A month ago in "The Energy Subsidy Tally", the Wall Street Journal analyzed a comprehensive EIA report released last year which includes detailed analysis of every type of direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy. Yes, this even includes a breakdown on research dollars. Another great analysis of the breakdown can be found here (and especially in the comments section). CNN Money estimated a couple weeks ago that $50 Billion of the stimulus funds went to non-nuclear "green" energy; but how much of federal spending and subsidies went to each energy type?
Here is the breakdown:
We see once again that nuclear energy receives the least support of the main energy providers. Next post, we will examine lobbying dollars-- the most taxing (ha) analysis we have performed yet.