January 4, 2013

California's Leap Off the Green Energy Cliff

Keith Kohl, Energy & Capital

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We've been watching our government stick its fingers in the energy pie for decades now... Oil and gas subsidies go back nearly a century. We've doled out an average of $4 billion to them every year since. These incentives include a variety of things like tax credits, write-offs, and royalty reductions.

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TAGGED: Electric Utilities, California Public Utilities Commission, Electricity Prices, Renewable Mandates, Government Subsidies, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Green Energy, Renewable Energy, California


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