Last night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off on the presidential debate stage — coming face-to-face for the first time in the campaign. Almost immediately, the candidates debated over energy and climate change.
Clinton started with a direct swing at Trump’s climate denial and dismissive comments on renewables. “Some country is going to be the clean-energy superpower of the 21st century. Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it's real,” she said.
Trump swung back with an an awkward attempt to conjure up Solyndra, the government-backed solar company that went bust in 2011.
“She talks about solar panels. We invested in a solar company, our country. That was a disaster. They lost plenty of money on that one,” said Trump.
In the days leading up to the debate, more details emerged on Trump’s energy transition team. And during the debate, voters got a few additional hints at his bleak worldview.
This week, we’re going to square Trump’s stances on energy with, well, reality.
Then, we’ll have an update on Obama’s signature climate rule that is now stuck in court.
Finally, GM is getting ready to roll out its 2017 all-electric car, the Bolt. Is this the affordable EV we’ve all been waiting for?
This podcast is sponsored by Mission Solar Energy, a producer of American-made solar cells and modules.