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Don’t Encourage Biden To Waste Political Capital

November 6th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

If we want clean energy to succeed in the upcoming Biden Administration, we have to (a) be realistic, and (b) fight like hell to keep him focused on it as much as possible. Political capital is scarce and the threats to our future from climate change are real, so allowing the various Democratic lobbies to suck all of the oxygen out of the room is not an option


Stop Assuming Trump Cares About The Law

November 5th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Throughout this year's U.S. presidential election, I've seen the same thing happen over and over. First, we assume a norm of past elections will hold. Then, we hear rumors that Trump will not follow that norm, but assume it's too extreme and that it's either a false rumor or, if he said it, that he will chicken out


A Win For Trump Would Be A Loss For America

November 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Trump win would be a loss for America, and not just for our environment. America has become a world leader, and was solidly so in the 20th century, but today, it has already taken several steps backward


Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

October 4th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump's rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan


Republicans Will Have Two Paths After The Blue Wave, & One Is Climate-Friendly

July 27th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Will the Republicans realize that 60 years of leaning into irrational wedges with racism in the 60s, misogyny in the 70s, Creationism and anti-abortion in the 80s, propaganda in the 90s, climate change denialism in the 00s and anti-vaxx in the 10s is a losing proposition, and pivot into the 21st Century, or will they double down on being the party of the aggrieved and irrational


Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party


Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Kamala Harris (RIP) & Mike Bloomberg

February 9th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg's unique entry and position


Climate Change, Florida, Texas, & The 2020 Election — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

November 6th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion on climate change and the role of climate action plans in the next presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summary of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion


Why Thorium Nuclear Isn’t Featured on CleanTechnica Redux

October 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

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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