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(Image Source: Facebook / Earth Warrior; June 2012)

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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

  • Oil / Solar > Government and Politics >
    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. (PESWiki; June 20, 2012)

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

  • Humor / Conspiracy / Oil > Subsidies >
    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)
  • PAC > U.S. Govt. and Energy > Oil > Subsidies >
    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)
  • Oil > Subsidies >
    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. (Changing Power; February 24, 2011)

See also

SOLAR GENERAL:

SOLAR MODALITIES:

SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE

SOLAR APPLICATIONS:

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