"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Something interesting is happening in Australia. A new study by the research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that unsubsidized renewable energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels like coal and gas. In fact, it's a lot cheaper. Let's take a lesson from Australia and the Eurozone, which have both set up carbon taxes to make 19th century energy barons pay for at least some of the damage they've done. And then use that revenue for a green energy revolution here in America. Considering the threats of climate change, war, and disease, only an idiot - or a fossil-fuel billionaire like Charles or David Koch - would want us to bring in more oil with a pipeline or take any other steps to continue America's dependence on dirty and costly last-century fuels.