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For good or ill, the United States seems more like a western European country every day, but the contrast could not be starker when it comes to renewable energy policy. Many countries in Europe get over one third— and some, over one-half—of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Europeans across the political spectrum support government policies to promote renewal energy, but government support for renewable energy is deeply controversial in the United States.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Elliott, E. Donald, "Why the United States Does Not Have a Renewable Energy Policy" (2013). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5114.