The politics of energy and environmental policy are often portrayed in black-and-white terms. In reality, however, it’s not that simple.
Real progress on energy and the environment, as with so many other topics, is made somewhere in the middle. Sorting the signal from the noise requires keeping a focus on good institutions, robust regulations, clear and achievable policy goals and the financial resources to implement them.
Sounds pretty dry. But that’s the job. Demonstrating real leadership on energy and the environment is hard, there are no shortcuts, and you don’t get to legislate and walk away.
Colorado has done the hard work, and now serves as a model for other states, even other countries.
Case in point: Our state’s rules for regulating methane…
Greg Clough, Simon Lomax and Morgan Bazilian
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