Power Year in Review (12/2/13)

“Fear of fracking is rampant,” said KQED science editor Craig Miller when asked about California’s energy headlines of 2013. But more electric vehicles are on the road and the cap-and-trade market is about to enter its second year – the rest of the country is watching California’s approach to a clean energy future. “Part of this is a response to lack of federal leadership,” said Andrew McAllister, a member of the California Energy Commission. “We’re having to go down this route because there’s not a federal climate policy.” This conversation covers the ups and downs of power in California during a pivotal year, and what it means for the future. “This pattern where we decide that there’s some competition between jobs and environmental protection – this is a stupid idea,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of Energy and Sustainability at UC Davis. Lauren Faber, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund Craig Miller, Science Editor, KQED Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on December 2, 2013 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

by Climate One