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For a Clean-Energy Future, We Need Deregulation

Ted Nordhaus writes in The Wall Street Journal that we need deregulation to achieve a clean energy future.

>>>READ: Remove Barriers to Accelerate Energy Innovation and Deployment<<<

The C3 Take
  • Across the country excessive regulations and environmental NIMBYism are hindering the deployment of clean energy.
  • In Nevada environmentalists are using the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to prevent a geothermal plant from being completed and in California local activists are shutting down Diablo Canyon, the state’s largest source of carbon-free power.
  • While well-intentioned, regulations often hinder private sector innovation and the deployment of carbon-reducing technologies.
  • If the United States wants to meaningfully address climate change, it must reduce burdensome, and often outdated, regulations to allow the private sector to thrive.

The U.S. can no longer continue to neglect its compounding infrastructure and clean-energy needs. We aren’t going to regulate our way to a thriving low-carbon economy and a more stable climate. America needs to get back to building again.”

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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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