27 Jun 2009

IER Calls for End to All Energy Subsidies

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The Washington Post recently sounded very free market in its objections to subsidies for “clean coal.” An IER commentary says:

When coal is concerned, the Post recognizes how the incentives Members of Congress face lead to troubling results. The Post’s editors should remove their blinders to examine how their concerns about coal subsidies apply equally to the renewable subsidies the Post supports.

The Post should join the Institute for Energy Research and call for an end to all energy subsidies. That would at least make them intellectually consistent.

I know there are numerous other sins of which IER has been accused, but I hope “you should officially call for an end to all subsidies” now comes off the list.

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