"Subsidies Give Renewables an Unfair Edge", says Pruitt (Opinions, Editorials and Asides)
"I would do away with these incentives that we give to wind and solar.
I'd let them stand on their own and compete against coal and natural gas and other sources (oil), and let utilities make real-time market decisions on those types of things as opposed to being propped up by tax incentives and other types of credits that occur, both in the federal level and state level," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaking at a recent Kentucky Farm Bureau event.
Editor's Note In broad strokes, it may be worth noting that fossil fuels -- coal, natural gas and oil -- receive approximately $7.40 for every $1.00 in subsidies paid to the renewables -- wind,solar, bioenergy -- sector, according to the U.S Office of Management and Budget. So where's the unfair edge?
(Source: Scott Pruitt, Various Media, ZME Science, 10 Oct., 2017)
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