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Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies

Breezee123 Wrote: May 08, 2012 3:55 PM
4) Feral cats and buildings don't kill dozens of Golden Eagles and American Bald Eagles or bats. Not very "green" of wind to demand that FWS grant wind a permit to kill at will. 5) The high cost of wind is being spread throughout the economy, like taxes that don't appear on your paycheck. We're paying for it even if we never see the bill. The Energy Info Administration concluded that new wind will cost about 50% more than new natural gas generation, even without accounting for the billions in subsidies and billions in new transmission costs (high voltage line) that renewables will require. There's no free lunch. And we're broke. This crony capitalism (both Dems and GOP) has got to STOP.

Unprecedented! As bills to extend seemingly perpetual wind energy subsidies were again introduced by industry lobbyists late last year, taxpayers finally decided they’d had enough.

Informed and inspired by a loose but growing national coalition of groups opposed to more giveaways with no scientifically proven net benefits, thousands of citizens called their senators and representatives – and rounded up enough Nay votes to run four different bills aground. For once, democracy worked.

A shocked American Wind Energy Association and its allies began even more aggressive recruiting of well-connected Democrat and Republican political operatives and...