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Obama Cares About Big Bird Not Real Birds

Mary Kay Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 9:48 PM
Smoke another one, Steve of CA! Big Wind is a Big Scam initiated in the US by ENRON. It's the same big, bad oil, coal, & nuclear Corporations that own wind - i.e: GE, BP, AES, FPL, NextEra, Iberdrola, etc. If it's just "ultra-Conservatives" who are against it, how come industry giant, EXELON - who actually owns wind plants - has come out hard against the extension of the PTC??? Easy - Because the costs vs. the benefits are NOT there! Making everybody's electricity 4x more expensive isn't going to do anything to keep businesses and industries here in the US! Obama's "necessarily skyrocketing electricity rates" hurt average American families the most - especially the poor! We need to STOP throwing our money into the wind!
Steve of CA Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 12:56 AM
Personally I am better off financially then when Bush left office.
Marita Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 10:53 PM
Steve, perhaps that we are in the worst economic crisis of our most of our lives?
Steve of CA Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 9:56 PM
Mary Kay, what is the problem in developing wind energy in addition to the more conventional sources? Why would this cause electricity rates to be four times more expensive?

The number of days until the election can now be counted on both hands. Regardless of the outcome, we know one issue will be buried under the fiscal-cliff news—where it hopes to fly under the radar. This one issue? The extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy—which is bound to be present in lame-duck session negotiations, as it is currently scheduled to expire on December 31.

Using taxpayer dollars, the PTC supposedly “makes wind power more competitive with other sources of electricity”—though wind energy is still more expensive than traditionally fueled electricity and raises the costs...

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