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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power
"Cost Shifting: Here is a partial list of the costs that were shifted, i.e., not charged to wind and solar plant owners, to make wind and solar appear less costly than in reality to the lay public and legislators.   1)…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power
"Comments on Below Table   Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from taxable incomes. Direct subsidies are due to up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Comments on Below Table   Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from taxable incomes. Direct subsidies are due to up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall Street http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-more-wind-and-solar-the-higher-the-electric-rates   This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 50% higher without…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Here are the federal subsidies for various electricity sources, totaling about $15 billion in 2016. Wind and solar are coddled to the nth degree. This does not include state and local subsidies. NOTE: The DOE loan guarantee program was discontinued…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Here are the federal subsidies for various electricity sources, totaling about $15 billion in 2016. Wind and solar are coddled to the nth degree. This does not include state and local subsidies. NOTE: The DOE loan guarantee program was discontinued…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power
"Jürgen Weiss is an economist, not an energy systems analyst. He does not understand other generators and storage are needed for peaking, filling in and balancing, 24/7/365, when wind and solar are inadequate, including during 5 to 7 day…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Lance Tapley: Is Mills for Real on Climate Change?
"Lance Tapley would by my estimation would be classified as opinionated educated idiot! His fake news opinion serves to point the population to subservient lifestyle to the all controlling  government. Windmills and solar panel are made in…"
Oct 16
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Lance Tapley: Is Mills for Real on Climate Change?
"After watching the 9-11 video below, I firmly believe there is a concentrated effort afoot to "fundamentally change the direction" of our country (where have I heard that before?) and make us over into a top down controlled populace. That…"
Oct 16
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Lance Tapley: Is Mills for Real on Climate Change?
"The media are controlled....owned. The lies they tell us about climate change and the efficacy of wind power, is no more real than the lies they told us about the JFK assassination and what happened on 9/11/01. It's time to save our country and…"
Oct 16
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Lance Tapley: Is Mills for Real on Climate Change?
"The media are controlled....owned. The lies they tell us about climate change and the efficacy of wind power, is no more real than the lies they told us about the JFK assassination and what happemed on 9/11/01. It's time to save our country and…"
Oct 16
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post In a reversal, wind power industry wants more U.S. tax credits
"This is the scam much like ethanol in our gas, we subsidize farmers to grow corn, then subsidize the processing of the corn and again subsidize the refineries to mix the substandard fuel that we have to buy at elevated prices for fuel that gives…"
Oct 12
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post In a reversal, wind power industry wants more U.S. tax credits
"One of their biggest expenses is the cost to put and keep the right whore politicians in office."
Oct 12
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post In a reversal, wind power industry wants more U.S. tax credits
"How long can the Maine taxpayer allow these scam artist scumbags to suck off of them? Sorry,just look at the representatives in Augusta and the wind graft,and the publics passivity and brain activity on the green  issue ."
Oct 12
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post In a reversal, wind power industry wants more U.S. tax credits
"They need the increase to pay for the rising cost of bribes and rigging."
Oct 12
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Why everything is getting louder
"Noise pollution and light pollution.  Insanity in the making."
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Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power

Boston and Brussels Energy and industrial organization economist Jürgen Weiss pushes for wind and solar but is mum on nuclear. What's up with that?

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https://commonwealthmagazine.org/olympics/decarbonizing-economy-requires-lot-more-electricity/

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Posted on October 20, 2019 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more

Is it possible that our lawmakers could be so stupid as to believe every lie from the wind industry since the introduction of the PTC in 1992 when they first said "Just this one time"? Since that time the wind crooks have incessantly said "Just this one more time". That is junkie speak. Be outraged and let your congresspersons know you demand an end to this rigged game for the insider class. The middle class would like to see this money itself. The insider class has robbed us…

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Posted on October 20, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Lance Tapley: Is Mills for Real on Climate Change?

.......Gov. Janet Mills got a lot of attention when she stood before the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Action Summit on September 23 and announced she had signed an executive order pledging Maine to become “carbon neutral” by 2045.



Problem is, it’s too easy a goal to achieve. We’re either close to it or already there. That’s because of our vast forest, which covers 89 percent of the state. The…

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Posted on October 16, 2019 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 14, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:



Why Wind Turbines Threaten Endangered Species With Extinction

It Costs $532,000± to Decommission A Single Wind Turbine

In a “Reversal” Wind Power Industry Wants More U.S. Tax Credits

NY County Health Board Eyes Wind Turbine Regulations

A new tool in China’s kit of repression

Video: Kentucky Governor’s Keynote Speech on Low Cost Energy

Weathermen Wild As Wind Turbines Interference Wrecks Their…

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Posted on October 15, 2019 at 12:11am

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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