Against energy subsidies? Lawmakers complaining about solar should dig into this.

Tom Eblen
February 9, 2018
Lexington Herald Leader

If legislators want to complain about solar subsidies, maybe they need to take a fresh look at coal subsidies. Commission an independent economist to add up all the costs and benefits to the state budget of coal, gas, oil, solar and other energy technologies and compare them. If we’re going to subsidize anything, maybe it should be the future and not the past.

Otherwise, legislators should quit talking about subsidies and see House Bill 227 for what it really is: A power grab by utility monopolies that control virtually all of the electricity in Kentucky and want to keep things that way.