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Is Subsidizing Energy the Way to Go?

Posted By Nicolas Loris On March 23, 2009 @ 9:35 am In Energy | Comments Disabled

The ethanol mandate taught us that energy subsidies for commercial energy projects can lead to unintended consequences and ultimately be counterproductive. Yet Washington’s attempts to address America’s energy questions continue to rely heavily on preferences, mandates, and subsidies for energy commercialization. This is causing energy experts from across the political spectrum to begin questioning the role of subsidies in energy policy. Is this an area where liberals and conservatives might agree?

The Heritage Foundation and Nonproliferation Policy Education Center are hosting an event tomorrow, March 24th, with leading analysts from both sides of the coin to address these issues. Details can be found here [1]. The event is open to the public and can also be viewed online.


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