Coal Wars (Rebroadcast) #411

March 03, 2017

This week we're learning more about the fossil fuel that powered humanity's first industrial age, and helped set us on a course for a looming climate crisis. We'll speak to Richard Martin, energy editor at the MIT Technology Review, about his book "Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet." And we'll explore the environmental impact of coal with Jeff Deyette, assistant director of energy research in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Guests:

  • Richard Martin
  • Jeff Deyette

Guest Bios

Richard Martin

Richard Martin is the energy editor at the MIT Technology Review. He has been writing about energy, technology, and geopolitics for more than 20 years, and his work has appeared in Time, Wired, The Atlantic, Fortune, and many other publications. Coal Wars is his second book.

Jeff Deyette

Jeff Deyette is the assistant director of energy research and a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mr. Deyette conducts analysis on the economic and environmental costs and benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. He has written extensively for UCS and various renewable energy industry publications on the consumer, employment, and environmental benefits of increasing renewable energy use. Prior to joining UCS, Mr. Deyette worked as an environmental protection specialist for the New England division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, where he assisted with environmental compliance and conservation programs.

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