'Off the Charts' Podcasts
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Rapid economic growth powered by cheap fossil fuels has lifting millions out of poverty in China, and fueled deadly pollution. Learn how transparent data can lead to calls for change.
The U.S. DOE recently proposed subsidizing the coal industry. Hear inside takes into what led up to the proposal and the possible impacts to the future of the grid.
Hurricanes, floods and wildfires - 2017 has been a "wake up call" for what our future looks like. How will climate change impact economies? What steps can we take now to avoid these impacts?
A new study by EPIC's Fiona Burlig is the latest of several studies to show the projected savings from energy efficiency investments far outpace the actual returns. 'Off the Charts' guest host Jeff McMahon talks with Burlig to unpack the challenges.
The common wisdom in oil circles used to be that as oil prices collapsed so would shale oil production. But U.S. shale oil has been incredibly resilient. Why? And, has the industry been completely reshaped?
Carbon emissions are down 30 percent thanks in large part to an increased use of natural gas and a near doubling of renewable generation. But amid these positive developments has emerged an unexpected casualty: America’s fleet of nuclear power plants. Plant owners are threatening to shut down unless they receive subsidies. And last week, New York agreed to provide these subsidies. Was it the right decision? And if not, what’s the path forward?
The U.S., and much of the world, is well on its way to a record-shattering year for global temperature. These high temperatures have implications for everything from human health to labor productivity to crime. And, these effects may be set to worsen with climate change. What could the future look like? How should we prepare?