Monday, November 14th, 2011
This house believes that subsidising renewable energy is a good way to wean the world off fossil fuels. http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/217
Representing the sides are Defending the motion – Matthias Fripp Research fellow, Environmental Change Institute and Exeter College, Oxford University For the foreseeable future, fossil fuels will be priced inefficiently low, and renewables will need a subsidy simply to make the competition fair. Against the motion – Robert L. Bradley Jr Founder and chief executive officer, Institute for Energy Research Recent observations of the earth’s climate system suggest that we are on a path towards less, rather than more, global warming. Do you agree with the motion?Join the live debate!