The Clash Over Gas Bans in Buildings

03.18.2021 - By The Energy Gang

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This week: natural gas bans are the newest flash point in the energy transition. What does it mean for the electrify-everything movement -- and the gas industry’s public relations battle?

Then: how do we build back better for everybody? We’ll look how Biden’s recent stimulus and climate agenda could mend America’s growing wealth and race divide.

Plus: it’s been a year since the start of the pandemic. What transformed, and what didn’t? What did we get right and wrong? We’ll revisit the last 12 months.

Katherine Hamilton and Stephen Lacey are joined by Donnel Baird, the CEO of Blocpower. 

Resources:Mother Jones investigation on gas industry front groups.NPR story on political conflicts over gas bans, and pre-emptive actions in red statesThe Atlantic: Biden’s stimulus is a big deal for public transitNYT: How Biden ties economic goals to racial equity Politico: Congressional democrats unveil sweeping climate billPodcasters declare campaign

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