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Colorado’s move to the New Energy Economy offers lessons on the challenges facing the US transition away from coal towards renewables

Betsill, Michele and Stevis, Dimitris (2016) Colorado’s move to the New Energy Economy offers lessons on the challenges facing the US transition away from coal towards renewables. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (22 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the US and the world, efforts towards transitioning away from fossil fuels are often deeply political, as last month’s ruling by the US Supreme Court stalling the implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan shows. In new research, Michele Betsill and Dimitris Stevis look at Colorado’s political transition to a New Energy Economy in the late 2000s as an example of the complex politics of how such transitions can be achieved. They write that Colorado’s experience shows that building a counter-coalition against entrenched interests requires compromises in how goals are articulated by campaigners, and in the policies that are pursued.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 15:29
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65938

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