Command energy options can't be called sustainable

Innovative energy options can only suffer from association with command strategies that are destined to fail.A common strategy of that sort turned up again in connection with a Jan. 24 natural gas conference in the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.The Sustainable Energy Coalition issued a statement regretting that only one of the items on the conference agenda, "diversification and conservation," embraced its policy goals.Other items, like the one to which the coalition gave its assent, were eminently reasonable for an inquiry into problems in the US gas market: increasing domestic supply, LNG, infrastructure, the environment, and market data.But the coalition wants the...

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