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When It’s Labor Unions Vs. Gaia, Unions Win

Here’s a letter to the Boston Globe:

You complain that Beijing subsidizes the production of solar panels and wind turbines in China; you allege that such subsidies “run the risk of killing off worldwide competitors that – with a more level playing field – could come up with more technically advanced models” (“Obama should take on China’s trade violations in clean energy,” Sept. 16).

So can we expect from you soon an editorial expressing opposition to the billions of dollars now spent annually on subsidies for “green” technologies by Uncle Sam?  Will you convey your outrage at, for example, the $16.8 billion that just one obscure office – the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – is spending this year to promote renewable energy?

Donald J. Boudreaux