The Democratic presidential primary is heating up, so we break down where the candidates stand on climate.

Labor Day Weekend typically marks a shift in presidential campaigns. Things get more serious and the field starts to winnow down.

Sure enough, the number of Democratic contenders is starting to decline, with Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper and Kirsten Gillibrand stepping out of the race in recent days. The pressure is mounting ahead of the next round of debates and upcoming televised climate town halls hosted by CNN and MSNBC.

In this episode of Political Climate, we examine how the remaining candidates stack up on climate policy, and take a close look at new proposals from Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang.

Emma Foehringer Merchant, staff writer for Greentech Media, has reported extensively on the Democratic primary candidates’ climate and energy plans and helps us walk through the numerous proposals.

Recommended reading:

  • GTM: Bernie Sanders Proposes Huge Renewables Build-Out and Publicly Owned Power
  • Vox: Andrew Yang’s Plan to Tackle Climate Change, Explained
  • CNN: Jay Inslee Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Election
  • GTM: The 2020 Democratic Primary: GTM’s Definitive Climate and Energy Guide

Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

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