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"The Mix" (Tony Kovscek)

What's the future for fossil fuels? Explore Prof. Kovscek's perspective on coal's role and more.

Transcript: "The Mix"

If we think about the current energy mix and where things come from and where we might want to go, it's best to really view energy in sort of a portfolio sense. So just like you would think about your need of a balanced portfolio of investments, you sort of need a balanced portfolio of energy supply. So just like in a portfolio, you might have some investments that are more risky or speculative. You could argue that we should have the same thing in an energy mix. We should make some investments in technologies that might cost more initially, but have the potential to have significantly less environmental impact. And could potentially make a very large impact on the overall energy picture.

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