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From "Green Growth" to Sound Policies: An Overview

Richard Schmalensee

Energy Economics, Vol. 34, Supplement 1, Nov. 2012, pp. S2-S6, 2012

Richard Schmalensee, Energy Economics, Vol. 34, Supplement 1, Nov. 2012, pp. S2-S6, 2012

"Green growth" is an attractive slogan with a variety of possible meanings. This essay critically examines several potential meanings of this slogan and provides a brief overview of some of the main implications of the other papers in this special issue. Taken together, these papers argue for the importance of careful analysis of energy/environmental policies, particularly ambitious ones claiming to offer huge benefits with little or no cost.

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