Jonathan Lester: “Renewable Energy Jeopardy: An Answer Searching for the Right Question”

Thanks to Jon Boone of Stop Ill Wind for pointing us to this excellent commentary at Energy Tribune.

The author, Mr. Jonathan Lester suggests California is an excellent contestant in his “renewable energy jeopardy” game and that the answer is “renewable energy mandates.” What’s the correct question? Supposedly, California’s new mandate answers four questions: How can the US achieve energy independence? How can we reduce consumers’ exposure to volatile electricity prices? How can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions? And how can we create “green” jobs?

For an excellent and interesting review of the questions go here:  Renewable Energy Jeopardy: An Answer Searching for the Right Question

(Mr. Lester is President of Continental Economics, Inc., an energy and economics consulting firm with offices in New Mexico and Washington, DC.)

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1 Response to Jonathan Lester: “Renewable Energy Jeopardy: An Answer Searching for the Right Question”

  1. Allgheny Front Alliance says:

    Just in case you don’t play the game…here is the final answer / statment…

    Renewable energy mandates are an answer in search of the right question.

    But unlike Jeopardy! we all lose because renewable energy mandates are the wrong answers to the four questions listed above.

    We would be better off by deciding on the right questions first, then finding the right answers. That might not be as fun as a TV game show, but it makes a lot more sense when government is playing with our money.”

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