Tag Archives: renewable energy

Do We Need a Renewables Policy?

Question: If an effective carbon tax or cap-and-trade policy is in place to limit greenhouse gas emissions, is there any point in having a separate policy to promote renewable energy sources? I have read several times recently that the answer … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Industrial Revolution

The economics of energy in the 18th century offers lessons for the present. I recently read Robert Allen’s The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective (1), a fascinating analysis of why the industrial revolution happened, why it happened in Britain, … Continue reading

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