Subsidies for Renewable Energy Technologies: How Much?08 Sep

The question of subsidies for renewable energy production technologies versus other competing generation technologies is a constant theme. Recently, I found a source that sheds new light on that issue.

“The Institute for Energy Research decided to calculate the federal subsidies and support per unit of electricity production from the information provided in Energy Information Administrations report and the generation data in its Monthly Energy Review. The ratio of dollars to production is given in the following figure. As can be seen by the figure, solar is being subsidized by over 1200 times more than coal and oil and natural gas electricity production, and wind is being subsidized over 80 times more than the more conventional fossil fuels on a unit of production basis.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.

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