By any measure, the world is limping along in an anemic quest to replace fossil fuels with clean energy. 34 years after the U.S. Department of Energy was formed, with the mission to end our dependence on foreign oil, gasoline and diesel accounts for 98% of our fuels, and renewable energy represents less than 2% of the electricity grid-mix. But why? Are there sinister forces at work, determines that maintain the status quo?

"Since public policy is such a hot topic right now, I figured I'd publish my interview with Dr. Pollin in advance, to get folks engaged with the subject." - Craig Shields