Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
But you can't recognize the subsidies exist then claim that solar can't compete. Of course it can't - not with the subsidies of solar's competitor.
And if you say the subsidies shouldn't exist then you must support measures that would end the subsidies. The only way I know of to offset the oil subsidies, for example, is to levy a very large tax on gasoline, similar to levels seen in Europe, to capture the negative externalities of oil in our economy. That would level the playing field.
Or we could subsidize solar. And given the huge negative and regressive impact of a large gas tax increase on the poor and working and middle classes, I'd far prefer reasonable subsidies of solar and other alternatives as those energy sources get ramped up so that economies of scale emerge sooner rather than later.
Solar can't compete with MASSIVE amounts of Subsidies with or without its "competitor".
Hell just look at the absolute disaster Germany's Green energy " revolution " has become
Solar is subsidized directly by the Government and the German citizens.
To the point where the average German citizen pays 300 percent more for their electricity than Americans do.
GREEN ENERGY is such a worthless technology.
The US subsidizes the oil industry to the tune of about $4 - 4.5 billion/year. Considering that in 2013 the US consumed approximately 6.89 billion barrels of oil, that works out to about $1.53 per barrel, or about $0.04/gallon (6.89 billion barrels/$4.5 billion = 1.53 & 1.53/42 gallons per barrel = 0.036, rounded up to $0.04 per gallon). I'm all for it. Let's raise the price of gas 4 cents per gallon and stop picking winners and losers.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Would be better off aiming for geothermal... or nuclear, if they can fight the urge to put them on fault lines.