The Barriers to Clean Energy in the United States: All about the technology, or something more?

YaleUniversity

Published on Feb 28, 2014

This presentation examines the technical, economic, political and social barriers to renewable energy projects with a specific focus on the United States. With the advancement of renewable energy becoming increasingly linked to climate law and policy developments; the presentation explores the institutional challenges, economic barriers, regulatory hurdles, and social attitudes impacting, and often slowing, the diffusion of cleaner sources of electricity supply. However, to prevent driving the audience to despair, the presentation also discusses an array of different policy mechanisms that can overcome these pesky barriers.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

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