“Hey, other energy sources get subsidies, too!” About that…

My newsletter discusses the differing federal subsidies for different electricity sources. The data come from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which compiled the report earlier this year in response “to a September 2014 request to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield, Chairman of its Subcommittee on Energy and Power.” (Anyone familiar with the energy debate in this state can understand why lawmakers might want these data.)

Here’s the first of four graphs from the newsletter:

See my colleague Dr. Roy Cordato’s report on the proper way to compare energy subsidies: not by looking at gross subsidies, but net subsidies.

Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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