Forbes: Policies or Technology? The Key to a Sustainable Energy Future

Policies can be very effective at driving behavior, but they must work in concert with enabling technology to realize the outcomes we desire, including increased energy efficiency and reduced emissions.


Creating a sustainable energy future—one that meets the demands of a growing population while addressing the challenges posed by concerns about a warming climate—is arguably the world’s greatest challenge. But it is not a reasonable question when it comes to deciding where the keys to a sustainable energy future lay—in policies or technology.

In this article for Forbes, Charles McConnell, executive director of the Univeristy of Houston Center for Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, argues that we need both. 

Policies or Technology? The Key to a Sustainable Energy Future