Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Energy Subsidies«

Scrap Energy Tax Favors For Better Reform

December 6, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ It’s that time of year again when Congress, feeling the pressure of budget negotiations and the year’s end, provokes the issue of expired or soon-to-expire energy tax credits. Congress has on the table roughly a dozen renewable energy tax subsidies covering wind, solar, electric vehicles, biofuels, and others. There’s a host […]

Congress Should Keep Its Promise To End Energy Subsidies

March 7, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ As Americans work to file their taxes, Congress is setting to work on a package of expired tax credits this spring to enrich a few energy technologies at the expense of federal taxpayers. Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., of the Senate Finance Committee last week introduced a bill […]

Change In Political Climate May Raise Energy Costs

January 10, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ This 2019 new year of political climate change now finds green energy lobbies lining up to extract more subsidy gratitude from an indebted Democrat House majority. Carbon pricing proponents are encouraged that Democrats expanded their legislative majorities by displacing foes in key states. Led by California’s path-breaking cap-and-trade regime, along with […]

‘Green, Clean And Affordable’ – And Requiring More Investigation

October 15, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ A recent live-streamed Heritage Foundation program in Washington, DC presented information that raises an intriguing question: Could Bloom Energy be the Theranos of fuel cells? Theranos said its revolutionary technology could diagnose disorders and diseases using mere drops of patients’ blood. The claims had no basis in fact, and the company […]

Failing The Laugh Test: Wind, Solar Power Make Subsidy Accusations

July 30, 2018 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ The lavishly subsidized wind and solar power industries apparently don’t like other meth dealers – er, make that energy subsidy recipients – on their federal-pork street corner. The evidence? Wind and solar apologists are squealing with outrage that coal and nuclear power may finally get their own small piece […]

3 Reasons Trump Should Pull The Plug On Solar Tariffs

January 22, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ An expansive trade case has simmered on the back burner since April 2017 and is now finally on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for a decision by Jan. 26. The case involves two failing manufacturing companies—Suniva and SolarWorld—which have petitioned the government for globally applicable tariffs on inexpensive imports […]

New Bill Would Stop Energy Department From Risking Taxpayer Money

October 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ This week, Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, introduced the DOE Loan Program Repeal Act, which would prohibit the Department of Energy from offering new government-backed loan guarantees for energy projects. Weber’s bill would not only protect taxpayers, but would also prohibit government intervention that enables industry dependence on subsidies and empowers Washington […]

Diogenes Searching For Honest Policies

March 7, 2017 by

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Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money, and power By Paul Driessen ~ The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate policies […]

Alternative Energy Is Likely To See A Big Boost In Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies During Lame-Duck Session

September 24, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Members of Congress are preparing to be quite active during the lame-duck session. That’s good news for cronies who want to use the political system to secure handouts but bad news for taxpayers and the economy. The targeted tax credits Congress is considering include windfalls for hybrid solar lighting systems, fuel […]

District of Columbia School’s ‘Green Academy’ Selling False Hope With Renewable Energy Training

August 25, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Children are filtering back to school in the nation’s capital, but one school is getting students off on the wrong foot by promoting careers propped up on the backs of the taxpayer: renewable energy. H.D. Woodson High School has three career and technical education program tracks. Two of them line up […]

America Blighted By Industrial Wind

July 30, 2016 by

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Green gangsters rip us off while enriching the 0.1% and trashing the environment By Mary Kay Barton  ~ “America is being auctioned off to the highest bidder.” – Donald J. Trump A recent Joe Mahoney article, NY looks to the wind to replace its fossil fuel diet, was full of half-truths and misinformation. There is […]

‘Quintessential Insider Deal’: Taxpayers Finance Family Ties Of 2 Failing Green Companies

July 23, 2016 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Grassroots conservative activists who run a reboot of Ronald Reagan’s political action committee want to know why the government allows one failing company to buy another failing company while both get taxpayer subsidies. They also want to know why corporate executives with friends in high places have not been subjected to […]

Green Subsidies Bill Perfectly Illustrates Washington’s Spending Addiction

April 9, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Christmas came early last year for green companies looking for Washington handouts after Congress passed legislation extending massive subsides for wind, solar and other renewable energy companies. Now the Senate is attempting to ensure Christmas comes again for these same companies, by expanding the qualifying sources for green goodies. Some senators […]

5 Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Keep Subsidizing Wind And Solar Energy

December 15, 2015 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Proponents of energy subsides argue that they are necessary for any number of reasons such as, business certainty, to stimulate the economy, preserve jobs, combat global warming, compete internationally, and the like. But, in the long run, subsidies actually hurt the very industries they’re supposed to help by disincentivizing innovation and […]

The Green Mirage – And Con Job

June 29, 2015 by

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Musk, Schmidt, Simons and billionaire buddies build empire based on climate and energy BS By Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin ~ Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees […]

Shady Circumstances Cloud Huge Solar Energy Plant Bailout

December 6, 2014 by

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Ivanpah is producing only 25% of the energy promised by the Obama Administration By Larry Bell ~ As if receiving a $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers wasn’t quite generous enough, the owners of the world’s largest solar power plant — Google, BrightSource Energy and renewable energy giant NRG – are now seeking another $539 million […]

Green Energy More Hype Than Benefit

September 10, 2014 by

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Renewables are not as free or safe as their supporters would have you believe. By Larry Bell ~ Beware of marketing terms such as “clean,” “renewable,” and “sustainable.”  While those words may seem very nice, they have routinely been co-opted and redefined through misleading “Green” messaging campaigns. Regarding “clean” energy, let’s agree that no sane […]

Department Of Energy: Working Hard To Give Away Your Money

April 18, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ This week the Department of Energy announced that it will make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable and energy efficiency projects that reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government needs to stop playing banker in an attempt to build the energy economy it […]

DOE’s Manufacturing Innovation Is $70 Million Corporate Welfare Giveaway

January 22, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Obama Administration recently announced that $70 million of your taxpayer dollars will be spent over the next five years on a public-private manufacturing innovative initiative. If you’re asking why such an initiative can’t be fully funded by the private sector, move to the head of the class. The partnership includes […]

All The Energy Technologies You’ll Be Propping Up In 2014

January 15, 2014 by

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By Amy Payne ~ Heritage experts worked through the night to comb through the massive spending bill Congress just released. One of the big disappointments they found is a whopping $10.2 billion for energy industries and government energy programs—much of which should be taken care of in the private sector. While Congress allocates billions of […]

Keystone XL Jobs Versus Subsidized Green Jobs

July 31, 2013 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ President Obama criticized the job estimate numbers from the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in an interview with The New York Times over the weekend, but if the president wants to complain about job creation, he should really take a look as his failed green jobs programs. While there has […]

Energy Budget Cuts Are Attack On Subsidies, Not Science

July 10, 2013 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ House Members who are proposing cuts to the Department of Energy (DOE) budget are facing bogus criticism that the cuts are an attack on science. The reality is that the cuts are attacks on subsidies and duplicative spending and, in fact, do not go far enough. The lowest-hanging fruit for cutting […]

$1.2 Billion In Cash Goes To Energy Projects, Despite Sequestration

April 4, 2013 by

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By Michael Sandoval ~ Despite a fiscal cliff and sequestration worries, more than $1.2 billion in cash payments for energy projects (in lieu of tax credits) have been issued by the Department of Treasury and Department of Energy since January 1, according to documents from the U.S. Treasury. Through February 14, $1,254,769,726 was distributed by […]

Japan’s Green Initiative Drowns In Oil

March 28, 2013 by

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By Riley Walters ~ The government picking winners and losers is bad for any economy. But it also often leads to the opposite of the intended result. Take a look at Japan. Last week, an expert committee from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry announced its plan to reduce the price of solar energy […]