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Australia: PM Abbott Cancels Government Wind Farm Subusidies

Simon Kent — Breitbart News — July 12, 2015 Australia has slammed the door shut on any new government-funded investment in renewable energy schemes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott extends his “war on wind power”. In doing so Mr Abbott has sent a clear message to the mendicant green renewable energy sector that there will […]

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UK: Green Energy Subsidies Spiralling Out Of Control

Tim Ross, Senior Political Correspondent — The Telegraph — July 4, 2015 Customers face paying £1.5billion more through their bills to subsidise wind farms, solar panels and biomas plants The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. Officials admitted that so-called “green” energy schemes will require […]

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Scotland: Excellent News Video on the Ending of Onshore Wind Subsidies

Scotland has decided to end onshore wind subsidies. The clip is 18 minutes long but the issues addressed in this news clip are identical to those seen in every other community and country around the world that has plunged into the wind nightmare. Interesting to listen to the argument about whether local communities should have […]

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Warren Buffett Admits: “I Build Wind Turbines To Lower My Corporate Taxes”

Michael Bastasch — The Daily Caller — May 5, 2014 Billionaire Warren Buffett would do anything to lower the tax rate of his company Berkshire Hathaway, including building unprofitable wind turbines to get federal government tax credits. “I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire’s tax rate,” Buffett told […]

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Great article out of Germany: In Ontario it’s the cost of a Tim’s. In Germany it’s a scoop of ice cream.

From Spiegel Online, this article has been Google translated, so it may not be 100% accurate.  I’ve tried to adjust the grammar where I could.  You will get the general idea though.  If anyone can do a better translation for me, please let me know and I’ll make the corrections.  Funny how even with the […]

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Tim Hudak to Wynne: End Unaffordable Wind and Solar Subsidies NOW!

Kathleen Wynne must end Dalton McGuinty’s unaffordable wind and solar subsidies, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak said today. “These unaffordable subsidies have caused incredible damage to the energy sector, to our economy, and to hope in the province of Ontario. And that’s why I’m calling on Premier Wynne today, to end this madness, and bring […]

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British Energy Minister says scrap “Immoral” subsidies to wind power

From Stop These Things — December 18, 2013 In further proof that this scam is on its last legs the British Energy Minister, Michael Fallon has called for the obscene subsidies to wind power to be scrapped. Here’s Utility Week on the trail. ‘Immoral’ subsidies to wind and solar need to be stopped Utility Week […]

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U.S. – Big Subsidies for wind, solar don’t make sense

Kerri Houston Tolozcko — Common Wealth — November 13, 2013 SINCE COMING INTO office nearly six years ago, President Barack Obama has pushed America into charting a course toward energy independence that employs a portfolio that includes every possible fuel source. He calls it his all-of-the-above strategy. What he really means is all of the energy […]

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The Involvement of the Mafia in Green Energy has now Spread across Europe, the Americas and Australia.

A new Europol report cites an “emerging trend” of Mafia involvement in the wind and renewable energy industry across Europe, the Americas and Australia. The attraction is clear: huge subsidies, guaranteed markets and prices – and a serious opportunity for money-laundering.   Peter Glover — Trending Central — August 5, 2013 The report Threat Assessment: Italian […]

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U.S. — Renewable Energy Subsidies Compared to Actual Electricity Generation

This chart is for the U.S., but it is fairly indicative of renewable energy subsidies world-wide being completely out of whack with the amount of return for our money.  In Canada, other forms of electricity generation get twelve times the subsidies that renewables get, however, renewables account for less than 5% of our total power. […]

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Green Subsidies Don’t Work

Lorne Gunter — QMI Agency — July 21, 2013 This week, Australia and Spain both cancelled most or all of their enormous subsidies for green energy. Germany has done so already. And Britain is expected to follow suit shortly. Why? The subsidies are expensive and utterly useless. No matter how much money governments throw at […]

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European Lessons on Renewable Energy Subsidies — What NOT to do!

Todd Wynn and John Eick — American Legislator — May 30, 2013 Considering how important and ubiquitous energy is for virtually all of life’s activities, it should come as no surprise that energy policy often dominates the agendas in legislative chambers in each of the fifty states and on Capitol Hill.  Historically, most of the […]

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War on Subsidies: Brussels Takes Aim at German Energy Revolution

Frank Dohmen, Christoph Pauly, Gerald Traufetter — Der Spiegel — May 29, 2013 As part of Germany’s switch to renewables, industry has been exempt from paying higher prices associated with solar and wind energy. The European Commission, however, believes the practice distorts competition on the Continent. Huge penalties could be in store. The audience was […]

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Slash wind turbine subsidies, Hudak says

Jeff Bolichowski — The Standard — April 17, 2013 Blowing away subsidies for wind farms could help rein in skyrocketing energy costs, says Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak. In a visit to a Smithville plant Wednesday, Hudak said his Progressive Conservatives are bringing legislation to Queen’s Park Thursday to axe the subsidies and hand wind […]

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No More Subsidies for Wind — Some straight talk from an industry insider

Thanks to Inudstrial Wind Action Group  (and michigangirl) for this find. Click here to watch video

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