The Energy Economy

Oct 4, 2012

Ever notice how our adherence to good intentions goes down as the price of maintaining those intentions goes up?

For example, we all want a clean environment.   But how much more are we willing to pay for a switch to a truly eco-friendly supply of energy?

Economist Barkley Rosser has been crunching some numbers on the cost of "new" versus "old" energy sources.  You might be surprised at what he’s found.

Note: This is an encore presentation and was originally broadcast May 31, 2012.

Guest:
J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. Ph.D.  - Author of numerous books on economics, including Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecological Economic Systems: Beyond Catastrophe and Chaos [Springer, 2011].  Professor of Economics and the Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration at James Madison University.