How can we oust the economic powers that be from the teat of industry subsidies to level the economic playing field for new technologies?
Subsidies play a tremendous role in the development if new economic ventures. Unfortunately, very often it is a detriment to new and better ways of doing things. As many of these subsidies are hidden from the public view normally they represent a tremendous barrier to the emergence of new energy technologies especially since the vested interests, who have the money and influence, campaign vigorously to maintain their preeminence. What can be done so that as consumers we pay the real cost of a goods or service, including the hidden costs such as increased health care form smog generation for example, and can therefore truely vote with our dollars on what is best.