Energy policy: Push renewables to spur carbon pricing

Wagner, Gernot; Kåberger, Tomas; Olai, Susanna; Oppenheimer, Michael; Rittenhouse, Katherine; Sterner, Thomas
September 2015
Nature;9/3/2015, Vol. 525 Issue 7567, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses the promotion of renewable energy resources and the implementation of carbon pricing in order to reduce the use of fossil-fuels and mitigate climate change. Topics include the U.S. Clean Power Plan's encouragement for states to meet emissions-reduction targets through market-based mechanisms, the impact of costs associated with renewable resources on the implementation of effective carbon pricing, and the need for policymakers to open power grids to renewable resources.


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