Policy Studies Clean Energy

Unreliable Arguments Against Renewables

Key Points

Electric markets are up to the task of providing affordable and reliable power when people need it.
Renewable energy resources like wind and solar need not threaten electric reliability and can save consumers money overall.
Subsidies for all energy sources, including renewables, should be opposed, but this is no reason to be against renewable energy in general.

Electric markets rely on a variety of resources to deliver cheap, reliable power to consumers, including renewables and demand-side resources like demand response.

Press release: R Street Policy Study No. 184: Unreliable Arguments Against Renewables

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