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  •  Reallocate Subsidies to Renewables (3+ / 0-)
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    orlbucfan, Odysseus, BusyinCA

    The $4 BILLION cash annually shoveled into oil/gas corps should be redirected into research and startups that remove limits to scale of renewable energy production.

    The even larger subsidies spent by the public on research and consumption for petrofuels, including socialist insurance of the nuke industry, and all the $BILLIONS we spend on foreign petrofuel security, should be reinvested into R&D for renewable energy and energy efficiency (especially transit and buildings).

    With a DOE split off from a newly small agency that oversees nukes (its original charter from its 1970s founding) that spends $25B annually on internal development, public construction and business development acceleration, we'd flip the renewable/petrofuel ratio in 20 years. Twice as long as we spent getting an American on the Moon, using far more advanced technology (and with far more at stake).

    Priorities. The undeniable public priority is still petrofuel profits. If we switch to funding and organizing renewable operations, we'll get it instead. Pronto.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:30:53 AM PST

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