26 Sep '11, 4pm

Graph: The embarrassingly paltry sums government gives renewable energy

Graph: The embarrassingly paltry sums government gives renewable energy

Click here for a larger version of this image. The way we distribute subsidies for energy, it doesn't seem like we're all that enthusiastic about winning the future, says venture capital firm DBL Investors. (They created the handy chart pictured above.) A new report from DBL lays out just how much of an uphill battle renewables have when competing with so-called "mature" technologies, where by mature we mean "has a robust lobbying apparatus and a demonstrated track record for warping government policy in their favor." A second graph from the same report shows that nuclear power was granted unprecedented access to government funds almost from birth. Click here for a larger version of this image.

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