Top Ten Reasons Coal is NOT dirty by WALT #10: “Clean” Coal Costs Billions in Taxpayer Subsidies

The U.S. government continues to aggressively fund coal-related projects despite all that is known about coal’s impacts on health, climate and the economy.
The Department of Energy is currently seeking $648 million for “clean coal” projects in its 2009 budget request, “representing the largest budget request for coal RD&D in over 25 years.”
Clean coal projects are a result of demands made by environmentalist’s. What about all of the tax breaks for wind, solar and ethanol industries? If you consider cost per KW wind and solar garner more subsidies than coal. -WALT

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