While it is true that the renewable energy industry is more heavily subsidized per unit of energy, this in and of itself does not imply that it is more expensive. If energy density was truly relevant to this discussion, nuclear power would dominate the energy market. The reason it doesn't is the same reason renewable energy gets subsidized more than legacy fuels. Both nuclear and legacy fuels have risks and costs associated with them, which, when looked at over a long period of time and with a scope that is able to encompass enough degrees of separation, are very clearly greater than the risks and costs associated with renewable energy. And like it or not, renewables are already at parity with legacy fuels in much of the world, and this trend will only continue and become more final. Renewables are the near future. Anyone who is educated in the industry knows this.