I saw this Economist article on Bill Gates' Twitter feed. He recently said in a Reddit AMA that if he wasn't dedicated to the Gates Foundation, he would like to work with Elon Musk to tackle global energy issues.
In this article a think tank is mentioned that states, "vicious circle: subsidies foster deployment of renewables; renewables depress power prices, increasing the need for financial support" (for reliable but polluting forms of energy generation.
The article continues to mention the clean energy paradox, "
“The more successful you are in increasing renewables’ penetration, the more expensive and less effective the policy becomes.”
I was wondering what do you think of the clean energy paradox idea and what policies and business models take this challenge in to account?