Please, No Operation Warp Speed for Green Energy – The Wall Street Journal

by | Apr 26, 2022 | Energy

Choose any dramatic government-sponsored technical program—the Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program and so forth—and people will want to apply it to alternative “green” energy: In “What Global Warming Has in Common With Covid,” (op-ed, April 13), Tomas Philipson writes, “The Biden administration needs an Operation Warp Speed for green-energy alternatives.”
I am sympathetic to some of Mr. Philipson’s ideas: spurring private innovation and removing regulatory barriers. But the problems of an energy transition are at most superficially like those of Covid, and the differences are vast.

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