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Leah Stokes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She works on energy, climate and environmental politics. Her book, “Short Circuiting Policy,” examines the role that utilities have played in promoting climate denial. Leah also contributed to the anthology, “All We Can Save.” She completed her PhD in Public Policy at MIT, received a masters from MIT’s Political Science Department, and an MPA in Environmental Science & Policy at Columbia University.
Approaches to energy transitions: Carbon pricing, managed decline, and/or green new deal?
CSSN scholar Emily Eaton has published new research showing the need for a democratization, decolonization, and decarbonization approach to energy transitions to address climate change. The need for wholescale energy transitions across the globe is now clear, but there is still much debate about how best to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Carbon‐pricing has so far been unable to avert the coming climate catastrophe. Instead supply‐side, managed decline of the fossil fuel sector and proposals for Green New Deals, or Just Transition are gaining steam among academics, policy communities, and movements and even entering mainstream politics.Read More