Some interesting articles (and even more interesting reader responses) about wind power in the UK got me thinking about energy subsidies and real energy payback periods or Energy Return on Energy Invested (ERoEI). Some non-thinking respondents who shouted “cut it off now if it can’t survive without subsidies” seemed to be extremely ill-informed about energy subsidies. Luckily a few people have pointed out that fossil fuels, and nuclear, of course, have long enjoyed massive subsidies. I’ve started to collate some links to articles and research that provide some properly researched figures on sustainable energy, subsidies and Energy Return on Investment.
Recent UK Wind Power Articles:
Energy Economics Links:
Chris Martenson: The Crash Course in Economic
Barry Brook: Burning Energy Questions
Smart Planet: What EROI Tells us about ROI
Business Green: IEA Demands End to $409bn a year fossil fuel subsidies
Dr Tim Morgan for Tullett Prebon: Money is Energy – an Exponential Economics Primer