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Europe’s energy conflict fuels outbreak of realism about climate policy

William Moloney writes in The Hill on Europe’s energy crisis.

The C3 Take
  • In Europe we are seeing how virtue signaling and top-down government actions are negatively impacting consumers and the environment.
  • While low carbon energy sources should certainly be a part of our energy portfolio, they should be integrated through free markets and consumer choice.
  • Economic freedom and free markets provide our best pathway forward to reducing emissions while providing affordable and reliable energy.

“If Merkel at last recognized the folly of Germany’s climate policy overreach and Macron decided that re-election as president of France was better than virtue-signaling on climate, the world would owe them a debt for teaching us that reality can be avoided temporarily, but it never can be canceled. We might also hope that some American politicians are taking note of what is happening with their Old-World counterparts.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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