Financing the Wind Industry

No support for wind

In Wyoming, Senate File 71 is calling for Wyoming to purchase power from only one of six sources—and wind and solar are not on the list except for individual usage. By 2018, 95% of energy must come from approved sources, 100% by 2019. If they did not, a $10/megawatt hour penalty would be applied. Sponsors […]

Kill the eagles, enrich the profiteers

Wyoming joins with other states in killing eagles, enriching oil men and corporate millionaires and destroying the environment. The wind plant in Boxelder canyon is being started, even without lawsuits settled and take permits issued. Why? Because if the thing is not operational by the end of 2016, there’s no contract demanding the power company […]

A Wind Champion Falls

Remember T. Boone Pickens and his wind dream? “Businessman T. Boone Pickens was dropped from the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans after losing much of his fortune in the wind farming industry. According to Forbes, Pickens’ fortune dropped below the $ 1 billion mark for the first time since 2005. His net worth once amounted to an estimated $2 billion, […]

If Bakeries Worked Like Wind Power

Recently, our paper ran an article discussing wind plants and how wind could provide jobs and keep farmers and ranchers in business. The article completely ignored how much of wind has nothing to do with providing a service but rather the government taking money from some people and giving it to others, by way of […]

PTC

In a move not at all unanticipated, the PTC was allowed a one year extension of robbing workers and damaging the environment while enriching the already rich. Environmentalists have no problem enriching oil companies and nuclear power companies as long as the environmentalists can continue their assault on the planet and pretend all of their […]

The government is cutting off my money–however can I stay in business???

This is a question that comes up with the production tax credit and the wind industry all the time.  To hear these people whine, it is obvious they have never ran any business not funded by taking money from people who work for a living and giving it to a business so the business has […]

Extending subsidies

The wind energy is lobbying heavily for extension of the PTC, saying jobs will be lost and the wind industry will suffer.  Even if round one is lost, another round will follow. The United States currently has a debt load greater than our GNP.  We simply cannot afford to subsidize wind.  Yes, jobs will be […]

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Wandering Words

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“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.