The White House has frozen or withdrawn hundreds of planned rules, a move aimed at bolstering the economy but that scraps proposed protections for workers and the environment.

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What energy sources offer the most promise for the U.S.?

by Neil Irwin

Welcome to the first Wonkblog CrowdSourced! The energy sources that drive the U.S. economy takes many forms, and the mix is always evolving, whether carbon-based coal, oil and natural gas; nuclear power; or renewables such as wind, solar, hydro, and biofuels. But which of these forms (or others!) offer the best mix of economic and environmental viability to power the United States in the future? What is it about the likely progression of science, technological innovation and how the economy works that makes an energy source the one that we should be betting on?

Leave your comment here, respond to those of others and upvote those existing comments that offer the most thoughtful, interesting and useful ideas on this pressing question.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 31, 2013
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