Legislature considers green energy subsidy fund

BISMARCK, N.D. (GPN) _ North Dakota energy producers want to set up a new fund to promote renewable energy – and increase spending on oil research.

The North Dakota Senate’s Natural Resources Committee is reviewing two bills on Thursday that promote energy research.

One proposal would raise spending on oil and gas research from $4 million to $10 million every two years.

The second would establish a new “renewable energy development fund.” It would get a maximum of $3 million every two years.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • whowon

    with all the companies going bankrupt with Federal money, why would we throw more money away?

  • tom

    How was the research paid for that brought us this boom?

  • kevindf

    It’s just another slush fund.