UPDATE: Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Comparison, Now With Mayor Pete

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:37:32 +0000

With Buttigieg surging, and CleanTechnica’s deep dives into the front runners (and Yang’s) plans completed, it’s time for the overview comparison, now with Mayor Pete added

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Ranking Democratic Presidential Contenders’ Climate Policies — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:10 +0000

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his conversation with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the role of climate change plans and policies in the 2020 presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summarization of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion

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Why Thorium Nuclear Isn’t Featured on CleanTechnica Redux

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:32:57 +0000

Seven years ago, CleanTechnica published its policy position to not cover thorium nuclear reactors. Today, the United States has a Democratic Presidential candidate in the top 10 who loves thorium, yet CleanTechnica still ignores it. Why is that

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A Conversation With A Conservative American About The Green New Deal

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:10:50 +0000

US conservative concerns about the Green New Deal are odd. Each ‘bad’ section is tied to the New Deal, climate change, real problems, and sensible plans

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Universal Basic Income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:49:57 +0000

Mike has been a global technology strategist and architect for major global technology companies, and is considered an expert on many topics within the clean technology field. He has worked in almost every sector, including health care, automation, freight transportation and finance. Mike attributes this breadth of expertise to being a bit of a nerd, or “just a generally interested guy.” In the one-hour podcast, Zach and Mike covered universal basic income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, Tesla, and more

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UPDATE: Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Plan Is Much Stronger With Addition Of Inslee-Related Commitments – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:00:45 +0000

Warren’s new climate commitments add a trillion dollars, specific targets in some areas, and significant improvements on electrification, industry, and transportation. They improve the plan substantially

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Biden’s Climate Plan Is Designed To Appeal To Independents Who Don’t Think Climate Change Is Serious

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:15:10 +0000

Biden’s climate plan is good on transportation and foreign policy, land use is adequate, but won’t get out the Democratic base or draw many Independents. It’s a plan to not lose votes, not a plan to get votes, and it’s not a sufficient plan for climate action

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Yang Would Spend $3 Trillion On Residential Solar, But The Same Money Could Decarbonize The Grid Entirely

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 03:50:26 +0000

Yang’s single largest dollar expenditure, 62% of his US$4.9 trillion budget, would only impact 2% to 5% of US energy consumption. And his investments on geoengineering, fusion, and thorium nuclear generation are purely wasted expenditures

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