Energy & Environment

Publications

Make America #1 in Electric Vehicles

Achieving U.S. climate resilience requires a dynamic and unprecedented American clean energy transition, including large investments in zero-emissions infrastructure and clean energy manufacturing -- the fastest growing global manufacturing sector set to attract $10 trillion in investment by 2050. A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute finds the U.S. has the opportunity to build…

New Ideas for a Do Something Congress No. 7: Winning the Global Race on Electric Cars

On Donald Trump’s watch, America is losing what is probably the most important new manufacturing opportunity in the world--the global race to produce affordable electric vehicles that people want to drive. The United States currently accounts for just 20 percent of global electric vehicle production, far behind China. Jumpstarting U.S. production and purchase of Electric…

America’s Resilient Center and the Road to 2020 – Results from a New National Survey

The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a national opinion survey that highlights the surprising resilience of America’s pragmatic political center two years into Donald Trump’s deeply polarizing presidency. The poll reinforces a key takeaway from the 2018 midterm elections: Suburban voters – especially women – are repelled by the president’s racial and cultural demagoguery…

Press

Battleground voters are pragmatic on energy

Unfazed by President Trump’s non-stop belligerence in last Tuesday’s debate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden embarked the next morning on a whistle stop tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania — two pivotal states Trump won in 2016 that now seem to be slipping from his grasp. In addition to their huge importance as presidential battleground states, Pennsylvania and Ohio…

Battleground Voters Pragmatic on Climate & Energy

Following last night’s debate, Joe Biden will campaign in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where a new poll released today by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) shows him leading President Trump. In addition to their huge importance as presidential battleground states, Pennsylvania and Ohio are energy powerhouses that rank among the top five U.S. states in natural…

Changing the climate of presidential debates

When future generations — or simply young people today — look back at the topics of recent U.S. presidential debates, they will be stunned that America’s political journalists ignored climate change, the issue that will overwhelm most others in coming years. In essence, debate moderators have pretended climate change doesn’t exist. Not a single question…

Blog

Gold for Medium: “Attention Democrats: UK Elections Not Only Cautionary Tale from Europe”

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gather in Los Angeles this week for the last debate of 2019, candidates should look across the Atlantic for a cautionary tale. No, I’m not just talking about last week’s UK elections, which saw Labour’s far left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, get crushed by Brexiteer Boris Johnson. Democrats can also draw useful…

Video: Taking Climate Action Beyond the Courts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Tfhz_E9Q4&feature=youtu.be

Bledsoe for USA Today, “Trump border emergency is fake and climate crisis is real. Guess which just got funded?”

Donald Trump funds 'emergency' border wall but relief for victims of wildfires, storms and other climate change-fueled catastrophes must wait. One emergency, the border wall, is fake, invented by a rogue president desperate for a political win no matter the price. Another, the climate crisis, is real, with tens of millions of citizen victims around…