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Clean-energy subsidies: Do we need them?

Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, calls for equal tax treatment and an end to energy subsidies across the industry, in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Monitor.

Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, says energy subsidies should be limited to basic research, at a clean-energy roundtable discussion hosted by the Monitor.

As part of an ongoing series of conversations about building America's energy future, the Monitor hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington on Dec. 12, 2012 with several clean-energy experts. The video below is an excerpt from panelist Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, a not-for-profit organization that conducts research on global energy markets. Mr. Simmons speaks about his vision for a bipartisan clean-energy policy in America. The discussion was sponsored by Areva, a Paris-based energy company.

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