The Energy Gang

Will Australia's Hellish Fires Influence Climate Politics?

Jan. 11, 2020

This week, a look at the bushfires in Australia — their impact to the country, to the grid, and to politics of climate.

Then, a big change could be coming to a foundational federal policy in America. Are the proposed changes to PURPA a thoughtful response to market conditions and cheap renewables, or a political play?

Finally, we learn to code. Joe Biden is the latest democrat to push the idea that laid-off miners should learn to code. Why did it spark so much derision?

Recommended reading:

  • The Atlantic: Australia Will Lose to Climate Change
  • GTM: FERC Proposal Brings New Threat to Already-Suffering PURPA Solar Markets
  • Gizmodo: Biden Tells Miners to Learn to Code

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