Post Tagged with: "wind energy subsidies"

April 5, 2013 06:37

Green Mandates Destroy NC Economy

NC became “a leader in unemployment, a leader in job stagnation and a leader in economic misery” after adopting renewable energy mandates that neighboring states did not adopt. NC industries spent $215 MILLION more for energy than they would have without the mandates. States with renewable energy mandates average 38% higher electricity rates for consumers with some like New York paying double.

December 13, 2012 08:04

Blowhards & Coruptocrats Blowin’ (your money) in the Wind Tax Credits

With the help of political cronies in high places, on both sides of the aisle, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has attempted, and failed, to push the PTC through in various bills: not once, not twice, but five times in a little over a year.

October 24, 2012 05:56

Wind and Solar are Worse than Coal and Waste Gas

Political force-feeding of wind and solar energy does more harm to the natural environment than coal, affects the local climate, hits consumers with unnecessary costs and threatens industry with power failures.

September 17, 2012 05:48

Climate Alarmism: Our sanity and wallets need a break

Back in the 1970s, many scientists warned of global cooling – and fretted that a new ice age brought on by fossil fuel use would cause glaciers to expand, wreaking havoc. [] Cataclysmic cooling? Dangerous warming? Is there something in between that can help initiate real debate, improve our understanding of how our climate works, and let us get on with our lives?

August 23, 2012 05:43

Green energy? Buyer beware!

In 2010 wind energy technologies received $5 billion in federal (taxpayer) subsidies, or $56.29 per megawatt-hour of electricity actually generated, and photovoltaic solar power received $968 million or $775.64 per mWh of actual electricity – while reliable natural gas-generated electricity received a paltry 64 cents per mWh.

May 25, 2012 06:58

Four Big Problems with Obama’s Green Energy Subsidy Push

These subsidies have and continue to enjoy bipartisan support precisely because they benefit both Republicans and Democrats come election time, when they can say they helped create jobs for their district and state. But targeted tax credits and other subsidies are wasteful and economically destructive for four fundamental reasons:

May 15, 2012 04:15

Wheels are coming off the wind energy gravy train

“the tax subsidy has sustained the industry on a scale that wouldn’t have been possible if they had to follow the same rules as everyone else.” A level playing field would mean that wind developers would also lose its exemptions from environmental and economic laws that all other businesses must abide by.

October 12, 2011 13:45

ANOTHER green “wind”fall for Obama supporters at taxpayer expense

America’s worst wind energy project’s “green energy” jobs will be about $16.3 million each.