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Join our continuing online discussion and leave a comment on Rod Richardson's "CoVictory" tax-exempt bonds and loans, and other free market clean energy policies that can benefit the development of the clean energy industry. See some of the comments below, and watch the related webinar recording from our discussion page.
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"I’m all in favor of phasing out PTCs and ITCs. PTCs distort wholesale power markets & encourage waste and inefficiency. (Well, 'encourage' isn’t quite right. It’s that they undercut the natural incentives for efficiency and conservation that would otherwise operate.) And ITCs tend to concentrate project. ownership with large entities positioned to exploit the tax credits. Both are, to a degree, roadblocks to innovation. They only recognize certain types of projects approved by legislative fiat." - Roger Arnold, Systems Architect, Silverthorn Engineering

Reply to Roger Arnold: "I couldn't agree more."
- Rod Richardson, Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, Co-Founder
"Even though renewable energy is now cost competitive with fossil fuels (FF), there is certainly no real free market for energy. FF continue to be subsidized tremendously with the biggest subsidy being the “policy” that allows FF to pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases for free.... So, to create a true free market for energy, we must put a high price on carbon so that FF include in their price the cost they place on society. Without that, there is no level playing field even though renewables may be cheaper than FF in many applications today.
- Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group
"I entirely agree that the cost of negative externalities should be priced in some way. But a couple of quibbles.... there is more than one way to price carbon. We don’t need to do it with a tax or a fee. The important element is the tax differential between polluters and non-polluters. That differential can be delivered in the form of a clean tax cut. Some kinds of clean tax cuts, such as Clean Asset Bonds & Loans, can be extremely cost effective, especially when combined with clean free market policies that remove trade, regulatory and anti-competitive barriers to clean technologies and solutions..." - Rod Richardson, Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, Co-Founder
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In this episode of Resources Radio, host Daniel Raimi talks with Eva Lyubich, a PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas.

Lyubich elaborates on her recent working paper, which reveals that black households in the United States pay higher energy bills on average than white households. Connecting her research to ongoing conversations about environmental justice, Lyubich discusses how these disparities stem in part from historically discriminatory policies that have restricted black Americans’ housing choices and ability to invest in energy efficiency.
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