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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will spend up to $100 million in grants to help expand the infrastructure of renewable fuels. The funding has been allocated under the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. Under this new program, the agricultural department will collaborate with state governments and private companies with the goal of […]

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Government support for Elon Musk’s three companies – Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX – has reached $4.9 billion, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times. Reactions to the story have been strong, both from Musk and from readers. The Los Angeles Times has received more than 530 comments, some from supporters of […]

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Critics of plug-in vehicle subsidization observe consumers and manufacturers get favorable treatment over the conventional vehicle space and while arguably true, one might also ask how things compare to what the oil industry receives year after year. More pointedly, one could also ask whether accusations against alternative energy subsidization are a byproduct of vitriolic politics […]

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