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Busting the myths around public investment in clean energy

September 16, 2022

In a recent journal article published in Nature, CSSN Scholar Jonas Meckling co-challenges myths around the public investment in clean energy debate, highlighting ways to effectively implement these policies to advance decarbonization.


Critics have opposed clean energy public investment by claiming that governments must not pick winners, green subsidies enable rent-seeking behaviour, and failed companies means failed policy. These arguments are problematic and should not determine the direction of energy investment policies.

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