More talk than progress in U.S. energy policy

December, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle

Dan Kammen emphasizes the importance of an ambitious climate bill for the renewable energy sector. Although there has not been as much movement in the energy business since the Arab oil embargo and several companies in California have received big grants or loan guarantees from the stimulus package, the ultimate success of the renewable energy industry will depend in the long run on a coherent cap-and-trade system. Until then Dan Kammen can only give the grade incomplete.