With major renewable energy and automotive media now obsessed with the success or failure of Tesla’s zero emissions Model 3, it’s important to understand the larger context in which a monumental conflict between an old, mostly dirty industry and new clean energy players is occurring. To this particular point, we should step back for a moment from the day-to-day minutiae of business activities and related media campaigns to ask this single essential question:
In the present day’s ever-worsening and warming climate, what does a wise, forward-looking national energy policy look like?
Such a question may seem out of context until one considers the fact that the object of so much media and industry drama — Tesla — operates in what can best be described as a conflicted policy environment. In the U.S., Tesla enjoys a dwindling subsidy in the form of tax breaks going to purchasers of zero highway emissions…
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