Mahowald said the delays in action aided by Exxon had “profound implications” because earlier investments in wind and solar could have averted current and future climate disasters.
There is no switch marked “investment” which one can flip. It’s steam engine time when it’s steam engine time.
For example, the price of solar was falling at 20% a year in the 1970s, before all the investment. All the investment in the 00s and 10s has led to solar falling in price at – 20% a year.