Do markets lead us in the right energy direction? That was one of the themes touched upon in a fishbowl discussion that just ended at the 150 year celebration party in Zürich.
We use energy now, put CO2 in the atmosphere now and we have fun while doing it. The negative effects of these actions will only be felt by us and our kids 30 years ahead. So if we already have problems adjusting our lifestyle on the long run, how shall markets be able to price negative effects of unknown size of fossil energies far away in the future?
There was no positive answers that markets can do this but there same novel ideas, how it could be solved otherwise. One idea was to tax people and companies no longer on their income but on their energy use or ecological footprint. The new way of living in 2050 - what do you think?
Category: Sustainable energy
Location: Zurich, Switzerland