Renewable energy and the path to a low-carbon energy future

David Victor, co-chair of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings and professor of international relations at the University of California, San Diego, and Christopher Clack, CEO of Vibrant Clean Energy, discuss the complexities of incorporating higher percentages of renewable energy into the electric grid, and the political and economic challenges facing the pursuit of zero-carbon emission energy.

Show notes:

How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course

Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar

Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan

Why Bad Things Happen to Clean-Energy Startups

The next energy revolution: The promise and peril of high-tech innovation

With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, as well as additional support from Fred Dews.

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