Category Archives: Politicians and Wind Energy

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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Industrial wind – “over subsidised and wasteful of public money”

Folks who happily promote the industrial wind business often point to Europe … except, of course, when the news about their product is bad – which is increasingly the case. And, that being the case, you’re not likely to find … Continue reading

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Industrial wind hostage tape released.

Back on January 13, I posted this comment from an article at the Denver Post:  “Colorado has been spared a large hit in the first round of firings by Danish wind-turbine-maker Vestas Wind Systems, but large job cuts loom later … Continue reading

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Investors run from Bluewater Wind

Jon Boone, of Stop Ill Wind, sent over an interesting article this morning.  He highlighted this quote from the piece, “Support for the energy sector, and in particular energy innovation, is of course essential. But we need to distinguish between … Continue reading

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Politics over science … does the security of the nation matter?

A must read by Lisa Linowes at MasterResource: “Wind Energy and Radar: A National Security Issue” We at AT discussed the hostage politics of the Oregon wind deal in this post from May, 2010:  Defense Secretary Gates: “homeland security concerns … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 30, 2011

Items of interest: 1:  Aw, shucks! “A report commissioned by ScottishPower concludes that reducing subsidies 25 percent will render the (1,000 land-based) turbines a loss maker for investors instead of just rate and taxpayers.” – CFACT EU 2-And more on … Continue reading

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News flash! Politicians support popular idea.

Politicians!  Only in the fantasy world of industrial wind would they be used as a beacon of credibility. Where else would folks so desperate to promote an expensive, poor performing relic of the wooden shoe era look for support if … Continue reading

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General Electric: Tax Avoiding Profiteer

I earlier decided not to post Timothy Carney’s earlier article at the Washington Examiner.  Mr. Carney did an excellent job laying out the tax code “boondoggle” which allows the green energy vagrants to feed at the door of hard working … Continue reading

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Maryland’s O’Malley selects winners and losers with taxpayer money.

From the Washington Examiner:  “It is true, as O’Malley spokesman Adamec stated, that incentivizing cost-efficient energy sources is not consistent with the governor’s policies.  However, those policies are inconsistent with the campaign promises of lowering utility rates, which first propelled … Continue reading

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