Obama's ambitious plans aside, renewable energy still hasn't outgrown criticisms that have...

|By:, SA News Editor

Obama's ambitious plans aside, renewable energy still hasn't outgrown criticisms that have dogged it for years: It remains too expensive to compete head-to-head with fossil fuels, and it's too dependent on government subsidies. "Is society willing to pay for it?" one energy expert asks - and, given how much fossil fuel is available and how relatively cheap it is, why should it?