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Renewable Energy and Subsidy Mining

June 19, 2017

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce and Heartland Institute research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the effects of subsidized renewable energy.

Are renewable energy companies really just subsidy miners? In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce and Heartland Institute research fellow Isaac Orr discuss this question and Bryce's recent editorial piece "Thanks For Giving Me Your Tax Money," appearing in The Wall Street Journal.

Bryce and Orr discuss the various tax credits and subsidies available for renewable energy companies that increase the costs of electricity for everyone else. Bryce and Orr also discuss the fact that wind and solar power are far more land intensive than nuclear energy or fossil fuels.

Author
Isaac Orr is a research fellow for energy and environment policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr is a speaker, researcher, and writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining, agricultural, and environmental policy issues.
iorr@heartland.org