THE FIRST MOONSHOT DIDN’T DISRUPT AN INCUMBENT INDUSTRY. THE CLIMATE MOONSHOT MUST
Payne Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon writes why the climate “moonshot” faces special challenges, and how to work around them. A successful climate moonshot could help avert the crisis by deploying existing low-carbon technologies and helping to develop new ones, dramatically reshaping the energy system and significantly reducing oil demand through 2050. But the threat of disruption to one of our biggest incumbent industries creates challenges in getting the moonshot off the launchpad in the first place. June 26, 2020.