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Does Subsidizing Renewables Work?

Does Subsidizing Renewables Work?.

By Ted Temzelides and Lee E. Ohanian

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, the authors argue against government subsidies of renewable energy sources, contending that "governments are in no position to predict technological breakthroughs, and their attempts to do so can delay innovations by entrenching inferior technologies." Read the full article here (subscription required): http://on.wsj.com/2mmbClw.