Author Archives: morgan

Two options for baseload electricity: fossil fuels and nuclear power

If you have only time to read one article today, you might consider this one:  Iowa roots: James Hansen speaks truth to power Readers might recall Mr. Hansen joining three other distinguished scientists (Dr. Ken Caldeira, Senior Scientist, Department of Global … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and the corporate skunks

You know, skunks get a bad rap!  I admit they do get a little funky at times, but mostly when you mess with them or, worse, run over them with your car.  But that smell is nothing compared to what’s … Continue reading

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A tale of two investors … it’s all about the subsidies!

The largest Dutch pension administrator, APG, decided not to invest in wind farms, “and is choosing to put money into fossil fuels instead.” Why?  Seems the fund management is “wary of investing because of the insecure role that government subsidies … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy? You be the judge.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway “has been able to plow so much into renewable energy because it can use tax credits to offset profit at other businesses.” How much did he “plow” in? Seems Mr. Buffett didn’t even know, but, when told … Continue reading

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Irresponsible Senate Finance Committee Action on Wind Energy Tax Break

Following on the heels of yesterday’s post, Glenn Schleede offers additional commentary regarding the “irresponsible” EXPIRE Act: Commentary begins: April 11, 2013 Irresponsible Senate Finance Committee Action on Wind Energy Tax Break Once again, the Senate Committee that manages to … Continue reading

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Wind PTC supported by “irresponsible Republican Senators”

Glenn and Sandra Schleede are fed up with their “irresponsible representatives” in Washington and have chosen to let them know.  We thank them for allowing us to share the open letter they sent to Republican leadership. Letter begins: April 10, … Continue reading

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EXPIRE … it’s just an act!

“The wind industry consumes nearly 80 percent of all federal subsidy dollars for renewable energy and 55 percent of all federal energy subsidies, according to David Brown, senior vice president for government affairs for Exelon, a nuclear power company. Because … Continue reading

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PTC – industrial wind’s viagra

Well, folks … typical of DC … there’s a last minute rush to piece together a means to spend more of your cash.  Lacking any ability to properly care for your money, politicians who fill the seats of the critical … Continue reading

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“the “bizarro world” of industrial wind energy policy”

Thanks to Frank O’Hara of West Virginia’s Allegheny Front Alliance (AFA) for pointing us to this excellent post at MasterResource – Testimony Against Industrial Wind Power (Kevon Martis before the Ohio Senate and House Public Utilities Committees) Please visit MasterResource … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Lost

Thanks to Dave Umling for providing this remarkable Yankee Magazine article – “Eminent Domain in Ascutney, Vermont | I Will Not Leave” Howard Mansfield tells the story of Romaine Tenney, a bachelor farmer.   According to Mr. Mansfield’s compelling story, Tenney … Continue reading

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