Category Archives: Wind Energy Legislation

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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I don’t even know where to start!

If you haven’t seen the recent legislative offering from Congressman Paul Tonko, D-NY, I’d strongly suggest you read it closely.  The requirements placed on the Department of Energy in his H. R. 2782 – “To provide for a program of … Continue reading

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Chairman Paul Ryan, “THE EMPTY PROMISE OF GREEN JOBS”

THE EMPTY PROMISE OF GREEN JOBS THE COSTLY CONSEQUENCES OF CRONY CAPITALISM September 22, 2011 ———- AT Note:  Allow me to emphasize this visual from the report: ————- AT Note:  John Droz Jr. suggests that the 2011 EIA subsidy graph … Continue reading

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PJM grid: “wind farms will produce 13 percent of their generating capacity.”

Yep, you read it right!  The recent Laurence Hammack article at Roanoke.com notes that “PJM Interconnection LLC, the suburban Philadelphia-based company that manages the grid for a 12-state area that includes Virginia … which likens itself to the grid’s air … Continue reading

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Incentives: the wind industry’s Happy Hour

“Happy Hour” is a marketing ploy used to draw new patrons to your bar and, obviously, to keep your loyals loyal.  One dollar beers, a few pigs in a blanket and extra special pretzels (the kind with lots of salt … Continue reading

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Stop the Baucus efforts to extend the 1603 renewable handout!

Senator Max Baucus, (D-MT) has vowed to see the 1603 cash grant (corporate welfare) program extended for renewable energy. His amendment 4727 to extend the program until December 2011 failed on December 4th, but it’s safe to assume that he’ll … Continue reading

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Expressing regret for not informing readers of Senator Harry Reid luncheon, Allegheny Treasures commits to do better the next time.

Please accept my apologies for not having this out to readers in time for them to make reservations.  Here’s what you missed. The invitation read as follows: I wanted to send a quick reminder about the special breakfast with Senate … Continue reading

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Wind developers allowed to police themselves? Wisconsin citizens group says not so fast!

URGENT!!! This just received from our friends Fran Kunz and Lynn Korinek of WINDCOWS (Wisconsin INDependent Citizens Opposing Wind Turbine Sites). Many of my (Fran Kunz) friends and family know that I have become active in the pursuit of sensible … Continue reading

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Some members of Maine task force now openly question if “goals they set for wind power can, or even should be, achieved.”

This can’t be good – “Critics and even some one-time supporters say the proponents of the law were swept up in a tidal wave of enthusiasm for a technology that turns out to require significant sacrifice from the state, but … Continue reading

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NPR, “The wind industry typically rises and falls with the passing and expiration of federal tax credits.” Glenn Schleede offers a warning.

Place this little gem in the “tell me something I didn’t know” file – Wind Power Wanes With Fading Federal Incentives According to the post, “when the credit markets dried up in 2008, so did the money for new projects. … Continue reading

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