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November 14, 2011

A Gold Rush of Subsidies in the Search for Clean Energy, NYT, 11-12-11

Eric Lipton and Clifford Krauss  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2011-11-14 13:07:15

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, on a former cattle ranch and gypsum mine, NRG Energy is building an engineering marvel: a compound of nearly a million solar panels that will produce enough electricity to power about 100,000 homes. The project is also a marvel in another, less obvious way: Taxpayers and ratepayers are providing subsidies worth almost as much as the entire $1.6 billion cost of the project. Similar subsidy packages have been given to 15 othersolar- and wind-power electric plants since 2009.
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NYT mischaracterizes wind energy in renewable subsidies story, AWEA, 11-14-11

Jon Goldstein  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2011-11-14 13:06:37

The New York Times led today’s edition with a story that got it wrong on wind power. Here’s why: [ read more … ]

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