California is Going Germany’s Way With Failed Energy Policies
- Jun 26, 2019 5:37 am GMT
Germany and California both have ambitious energy and climate goals. But Germany is struggling to meet those targets and its citizens are paying some of the highest electricity prices in the industrialized world. Will California learn from Germany’s failed experience? That’s a critical question.
James Bushnell, economics professor at the University of California at Davis, said that there are a lot of parallels between Germany and California. Both have been leaders and both have experienced a period of energy cost increases, which are causing worries of a pending backlash. That backlash has probably hit Germany more because they started their irrational energy policies before California.
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