It's not so much about republican versus democrat (despite all the apparent democrats replying here). The issue is with government interventions and unintended consequences. By and large I don't think that the stated pursuit of social goals is evil - the problem is that to use government as the instrument of "progress" it tends to be heavy handed and often the opposite happens. I think republicans are often guilty of this though there is more a tendency by democrats to believe that government can play a more positive role for social good.
Subsidize highways and roads (making them free) for instance, and there should be no surprise when people actually use them. Personally, more controversially I think the US military subsidizes oil because of the stability internationally it creates (like it or not) - especially in places like the middle east. This in turn keeps prices down which reduces incentives for alternatives to be developed.
The same thing is now happening for things like supposed green jobs and green subsidies in Europe. With massive crippling budget deficits, the cutbacks are causing these projects to fail. That said, the other reality is that Europe uses "green" as a cover to develop alternatives to depending on resources that come from Russia so I doubt all of those subsidies will end up going away.
Another bizarre area of subsidy is forced recycling. You can make the argument recycling is actually bad for the environment based on the fact that not only is it more efficient for sorting to be done in a single facility versus everyone sorting it themselves in blue/green bins but that when it is economically inefficient to recycle (that it costs more to do so), you are essentially dumping materials into the market driving prices lower so more consumption occurs.
The most interesting environmental solutions actually bother to take into account things like congestion pricing (London) or tolls. This is why economists including Republican leaning ones like Greg Mankiw (who was CEA chair under GW Bush), call for Pigovian taxes (more efficient than things like cap and trade which is a massive source of graft in Europe): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116131055641498552.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries