Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

10-23-2012

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

One rationale for large public investments in clean energy technology points to concerns that have not been addressed by other policies, most notably greenhouse gas emissions and energy security. Another inspiration for clean energy policy suggests that strategic government investments would increase domestic firms' market share of a growing industry and thus help domestic firms and workers. This lecture examines the economic case for clean energy policy in the United States and addresses the issues state and local governments confront in building a clean energy industry.

Keywords

Clean energy industries; Clean energy investment – Economic aspects; Energy policy – Economic aspects; Energy security; Global warming; Greenhouse gases

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Economics | Energy Policy | Growth and Development | Oil, Gas, and Energy

Language

English

Comments

Greenspun Hall, UNLV Campus

Video File size: 174 megabytes

Attached file: 33 PowerPoint slides


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