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Energy Policy

The Economist's energy correspondent weighs in on climate change, China, India

Is there a grassroots revolution brewing on issues like clean air and climate change? Vijay Vaitheeswaran, energy and environment correspondent for The Economist thinks so. In a wide-ranging OnPoint interview, Vaitheeswaran describes the push from U.S. states and cities to create new policies on global warming, and also applauds Bush administration efforts to partner with China and India on climate issues. Drawing from his own reporting and a 2003 book, "Power to the People," Vaitheeswaran also looks ahead to the future for renewable energy and fuel cells, and questions whether high fossil fuel prices are truly here to stay.