Energy Climate, Energy, Environment
September 13th, 2023 Podcast by Manhattan Insights

Balancing Growth and Green | Alex Trembath

The trade-off between the economy and the environment is considered by many to be the defining issue of our time. Activists on the left now champion regulations to reduce carbon emissions at the expense of future economic growth. Other, self-described "degrowth" advocates take a more radical stance, calling for policies to lower incomes and shrink the global population.

Alex Trembath is a deputy director at the Breakthrough Institute. He's deeply contemplated these trade-offs and believes firmly that technological advancement, economic growth, and a thriving ecological planet can coexist. He joins our host, Reihan Salam, to explore these issues in depth.

Related readings:
Deregulating Clean Energy Is More Important Than Regulating Carbon Emissions Breakthrough Institute, by Alex Trembath
Cost-Disease EnvironmentalismCity Journal online, by Alex Trembath