Check this out if you’re interested in learning about George Allen’s utter hypocrisy on energy issues. Thus, Allen’s Orwellian American Energy Freedom Center bashes clean energy for supposedly relying on massive government subsidies, yet his own preferred fuels – dirty energy choices like coal and oil – received “an estimated $72 billion of our tax money in the United States alone between 2002 and 2008. Also, add in the “$312 billion worldwide in subsidies received by dirty energy in 2009 alone, according to the International Energy Agency.”
Despite all this, George Allen’s propaganda platform continues to attack smart policies that support clean energy, while claiming that its preferred source of (heavily subsidized) energy – dirty coal and oil, in particular – somehow epitomizes “freedom.” Translation: big government subsidies are bad when they go to clean energy, great when even more of them go to dirty fossil fuels.
It’s completely absurd, but then again, it’s George Allen, so what else would we expect? To learn more, click here. Also, if you’re interested in subscribing to Scaling Green’s Twitter feed, click here. Thanks.