Zero-Sum Climate and Energy Politics in the Trump Administration
in Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism (Krakoff, Rosenbloom, & Powers, eds., 2019, Forthcoming)
27 Pages Posted: 22 May 2019
Date Written: October 2018
The Trump Administration's zero-sum approach to climate and energy policies threatens to interfere with a just energy transition. Not only will this delay necessary action to mitigate climate change and transition away from fossil fuels, it will also harm the very communities the Administration purports to want to help. Climate mitigation may involve trade-offs, but it need not be the zero-sum political game that President Trump wants to play.
Keywords: climate change, energy transition, zero-sum
JEL Classification: K32
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