Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Subsidies«

Wind And Solar Subsidies

March 19, 2021 by


From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Why were federal tax subsidies extended for wind and solar by Congress? Again. For the umpteenth time! We are against subsidies because they distort markets. Those politicians who support these market-distorting policies should at least be forced to answer the […]

Wind And Solar Are Losing Ground To Gas

December 29, 2020 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The subsidies that never die — for wind and solar power — are back. With Christmas coming on the Lame Duck Congress elected to throw untold additional billions at renewables. What is amusing is that gas-fired power generation, a fossil fuel with no subsidy, is still growing faster than wind […]

Scrap Energy Tax Favors For Better Reform

December 6, 2019 by


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 […]

Ohio’s Renewables Subsidy Sausage

September 23, 2019 by


From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ The people of Ohio recently witnessed a Sausage-O-Rama of energy policymaking. HB-6 is a mish-mash of energy legislation that bails out nuclear and coal, subsidizes solar, while completely ignoring wind. Natural gas, of course, needs no subsidy. These days it […]

Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money

June 27, 2019 by


By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required and mine and refine the steel and aluminum and mine the rare earths that every wind turbine requires, Industrial Wind Turbines can not even be […]

Australian Politics – Labor Party Fail: If Solar Power Is The Cheapest, Why The Need For Subsidies?

November 22, 2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, the Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, environmental spokesman Mark Butler: The cheapest and cleanest replacement power generation is renewable energy. That’s, of course, ignoring the effect it has on the rest of the system, which must supply 24-hour, reliable power. But wait. If renewables […]

Renewable Power Australia – Frydenberg Hints: No More Subsidies Or Targets For Renewables

October 9, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Let’s hope sense kicks in: The Turnbull government is hinting that the rapidly declining cost of renewable energy is undermining the case for further clean-energy subsidies, as it maintains it will make a decision on a clean energy target in coming months. In a speech to the Australian Financial Review’s National […]

Solar Lies

September 29, 2017 by


By Craig Rucker ~ Wind and solar lobbyists like to claim that their industry is “sustainable.” They couldn’t sustain them long without taxpayer subsidies and “feed-in tariffs” that guarantee them high prices for any electricity they produce whether power companies want it or not. Now Elon Musk’s solar power company is in hot water with […]

Renewable Power Australia – Paying A Saudi Billionaire To Wreck On Electricity

September 19, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Let me demonstrate how our politicians are spending billions to give you more expensive and unreliable electricity just to pretend to stop global warming that they pretend is catastrophic. We are paying a Saudi billionaire $300 million to pretend to make a difference to the climate by ruining our electricity supply: […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – Which of These Two Makes Sense? How The Liberals Seem Set To Destroy Themselves

September 15, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Which of these two makes sense?: First, Tony Abbott: [Tony] Abbott told Sydney radio 2GB yesterday he did not want to see any subsidies for energy production, including for coal. “Let’s not subsidise any more renewables, and if we don’t subsidise any more renewables we won’t need to subsidise coal, ­because […]

Renewable Power Australia – National Party Says No To Green Subsidies

September 11, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Warmists claim renewables are now as cheap as coal-fired power.   So the Nationals call their bluff: Warmists claim renewables are now as cheap as coal-fired power, So the Nationals call their bluff: “The Nationals have voted to remove all subsidies for renewable energy providers over a five-year period and to […]

Renewable Power Australia – Don’t Fall For This Mad Green Scheme

December 9, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Fairfax newspapers claim the magic pudding has been invented – a scheme to force us to use more expensive and unreliable electricity and STILL PAY LESS MONEY. Only an idiot would believe it: The Turnbull government is sitting on advice that an emissions intensity scheme – the carbon policy it put […]

Obama’s Following Through With Promise To Bankrupt Energy Companies

April 16, 2016 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ Here’s one set of energy companies: Peabody, Arch Coal, Patriot Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, James River Coal and Walter Energy. Here’s another: Solyndra, Abound Solar, Fisker Automotive, Beacon Power, Vehicle Production Group. Both sets of companies have two common elements. They’ve all filed for bankruptcies and the federal government had a […]

Green Subsidies Bill Perfectly Illustrates Washington’s Spending Addiction

April 9, 2016 by


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 […]

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill For Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

March 30, 2016 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ As every 10-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, “it’s the thought that counts.” That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and the California Public Utilities Commission when it comes to solar power. The latest example is the $2.2 […]

Why This Governor Opposes A Bipartisan Bill To Subsidize Solar Energy

March 29, 2016 by


By Natalie Johnson ~ Maine Gov. Paul LePage is fighting a bipartisan proposal designed to boost solar power development in the state by a factor of 12, arguing that it would benefit only the wealthy. At a business expo Thursday in central Maine, LePage, a Republican, warned that the solar power bill would increase electricity costs to 22 […]

The Conservative Case Against Energy Subsidies

January 11, 2016 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ It’s hard to take seriously an article with a contradictory title such as “The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies.” The words “subsidies” and “conservative” do not belong in the same sentence together when discussing energy policy, unless “eliminate” is in the mix. Here are some of the major problems concerning Ben […]

The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

December 26, 2015 by


By Marita Noon ~ The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned—despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That’s good policy. However, to get the support of “reluctant Democrats,” The Economist reports: “an additional five years of tax credits for wind and solar […]

Green Tech – The Climate Crisis Syndicate

November 16, 2015 by


Manufactured climate crisis fears and renewable energy schemes create gold mine for the rich By Paul Driessen ~ Renewable Portfolio Standard advocates recently held their 2015 National Summit. The draft RPS agenda suggests it was quite an event – populated by bureaucrats, scientists and consultants who have jumped on the climate and “green energy” bandwagon, […]

Crony Collusion Fuels White House Clean Power Scam

October 6, 2015 by


By Larry Bell ~ Information obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EE Legal) through state and federal Freedom of Information Act public record requests reveal a richly funded and closely coordinated network including the White House, governors-in-hiding, and “Green energy” subsidy seekers to advance the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. The full report, […]

Not All Energy Is Created Equal

September 22, 2015 by


Reviving wind and solar credits is an unacceptable tradeoff for allowing oil exports By Marita Noon ~ Congress has taken action that actually advances free markets and limits government intrusion. I was in the room when, on September 17, the House Energy and Commerce Committee—with bipartisan support—advanced legislation to lift the 1970s-era ban on crude-oil […]

Renewable Power Australia – Even More Labor Party Pain For No Climate Gain

August 7, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Party’s global warming scheme shows an even bigger contempt for taxpayers’ money than does Tony Burke: Bill Shorten faces a renewed Coalition attack over higher electricity prices from his 50 per cent renewable energy goal, after Environment Department analysis found achieving it by 2030 would cost a “ballpark’’ […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Electricity Is Fueled By Your Taxes And Extra Charges

July 13, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The ABC, Fairfax journalists and green carpetbaggers are today demanding even more taxpayer handouts for green power. They have already helped to force through a law obliging us to make 23 per of our electricity come from more expensive power sources such as wind and solar. Now they want cheap loans, […]

Renewable Power Australia – How Many Billions Should We Donate To Warming Scaremongers?

April 11, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Alan Moran on the scandalous green rort that drives up your power bills so green alarmists can get rich: The RET (Renewable Energy Target) issue is coming to a head in Australia. Bear in mind, the rationale for the scheme is a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions but it does this […]