Pielke’s Take on The State of the Union

The 2011 Illahee Lectures, Innovation for Public Good begin with Roger Pielke, Jr. on Thursday, February 3. Pielke is pretty pleased with Obama’s State of the Union emphasis on energy innovation – it’s pretty much in line with his Climate Fix book: cap and trade or a big carbon tax won’t work, but a modest fee ($5/ton), invested in renewables and conservation, is do-able. But is Obama’s goal of “80% from clean energy by 2035” do-able? Well, when you run the numbers


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