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David G. Victor is Professor of Industrial Organization and Technology Innovation at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-directs the Deep Decarbonization Initiative, funded in part by the nonpartisan Electric Power Research Institute. He is also adjunct Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His latest book on climate governance, coauthored with Charles Sabel, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2021.
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.
Biden should rejoin the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.
University fossil-fuel divestment is a well-meaning, but misguided, enterprise.
Coal sits at the center of the most inconvenient truth about global-warming policy.
We must pursue technologies that burn coal more clearly.
Rapid scale-up guarantees that money will be wasted.