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    The supply chain risks to Florida's power restoration efforts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 6:24


    The wreckage caused by Hurricane Ian is poised to leave millions of Floridians without power, possibly for weeks. As utilities look to restore power and repair critical infrastructure, they also face a supply-chain crunch that threatens resiliency after climate disasters. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse breaks down the state of Florida's power system and how supply chain issues are impacting efforts to restore power. Plus, a new study finds that oil and gas producers are emitting more methane than previously thought because of flawed flaring.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why Manchin's fight to overhaul energy permitting isn't over

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 8:03


    Earlier this week, Sen. Joe Manchin conceded defeat on his push to combine his energy permitting package with a short-term government funding bill. Though the bill might have died before it reached the Senate floor, some lawmakers and clean energy advocates are hopeful a compromise can be revived. POLITICO's Josh Siegel and Kelsey Tamborrino discuss why Manchin backed off on his top priority and the remaining obstacles any future legislation faces. Plus, President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil companies against increasing gasoline prices as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the United States.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why Tampa Bay is in the climate danger zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 8:38


    As Hurricane Ian spins toward Tampa Bay, the Gulf Coast may serve as a warning about expansive development in areas at risk for climate-fueled destruction. POLITICO's Zack Colman breaks down why Tampa Bay is uniquely at risk of major destruction from Hurricane Ian and how the costs of climate disasters are accelerating. Plus, Senator Joe Manchin pulled his energy permitting legislation from a government spending bill on Tuesday after it looked like the measure wouldn't pass.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Biden team urges clean energy sector to get to work

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 7:44


     Last week, several Biden administration officials traveled to a major clean energy conference to deliver a message to industry executives and international energy leaders: start using the money from the Inflation Reduction Act and help the White House deliver on its international climate commitments. POLITICO's Kelsey Tamborrino breaks down that message, the questions that remain about the legislation and how the White House views its international climate standing. Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Senate Republicans to vote no on advancing Sen. Joe Manchin's permitting reform legislation as part of a government funding package.    Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    What Manchin's permitting bill means for FERC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 8:30


    Sen. Joe Manchin's permitting bill unveiled last week significantly expands the powers of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, whose chairman he's criticized in the past. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse breaks down how the bill elevates FERC's authority while also helping Manchin's own goals. Plus, the World Bank president says he will not resign after apologizing for his remarks on climate science.    Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Is asking customers to conserve power a long-term solution during heat waves?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 6:50


    When heat waves hit California this month, grid operators asked customers to conserve power. And that strategy worked to prevent major blackouts. But experts say that solution is not sustainable in the long run. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse breaks down the crucial questions facing grid operators on the demand side and how it could impact customers. Plus,    Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    The latest climate win in the Senate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 7:45


    On Wednesday, the Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, delivering bipartisan climate action with industry support to reduce a potent greenhouse gas. POLITICO's Alex Guillén breaks down why this measure received support from both sides of the aisle and how this move builds upon previous congressional action. Plus,   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Alex Guillén is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Is there a federal solution to the Jackson water crisis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 10:22


    The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi officially ended last week, but the problems that have plagued the majority-Black city's drinking water system for years haven't been solved. POLITICO's Annie Snider and host Josh Siegel discuss the strategies that racial and environmental advocacy groups are considering to give the federal government greater control over the spending that's now controlled by the state government. Plus, Senate Democrats are sticking with their contentious plan to include an energy permitting reform proposal in the upcoming short-term government funding bill.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Annie Snider covers water issues for POLITICO Pro.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Who's to blame for Puerto Rico's latest power crisis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 9:52


    On Sunday, Hurricane Fiona knocked out power for the 3 million residents in Puerto Rico. But the blackouts and grid problems are a recurring problem, and many residents are blaming their government and the company brought in to fix the power network. POLITICO's Gloria Gonzalez breaks down the damage that Hurricane Fiona wrought to Puerto Rico's power system, how the island is responding, and the impact on Puerto Rico's ambitious renewable energy goals.    Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Gloria Gonzalez is the Deputy Energy Editor at POLITICO Pro. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Will the Senate give FERC's chair another shot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 8:20


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has an ambitious climate agenda led by the agency's chairman, Richard Glick, who was renominated by President Joe Biden back in May. But the FERC chair still faces an uncertain future in the Senate. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse explains why Glick might be out as FERC chairman, his priorities if he does get another term, and how FERC's murky leadership could derail U.S. climate goals.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    House Dems' latest Big Oil probes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 9:06


    Democrats tore into the fossil fuel industry and their representatives during a pair of House hearings on Wednesday and Thursday. POLITICO's Ben Lefebvre and host Josh Siegel discuss what Democrats hoped to accomplish with these hearings, some of the main takeaways, and how fossil fuel companies, their representatives and Republicans responded.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Ben Lefebvre is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    What a railroad strike could mean for energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 7:30


    For months, the Biden administration has been working to avoid a possible railroad work stoppage that could cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars and disrupt the transportation of major energy commodities like coal and crude oil. POLITICO's Tanya Snyder breaks down why this labor dispute is happening in the first place and how it could disrupt the domestic energy space.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Tanya Snyder covers transportation for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Behind the White House's IRA climate roll-out

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 8:14


    On Tuesday, the Biden administration celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $369 billion in clean energy and climate incentives. POLITICO's Zack Colman takes us inside White House's climate strategy and breaks down which team will implement the law's provisions and Biden's larger green agenda moving forward.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why the largest offshore wind project in the U.S. could fall apart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 8:06


    A Virginia utility company, Dominion Energy, has been seeking final approval to build the largest offshore wind farm in the United States during the last year. But the company is threatening to abandon the project since Virginia state regulators are trying to impose rules that ensure consumers wouldn't be responsible for higher-than-expected costs. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse breaks down the dispute between the utility and state regulators, why this project is so unique, and how a possible compromise could impact offshore wind projects across the country.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Biden's big geothermal bet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:21


    Last week, the Department of Energy launched a plan to significantly cut the costs of new geothermal technology in an effort to expand the commercial adoption of the green power source. POLITICO's Kelsey Tamborrino explains why geothermal energy resources have been largely untapped, how the Biden administration plans to expand its use, and which communities will most benefit from it.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Fed will begin climate-focused stress test in 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 8:31


    On Wednesday, Federal Reserve regulatory czar Michael Barr announced that next year, the central bank will launch a pilot exercise that assesses how climate change might affect the nation's financial system. POLITICO's Victoria Guida breaks down the Fed's plan and how it fits into the Biden administration's climate agenda.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Victoria Guida is an economics reporter covering the Federal Reserve for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Biden revamps climate team with familiar faces

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 8:38


    The Biden administration has revamped its climate team, promoting Ali Zaidi to national climate adviser after Gina McCarthy announced that she is leaving her post at the end of next week. John Podesta, a former climate adviser in the Obama administration, will also join as the senior adviser for clean energy innovation and implementation. POLITICO's Zack Colman breaks down Biden's new climate team and why these moves come at a critical time for the Biden administration's climate strategy.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Biden's growing natural gas price problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 6:41


    As both winter and the November midterm elections approach, the Biden administration faces another politically ill-timed headache from the energy markets: rising natural gas prices. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse explains why prices are rising, how they will impact consumers, and the response from the Biden administration and Congress.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why clean vs green is the next permitting battleground

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 9:31


    Democratic leaders made a political compromise with Senator Joe Manchin to get his support for the Inflation Reduction Act: pass the bill now and the party will vote on separate legislation that would speed federal infrastructure permits for both clean energy and fossil fuels. But that bill is dividing Democratic lawmakers, clean energy groups and green activists. POLITICO's Josh Siegel breaks down why Democrats and their allies are so divided over permitting and the timeline the party is working with to pass that legislation.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Inside the California gas car ban

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 7:25


    On Thursday, California voted to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. That ban could pave the way for other states to adopt the requirement, overhauling the nation's auto industry and market. POLITICO's Camille von Kaenel breaks down the ban, how it could impact the rest of the country, and how automakers are adjusting.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Camille von Kaenel is a Calfironia environmental reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    The Inflation Reduction Act climate provision that's causing a legal stir

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 8:21


    Tucked deep inside the Inflation Reduction Act is a provision that some legal experts are claiming expands the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. But other commentators say that's not quite so, and that the law did little to address the Supreme Court's June ruling limiting the EPA's climate authority over power plants. POLITICO's Alex Guillén breaks down what this climate provision could mean for the EPA's authority and legal challenges to regulations going forward.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Alex Guillén is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Kara Tabor is an audio producer for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why private oil and gas drillers are leaving ANWR

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 8:07


    Two private companies recently backed out of drilling leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, leaving the state of Alaska as the only remaining lease holder in the protected wilderness area. Contributing reporter Adam Federman explains why Alaska is the sole entity still holding rights to drilling acreage and how the Biden administration has discouraged future drilling in ANWR.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Adam Federman is a contributing writer for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    US, China enter a new clean energy race

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 7:53


    The Inflation Reduction Act signed into law by President Joe Biden may mark the start of a new clean energy arms race between the U.S. and China — a dream of climate advocates for decades. POLITICO's Zack Colman explains.    Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why environmental justice advocates are unhappy with Biden's climate law

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 9:00


    After President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law last week, most Democratic allies were celebrating — with the notable exception of advocates for low-income and minority communities. They say that once again the needs of those environmental justice communities have been sacrificed for political compromise. POLITICO's Zack Colman explains why these advocates are unhappy with the law and what their priorities are moving forward.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why green energy incentives aren't just for big utilities anymore

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 8:16


    There are billions of dollars in clean energy tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act that President Joe Biden signed into law on Tuesday – and for the first time they will be accessible to cities, nonprofits, public power utilities and rural electric cooperatives that are usually excluded from using tax credits for clean energy. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse explains why green energy incentives aren't just for big utilities anymore and what this means for electricity providers across the country.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    The Colorado River water crisis is getting much worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 9:33


    Seven Western states are facing a massive water and power crisis as soon as next year as water levels are plummet at Lake Powell, one of two main reservoirs on the Colorado River, due to drought and overuse. POLITICO's Annie Snider breaks down the urgency of the crisis and what states and the federal government are doing to combat it.   Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Annie Snider covers water issues for POLITICO Pro.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why red state governors hate Biden's climate package

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 8:23


    Despite protests from Republican governors over the Inflation Reduction Act, climate funding is set to deliver major financial incentives to red states to boost clean energy projects. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse explains the benefits their states could receive and criticisms from GOP leaders.   Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why progressives will fight Manchin's permitting deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 6:16


    Now that the Inflation Reduction Act is set to be signed into law by President Joe Biden, progressives and moderates in the Democratic party may clash about a secondary agreement struck by Senator Joe Manchin and democratic leadership to pass permitting reform legislation. POLITICO's Kelsey Tamborrino explains.   Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Can the EU convince the world to go big on green disclosures?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 7:25


    Within its borders, the European Union is pursuing a plan that would require large companies to disclose green information with the same strictness as they do for financial disclosures. But while the EU may want to lead the way globally on green disclosures, it's also finding itself increasingly isolated within the international community. POLITICO Europe's Hannah Brenton breaks down the EU's plan, why international players such as the United States aren't on board, and how this could impact the fight against climate change.   Hannah Brenton is a finance reporter at POLITICO Europe in Brussels. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    A risky GOP attack on the Inflation Reduction Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:40


    Since the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, GOP lawmakers have attacked the legislation's climate and energy components. But as the bill heads to the House of Representatives today and President Joe Biden's desk in the near future, former GOP lawmakers and Republican allied groups warn the party risks overreaching and alienating key voting groups. POLITICO's Josh Siegel explains.    Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Gas prices have fallen. Will inflation follow?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 8:11


    According to the latest data released from the Consumer Price Index, overall inflation didn't rise in July for the first time in more than two years, due to lower gas prices. POLITICO's Victoria Guida breaks down if falling gas prices will continue to be a trend and how the economy might look heading into the midterms.    Victoria Guida is an economics reporter for POLITICO. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why greens are pushing California leaders for more climate action

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:49


    As Congressional Democrats look to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, environmentalists want California state leaders to pass a strong climate and clean energy package during the final weeks of the state's legislative session. POLITICO's Camille von Kaenel explains what greens are pushing for and the timeline state leaders are working with.   Camille von Kaenel is a Calfironia environmental reporter for POLITICO.  Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Trouble in EV credit paradise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 9:06


    In the reconciliation package passed over the weekend, Senate Democrats crafted an electric vehicle tax credit not a single car on the market would qualify for. To unlock those tax credits, Democrats may need to rely on bureaucracy and creative definitions. POLITICO's Alex Daughtery explains.   Alex Daugherty is a transportation reporter for POLITICO. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Senate Dems notch their big climate win. What's next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 8:50


    On Sunday, the Senate voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes the largest climate and clean energy investment in U.S. history. POLITICO's Josh Siegel and Matt Daily discuss what's in the package and how important the deal is for Democrats and Republicans heading into the November midterm elections.   Matt Daily is the energy editor for POLITICO. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Oil's big profits spark political fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 7:59


    Last week, major oil companies reported eye-popping second-quarter profits while consumers suffer under high gasoline costs and inflation. POLITICO's Ben Lefebvre breaks down what led to these record profits and what the companies are doing with the bulging coffers.   Ben Lefebvre is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Manchin's permitting wish list

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 8:35


    Senate Democrats have been rushing to pass their climate, health and tax bill before their scheduled month-long August recess. But as part of the deal, Senator Joe Manchin also secured a commitment from President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pursue something he's been demanding for a longtime: permitting reform. POLITICO's Josh Siegel and Kelsey Tamborrino discuss Manchin's side deal and how Republicans and Democrats are reacting.   Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why the U.S. is a seabed mining laggard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 8:44


    The United States is behind other countries in the race to mine minerals from the sea used to make climate-friendly technology. That's because, for decades, several presidential administrations and the Senate have refused to ratify the ​​U.N.'s Convention on the Law of the Sea, which governs the use of ocean resources. POLITICO's Jordan Wolman explains why the U.S. has never ratified that treaty and what that means for the Biden administration's clean energy goals.   Jordan Wolman is a sustainability reporter for POLITICO.  Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    The campaign to bring Manchin back to the reconciliation table

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 9:27


    Over the last two weeks, executives and leaders from some of the nation's biggest companies and labor unions pushed Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to agree to a reconciliation package that includes clean energy and climate provisions. POLITICO's Zack Colman explains.   Zack Colman covers climate change for POLITICO.  Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    The oil and gas 'Easter eggs' in reconciliation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 8:23


    The oil and gas industry isn't rushing to embrace Democrats' recently unveiled climate spending package, which would penalize some forms of fossil fuel pollution while making one of the largest investments in clean energy in U.S. history. But the legislation includes provisions that could benefit oil and gas companies, several of which are reporting record profits. POLITICO's Ben Lefebvre explains.   Ben Lefebvre is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Breaking down Dems' climate spending package

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 9:58


    On Wednesday, Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled the details of a proposed reconciliation package that includes $700 billion-plus in climate, tax and health care provisions. POLITICO's Josh Siegel and Kelsey Tamborrino discuss why Manchin finally agreed to this deal, break down the proposed clean energy and climate provisions, and if Democrats can get this legislation passed before the August recess.   Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Why GOP gas price attacks against Biden are losing fuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 7:45


    The national average price of a gallon of regular gas has fallen from its peak above $5 a gallon at the beginning of June. And because prices have declined, Republican attacks blaming President Joe Biden are no longer the lethal campaign weapon they once were as the midterm elections approach. POLITICO's Ben Lefebvre explains the price decline, if experts believe that trend will continue and how much credit the Biden administration truly deserves.    Ben Lefebvre is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.  Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    The Midwest's $10.3 billion grid upgrade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 7:02


    On Monday, the Midwest power grid operator approved a $10.3 billion proposal to expand power transmission and ease congestion on the grid across nine states, while also clearing away for vast amounts of new clean energy to be built. POLITICO's Catherine Morehouse breaks down the details of the proposal, how Midwest state regulators and utilities are reacting, and what this investment means for the rest of the nation's power grid.   Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.  

    D.C. Circuit Court changes the clock on regulations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 8:14


    On Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that regulations become “final” actions once they are made available for “public inspection” in the Federal Register – not the date of actual publication. That decision could impact future rulemakings from presidents and agencies, and put progressives in the unusual position of agreeing with former President Donald Trump's regulation czar. POLITICO's Alex Guillén explains.  Alex Guillén is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    Warning to future U.S. presidents: Gas prices might hurt you too

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 9:18


    The United States' capacity for refining oil into gasoline is declining, a trend that appears irreversible. And while more electric vehicles are hitting the road, the nation's appetite for oil-derived fuels remains high. That's not only causing political pain for President Joe Biden in the short-term, but it could also hurt future presidents on both sides of the aisle moving forward. POLITICO's Ben Lefebvre explains. Ben Lefebvre is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

    How ‘major questions' could freeze Biden's regulatory agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 9:41


    Last month, the Supreme Court imposed sharp limits on the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gases. And that decision has created legal uncertainty for executive actions beyond climate, including energy, abortion, immigration and even amateur auto racing. POLITICO's Alex Guillén breaks down how opponents of the White House are challenging executive actions and how the Biden administration is responding.  Alex Guillén is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.

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