Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 1)

President-elect Joe Biden says he will infuse climate change into every corner of his agenda. That’s becoming evident looking at his emerging team. "You're already seeing signs from the nominees and the people they’re choosing that climate is going to be a part of every single agency," says Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress. But it will take more than staff buy-in to get the country to net-zero emissions. When he’s sworn in on January 20th, Biden will likely be facing a Republican-led Senate that opposes his climate goals. He’s announced an ambitious plan designed to achieve a one-hundred-percent clean economy and net-zero emissions by 2050, and is assembling a team of heavy hitters to get the job done. But he faces criticism from both sides. Republicans claim his plan is too expensive. Sunrise Movement and other progressives accuse him of not being ambitious enough. Join us for a discussion about the Biden climate agenda -- what he hopes to accomplish and what he can get done, with or without congressional support. Visit for more information on today's episode. Guests: Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell LLP Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary for Environmental Protection, California Amy Westervelt, Founder, Critical Frequency Podcast Network; Host, Drilled Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One