Americans are waiting with bated breath for the results of a long and contentious election. At the time of publication, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden looks poised to take the White House, while Republicans are likely to hold on to the Senate. But the final outcome of this unprecedented pandemic election remains uncertain, with ballots still being counted in several key states.

In this episode, we discuss what we know so far — from the top of the ticket down to local ballot initiatives — and what those results mean for climate and clean energy policy. 

Then we look at what a divided Congress would spell for a Biden presidency and the future of his ambitious climate plan. From solar tax credits to vehicle fuel economy standards to oil drilling permits, what's likely to advance, and what doesn't stand a chance? We discuss with Glenn Schwartz, director of environmental and energy policy at Rapidan Energy Group. 

Recommended reading:

  • NYT: Democrats’ ‘Blue Wave’ Crashed in Statehouses Across the Country
  • Washington Examiner: Republicans Win Key House Races With Energy Policy Implications
  • GTM: Prospect of Republican Senate Majority Narrows Democrats’ Options on Clean Energy Policy
  • Law 360: Nevada Voters Approve Renewable Energy Mandate

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