Tesla battery, subsidy and sustainability fantasies

More subsidies from exhausted California taxpayers cannot compensate for hard realities Paul Driessen The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today’s cars emit about 3% of what their predecessors did. Then it was oil imports: electric vehicles (EVs) would reduce foreign dependency and balance of trade…

The Hood Robin Syndrome

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out, under the imprimatur of the Energy Institute of the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California, entitled The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits.  As the title implies, it looks at who actually profited from the various “green energy” tax credits across the United…

Wind energy subsidies to be discussed in Senate today–opportunity for input

Guest post By John Droz The matter of how much, if any, federal subsidies that wind energy will get is being discussed (and maybe resolved) today. Here is a video of the Senate Finance Committee hearing this morning on this (starts at minute 14):     http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=0a55f72d-5056-a032-52a2-b1e30188a9c9 This is a sample recent article discussing these subsidies…