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Solar & Wind Energy Subsidies Should Continue “Forever”: Filed under: Energy News

Solar & Wind Energy Subsidies Should Continue “Forever”: Filed under: Energy News

It seems that every day I’m reading (or even writing) about solar and wind energy’s price and potential without government subsidies — but it is really ridiculous that dropping government subsidies should even be on the table. Amongst the political right (especially politicians and media), there’s a common argument that renewable energy shouldn’t be subsidized, even though the majority of the public supports such subsidies , and even though fossil fuels have been getting subsidies for about a century (and continue to get them). Even on the left, many people talk about the days when solar and wind won’t need any subsidies. Aside from the issue of fair dues (renewable subsidies continuing until historical subsidies of the various energy sources are more or less balanced), there’s one basic reason why solar and wind energy should receive subsidies “forever.” Basically, a “fre...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/29/solar-wind-energy-sub...

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