Free Markets And Clean Energy

Free markets may be the ticket to a clean energy revolution.
January 9, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Libertarian think tanks teamed up with big-name enviros to oppose the huge Bush energy bill that stalled out in Congress in November. But wait -- one group's from Venus, the other's from Mars ... what gives? The answer, says journalist Vijay Vaitheeswaran, is that both camps want clean, renewable energy sources to compete on a level market playing field rather than go up against fossil-fuel industries bloated on massive government subsidies. Vaitheeswaran, who writes for The Economist, is an enthusiast about clean-energy technologies and the power of market-based solutions to environmental problems. He makes a good case, says Michelle Nijhuis in her review of his new book 'Power to the People'."

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Published on Thursday, January 8, 2004 in Grist Magazine
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