energyNOW! hosted a discussion on the future of clean energy in America's economy. The discussion was held after guests watched live broadcast of Intelligence Squared's debate on the same question. Chief correspondent Tyler Suiters moderated the discussion between Constellation Energy's Jim Connaughton and the Center for American Progress' Dan Weiss.
The two discussed what comprises clean energy, what might be included in a clean energy standard and what policies need to be implemented to make clean energy reliable and affordable. They also talked about how to secure federal funding for investment in the clean energy sector.
The panel also took questions from the audience, including how markets can drive innovation, rather than public investment, how Chinese regulations and policies affect the decision-making process here, and the role of emissions-cutting technology.