The over riding lesson is that energy is a factor of production and governments should encourage the development of all sources of energy and let them compete in the market place.  Attempts to favor and promote one type of energy at the expense of others are doomed.  European countries that rushed to promote solar and wind energy with mandates and subsidies have discovered once again that such policies are counter productive. Rather than pick and promote “winners”, governments should promote knowledge creation and innovation.  Policies that do that provide a better, if apparently a more uncertain, route to the future.

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