U.N. Foundation's Detchon talks conventions, prominence of energy and climate
As the political conventions wrap up, what were the major energy and climate themes presented by the Democrats and Republicans? Where do the candidates differ on these issues? What do the vice presidential nominations indicate about the future of contentious issues like offshore drilling and climate legislation? During today's OnPoint, Reid Detchon, executive director of energy and climate at the United Nations Foundation and executive director of the Energy Future Coalition, talks about how energy and climate discussions played into both conventions. Detchon lays out a strategy for the next administration to address climate change within its first six months in office. He also discusses Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) vice presidential pick and its potential impact on energy and climate discussions.