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Category Archives: Wind tax rebates
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
Posted in Decommission, Edison Mission Group, Energy Ethics, Industrial Wind Taxes, Mineral County WV, Pinnacle Wind Farm, Wind Power subsidies, Wind tax rebates Tagged bankrupt pensions, bankruptcy law, Corporate bankruptcy, corporate greed, corporate skunks, decommission agreement, Edison Internatonal, Edison Mission bankruptcy, Edison Mission Energy, NRG Energy, Pinnacle Wind Farm 2 Comments
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
Posted in Glenn Schleede, Politicians and Wind Energy, Wind Power subsidies, Wind tax rebates Tagged EXPIRE Act, Extender bill, Glenn Schleede, Investment tax credit for renewable energy, irresponsible republicans, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, renewable energy subsidies, Republican National Committee, wind production tax credit, wind subsidies, wind tax benefits Leave a comment
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
Posted in Glenn Schleede, Politicians and Wind Energy, Wind Power subsidies, Wind tax rebates Tagged EXPIRE Act, Extender bill, Glenn Schleede, Investment tax credit for renewable energy, irresponsible republicans, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, renewable energy subsidies, Republican National Committee, wind production tax credit, wind subsidies, wind tax benefits 2 Comments
“Fiscal Hawks” say no to industrial wind hand-out.
The Washington Free Beacon states that “Fiscal hawks in Congress are pushing to end a federal energy tax credit for the wind industry set to expire at the end of the year.” Happy to report that all three Congressional Representatives from … Continue reading
Posted in West Virginia Wind, Wind Energy Legislation, Wind tax rebates Tagged corporate welfare, Dave McKinley, energy tax credit, House Ways and Means Committee, Nick Rahall, production tax credit, Shelley Moore Capito, United States House Committee on Ways and Means, wind subsidy, WV wind 1 Comment
Open letter: Pinnacle wind farm benefits
Dear State and Local Official representing Mineral County, West Virginia, Subject: Pinnacle Wind project – focus on jobs, economic development and tax revenue. After a grand skirmish on both sides, the rising towers make it clear the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading
Posted in Concerned citizen letters, Decommission, Industrial Wind and Local Governments, Industrial wind jobs, Industrial Wind Taxes, Pinnacle Wind Farm, West Virginia Wind, Wind tax rebates, WV State Government Tagged Mineral County WV wind energy, Pinnacle Wind Farm, wind energy economic benefits, wind jobs, wind property taxes 4 Comments
Senator Jay Rockefeller – “Confirmation Bias” … or just lazy?
On December 8, 2010, following the failure to extend subsidies for renewables (and before they found another way to subsidize profits), I wrote the following to “my” Senator Jay Rockefeller (WV): To Senator Rockefeller Sir, I am extremely disappointed to … Continue reading
Open letter to Senator Joe Manchin on renewable energy cash grant extensions.
AT Note: The following was sent today to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s via his email link. Senator Manchi’s web page notes that he is opposed to Ethanol subsidies: Letter to Sen. Harry Reid Expresses Opposition to Preferential Pricing Support … Continue reading
Governor McDonnell, “learn the facts about wind energy.”
Last week we posted Glenn Schleede’s letter to Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and Lt. Governor Bill Bolling requesting that they review the Federal and State tax breaks and subsidies provided to wind farms. Mr. Schleede follows his detailed request for … Continue reading
Hooray !!! General Electric to build wind turbines and create 2,000 jobs. What? In England?
We sure hope none of the tax credits and subsidies that support GE directly or indirectly enables this little adventure. Naah! That could never happen … could it? I know Jeff Immelt is good buddies with the President, but hey! … Continue reading
Industrial wind shocker: Honoring CWEA request for subsidy parity, AWEA agrees to no longer accept taxpayer money. ha ha ha ha ha – Gotcha!
C’mon, you folks didn’t think there was any chance the American Wind Energy Association would agree to cut off the free flow of gimmies, did you? What has the Canadian Wind Energy Association, our neighbor’s equivalent of the US lobby … Continue reading
Posted in Wind Power subsidies, Wind tax rebates Tagged AWEA, CWEA, taxpayer subsidy industrial wind Leave a comment