As consumers, we pay for electricity twice: once through our monthly electricity bill and a second time through taxes that finance massive subsidies for inefficient wind and other energy producers.
Most cost estimates for wind power disregard the heavy burden of these subsidies on U.S. taxpayers. But if Americans realized the full cost of generating energy from wind power, they would be less willing to foot the billbecause its more than most people think.
|Randy T Simmons is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Utah State University, and co-author of Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure.|
Environmental policy has been guided since the late 1960s by demonstrably false assumptions responsible for a host of ineffective or wasteful, command-and-control policieson air pollution, water pollution, endangered species, wilderness, renewable energy, and more.