FROM David Roberts
President Trump's advisers are split on Paris Climate Accord There’s disagreement within the Trump White House over whether the U.S. should stay in the Paris climate agreement. A group of nearly two dozen senators is urging the president to back out of the agreement.
Solar Power v. Power Companies Solar power: it’s not just for rich hippies anymore. Solar has gotten cheaper, better, and easier to install in recent years. It’s a win for everyone: manufacturers, consumers, and the environment. Everyone, that is, except the traditional power companies. In many states, utilities view renewable power as a threat and they’re fighting to limit it. Here in California, utility giant PG&E is looking to reduce financial incentives to go solar.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.