Whats the True Cost of Wind Power?
Also published in Newsweek Sat. April 11, 2015 Show More »
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 Simmons is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and Professor of Economics at Utah State University.
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