Report on Tennessee Stadium Subsidies Reveals High Cost to Taxpayers

Stadium subsidies are back in the headlines and this time because of a new report by the Tennessee nonprofit research organization, the Sycamore Institute. The report, Stadium Subsidies in Tennessee, examined government subsidies for sports venues in the Volunteer state. What researchers found is that Nashville lawmakers plan to spend more than $1.8 billion on […]

Inside Sources: Solar and Wind Have Outgrown Their Tax Credit Allowance

Faced with little work and unaffordable rent, countless millennials bit the bullet and moved back home with their parents during the pandemic. Temporary solutions—however awkward—are sometimes necessary. The Democrats’ reconciliation bill, however, is set to make America’s longest ‘temporary solution’ more permanent and more expensive. This commentary was published in Inside Sources and is available […]

Economic Standard: Federal Subsidies for Electric Cars Should Not Be Increased

As the American economy transitions to more renewable forms of energy, federal and state subsidies for electric vehicles should be consigned to history. While electric vehicles (EVs) subsidies might appear to be a creative way to encourage consumers to shift away from petroleum-powered cars, these subsidies only act as handouts to the wealthiest Americans. Furthermore, […]

The Economic Standard: EV Subsidies are a Renewable Waste

As part of his recently released infrastructure plan, President Joe Biden has vowed to overhaul the American electric vehicle (EV) industry with $174 billion worth of spending. But in his rush to spread the cash around, President Biden appears to be doubling down on environmentally inefficient and socially regressive initiatives. Rather than wasting taxpayer money […]

Real Clear Energy: Unplug Tesla Tax on the Poor

Nonetheless, forcing lower income taxpayers and energy ratepayers to fund the rollout of EV charging stations constitutes a Tesla tax on the less-wealthy. When Marie Antoinette was told that the poor could not afford bread, she reportedly said to “let them eat cake.” For Americans who are struggling in the wake of the pandemic, House […]

Rethinking Old Broadband Subsidies

In the last decade, a multitude of ambitious programs to “bridge the digital divide” have been discussed and debated. Many of them have been implemented. Few of them have moved the needle, even as the coronavirus pandemic highlights the need to expand connectivity to unserved areas. In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expanded its […]

ACI Joins Coalition in Opposition to Special Interest Corporate Subsidies

Today, ACI signed onto a coalition letter in opposition to the “Moving Forward Act.” The Act would renew investment/production tax credits and subsidize well-capitalized, politically connected corporations at the expense of struggling consumers. The full letter is available online.

Shedding the Regulatory Burden on Solar Power Will Help Consumers and the Environment

COVID-19 has wrought havoc across the nation’s industries, and solar power has been no exception. While discussions about supporting renewable energy typically debate the merits of government intervention, little consideration has been given to existing onerous solar regulations. Slashing these costly regulations could springboard the solar power industry out of its COVID-19 slump and benefit […]

Townhall: Coronavirus Internet Support Must Be Designed for Consumers and Not Lawmakers

Initiatives to keep America online need to take into account the ways in which diverse communities access the net. Policy needs to be cognizant of intermodal competition of broadband services. However, a proposed spending bill does not do this, which makes it a scheme for lawmakers and not low-income consumers. You can read this op-ed […]

The Economic Standard: Federal Interference Blocking Renewable Energy

Wind power has gradually become the leading source of renewable energy in the United States. With strong consumer demand for lower carbon energy and new technology lowering the price of production, wind power now rivals solar and fossil fuels on cost. Despite wind’s success, conflicting federal policies are picking winners and losers in the industry while fleecing taxpayers through […]