Fast, Fair and Clean: The New Energy Transition

Hopes and expectations are high for President Biden’s first weeks in office. His recovery plans promise to take on COVID-19, a battered economy, and a rapid clean energy transition in a way that doesn’t leave communities behind. But Navajo Nation, which until recently was home to the largest coal-fired power plant in the U.S., has been left out of economic and energy plans for a long time. “The community that has been the provider is the one that has the most homes that don't have access to electricity,” notes Wahleah Johns, Co-Founder and Director of Native Renewables. Can the incoming administration improve energy access for all Americans while phasing out fossil fuels? Guests Loretta Lynch, Former President, California Public Utilities Commission Wahleah Johns, Co-Founder & Director, Native Renewables Paula Glover, President, Alliance to Save Energy; former President and CEO, American Association of Blacks in Energy Jeremiah Baumann, Director of Federal Policy, Energy Innovation Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


by Climate One