Op-ed: Keep fossil fuels in the ground, supports a form of economic self-destruction

Professor William F. Shughart II, of Utah State University, and Josh Smith, of the Center for Growth and Opportunity, argue that the best way to promote progress in the renewable energy sector is not to halt production of fossil fuels. Refusing to acknowledge that the U.S. still relies heavily on fossil fuels will hamper the U.S. economy. Instead, allowing business competition to spur technological advances will create a better fuel economy in a shorter time.

Read the full piece as it was published by The Daily Caller. This article was also featured by The Independent Institute.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.