My many years of criticizing fossil fuel subsidies aside, I still get asked fairly regularly whether there might just be some good times and good places where fossil fuel subsidies would make sense.
1) Corporate happy talk 1: Hamming it up with frack water and earthquakes
Eric Lipton and Clifford Krauss are winning no friends in the renewable energy industry with their article "A Gold Rush of Subsidies in Clean Energy Search." I understand some of the upset. After all, even with the most positive interpretation possible of the negligence that led to vast amounts of publicly-owned oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico being taken for zero royalties, we are still talking a loss to the Treasury of $53 billion over the ne