Rivian Will Bring More Climate Jobs to Georgia, Even as the State Lags on Climate Policy

Daniel Matisoff

Posted December 20, 2021

External Article: WABE

Dan Matisoff, associate professor in the School of Public Policy was quoted in "Rivian Will Bring More Climate Jobs to Georgia, Even as the State Lags on Climate Policy," published Dec. 20, 2021, on WABE.com.

Matisoff discussed the potential environmental impacts from the newly announced Rivian eclectic vehicle plant in Georgia.

An excerpt:

More EVs on the road means cleaner air locally, which Matisoff said is a good reason to promote them. But “most economists would agree that a lot of the incentives placed for electric vehicles are maybe not the most efficient way to reduce carbon dioxide,” he said.

Far more effective to reduce national and global emissions, Matisoff said, are policies like the Biden administration’s move to switch the federal government’s fleet — some 600,000 cars and trucks — to zero-emission vehicles.