Pragmatism has been a nearly unanimous message at the McCormick Energy Conference, a gathering for working reporters this week organized by Ohio State University’s Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism (and largely funded by the McCormick Foundation). We need a price on carbon to drive the rethinking of energy in the U.S., and the cap-and-trade system built into energy legislation under consideration in Congress is the best hope to get that price in place.
At least that’s what the speakers argued. I remain concerned by the threat of enduring low carbon prices. Continue reading “Cap and Trade Hopefulness @ Kiplinger Energy Confab”