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As Others See It: Clean coal? It’s not here yet

“Much of the government’s complex web of energy programs, tax breaks and other incentives could be eliminated if Congress fostered markets in which the best low-carbon technologies were profitable and would therefore rise into use naturally. The preferences of private companies, entrepreneurs and consumers, spurred by simple price signals, would determine how to wring carbon dioxide out of the economy. This freedom-maximizing, flexibility-preserving, waste-minimizing policy is a carbon tax. It is long past time the country had one.”

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