Not just ‘all of the above,’ but ‘how much of each?’
Harvey L. Reiter (email@example.com) is a partner with Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, and serves as executive articles editor for the Energy Law Journal.
For proponents of a clean energy economy, identifying the “good guys” is no easy task.
Teaching a course in energy law and regulation at Vermont Law School a few summers ago, this author posed several questions to students about their views on clean energy. The students, almost to a one, had chosen the school for its environmental law program and their personal interest in a green future. And they brought to the classroom their own conceptions about who the good guys are in the energy economy. They came away, one hopes, with the understanding that identifying the good guys can prove immensely complicated – even where the policy goal (to promote clean energy) seems unambiguous.