What a New Congress Could Do on Clean Energy

Democrats have claimed the House of Representatives in the 2018
midterm elections. It gives the party powerful new oversight
authority. But will it translate to meaningful action on climate
and clean energy?

Several moderate Republicans were voted out of Congress this
week, casting doubt on any hope of bipartisan legislation. At the
same time, Democrats now have chance to block the GOP’s
deregulatory activity and put climate and clean energy back the
national agenda.

Then there are the states, where several Democrats campaigned
and won on a platform endorsing 100 percent renewable energy.
Several high-profile climate related ballot initiatives did not
advance on Tuesday, but the outcome may not be as bad for clean
energy as it may seem. In this episode of Political Climate, we
debate the outcome of the 2018 midterms. 

Finally, we discuss the outcome of Brandon and Shane’s
friendly O’Rourke vs. Cruz bet — and where to go for
dinner.

Recommended reading:


  • GTM
    : Midterms 2018: Mixed Results for the Renewable Energy
    Agenda
  • E&E: Dems
    prepare ‘flood’ of energy, climate investigations

  • Inside Climate
    : Clean Energy’s Future Could Rise or Fall with
    These Governor’s Races

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Source: FS – GreenTech Media
What a New Congress Could Do on Clean Energy