Breakthrough Dialogues

"You can’t put a band-aid over an open artery."

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Leah Stokes is the author of the new book Short Circuiting Policy, a professor at UC Santa Barbara, and a widely-known voice on energy issues. We sat down with her right after Super Tuesday 2020 for her thoughts on what the results mean for climate. She shares ideas on making the transition to clean energy in a way that benefits people (rather than raise electricity bills), the value of primaries in generating productive conversation, and how to avoid climate solutions that act like “band-aids over an open artery.” Tune in for the political commentary, stay for the energy expertise.