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Tough Love for Renewable Energy

Making Wind and Solar Power Affordable

Author: Jeffrey Ball
May/June 2012
Foreign Affairs


Proponents of renewable energy have had a hard time lately, thanks to the recession, competition from natural gas, and embarrassments such as Solyndra. But it's too early to give up, since recent advances have made wind and solar power more competitive than ever. Still, governments must redesign their policies and help renewables slash costs.

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