Generally speaking we are against subsidies but, as always, define “subsidy”. If you mean punitively discriminating against carbon-dense energy by disallowing the business and development tax breaks all manufacturing and extractive industries get then forget it, that’s just plain stupid. If, on the other hand, you are talking about the absurd largess poured upon solar- and wind-generation over the last 4-5 decades then yes, cease and desist immediately.
Fifty-four percent oppose doing away with subsidies for oil, gas, coal, nuclear or renewable energy, while 47% favor the idea. Support for building more nuclear power plants has fallen dramatically.
The American public is divided about whether to eliminate federal subsidies for any form of energy and is giving less support to nuclear power and U.S. funding of renewable energy, a new poll has found.
Fifty-four percent of respondents opposed doing away with subsidies for oil, gas, coal, nuclear or renewable energy, while 47% favored the idea. Support for building more nuclear power plants has fallen dramatically, to 42% from 61% in 2008.
The Yale-George Mason University poll being released Thursday found that 76% of Americans support regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas pollutant and that two-thirds believe the U.S. should pursue policies to reduce its carbon footprint.
Support for federal funding of renewable energy appears to be slipping, perhaps in response to the bankruptcy of the solar manufacturing company Solyndra, which had received federal loan guarantees.
Nearly 80% of Americans support federal funding of renewable energy research, but those who say they strongly support it has dropped to 36%, down from 53% in 2008. In addition, those who say they oppose the funding has more than doubled to 21%, up from 8% in 2008.