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Green Energy Programs Often Increase Emissions

Dan Well — News Max —  August 20, 2013

From the Wall Street Journal:

The Obama administration’s environmentally-oriented energy programs actually increase carbon emissions in some cases, according to a Wall Street Journal editorial.

Journal editors reach that conclusion based on a report on energy subsidies released by the National Academies in June.

In 2008 Congress formed a National Research Council special committee to investigate the tax code to see how specific policies increase or decrease greenhouse gases. The committee, which is part of the National Academies, found that “several existing provisions have perverse effects, while others yield little reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue loss.”

The committee called ethanol and other biofuel subsidies a “most striking” example.

“The 45-cents-a-gallon ethanol tax credit expired in 2012, but before it died it was increasing carbon emissions by 5 million tons every year, at a cost of $5.26 billion,” the editorial states. “As they say, it’s not easy being green.”   Read full article, here…..

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