I know a policy maker, who when told to look both ways crossing the street, looked up and down. Not surprisingly he is no longer with us—having been run over by a truck coming from the left, or was it the right?
Ok, I made that up. The story may not be true; however, it does highlight an important lesson in policy making: the most effective and impactful policies are those made at their nexus with other issues! Throughout my career I have seen a pronounced tendency on the part of the policy community to confine thinking within narrow sets of parameters—often in a vertical or one dimensional manner.
Click here to read the full article, originally published on July 5, 2016, by Renewable Energy World.
Joel B. Stronberg
Joel Stronberg, MA, JD., of The JBS Group is a veteran clean energy policy analyst with over 30 years’ experience, based in Washington, DC.