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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Powers, Melissa, Zero-Sum Climate and Energy Politics in the Trump Administration (October 2018). in Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism (Krakoff, Rosenbloom, & Powers, eds., 2019, Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3376207

Melissa Powers (Contact Author)

Lewis & Clark Law School ( email )

10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
United States

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