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Directory:US Solar Subsidies Versus Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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Text Synopsis : What if solar got the same subsidies as fossil fuels? - US solar subsidies: $1 billion, compared to $72 billion subsidies for fossil fuels over 5 years. If the US gave the same subsidies to solar that it does to fossil fuels, solar would be cheaper than grid power in 100% of the country, rather than 14%. Germany has 6x more solar than US, even though the US gets 3.9x more sun.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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Directory:Oil / Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar > Directory:US Solar Subsidies Versus Fossil Fuel Subsidies - US solar subsidies: $1 billion, compared to $72 billion subsidies for fossil fuels over 5 years. If the US gave the same subsidies to solar that it does to fossil fuels, solar would be cheaper than grid power in 100% of the country, rather than 14%. Germany has 6x more solar than US, even though the US gets 3.9x more sun. (PESWiki June 20, 2012)

See http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/indusclient.php?id=E01&year=a

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Directory:Humor / Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Oil > Directory:Oil > SolyndraGatePocalypse - Animated cartoonist, Mark Fiore has created a hilarious spoof on renewable energy subsidies compared to the subsidies paid to the oil companies and other rackets they have going for them. (Mark Fiore September 21, 2011)
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Directory:Oil > Directory:Oil > Tell U.S. Congress: End oil subsidies - As Americans continue to struggle with outrageous, unstable gas prices, oil companies continue to benefit from them, continuing to rake in huge profits. Why does the U.S. Govt. still rewards them with $4 billion/year with tax credits and subsidies. (CredoAction April, 2011)
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Directory:Oil > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Fossil fuel lobby dollars return as subsidies -- exceeding 100x overunity - According to The Center for Responsive Politics' website Open Secrets, oil, gas and electric utilities in the US spent $2.3 billion lobbying their government legislators to support their industry since 1998. Altogether, worldwide governments gave an average $1.5 billion US a day subsidizing fossil fuel industries. (Directory:Cold Fusion Now January 24, 2012)
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Directory:Trends / Directory:Oil / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Worldwide, Fossil Fuels Get 12 Times the Subsidies as Clean Energy - In the US, the government still gives tens of billions of dollars in subsidies to oil companies every year. And elsewhere, there's much heavier state support. In 2009, Exxon alone spent more money lobbying US Congress than the entire clean energy sector combined. (TreeHugger December 1, 2010)

Directory:Oil > Directory:Oil > Ask World Bank to stop funding dirty fuel projects - Global financial institutions such as the World Bank provide subsidies to oil, gas and coal companies. Your tax dollars may have helped the World Bank spend more than $6 billion last year on oil, gas and coal projects in developing countries. A fraction of that money could have put any one of many New Energy projects into the marketplace. (Congress:Advisor:Jeane Manning February 24, 2011)

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