Renewable energy costs taxpayers 166 times as much as traditional fuels

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According to a recent article on energy subsidies in the Wall Street Journal, taxpayers shell out $832 for one megawatt hour of solar and wind energy, compared to just over $5 for traditional sources (oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower).

According to a recent article on energy subsidies in the Wall Street Journal, taxpayers shell out $832 for one megawatt hour of solar and wind energy, compared to just over $5 for traditional sources (oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower). Considering the state of the current economy, can we afford this? What about states like Mississippi, where per capita income is less than $20,000 a year? What do you think: Is this a wise use of our resources?

 

 

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