Webmaster’s note: Read this or any other proposals like it whether it be in Ohio or even across the world to other countries. It is not about saving the planet, the climate or engineering cleaner replacements for fossil fuel (the opposite is actually true)! What is it about then? Its about cramming as many of these wind factories in any given area for the sake of profitablility ( again, this is why the constant barrage from wind weasels and the politicians like Cliff Hite who comfortably rides in the wind cartel’s back pocket..)! Always remember…it’s about how fat you can make the portfolios of foreign investors! It does not matter the damage to homes, families, farms, entire communities,the land and wildlife,
We have already written a history and critique of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) which is set to expire at the end of the year. We also recently debunked two pro-PTC studies put out by the NRDC. Yet we have just come across a different analysis [pdf], conducted by wind developer NextEra Energy, that makes a novel argument for the PTC: This particular study claims it would help the government’s finances to renew the tax credit for unsustainable wind energy. In this post we’ll outline the flaws with this unusual claim.
NextEra Claims Wind PTC “Pays for Itself”
The NextEra study relies on the Jobs and Economic Development Index (JEDI) Model from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in order to calculate the impacts of a one-year extension of the PTC for wind energy. NextEra reports that this would lead to a “fiscal net benefit to the government of $768 million.” The following Continue reading More Wind on Extending the Production Tax Credit
In a Press Conference held near the Hog Creek wind project site near Dunkirk in Hardin County, Sen. Cliff Hite today announced his introduction of Senate Bill 188 to reduce setbacks for industrial wind facilities. A copy of the bill is attached. It has not yet been scheduled for a hearing nor has it been referred to a Committee. The bill has 14 co-sponsors, all of whom are Republican except for Sen. Joe Schiavoni who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor. Three co-sponsors are members of the Senate Leadership and 4 serve on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee while two sit on the Public Utilities Committee. Most of the sponsors will never be affected by a wind facility. Sen. Randy Gardener of Bowling Green is likely the only exception. Gardener represents Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa and Wood Counties and he is not eligible to run again.
Hite also claims that he has resolutions passed in Paulding, Putnam, Continue reading Wind News – Hite Introduces Setback Bill
Andrew Lawton of TheRebel.media explains why Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberals should heed the will of local rural communities and stop building unwanted, inefficient wind turbines. TAKE ACTION HERE: http://www.StopWindTurbines.ca
Much has been in the news about American Electric Power (AEP). The CEO Nick Akins appears to be smitten with wind or maybe it is really the soon-to-disappear tax credits. Or maybe it could be fear of aggressive environmental groups like Sierra who with their alleged Russian funding are demanding the abandonment of fossil fuels. Whatever the reason, AEP announced a $4.5 billion wind farm thankfully to be located in Oklahoma. In an interview, Akins stated “With renewables, you’re putting up basically small generators on top of poles and that’s something that we do all the time. We build transmission all the time. A third of the project is transmission, and 765 (kilovolt) transmission, which AEP knows a lot about. “
Akins also noted “Whether AEP plans any other major renewable energy projects: That remains to be seen, because obviously we have 900 megawatts of wind and solar that’s planned for Ohio (500 for wind, 400 for solar). There are a multitude of smaller projects, and that won’t be 2,000 megawatts in one place. I certainly wouldn’t say never on that because you’re going to continue to have development of these types of resources across the board, particularly in those attractive territories with a lot of wind. A big part of it, too, is completing this, starting construction and completing in time to achieve 100 percent Production Tax Credit from the federal government (which ends in 2020) which amounts in Continue reading Wind News – Energy Costs Rising Faster than Texas Floodwaters?
Even if wind turbines were built in Hawaii, excess capacity would have to be built to handle peak loads in the event that the winds weren’t blowing or the islands would experience brownouts or blackouts. The fact that the periods of highest demands would coincide with a drop-off in wind speed means wind turbines cannot be counted on the meet peak load demands in Hawaii. So electrical generating capacity would have to be built twice, first as wind turbines and second as backup peak capacity protection.—Don Newman, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
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