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Energy Gradualism

Robert Hargraves writes in RealClearEnergy about the benefits of energy gradualism.

The C3 Take
  • Energy gradualism relies on market forces and technological innovation, rather than mandates, to reach clean energy objectives.
  • Energy gradualism stands in stark contrast to command and control energy policies, which are expensive and harmful to human and energy progress.
  • The U.S. has already used energy gradualism (the fracking revolution) to reduce emissions and provide reliable and affordable power to the world.
  • To reach key energy and environmental objectives in an economically sustainable manner, lawmakers should turn to energy gradualism and an “all of the above” energy strategy.

“Changing future industrial processes to use electricity instead of coal, gas, and oil will require even more electric power. Uprating nuclear power plants to make more power has been successful, and many permitted sites can accommodate additional power plants. Uprating transmission lines within existing corridors is also feasible, with line voltage upgrades, advanced conductors, and gas-insulated substations.”

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