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S3 Ep 9: Energy Combat w/ Dr. Leah Stokes

Think 100%: The Coolest Show

Energy Combat requires a hand-to-hand fight with policymakers and interest groups who have persuaded the passing of laws that benefit corporations and disengage communities most affected. Dr. Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barabara, discusses with RevYearwood her book “Short-Circuiting Policy”. She shares the tactics that Fossil Fuels companies use over the years, from graduating from Climate Denial to now Climate Delay and even hiring actors to protest in support of the companies taking land from our neighborhoods.  We must realize that both the Green Energy and Fossil Fuels companies cannot both have their way, and Dr. Stokes gives us a game plan to combat these tactics. The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

59mins

19 Apr 2021

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All About the Biden Climate Plan w/ Leah Stokes, Ben Beachy, and Andres Jimenez

Upside Down: The CCAN Podcast

In this episode, CCAN hosts our second federal webinar! This time about President Biden's climate plan. Included in the American Jobs Plan. We're joined by guest speakers, Dr. Leah Stokes of Evergreen Action, Andres Jimenez of Green 2.0, and Ben Beachy from the Sierra Club.  Click here for the full transcript to this episode!

59mins

15 Apr 2021

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The Path to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 with Leah Stokes

Upside Down: The CCAN Podcast

In this episode of Upside Down, On February 24th, CCAN, CCAN Action Fund, and Evergreen Action hosted this all-star panel on the Policy, Politics, Economics, Climate Science, Jobs, and Justice Behind Biden's Plan for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035. We were joined by author and scientist Michael Mann, Economist Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Leah Stokes, and Johnathan Williams of the Sunrise Movement.  Check out the full transcript for the episode here! Check out The New Climate War Check out The Deficit Myth Check out Short Circuiting Policy And Check out the plan for 100% by 2035  And for more info check out our website at chesapeakeclimate.org

58mins

26 Feb 2021

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The Future of Climate Change with Dr. Leah Stokes

12 Geniuses Podcast

In this episode, Don and Dr. Leah Stokes discuss the state of the climate today, possible climate scenarios for the future, the technologies most important to combating climate change, and what we need to do to protect our planet. Dr. Stokes also outlines the impact of new federal leadership in the United States and the role of international collaboration in preserving the climate.

40mins

9 Feb 2021

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This Moment in Climate with Michael Mann & Leah Stokes

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

With a new pro-science, pro-climate action administration in the White House, there are more pathways — and far greater political will — than ever before for the clean energy transition. The question is now less about what can be done to act on climate, and more about how soon. “We have the best opportunity in more than a decade now to see federal climate action through legislation,” says Leah Stokes from UC Santa Barbara. So how quickly can a new administration turn around a gutted EPA, myriad environmental law rollbacks, and a legacy of climate denial from fossil fuel companies?Guests:Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State UniversityLeah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Santa BarbaraRelated Links:Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and AbroadThe New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our PlanetShort Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

6 Feb 2021

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This Moment in Climate with Michael Mann & Leah Stokes

Climate One

With a new pro-science, pro-climate action administration in the White House, there are more pathways — and far greater political will — than ever before for the clean energy transition. The question is now less about what can be done to act on climate, and more about how soon. “We have the best opportunity in more than a decade now to see federal climate action through legislation,” says Leah Stokes from UC Santa Barbara. So how quickly can a new administration turn around a gutted EPA, myriad environmental law rollbacks, and a legacy of climate denial from fossil fuel companies?Guests:Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State UniversityLeah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Santa BarbaraRelated Links:Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and AbroadThe New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our PlanetShort Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

5 Feb 2021

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S1 | GenGND Conversation with Leah Stokes

Generation Green New Deal

University of California at Santa Barbara Political Science professor Leah Stokes is a renowned expert on U.S. energy & climate Policy—and she’s also a young person, living through climate change in California. Hear about Leah’s journey to becoming one of America’s most outspoken climate-academics, as well as her thoughts about the historic 2020 election, and the prospects for climate action and the Green New Deal under the incoming Biden-Harris administration. Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgndSubscribe to GenGND's newsletter: https://generationgnd.substack.com/subscribeListen to Leah’s Pod, A Matter of Degrees: https://www.degreespod.com/Buy Leah’s Book, Short Circuiting Policy: https://www.leahstokes.com/bookBuy All We Can Save: https://www.allwecansave.earth/Read Biden has a Climate Mandate in the Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/11/08/opinion/biden-has-climate-mandate/Read Climate Change in My Backyard in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/california-floods-mudslides-climate.html

30mins

10 Nov 2020

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The Invisible Power Struggle with Leah Stokes

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

Whether it’s refrigerating your food or turning on the lights or connecting to the Internet, having access to power is what makes modern society possible. And yet, you likely have no choice in which company you get your power from. Whether the service is bad or they lobby against your own policy interests, it doesn’t matter – if you want power, you give them your money. It’s a sweet deal for those companies and, as Leah Stokes recounts in captivating detail, they’ll go to extreme lengths to ensure you remain a captive customer. So, who are these utility companies, how do they work, and what are they doing with your money? And oh, by the way, what will it take to reorganize this sector to transition to clean energy so we can continue to have a habitable planet? Lucky for us, Leah Stokes is an expert in all the above and answers all the questions you never thought to ask but absolutely need to know.RELATED READING:Short Circuiting Policy by Leah Stokes

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25 Aug 2020

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That Ohio Utility Corruption Scandal, with Leah Stokes

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The FBI arrested Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder, this month for racketeering, or as the state attorney general put it "bribery, that's what it was." Private utility First Energy bribed Householder and a handful of other state politicians to pass a corporate bailout that kept coal and nuclear plants open and crushed renewables. UC Santa Barbara political science professor Leah Stokes, author of the book Short Circuiting Policy, joins to tell us all about it.Leah's book: https://www.leahstokes.com/book

22mins

1 Aug 2020

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S2E17: How does clean energy policy work?—w/ Dr. Leah Stokes, author of Short Circuiting Policy

Reversing Climate Change

The political process is complex and difficult to follow, no matter how deeply we care about climate policy. And yet, without federal clean electricity standards, energy companies are unlikely to change their behavior. So, what does good environmental policy look like? And what can we do as individuals to advocate for laws that reverse climate change? Dr. Leah C. Stokes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara and the author of Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States. Today, Leah joins Ross to discuss what makes for good environmental policy and why we need federal clean electricity standards. She weighs in on how public utilities abuse the political system, introducing us to the idea of intervener compensation programs as the most promising way to advocate for the public interest. Leah goes on to share her criticism of Planet of the Humans, describing the film’s failure to address the nuances of life cycle analysis or the fossil fuel industry’s role in the climate crisis and explaining how the film’s thesis is out of alignment with the Michael Moore’s supposed progressive politics. Listen in as Leah shares a case study of climate policy in the state of Ohio and learn what you can do to let lawmakers know that you care about climate change. Resources: Leah’s Website Leah on Twitter Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States by Leah Cardamore Stokes Leah’s Vox Article on Planet of the Humans Leah’s Piece on Ohio Energy Policy in The Guardian --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support

52mins

16 Jun 2020

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