Solyndra & Federal Investment

Good article from The New Yorker on the history of federal investment in energy markets.

The nuclear-power industry was effectively created by the government in the nineteen-fifties, and probably could not exist today without government guarantees. The coal industry was heavily subsidized during the nineteenth century. And the oil-and-gas industry has received tax breaks and allowances worth billions of dollars a year for more than half a century--to say nothing of the implicit, but incredibly costly, subsidy that oil producers have received in the form of the Fifth and Sixth Fleets.


The New Yorker (@NewYorker)
10/4/11 8:15 AM
The failure of solar co Solyndra, which Obama Admin invested in, "isn't reason for the gov't to give up on alt energy": http://t.co/DdMGpff8


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