Averting the Coming Clean Energy Cliff

Matthew Stepp August 19, 2011
August 19, 2011

The nascent clean energy industry is headed for a crisis. The culprit and one of our biggest obstacles to creating a green economy: the boom-and-bust cycle of short-sighted energy policies that prop up mature, lowest-common denominator technologies, but do little to support clean energy innovation. States and the federal government must learn from their mistakes in propping up limited technologies with misguided subsidy policies and instead make energy innovation the core driver new clean energy policies.