On Our Radar: Energy at a Crossroads

'In his 2014 State of the Union address Barack Obama underscored the urgent action required on climate change but madeno mentionof controversial and divisive energy policy matters such as approving the TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Environmental groups and energy experts question how long it is possible to sustain an ‘all of the above' energy strategy, which backs investment in clean energy alternatives on one hand but also promotes rampant drilling and mining of fossil fuels on the other.

The Obama administration is not the only one finding itself at this energy crossroads. The uncomfortable transition from fossil fuels to renewables is playing out in a tug of war between the high-carbon lobby and more progressive companies placing their bets on the transition to a low-carbon economy.'

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