Why Investing in Renewable Energy Will Stimulate the Economy

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A farmer passes next to wind turbines on a wind farm in Guillonville, central France, on August 18, 2016.

This is a rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired on December 3, 2015. 

In order to control climate change, the International Panel on Climate Change estimates that greenhouse gas emissions will need to fall by about forty percent by 2030. Economist Robert Pollin discusses this attainable goal and the means to achieve it with steady, large-scale investments in both energy efficiency and clean renewable energy sources, which will expand employment and drive economic growth. His new book is Greening the Global Economy.