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This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has done before.
What comes next?
First up this week: If Biden wants his $2 trillion climate spending plan to make a bigger impact, should he emphasize rooftop solar and small-scale batteries? A leading modeler says a local solar-storage plan could save hundreds of billions of dollars as we build out the net-zero grid.
Then: the board members of major corporations are often ignorant about climate change and what it takes to address it, according to a new report from NYU’s Stern business school. Why is that true – still? What can be done about it?
And last: Should you sign up for your utility’s green power program? Is there a better way to guarantee that your monthly power bill supports the world you envision? We’ll answer a listener question.
- VCE: Why Local Solar for All Costs Less
- Local Solar For All Roadmap
- LA Times: Boiling Point: How rooftop solar could save Americans $473 billion
- Bloomberg: Many Corporate Boards Don’t Fully Understand the Climate Crisis
- Harvard Business Review: Boards Are Obstructing ESG — at Their Own Peril
- NREL: Voluntary Green Power Procurement - 2019 Utility Green Pricing Ranks
- Energy Sage: What to look for, and availability of community solar
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