But the argument goes that a truly free market would be free of these troubling subsidies, which obviously favor energy sources like coal and oil, no matter how dirty or hard to come by they are. And many politicians like to distort the facts to make it look like the government heavily subsidizes green energy alternatives, which simply isn’t true when compared to fossil fuel subsidies. The free market could go a long way towards pushing clean energy forward, if only governments would force the fossil fuel industry to finally stand on its own two legs. And when cheap energy isn’t so cheap anymore, people will seek out cheaper, cleaner alternatives. Then again, ending fossil fuel subsidies could lead to violence like the recent protests and reprisals seen when the Nigerian government ended gas subsidies, effectively doubling the price of petrol overnight.
Hopefully. It may be wishful thinking, but a guy can dream.