Is Subsidizing Commercial Energy Projects the Best Way for America to Achieve its Energy Goals?
Recorded on March 24, 2009
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The ethanol mandate taught us that energy subsidies for
commercial energy projects can lead to unintended consequences and
ultimately be counterproductive. Yet Washington's attempts to
address America's energy questions continue to rely heavily on
preferences, mandates, and subsidies for energy
commercialization. This is causing energy experts from across
the political spectrum to begin questioning the role of subsidies
in energy policy. Is this an area where liberals and
conservatives might agree?
Join us for a panel with four politically diverse energy experts
who will discuss these questions and others as they investigate
where agreement exists on the role of energy subsidies, mandates,
and preferences in commercializing energy in the United States.