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California’s Energy Policy Shows Us What Not To Do

Adam Millsap writes in Forbes on the dangers of California’s energy policy.

The C3 Take
  • California has said that they will be powered by carbon-free energy by 2045, but it’s current regulatory structure will make this goal hard to achieve.
  • Excessive regulations and barriers for certain energy sources lead to the government picking winners and losers.
  • States and the federal government should learn from California’s energy policies and embrace an “all of the above” energy strategy that allows the private sector to innovate and thrive.

“California’s policymakers say they want new energy sources, but instead of cleaning up the state’s regulatory clutter and allowing private-sector innovators to innovate, they act as if government mandates can substitute for market-tested innovation.”

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