Ted Nordhaus writes in The Wall Street Journal that we need deregulation to achieve a clean energy future.
- 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- If the United States wants to meaningfully address climate change, it must reduce burdensome, and often outdated, regulations to allow the private sector to thrive.
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