It’s been 10 months since the Biden administration took over the White House, one month since President Biden spoke at COP 26 in Glasgow, and two weeks since he signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law that includes billions for decarbonization projects. What’s going on under the hood? What are the prospects for deep emission cuts? What might happen after next year’s midterm elections?
On Episode 26 of Energy vs Climate, David, Sara, Ed, and special guest Professor Jody Freeman of Harvard Law School break down the answers to those questions, and what it all means for Canadian energy and climate policy.
@29:54 Summary of the Clean Air Act
@36:14 Tesla Loan Program
About your co-hosts:
Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law, and a leading scholar of administrative law and environmental law at Harvard Law School. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Freeman served as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in the Obama White House in 2009-2010.
David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge.
Sara Hastings-Simon studies energy transitions at the intersection of policy, business, and technology. She’s a policy wonk, a physicist turned management consultant, and a professor at the University of Calgary and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development.
Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant, fellow at the Public Policy Forum and a mentor with the Creative Destruction Lab. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.