The fossil fuel industries (oil, gas, coal) are making record-breaking profits, and yet our government subsidizes these established and very profitable industries to the tune of many billions of dollars. Yet the solar energy industry gets very little in government subsidies -- even though it is an inexhaustible resource that could provide much energy for the future if properly developed. Does this make sense? Shouldn't we be investing in developing new technology -- not propping up already successful industries? Found at the blog Thurman's Notebook.