Economic growth depends critically on access to reliable energy. However in much of the world, access to energy remains low and supply is often unreliable. At the same time, the world’s energy choices are leading to levels of pollution that are substantially shortening people’s lives and causing climate change. The energy and growth challenge requires identifying solutions to these problems of access to inexpensive and reliable energy, while limiting environmental damage and guarding against disruptive climate change. In this Friedman Forum talk, Michael Greenstone explores key energy trends and outlines both the market and technology forces at play to meet this challenge.
Podcast episode • Sep 11, 2020
Deep Dive Series – Climate vs. Development: The Global Dilemma
Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone, Amir Jina
How you experience the global energy crisis and climate change depends in large part on...
Topics: Energy & Environment
Podcast episode • Aug 27, 2020
Episode 20: Can COVID Change the Climate?
Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone
COVID-19 has prompted a significant decline in carbon emissions, accompanied by extraordinary economic cost. Professor...
Topics: COVID-19, Energy & Environment