27 Mar '12, 6pm

Phase Out Solar Subsidies, But Gradually

The vast majority of the estimated 100,000 Americans working in the solar industry are employed by just these kinds of small businesses. And thanks to their growing interest, the industry has been growing like gangbusters. In fact, as PV America speaker Rhone Resch, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association recently noted , the solar industry has become "the fastest growing industry in America." Unfortunately, the industry's continued growth and survival depends, at least for the moment, on the outcome of several key public policy decisions. The question now before us is: which, if any, of the several federal solar incentives now in effect will be continued? Ending energy favoritism As a general policy, we're in favor of weaning the solar industry — as well as wind, nuclear and various fossil fuel energy producers — away from federal subsidies so that energy inv...

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