Sen. Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to discuss rising energy prices, his leadership over the bipartisan infrastructure law, and climate policy.

Cassidy pushes back against Democratic calls to curb U.S. oil and natural gas exports to combat high energy prices at home, and accuses the Biden administration of inconsistency for pleading for more production at the same time they want to reduce the economy’s dependence on fossil fuels over time.

Rep. Jared Huffman, Democrat of California, joins “Plugged In”  hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to discuss a big week ahead in the House as it prepares to vote on the party’s climate and social spending bill.

He urges the Senate to keep intact the House’s version of the Build Back Better Act because, “we are late in the game and need to hurry up and get this over the finish line.”

Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to discuss the energy crisis occurring in Europe and Asia and how that should inform discussions at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow.

 

Former Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, an original GOP climate champion, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to discuss his party’s “evolution” on climate change and why he thinks it can do more.

Curbelo also predicts a “big” policy solution on climate change will emerge in Florida, where residents are already “living” the effects of a warming planet.

GOP Rep. John Curtis of Utah, chairman of the Conservative Climate Caucus, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee.

Curtis shares details on why he is joining a delegation of House Republicans visiting a major U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rep. Sean Casten, Democrat of Illinois and darling of “energy Twitter,” joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to talk about Hot FERC summer, the potential death of CEPP, the limits of a carbon tax and his shiny white teeth.

Casten warns any move to weaken or remove Democrats’ clean electricity performance program would be tantamount to not giving a “rat’s a** about climate.” He tells us he’s doubtful on the prospects of carbon pricing as a backup plan. He also goes deep on FERC wonkery.

West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican on the EPW Committee, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to talk about all things CEPP, coal, COP26, and climate change.

Capito predicts that Democrats can find a way to get her West Virginia colleague, Sen. Joe Manchin, to say “yes” on the CEPP program by being more lenient to natural gas. She also warns Democrats’ clean electricity performance program would accelerate the energy transition too fast, and eliminate coal in the state.

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to talk about all things reconciliation.

Whitehouse says a fee on carbon emissions is “highly likely” to be included in Democrats’ climate and social spending package. He warns the U.S. would look like “jerks and putzes” if Congress fails to pass climate legislation before the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow.

Former FERC chairman Neil Chatterjee and Washington Examiner Energy Reporter Josh Siegel bring you conversations with key players on all the latest energy issues facing the country and the planet.