How would a good carbon tax work? Are we fooling ourselves thinking Republicans will ever support one?

In the absence of a carbon price, is 100% renewable energy good politics? Is it good policy?

Should we be bail out nuclear? Can renewables fill in the gap created by closing nuke plants?

What should we be hopeful about?

This week, we've got a grab bag of topics with Vox Staff Writer David Roberts. Roberts is known for his deep explainers and strong opinions. We'll talk with him about some of the most pressing topics in America today. 

In the second half of the show, we'll look at the business case for electric buses. Are we reaching a tipping point for transit?

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Recommended reading and listening:

  • Vox: The 5 Most Important Questions About Carbon Taxes, Answered
  • Political Climate: How Millennials Are Putting Climate Action Ahead of Partisanship
  • The Interchange: Reading Republicans on Climate a Decade After America’s Cap-and-Trade Collapse
  • GTM: BYD and Generate Capital Take the ‘Messiness’ Out of Deploying Electric Buses
  • GTM: Electric Buses Already Emit Less Carbon Than Diesel Buses, in Any State

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