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chicaree Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 3:21 PM
In the United States, credible estimates of annual fossil fuel subsidies range from $10 billion to $52 billion annually. All this with a background of the fossil fuel companies being the riches on the planet. Wrolds richest corporations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_by_revenue. Why are tax dollars subsidizing these fossil fuels, that are FOSSIL, as such they are not a renewable energy souce, while wind energy is there forever as well as the sun. At the rate we are sucking the earth dry of fossil fuels we need to plan ahead.
jeggebeen Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:43 AM
Wind receives subsidies THREE TIMES more than ALL FOSSIL FUEL subsidies combined. Get the facts. Use the facts. Our USA has abundant natural resources unlike any other country in the world.
http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Federal-Electric-Subsidies.png
anonymous Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:41 PM
The richest pay the most Royaltys. Plan ahead if you like. One should. That doesn't mean falling for the GREEN SCAM!
John652 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:26 PM
Chicaree:

Wind does not replace fossil fuels.
anonymous Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:45 PM
Wind Does not replace fossil fuels. Wind guarantees more fossil fuels will be needed to build thw wind facility. All wind is backed up with fossil fuel! Skip the wind and just use the backup! Save tax & ratepayer dollars. We don'tneed the middleman!!!! All the Sensible!!

One of the important agenda items for the lame duck session of the 112th Congress is the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy. The PTC is set to expire December 31 and Congress estimates that extending it for one year will cost about $12 billion. I’ve written on it repeatedly.

It has been expected that during the lame duck session, PTC supporters will try to tuck an extension of at least one year into a bigger tax-extender package filled with provisions the fiscally-conservative, small-government Republicans support, therefore pushing them to acquiesce and let the...