IER strongly advocates for ending all government energy subsidies. No one subsidy is better than the other, but it’s also important to realize that dollar-for-dollar, subsidies for energy sources like wind and solar yield shockingly low levels of energy output.
Use the switches below to see how $100 spent on different energy subsidies compares to energy output for that source.
The tax preference subsidy per unit of production (per million BTU):
*Electricity is typically measured in kilowatt hours, not BTUs. The city lights depicted in this graphic are only meant to show the difference in general energy output by source on a dollar-for-dollar comparison.