Why are we subsidizing dirty power & dangerous pipelines, not renewable energy? (4 Responses)

Apparently the residents of Massachusetts are going to be charged $1 extra per month on their electricity bills for the next two years to subsidize an unprofitable, dirty power plant that isn’t even needed most of the year:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2018/07/13/massachusetts-residents-pay-highest-power-bills-continental/4nFKSkAKedWvdPZTFwhTbJ/story.html

Why?

What if we indeed added that surcharge to everyone’s bill, but instead of using it to give in to extortion by a for-profit electric company, used it to subsidize the construction of new solar and wind farms, solar panels on people’s rooves, and large energy storage facilities that store solar energy during the day to be used at night?

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