Over the past 20 years or so, states have been leaders in setting policies to promote renewable energy and other cleaner energy options. But sustaining those policies can be challenging, especially in the face of resistance from traditional energy companies and other interest groups.

In this episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast, I talk to a prominent young political scientist, Leah Stokes, whose new book “Short Circuiting Policy” details what’s happened in a number of states. They include Ohio, where a scandal has emerged over a law to help nuclear and coal power plants keep running.

To hear this fascinating discussion, go to the homepage for the podcast at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. I hope you enjoy it!