Ask a Metro Expert

Lind, Diana
September 2010
Next American City;Fall2010, Issue 28, p72
An interview with public policy analyst Mark Muro on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is presented. When asked if a sustainable future is possible after the crisis, he replies that the disaster may have created some room for new solutions on climate change. Muro states that a climate change bill should establish a price on carbon and its connection to a clean energy system. He observes that metropolitan areas can provide the setting for delivery of large-scale energy efficiency in buildings and systems.


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