Fossil Fuels Receive Largest Energy Subsidies
An oft-repeated claim by opponents of wind power is that the technology couldn’t exist without subsidies. Let’s take a minute to examine that as an argument against the renewable energy source.
A subsidy is a benefit given by the government to businesses, groups or individuals, usually in the form of a tax break. Subsidies are generally used to support a portion of the economy and often used to encourage new technologies and new sectors of the economy.[…]