Renewable energy like wind and solar is abundant, but can these technologies replace fossil fuels and help to reduce our country's carbon emissions?

The U.S. government has subsidized virtually all sources of energy, but not nearly in equal measures. Only 12 percent of government subsidies go to renewables, while the rest go to oil and gas, says Shalini Ramanathan, of wind and solar project developer RES Americas. Should the U.S. ramp up its support of renewables, or should wind and solar companies be left to stand up on their own?

During this week's Serious Business debate on the Inc. Uncensored podcast, Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter hosts a debate in Dallas between representatives from wind, solar, and gas companies. Listen to Ed Ireland, from the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, and Bud Weinstein of Southern Methodist University's Maguire Energy Institute, debate Ramanathan and Charlie Hemmeline, from the Texas Solar Power Association.

Let us know who you believe won the debate in the comments below.

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Published on: Jul 29, 2016