Our future depends upon the innovation of clean energy for sustainability, energy independence and economic growth. This growing, sustainable industry will also be a tremendous source for job creation. However, although there are many initiatives and government incentives to encourage clean energy growth, there is concern as to whether or not this industry can help bring about the economic stability so desperately needed and whether or not we should depend upon this industry to do so. In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dr. Robert Pollin to discuss his research regarding the steps we need to take to build a stable, sustainable, clean energy economy. Stay tuned!
Dr. Robert Pollin's research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S. His books include A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States ; An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for Kenya ; An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for South Africa ; Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity; and The Living Wage: Building A Fair Economy; and the edited volumes Human Development in the Era of Globalization; Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy; The Macroeconomics of Saving, Finance, and Investment; and Transforming the U.S. Financial System. Most recently, he co-authored the studies “Green Recovery” , “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy”, and “Green Prosperity” exploring the broader economic benefits of large-scale investments in building a clean-energy economy in the United States. He is currently consulting with the U.S. Depart of Energy and the International Labour Organization on the economic analysis of clean-energy investments.