Will Renewable Energy Standards Pave the Way for New Technologies?

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The federal budget is stalled in part because of Republican demands to weaken the EPA's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, just as Governor Brown prepares to sign a new state law raising renewable fuel standards from 20 to 33 percent. We hear what those actions could mean to the development of renewables in California, specifically the use of green slimy algae — to power cars, as well as to provide food and pharmaceuticals. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Democrats and Republicans on the Brink of a government shutdown.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal