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A Closer Look at Energy Resources in Houston

The energy industry is, of course, a key component of Houston’s economy, which makes policy debates over America’s energy future of vital importance to the Greater Houston community. Traditionally, the fight over our energy future has been thought of as a “zero sum game.” At one end of the spectrum are those who are all […]

The energy industry is, of course, a key component of Houston's economy, which makes policy debates over America's energy future of vital importance to the Greater Houston community. Traditionally, the fight over our energy future has been thought of as a "zero sum game."

At one end of the spectrum are those who are all in for traditional energy sources, regardless of their impact on the environment. At the other end are those who only want to engage in policies that promote clean, renewable energy or conservation. Michael Levi, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations says we don't really have to take sides. He argues there's merit in pursuing both paths, simultaneously. He writes about it in his new book, The Power Surge.

 

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