Three decades ago, wind and solar were treated as industrial ‘infants’, deserving of subsidies and support, on the premise that they’d be on their feet, in no time.
Well, after 30 years and plenty of talk about being ‘competitive’ with coal, gas and nuclear, they’re still being treated like untamable toddlers. And, just like bawling brats, they’re quick to spit the dummy when the notion of slashing their subsidies is seriously entertained.
Stephen Moore has more than just a little fun poking at the internal inconsistency between wind and solar industry claims of being competitive with serious power generation sources and their efforts to ensure that the massive subsidies they crave last until kingdom come.
Washington subsidies not helping the wind industry
18 October 2019
Last week the lobbying arm of the wind energy industry made an unsurprising, though somewhat embarrassing, announcement. It wants a longer…
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