Pull The Plug, Ctd

Jeffrey Leonard wants to get rid of all energy subsidies. Dave Roberts counters that "energy subsidy" has no clear definition and that government and energy can't be de-linked : 

[T]here is no disentangling governments from energy markets. The best way to think of the relationship is as coevolutionary: Governments evolve in symbiosis with energy sources, technologies, and markets. Energy is too central to modern life for it to be otherwise.