10 Apr '12, 11am

Is this the dawn of dark days for solar power?

Is this the dawn of dark days for solar power?

Germany, once the world's leading market for solar power, is pulling back its subsidies. Q Cells, once the world's largest solar company, just went bankrupt. This isn't happy news. If the country that birthed the Green Party cannot sustain its support for solar, what does that tell the rest of us? It should tell us that it's time (actually way past time) to get serious about energy and climate policy. This week, as I followed the news from Germany, I talked with a couple of energy-policy experts who I respect–Jesse Jenkins of the Breakthrough Institute and Gernot Wagner of the Environmental Defense Fund. I also watched an interview (below) with Bill Gates from the Wall Street Journal's Eco-nomics conference. They disagree about some specifics, but they all agree that the U.S. needs to get a lot smarter about how to drive a transition to low-carbon energy. So let's try to s...

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