Renewables

September 29 2016 0comment(s)

Fossil Fuels Receive Largest Energy Subsidies

Posted by Wind Works VT In Future, Renewables

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.

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September 26 2016 0comment(s)

The Case for VT Wind Power

Posted by Wind Works VT In Future, Renewables

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about wind power and the role it should play in Vermont’s energy future. A healthy public discourse is beneficial when it comes to any public policy debate and it is critical the debate remain grounded in facts and science. Facts matter and the fact is that wind power is critical to our fight against climate change and our state’s commitment to reach 90 percent renewable by 2050.

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