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.
Insight • Apr 3, 2020
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Forbes; Ryan Kellogg
Topics: COVID-19, Energy & Environment
Becker Brown Bag: Some Dismal Economics of Climate Policy
Robert H. Topel
Energy is an essential component of economic growth. At the same time, rising worldwide demand...
Topics: Energy & Environment
Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, Featuring Lars Peter Hansen
Kevin Murphy, Lars Peter Hansen
Kevin Murphy talks with Lars Peter Hansen, the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor and Director of BFI's Macro Finance Research Program, about BFI's beginnings, his research and more.
Topics: Tax & Budget, Technology & Innovation, Employment & Wages, Energy & Environment