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.