When It Comes To Correcting Climate Change, Should Free Markets Or Government Take The Lead?

When It Comes To Correcting Climate Change, Should Free Markets Or Government Take The Lead?

Ken Silverstein wrote in Forbes on C3’s involvement in OurEnergyPolicy’s Energy Leaders Webinar Series.

“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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