Solar Power Is Harming Taxpayers & Consumers
The federal government subsidizes solar energy much more generously than other sources of electricity. According to a study by the University of Texas at Austin, the coal industry received federal subsidies of $1.06 per megawatt hour in 2016; the oil and natural gas industry received federal subsidies of $0.91 per megawatt hour; the nuclear industry received federal subsidies of $1.30 per megawatt hour; and the wind industry received federal subsidies of $12.74 per megawatt hour while the solar industry received federal subsidies of $61.31 per megawatt hour.
Solar, wind and greed
Wind and solar power are the welfare dependents of the energy world.
Every turbine and panel that goes up raises the cost of electricity for the community it (allegedly) serves.
Take a look at this hard-hitting editorial at CFACT.org that reveals the hypocrisy of the wind and solar crowd. They cash in on the mandates, subsidies and feed-in tariffs, without which not a single one would be built. Then they lump themselves in with highly efficient natural gas to bury their true costs. Then these companies use politicians to block efficient coal, oil and nuclear and even the natural gas that is powering America's genuine energy revolution.
Last winter Boston had to resort to a Russian natural gas tanker to keep the lights and heat on after Big Green politics blocked bringing in American gas via pipeline.
It's time to cut out the subsidies and mandates and force wind and solar to compete in a free and fair market.
Of course, competing in a free and open marketplace might well spell their doom. They know this, which is why they demand Big Government go to bat for them -- a much easier course of action than having to actually prove themselves worthy of the mega-dollars they rake in.