DYLAN RATIGAN, CNBC ANCHOR: And for more on this "Hot Topic" debate, should the government fund and promote alternative energy technologies, we turn to Sterling Burnett. He`s a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He says the government should stay out of the debate. But John Ewen says there is a role for the government. He`s the senior vice-president at Ardour Capital Partners. And Mr. Ewen, I begin with you. What do you see the government`s role being?

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