In this piece, Research Director Megan E. Hansen explains that the inherent political biases of energy policy push specific forms of energy to succeed and others to fail. Hansen gives examples of how market-driven entrepreneurship has led to more-efficient and less-expensive sources of energy. However, when certain forms of energy are chosen by government to succeed over others, the incentive to develop better alternatives is stripped, and the real loser is the consumer.
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