Podcast: What’s stopping the United States from changing its energy policy?
In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Leah Stokes joins Lee and James to discuss energy policy in the United States. Stokes is an associate 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 is the author of Short Circuiting Policy (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Nature Energy, Energy Policy, and Environmental Science & Technology, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and CNN.
What is the current state of the nation’s energy policy? How does the U.S. compare to other industrialized nations in this area? Are things as stagnant as many people think? Or is the federal government making progress? And what is stopping the government from moving more quickly? These are some of the questions Leah, Lee, and James ask in this week’s episode.