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Energy decarbonization requires an all-of-the-above approach

Benji Backer writes in The Hill about the importance of an “all of the above” energy approach.

The C3 Take
  • While some climate activists believe that the we must halt all fossil fuel use, the reality is that oil and natural gas will be needed for years to come.
  • Restrictive policies that target specific fuel types are regressive and stall human progress and upward mobility around the world.
  • Achieving economic and environmental goals can be done in tandem through a market driven “all of the above” energy strategy.

“Yes, part of the solution is to transition energy forms from emitting sources to non-emitting sources. Clean sources of energy — from wind and solar to nuclear energy and geothermal — couldn’t be more important. At this time, however, a full transition is unrealistic and would lower quality of life for millions of people.”

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