Tag Archives: AWEA

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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Industrial wind and the PTC – Permanent Tin Cup

Senator Lamar Alexander notes in his recent speech before the Senate that the production tax credit (PTC) sought by the heavily funded American Wind Energy Association lobby was initially intended to be a temporary tax break when it began in … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 17, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per turbine comes down to 333 – 1,000 deaths annually, which is a far cry from the 2 – 4 … Continue reading

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Sure, wind turbines make people sick … but not all that many. Wait … What?

The Canadian Wind Energy Association just opened the “health impact” door.  One might wonder now if the American Wind Energy Association will now be forced to walk through it? Wind Concerns Ontario – News Release October 17/2011-In a dramatic reversal … Continue reading

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Breaking: American Wind Energy Association opposes industrial wind.

I know … I could hardly believe it myself when I stumbled onto it, but the evidence was right there in black and white.  Imagine my surprise when I found that Dr. Wayne Spiggle and the American Wind Energy Association … Continue reading

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Reason.tv: Tilting at Wind Turbines – Should the Government Subsidize Renewable Energy?

Superb!  This is why they’re called Reason TV:  

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The “fossil fuel propaganda campaign” claims “another victim”

Two letters published recently by the Roanoke Times serve to illustrate the wide gap remaining between opponents of and advocates for industrial wind.  On the one side is a letter written by Ms. Annie Krochalis, a private citizen local to … Continue reading

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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

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Hey! You can’t just go around setting standards for industrial wind! Next thing you know, you’ll want them to product electric!

Planes, trains and automobiles.  Toilets and light bulbs.  Milk!  What’s the one thing they have in common?  Yep! Standards. Industrial wind turbines – off limits! Here’s how I see the drama playing out.  A Maryland State Delegate wants to put … Continue reading

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Wind, Backup Power and Emissions – an excellent debate.

Thanks to Jon Boone for directing us to this commentary from a few months back at the Energy Pulse web site. The post by Mr. Michael Goggin, Electric Industry Analyst, American Wind Energy Association, is followed by an exceptionally lively … Continue reading

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