How Can America Start Building Infrastructure Again?
"Time to Build" at Ecomodernism 2022
As the nation’s halting attempts to build high-speed rail, nuclear power plants, high-voltage transmission lines, and solar and wind farms reveal, the obstacles to decarbonization stem less from the availability of low-carbon technology than from the capacity for siting, permitting, and building the necessary infrastructure. High-level proposals to address this problem have come from “supply-side progressivism,” “state-capacity libertarianism,” neoliberalism, and beyond. This panel will feature a variety of ideological perspectives on the policy and coalitional imperatives to be sorted out before any such supply-side agenda can be effectively pursued.
- Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Growth and Opportunity, Utah State University
- Marcela Mulholland, Political Director, Data for Progress
- Jeremiah Johnson, Policy Director, The Neoliberal Project
- Jared DeWese, Deputy Director for Communications, Third Way Energy