Bradford Seminar: "Short circuiting policy - Changes to U.S. Clean Energy Laws" - Leah Stokes
Leah Stokes will discuss her recent academic research, including ongoing projects. She will share findings from her book, Short Circuiting Policy(link is external), which examines the role that utilities have played in promoting climate denial and rolling back clean energy laws. She will also discuss current working papers that look at protests against wind energy and the effect of power shut offs to prevent wildfires on politics. Leah Stokes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science(link is external) and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).