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"3rd good to have you with us. We begin today with climate change a top priority in President Biden's administration. Ah, huge problem to tackle to be sure, but there is some low hanging fruit, some relatively easy fixes that do have bipartisan support. Case in point today, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to phase down the use of HFCs hydrofluorocarbons. These are chemical refrigerants and products we use every day and they do a lot of damage to the climate. Marketplaces. Kimberly Adams gets us started. The EPA in line with the law, passed late last year, wants to reduce the production and importation of HFCS by about 85% before 2035 Dan Lashof is the U. S director of the World Resource is Institute HFCS, he says they're super pollutants used in refrigeration. Mostly that can have thousands of times the global warming impact of carbon dioxide and says Lashof, citing EPA is numbers. The net benefits of this rule are expected to be about $280 billion through 2050, and that's mostly from reducing global warming impacts. But some of those benefits are from improved efficiency of the new refrigerants and everyday things. David Doniger is with the natural resource is defense counsel HF Caesar and refrigerators air in the air conditioner of your car there inform installations that you might find in the wall. The House and Doniger says most consumers won't really notice the transition kind of like when we phased out CFC's chemicals that damage the ozone layer. We've gone through two generations of these refrigerant changes already, and you can't see the difference in the price of new air conditioners and the industry is on board knowing the plan, even if they'd like some tweaks allows them to plan Helen Walter Taryn Oni is with the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. There's been an estimate of 39,000 jobs will be created with the face down of HFCs because all those systems will eventually need to be replaced. And someone has to manufacture the next generation refrigerants. I think that no matter which side of the coin, you look at it, it's kind of a win all around. And you know what? These days. Let's just take the win in Washington. I'm Kimberly Adams for marketplace. In the housing news. Mortgage delinquencies are way down as of last week, more than 91% of homeowners had made their April payment the largest share in any month during the pandemic so far That's the latest from mortgage data firm Black Knight. It's yet another sign of the improving economy and the impact of pandemic relief checks. But beneath the headline numbers are some stark disparities. Marketplaces. Amy Scott has more Back in November, Brooke Lauren and her husband paused their mortgage payments. She's a home school teacher and crypto currency trader and Colorado Springs. He'd been out of work for several months and then found a low paying job in HR. We're making late payments so rather than pay $50 a month Late fees every month. He just did it for barracks for three months. Then in March, just as therefore, Barents was about to expire. Their pandemic relief check arrived when her husband found a higher paying job that came in just at the right time. We're actually stood for doing pretty well because he's got two jobs and propels doing pretty well. Tooth Lauren Story is in some ways the story of the economy right now. Andy Waldon with Black Knight credits the combination of government stimulus, a stronger job market and a typical seasonal bump in people's pocketbooks from tax refunds and bonuses. Walden says two thirds of homeowners who were in for parents plans at some point over the past 12 months have now left them over 40% of those homeowners or re performing. Another 15% of paid off their mortgages go through selling their home or through refinancing their mortgage. That leaves more than two million mortgages still in for parents, and the improvement hasn't been equal. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia found that last month 11% of black homeowners were in for parents compared to just 4.5% of white homeowners. Leanne Adams is with Neighbor Works America, a nonprofit housing and community development group. She says black homeowners could be at higher risk of foreclosure when for parents protections expire. We know from the last crisis that black homeowners were really disproportionately impacted. And she says it took longer for them to recover. I may be Scott for marketplace. On Wall Street today. I'm not saying it's inflation. I'm on Lee, saying Rising prices are leading some companies to record profits. Good amount of green out there today. Details when we do the numbers News today that Verizon is selling Yahoo and AOL well to the private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion in cash and stocks. That's about four billion less than Verizon paid for those two companies. Not all.

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07:04 min | 1 year ago

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"News. I'm Ari Shapiro. An explosion ripped through downtown Nashville early this morning, injuring at least three people. The force blew out parts of buildings and shattered windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired call at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right. And this'll area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that stuff off from the heavy tourist area where all the country music Monkey talks are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. This insisted, have their windows blown out. You also noticed burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and shocking disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible models. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation in over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. But even more significant, NPR's Jeff Brady reports There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, Don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change worse. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is to limit warming toe under two degrees. This change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas with them. It's.

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06:44 min | 1 year ago

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"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro. An explosion ripped through downtown Nashville early this morning, injuring at least three people. Force blew out parts of buildings and shattered windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say. It appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon. Irony. What else can you tell us about the explosion? How we know police responded to a shots fired call and about 5:30 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the RV, telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and Darby exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the bomb squad team to arrive. Then the bus was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Mm. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right, And this area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that's ducked off. From the heavy tourist area where all the country music hockey tongues are. There are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. Businesses did have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it first happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and shocking disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible motive. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL End in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciated. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide under the new Deal, 85% of these hey, KFC's would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to added to the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change worse. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is the limit warming toe under two degrees, this change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agree this legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and.

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06:53 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired call at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right, And this area isn't the busiest part of downtown. But it is a popular strip that stuff off from the heavy tourist area where all the country music Funky tongues are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. This insisted, have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and sock in disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible motive. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater with the Air conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States. Right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. The U. S still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement. Those companies say they could better compete now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home. Don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life, and there will be refrigerant available. To use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger, with the natural resource is defense counsel says with the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of Seo to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change words. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is to limit warming toe under two degrees. This change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas.

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"david doniger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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06:53 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station WPL in in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired car at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right. And this'll area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that's tucked off from the heavy tourist area. Where are the country Music? Funky tongues are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. Businesses did have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and sock in disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible models. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day. And you know, investigators are currently looking for clues just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's David Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas I have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change words. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is the limit warming toe under two degrees, this change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas with them..

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"david doniger" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Includes cash for American families, financial help for businesses and more generous benefits for people who are unemployed to help them whether the economic downturn also talked into the package, one of the most significant pieces of climate change legislation that Congress has ever passed Ah law allowing the government to dramatically cut the use. Of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCS. Those are the chemicals in refrigerators and air conditioners. Potent greenhouse gas is getting rid of ancient cities in the United States is a big deal. It's the equivalent of getting rid of 32 million cars each year. David Doniger is a senior director for climate and clean energy. At the natural resource is defense counsel, he says. The new bill from Congress is a big deal, but it's an even bigger deal. If the Kigali agreement goes forward around the world, the Kigali agreement was adopted back in 2016 to phase out HFCS worldwide. Some 120 countries have ratified it. The U. S and other big emitters are not among them. But Doniger says this new law passed in the stimulus package by Congress paves the way for the Biden administration to enter the agreement. And if the United States moves ahead with Kigali, I think China and India will join in right away and this is going to go forward. The agreement success could mean avoiding an extra half degree Celsius of warming. So this is an important move in the United States but also even more so around the world. That's because HFCS are far more destructive than your garden variety greenhouse gasses. Agencies on Lee represent around 1% of total greenhouse gasses, but their impact on global warming can be hundreds to thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide..

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03:11 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on PRI's The World

"And the cow possibly do salt affair. The graph we managed to transfer more than two hundred cases to special courts. These are serious violations like murder death under torture rape and other crimes against humanity. This is the regime will be held accountable for its actions and to prevent impunity. Two hundred cases is a lot but his justice starts since as the commission received more than sixty thousand complaints. Political activists chamber was only twenty one years old when the protests started in december. Two thousand ten now. She says the thing that gives her hope is that people are still talking about the goals of the revolution and not giving up. I'm happy with the experience that we've learned. We have included the idea of rights and institutions and accountability. Even if it does not articulated in the way that we hoped But i think it is there which means that no matter what happens from this point on. I think there's no way for us to go back to pre revolution. I think ten years after the something we need to be proud of and We need to be aware of despite the situation. Land says the situation still includes economic challenges corruption and put to strife. But the lesson that you learned from the revolution is that no one has to be silent anymore for the world. I'm he plays in tunis. The nine hundred billion dollar pandemic relief package that congress approve last night has a lot in it. Thousands of pages of legislation. It includes cash for american families financial help for businesses and more generous benefits for people who are unemployed to help them weather the economic downturn also tucked into the package one of the most significant pieces of climate change legislation that congress has ever passed a law allowing the government to dramatically. Cut the use of hydrofluorocarbons or. Hfc's those are the chemicals in refrigerators and air conditioners potent greenhouse gases. Getting rid of hfc's in the united states is a big deal is the equivalent of getting rid of thirty two million cars. Each year david doniger is senior director for climate and clean energy at the natural resources. Defense council he says. The new bill from congress is deal. But it's an even bigger deal. If the agreement goes forward around the world they could. Golly agreement was adopted back in two thousand sixteen to phase out. Hfc's worldwide some one hundred twenty countries have ratified it. The us and other big emitters are not among them. But doniger says this new law passed in the stimulus. Package by congress paves the way for the biden administration to enter the agreement. And if the united states moves ahead with kali. I think china will join in right away and this is going to go forward. The agreement success could mean avoiding an extra half degree celsius of warming. So this is an important move in. The united states would also even more so around the.

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06:28 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on KCRW

"Between the elite in the base and by the way, that's also true and they're in the Democratic Party, So I don't think President Trump's winning or losing will settle these questions. That's Nicholas Lemon. His peace in the latest edition of The New Yorker is titled The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump Thank you very much. Thanks a lot. At Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close down the other way? I have a transition from their own ministry. Yes. Oh, that is a big statement. President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States. But even those connected to fossil fuel industry say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm, Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear Commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business believe are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30% 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research. With the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign, says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to communities of color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the acts of planet change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's TheStreet kissed plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR news You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. This is Dr Michael Wilkes with a second opinion Cove. It has certainly changed our lives and our planet. There has been a worldwide decrease in air pollution leading to an improvement in the ozone layer. But while air is cleaner, we've hugely increased disposables. That can worsen the health of the planet. Of course, The problem is that disposable p p E has become my life saving public health necessity. Each day. I care for patients. I use at least two masks and countless numbers of plastic gloves. I often worry plastic face mask, my colleagues where white protective cover alls and blue isolation gowns. Many of these gowns and disposable masks are made from what is called s, M s or spun bound, melt blown a disposable fabric made from poly propylene. The use of all of these products is skyrocketing. And all of these products end up being thrown out and never used again. As I work around the world, I have seen many countries where disposable gloves and gowns are washed and reused surgical gloves or washed in a bleach product and hung up on a close line to dry until ready for their next use. And it's not just p p e that we dispose off. There are respiratory tube syringes, bandages, empty bottles of hand sanitizer and muchmore, according to the United Nations. It can be expected that around 75% of the used masks and other pandemic related waste. Will end up in landfills or floating in the ocean. China itself with the largest population in the world, produces 240 tons of medical waste daily. As we hear all of the pro and con arguments around face masks. They never involve any discussion of environmental sustainability, parking lots, state parks, playgrounds and beaches are littered with single use face masks that have been carelessly discarded. In contrast, reusable cloth masks.

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"david doniger" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Restoration is returning to the party as it was before Trump and reversal you say is the least plausible, but the ones you spend the most time on. Can you elaborate a little bit. Reversal would be that the party's traditional roles would flip to some extent that the Republicans would be the more sort of working class or ran it party. But would also adopt more inclusive rhetoric toward minorities and start to lure minorities away from the Democratic Party. And the Democratic Party would be like the old moderate Republicans or Rockefeller Republicans that have vanished. That'd be the party of educated, prosperous people in and around the big cities. I was intrigued to see who you interviewed is the possible sort of successors, leaving aside the trump family. And you included people like Marco Rubio in that Rubio is clearly thinking about running in 2020 for you know, I think what he has in mind is learning a lesson from Trump in being Not so pro business and pro market but also being more inclusive about minorities. And, of course, he's Latino himself. Finally, remnant restoration reversal. What do you see the likely path for the Republican Party? I would guess restoration. I mean, that's clearly what most of the major establishment elements and most of the major funders in the party wants. The problem with it is its lack of broad appeal. There was a big split between the elite in the base, and by the way, that's also true and they're in the Democratic Party, So I don't think President Trump's winning or losing will settle these questions. That's Nicholas Lemon. His peace in the latest edition of The New Yorker, is titled The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump Thank you very much. Thanks a lot at Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the have a transition from their own industry? Yes. It is a big statement, President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for Net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States, but even those connected to fossil fuel industry say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm. Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business, believe me. Are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30% 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the bite and climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research. With the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman, with the bite and campaign says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to community, the color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the effects of climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's thie strongest plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money.

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Trump and Biden debate their climate and environmental policies

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:42 min | 1 year ago

Trump and Biden debate their climate and environmental policies

"A lot at Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the have a transition from their own industry? Yes. It is a big statement, President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for Net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States, but even those connected to fossil fuel industry say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm. Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business, believe me. Are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30% 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the bite and climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research. With the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman, with the bite and campaign says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to community, the color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the effects of climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's thie strongest plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money

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"david doniger" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:54 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on KCRW

"Can you elaborate a little bit? Reversal would be that the party's traditional roles would flip to some extent that the Republicans would be the more sort of working class or in a party. But would also adopt more inclusive rhetoric toward minorities and start to lure minorities away from the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party would be like the old moderate Republicans or Rockefeller Republicans that have vanished. That'd be the party of Educated, prosperous people in and around the big cities. I was intrigued to see who you interviewed as the possible sort of successors, leaving aside the trump family. And you included people like Marco Rubio in that Rubio is clearly thinking about running in 2020 for you know, I think what he has in mind is learning a lesson from Trump in being Not so pro business and pro market but also being more inclusive about minorities. And, of course, he's Latino himself. Finally, Revenant restoration reversal. What do you see the likely path for the Republican Party? I would guess Restoration. I mean, that's clearly what most of the major establishment elements in. Most of the major funders in the party want the problem with it is its lack of broad appeal. There was a big split. Between the elite in the base and by the way, that's also true and they're in the Democratic Party, So I don't think President Trump's winning or losing will settle these questions. That's Nicholas Lemon. His peace in the latest edition of The New Yorker is titled The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump Thank you very much. Thanks a lot. Have Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close down the other way? I have a transition from their own ministry. Yes. Oh, transition. That is a big statement. President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States. But even those connected to fossil fuel industry say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm, Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear Commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business believe are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30%. 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research with the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign, says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to community, the color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the effects of climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer With 3 50 actions as this's TheStreet kissed plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over the course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers. Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR news You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. This is Dr Michael Wilkes with a second opinion Cove. It has certainly changed our lives and our planet. There has been a worldwide decrease in air pollution, leading to an improvement in the ozone layer. But while air is cleaner, we've hugely increased disposables that can worsen the health of the planet. Of course, The problem is that disposable p p E has become my life saving public health necessity. Each day. I care for patients. I use at least two masks and countless numbers of plastic gloves. I often worry plastic face mask, my colleagues where white protective cover alls and blue isolation gowns. Many of these gowns and disposable masks are made from what is called s, M s or spun bound, melt blown a disposable fabric made from poly propylene. The use of all of these products is skyrocketing. And all of these products end up being thrown out and never used again. As I work around the world, I have seen many countries where disposable gloves and gowns are washed and reused surgical gloves or washed in a bleach product and hung up on a close line to dry until ready for their next use. And it's not just p p e that we dispose off. There are respiratory tube, syringes, bandages, empty bottles of hand sanitizer and much more. According to the United Nations. It can be expected that around 75% of the used masks and other pandemic related waste will end up in landfills or floating in the ocean. China itself with the largest population in the world, produces 240 tons. Of medical waste daily. As we hear all of the pro and con arguments around face masks, they never involve any discussion of environmental sustainability. Parking lots. State parks, playgrounds and beaches are littered with single use face masks that have been carelessly discarded. In contrast, reusable cloth masks.

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"david doniger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:48 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"So kind of the mystery of what's happening these last four years from that point of view is What's the future of the Republican Party? Is it the Trump of 2016 or the Trump as president, who was Much closer to the traditional business wing of the party. Has he moved the party further to the right. I mean, is Trump simply saying out loud about immigration in particular, which is such a huge part of his appeal. But other hot button issues what establishment Republicans believed less vocally in the past. I don't think right and left are that useful in thinking about the future of either party at heart? The Republican Party for 100 Years at least, has been The party of business, and we used to think that meant it was the further to the right party because it was more about business interests, and the Democrats were more about labor interests. But you know that's not really true anymore because you make the point. Silicon Valley closely aligned to the Democrats and the biggest companies, not only in the world, but in the United States are from Silicon Valley. Right. And, you know, it's the Republicans that have been waging rhetorical war on Silicon Valley, and now they're waging legal war by filing an anti trust action against Google, with one against Facebook supposed to be following that it's the Republicans who did that, not the Democrats. You know, along with that the Democrats with a party of generous social welfare programs like Social Security and Medicare, and the Republicans were not. That's not true anymore, either. So I agree that he's moved the Republicans implicitly to the right on sort of ethnic racial issues. Two more openly to the right on those issues. But that could change in the future. If the Republican Party were in different hands. Well, you see three pass forward for the Republican Party remnant restoration and reversal. Revenant is a continuation of trumpism and you imagine Donald Trump Jr filling and his father's shoes restoration is returning. To the party, as it was before Trump and reversal, you say, is the least plausible, but the ones you spend the most time on. Can you elaborate? A little bit reversal would be that the party's traditional roles would flip to some extent. That the Republicans would be the more sort of working class or in a party but would also adopt more inclusive rhetoric toward minorities and start to lure minorities away from the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party would be like the old moderate Republicans or Rockefeller Republicans that have vanished. That'd be the party of Educated, prosperous people in and around the big cities. I was intrigued to see who you interviewed is the possible sort of successors, leaving aside the trump family. And you included people like Marco Rubio in that Rubio is clearly thinking about running in 2020 for you know, I think what he has in mind is learning a lesson from Trump in being Not so pro business and pro market but also being more inclusive about minorities. And, of course, he's Latino himself. Finally, Revenant restoration reversal. What do you see the likely path for the Republican Party? I would guess Restoration. I mean, that's clearly what most of the major establishment elements in most of the major funders in the party won the problem with it is its lack of broad appeal. There was a big split between the elite in the base, and by the way, that's also true and they're in the Democratic Party, So I don't think President Trump's winning or losing will settle these questions. That's Nicholas Lemon. His peace in the latest edition of The New Yorker is titled The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump Thank you very much. Thanks, Lud. At Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close down the other way? I have a transition from their own ministry. Yes. Oh, it is a big statement. President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States. But even those connected to fossil fuel industries say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm, Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear Commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business believe are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30%. 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the bite and climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research. With the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman, with the bite and campaign says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to community, the color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the effects of climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's TheStreet kissed plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of also fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality..

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"david doniger" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"david doniger" Discussed on KQED Radio

"There was a big split between the elite in the base, and by the way, that's also true and they're in the Democratic Party. So I don't think President Trump's winning or losing will settle these questions. That's Nicholas Lemon. His peace in the latest edition of The New Yorker is titled The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump Thank you very much. Thanks a lot. At Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the have a transition from their own ministry? Yes. Oh, transition. That is a big statement. President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for Net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States, but even those connected to fossil fuel industries say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm. Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business, believe me. Are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30%. 10 years ahead of the targets that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015. A big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research with the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign, says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefits of those investments go to community, the color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the effects of climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's thie strongest plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR NEWS You're listening to Weekend edition from NPR News. And you're listening on tick you Edie Public Radio, The time of 6 35..

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Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral

Environment: NPR

03:44 min | 1 year ago

Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral

"At Thursday's debate, there was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the? Transition from oil minister yes. I was trying to. It is a big statement president trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe. Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty and peers. Jeff Brady has more on his two trillion dollar proposal Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy as big and complex as the United States but even those connected to fossil fuel industry. Say it. May Be Doable Scott Siegel with the energy focused law firm Bracewell says plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future one thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resources to achieve these objectives which I think most people in business believe are going to be. The future anyway, the country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama Administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants about a third by twenty thirty even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule David. Doniger. IS WITH NRDC Action Fund the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the power sector is already undergoing. Changes have reduced their emissions by more than thirty percent ten years ahead of the target that the Obama Administration thought was aggressive in two thousand fifteen. A big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry coal fired power plants continue to go out of business replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden, climate plan faces significant hurdles it relies on technologies that haven't been. Developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes four hundred billion dollars over a decade for research with the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer it includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign says, the plan also focuses on environmental justice forty percent. Of the benefits of those investments, go to communities of color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the exit climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists while Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal. It is popular especially with the left wing of his party Jenny Marino Zimmer with three fifty actions as this is the strongest plan. Yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of also feels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over the course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer time line for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and. Carbon Capture Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy lab at Tufts University and says, all this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things but the difference between listing things and getting those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need democratic congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR

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