Novara Media

Downstream: Everything You’re Told About Green Capitalism is Wrong w/ Brett Christophers

Listen on

Episode notes

Renewable energy technology is only getting cheaper. And yet it hasn’t increased its share of the energy mix for two decades.

So what explains this paradox: cheap green energy with incredibly slow adoption?

According to Brett Christophers, there is a straightforward explanation for this seeming paradox: the capitalist need for profits. And green energy projects are not as profitable as oil and gas.

So can capitalism address the climate crisis? Does the state need to play a decisive role? How is it possible that China is both a global leader and a laggard in greenhouse gas emissions? And is Europe over?

You can buy Brett’s book, “The Price is Wrong: Why Capitalism Won’t Save the Planet” here.