“But what is the fundamental difference between giving companies a tax cut for selling green energy and giving them grants for generating low-carbon electricity? Are they distinctions without a difference — progress paid for by taxpayers under either circumstance? ‘Fundamentally, we need serious solutions,’ says Drew Bond, president of C3 Solutions, at a discussion hosted by the Grace Richardson Fund and OurEnergyPolicy.org.
‘The most serious ones are based on free-market economics,’ he continues. ‘Forcing utilities to buy a certain amount of electricity is a top-down solution. There ought to first be a whole lot of competition. If we can’t achieve there, let’s look at it again.’ C3 is a conservative organization — ‘less government, not more government’ — dedicated to addressing climate change.”
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