poised to Become the First Clean Energy Major?
  • E&E News: Trump EPA Poised to Allow Year-Round E15, but Will It Sell?

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