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Michaël Aklin

Michaël Aklin is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The Politics of a Global Energy Transition

Wind and solar are the most dynamic components of the global power sector. How did this happen? After the 1973 oil crisis, the limitations of an energy system based on fossil fuels created an urgent need to experiment with alternatives, and some pioneering governments reaped political gains by investing heavily in alternative energy such as wind or solar power. Public policy enabled growth over time, and economies of scale brought down costs dramatically.