America needs to dramatically ramp up its production of clean, renewable energy to address global warming. Solar thermal power plants – those that harvest the sun’s heat to generate electricity – can provide that energy. On the Rise shows that solar thermal power is already more cost-effective than zero-carbon sources of energy like nuclear power and coal with carbon sequestration and that solar thermal has the potential to provide vast amounts of round-the-clock electricity to help meet America’s energy needs.
Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
Tony Dutzik is associate director and senior policy analyst with Frontier Group. His research and ideas on climate, energy and transportation policy have helped shape public policy debates across the U.S., and have earned coverage in media outlets from the New York Times to National Public Radio. A former journalist, Tony lives and works in Boston.