Robert Pollin cited in two news stories regarding a PERI study on the investments in renewable energy needed by the state of New York to meet its climate goals

Robert N. Pollin, co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Distinguished Professor in economics, is cited in two news stories. A new report from the PERI says New York is going to need to make some big investments in renewable energy to meet its climate goals. The PERI study says the state needs to spend between $4.5 billion and $5 billion in addition to what is already planned. The study says this would create 150,000 news jobs and could be paid for with a fee on climate pollution, a carbon tax. Pollin also is identified in a column as a supporter of a “Green New Deal” where public sector jobs would be created to build a new green energy infrastructure for the country funded in part by a carbon tax. (The American Prospect, 11/16/17; Public News Services, 11/15/17)