Live and On Demand Briefings
Subscribers have access to monthly live briefings with E&E News reporters as they provide behind-the-scenes insight into critical news topics, along with an opportunity to get their questions answered. Recordings of recent events are available below.
Congressional action for energy and environment policy this fall
September 14, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Timothy Cama, George Cahlink, Scott Waldman, Jeremy Dillon, and Manuel Quinones
Even with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, there is still a lot of possible Congressional action on climate and energy this fall. Agency budgets are still uncertain, and there are other outstanding promises negotiated as part of — or left out of — the IRA. But what can be done before the midterm elections and how will its outcome affect votes afterwards?
What’s next after the Supreme Court’s climate ruling?
August 9, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Nick Sobczyk, Jean Chemnick, Lesley Clark, Benjamin Storrow and Pamela King
The Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA last month limited EPA’s options for regulating power plant carbon emissions. Tough choices lie ahead for EPA and other federal agencies, as well as lawmakers that would like to see more regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. The opinion has emboldened critics of the Biden’s administration’s regulations and brightened the prospects of certain industries, particularly carbon capture and storage.
Carbon Capture and Storage: Breakthrough or Bust?
July 12, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Carlos Anchondo, Corbin Hiar, Jeremy Dillon and Kristi E. Swartz
An unprecedented amount of federal funding for carbon capture and storage (CCS) was in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law last year. Advocacy for expanded R&D and deployment of pricey technologies that can capture CO2 from smokestack emissions or suck CO2 from the air is heating up as some research notes we cannot solve climate change without it and keep the lights on. The opposition sees CCS as an unproven, lucrative excuse for fossil fuel companies to continue to build infrastructure into the system as the world turns to low-carbon solutions.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
June 7, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Niina Farah, Heather Richards and Kelsey Brugger and Energywire Editor Christa Marshall
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) holds the key to energy production and distribution projects and policies aimed at fighting climate change. The decades-old law faces significant action as energy and environmental advocates look to the courts to fight new projects after the Biden administration’s moves to restore changes made by the Trump administration, leaving significant new projects in flux.
How ESG is shaping policy and business in 2022
May 10, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Avery Ellfeldt, Joel Kirkland, Corbin Hiar, Adam Aton and Hannah Northey
This year has already seen a lot of action on “Environmental, Social and Governance” investment from the proposed SEC climate disclosure rule to climate resolutions at six of the largest U.S. investment banks to a backlash from state lawmakers against ESG-based financial decisions. And shareholder activism is not limited to just climate change, as water pollution and use are also in activists’ crosshairs.
How the Supreme Court, Biden may shape energy and environmental law
April 12, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Erica Martinson, Lesley Clark, Niina H. Farah and Pamela King
President Joe Biden’s goals for climate change may be in the hands of the courts as Congress struggles to support his policies.
The Supreme Court is set to consider and issue decisions on multiple cases with the potential to reshape national environmental policy, along with welcoming a new justice this fall. Other energy and environmental cases, including climate liability and pipeline approvals, are working their way through the lower courts, where Biden has managed to nominate and seat dozens of judges, but they don’t yet stack up to the more than 230 federal judges President Donald Trump managed to install in his four years in office.
Russia’s Impact on Future Energy & Climate Policy
March 15, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Jael Holzman, Mike Lee, Sara Schonhardt, Christian Vasquez and Mark Matthews
Russia’s war on Ukraine has shone a bright light on Russia’s known role in oil and gas markets and cybersecurity. It has also revealed lesser-known dependencies within the clean energy supply chain and climate policies. What has been exposed, and how will that change future energy and climate policy action?
How Extreme Weather Is Shaping Federal & State Policies
February 15, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Laura Maggi, Edward Klump, Thomas Frank, Chelsea Harvey and Anne Mulkern
More frequent natural disasters and extreme weather are already costing billions of dollars and upending lives. And with climate change, they are only going to get worse. Lawmakers at the federal and state level are attempting to confront this new reality with changes to disaster funding and distribution, infrastructure planning, and regulations. But is it enough?
2022 Congressional Energy & Environment Priorities
January 18, 2022 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Manual Quiñones, Emma Dumain, George Cahlink, Nick Sobczyk and Jeremy Dillon
This congressional session will be busy for energy and environment issues but also full of uncertainty. It’s unclear if Democrats can salvage their $1.7 trillion dollar climate and social spending bill, putting more pressure on leaders in both the House and Senate to score other wins ahead of the midterm elections on issues like conservation, clean energy and agency spending. Meanwhile, Republicans say they’ll deal with climate and the environment in a different way if they take over. But what do they mean?
The Clean Energy Boom: Promise and Pitfalls
December 8, 2021 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
David Ferris, David Iaconangelo, Miranda Willson, Ben Storrow, Jeff Tomich and Peter Behr
The promise of clean energy is brighter than ever with big investment on the horizon with support in the infrastructure bill and the pending climate and social spending package. But can it deliver on that promise? Big hurdles remain for clean energy to live up to expectations on jobs, grid resiliency and ROI, as well as overcoming supply chain issues and good old-fashioned “not-in-my-backyard” activism.
COP26: Energy and Environment Impact Analysis
November 9, 2021 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Amy Carlile, Avery Ellfeldt, Jean Chemnick, Sarah Schonhardt
Moderator Amy Carlile, managing editor of E&E News, and a panel of E&E News reporters took a look at the negotiations and plans to tackle climate change during the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Get insight into how the players interacted and what agreements could be met.
The State of the EPA
October 13, 2021 | AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Kevin Bogardus, Jean Chemnick, Sean Reilly, Hannah Northey and Ariel Wittenberg
In this briefing, E&E News reporters discuss the following questions about the state of the EPA:
- What is the state of the EPA after four tumultuous years under the Trump administration?
- What regulations have the Biden administration prioritized and how will they impact key stakeholders?
- Who are the key players at the agency?
- Now that President Biden has made climate change a priority for all federal agencies, what is the role of the EPA in that fight?
- How are states currently enforcing, delaying or surpassing EPA regulations?
- Will the agency get the necessary support to make an impact on environmental justice?