The fall and rise of renewable energy

08/22/2013 | Project-Syndicate.org (Prague)

If you believe that existing renewable-energy technologies will displace fossil fuels anytime soon, then Bjørn Lomborg has a bridge he'd like to sell you. Rather than subsidizing expensive existing technologies, Lomborg argues, we should be working to develop renewable technologies that are genuinely price-competitive with fossil fuels. "When green renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels, they will take over the world," he predicts.

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