David G. Victor - Mentions and Appearances
[On corporate climate risk disclosure] The big blind spot is the physical risk of climate change.
[On recent corporate climate pledges] There is a difference between energy efficiency and this. This is looking far beyond that. Net zero does not mean efficiency; it means complete transformation, and that’s the challenge.
There’s a highly uneven response to the climate challenge from the oil and gas industry. The European companies are out in front, and the American ones—Exxon in particular—are lagging far behind.
[On GM's new 100% electric car announcement] [It is] a big deal in the sense that you have now a single set of planning targets that apply to the entire company, and it’s timed very carefully to resonate with the important political debates that are happening right now.
On January 27, 2021, David G. Victor moderated the Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions session at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda 2021.
On January 22, 2021, David G. Victor joined the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to discuss how AI could transform the electric power industry.
On December 8th, 2020, David G. Victor participated in a panel hosted by Boston Review and the Harvard Bookstore discussing climate policy and strategies to address the climate crisis.
[On the importance of Biden appointing a new SEC chair to advocate for climate risk disclosure] Guidance from the SEC and central banks about market risks will be significant.
[On the incoming Biden climate team] They know that electricity is central, and they know that you have to combine decarbonization with known technologies with a big investment in innovation
[On U.S. subnational climate action] The hardest thing that the cities are finding is transportation is really, really difficult to manage, because a lot of the tools are outside of their scope – the vehicles that are available. California cities are going to have an easier time because they're going to have a state that's leading on zero-emission vehicles.