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Wind power is all about subsidies not green energy

Letter to Editor — EMC Belleville — March 28, 2013 I would like to provide an explanation to those of you who question the anti-wind turbine opposition movement in Ontario. Having been involved in the fight to stop around 37 industrial wind turbines (each 156 meters/515 feet high) on Amherst Island, west of Kingston, for […]

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CEO of solar company says Government subsidies is killing renewable energy

Paul Nahi — Forbes.com — February 14, 2013 Paul Nahi is CEO of Enphase Energy, a provider of micro-inverter systems for the solar industry. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear or engage in a conversation about energy. Too often, those conversations are about failed companies that lived only for government largesse. Whether the discussion is […]

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Big Wind Energy Subsidies: A Hurricane of Carnage, Cronyism and Corruption

Green corruption is the largest, most expensive and deceptive case of crony capitalism in American history. Stay tuned… Despite Harm to the Environment and the Economy, Fiscal Cliff Deal Fuels Continuing Corporate Welfare The new year began with “fiscal cliff” midnight drama and fantasy, and the wind-production tax credit (PTC), despite its negative impact on our […]

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U.S. Report: Billions in green energy stimulus funding given to foreign corporations

Michael Bastasch — Daily Caller News — January 18, 2013 A congressional report found that foreign companies have been large beneficiaries of stimulus funds and received billions of dollars funds meant to promote green energy development and create jobs in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee staff examined Treasury Department data and found that […]

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The Hidden Costs of Wind Power

Institute for Energy Research — Canada Free Press — January 5, 2013 As part of its response to the so-called “fiscal cliff” Congress passed a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind power requested by President Obama and backed by Senator’s Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and at a total […]

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Let’s be Gone with the Wind

Why subsidize an industry that kills millions of birds and has no environmental benefit? John Fund — National Review — December 28, 2012 President Obama likes to talk about making sure “the biggest corporations pay their fair share.” Treasury secretary Tim Geithner calls for tax reform to close loopholes and subsidies. Budget hawks say federal […]

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U.S. — The Real Green in Fedgov’s “Green Energy”

Thomas R. Eddlem — The New American — December 27, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney quipped during the first presidential debate on October 3 of President Obama’s much-touted $90 billion in “green jobs” subsidies: “I had a friend who said: you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers.” Romney noted […]

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Developers of wind farms run a race against calendar

Matthew L. Wald — New York Times News — December 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — Forget about parties, resolutions or watching the ball drop. To Iberdrola Renewables, New Year’s Eve will mean checking on last-minute details like the data connections between 169 new wind turbines in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and California and its control center in […]

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U.S. — Taxes, subsidies bad for green

K. William Watson, Trade Analyst/Cato Institute — O.C. Register — December 26, 2012 After lengthy investigations by multiple federal agencies, the United States is going to impose a tax ranging from 45 percent to 70 percent on all imported wind towers from China and Vietnam. Manufacturers in those countries are doing too good a job […]

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U.S. — Is wind worth it? Industry pushes to extend subsidy

Mike Dennison — Independent Record — December 24, 2012 As Congress struggles to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff” of tax-and-budget policy, there’s one expiring tax law that isn’t getting much press: the federal tax credit that subsidizes wind-power production. Wind-power advocates and leading politicians in the West say this credit, which expires in a week, […]

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U.S. — Why it’s the end of the Line for Wind Power

Christopher Helman — Forbes.com — December 21, 2012 It’s the end of the world as we know it. That’s what the U.S. wind power industry is saying to itself these days. And they aren’t talking about some Mayan doomsday nonsense. On Jan. 1 the federal production tax credit on wind investments expires. For the past […]

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Germany — “Every tenth household currently has problems paying for rising energy costs” due to renewable energy subsidies and grid expansion

Tip of the hat to Eric Jelinski Alex Neubacher and Catarina Schroder — Der Spiegel — December 2012 The German government was quick to approve a phase-out of nuclear power in the country after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now the costs of moving toward renewable energy are just being realized, and low-income consumers are paying […]

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U.S. — Wind Intermittency and the Production Tax Credit: A High Cost Subsidy for Low Value Power

Jonathan A. Lesser, PHD — Continental Economics — October 2012 To read extensive and thorough report on why subsidies for wind energy should end, click here

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What AWEA (and CANwea) Doesn’t Want You To Know About Wind Power

Institute for Energy Research — Canada Free Press — November 9, 2012 Renewable Electricity Standards and Other Pro-Wind Policies In 2011, wind energy generated 2.9 percent of our electricity. And, yes, its level of generation has more than doubled since President Obama has taken office. While there is no doubt that his policies have benefited […]

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‘Soviet-style’ wind farm subsidies to face the axe

Tip of the hat to Small Dead Animals Rowena Mason — The Telegraph — October 9, 2012 “Soviet-style” green subsidies for wind farms must be scrapped because turbines are blighting local communities, the new Environment Secretary said on Tuesday. Owen Paterson, who took on the role last month, said wind developers should “stand on their […]

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