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Hope, smaller incomes sustain Houston's former energy workers

The idea of cleaner sources of energy sounds great, unless you are one of the workers who has lost your job in the industry transition. “It is critical that, to the extent policy is going to take steps to make sure the energy system is cleaner and greener as we move forward, it addresses the people who are potentially left behind,” says Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies. “Nobody wants to lack an opportunity because they spent their time learning how to do something that is being displaced.” Read more at the Houston Chronicle (subscription required). 

Medlock is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics.