Monday, March 28, 2011

Here, Subsidize This!

Okay, I’ve heard a little too much from my neocon friends and lothers who constantly bash subsidies for alternative forms of energy designed to wean us off our dependence on fossil fuels, while at the same time, whining “drill baby drill.”

The folks at GOOD (for people who give a damn) have created a great infographic (click here or on the image below to see in full) showing each type of energy and the amount of subsidy for each both in terms of tax breaks and direct public funding.

One thing is clear: regardless of where we use energy, either at home or from the pump, renewable or fossil fuel, we aren’t paying the price the market would set for that energy.


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