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Chapter 6: Renewable Energy and Electric Power

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Renewable Energy and Electric Power
Renewable energy and electric power

“We’re still thinking about the future of renewable energy like it’s 1990 or like it’s the year 2000. Our thinking is just behind the reality of where renewables are today and where they are going based on existing market technology, cost, and finance trends.” 1

Eric Martinot
Senior Research Director
Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies

“It seems like for a few months we’ll hear about solar and wind, and for a few months about [vehicle] electrification, and for a few months about another sector. I think what we have is an a la carte energy policy. … It doesn’t have the focus, or shall I say, the gravitas it needs consistently.” 2

James Jones, former National Security
Advisor, 2009–2011

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