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When i was invited to the Reagan White House to debate tax support for renewable energy, and the technology of windpower, we were just in the first years of the Great Deregulation. Any number of industries were being deregulated, but of course not energy.

I told them we wouldn't need any subsidy if they deregulated energy while including all external costs, period. Further, i threatened to make a media circus of their exclusion of energy from deregulation.

They decided not to cut the renewable support. Not because they took may threats seriously, but because we were then just too small potatoes. At least that's my analysis.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Mar 15th, 2011 at 04:24:45 PM EST
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