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.)