PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

With all the attention being paid to Russian “collusion” these days, it is remarkable that there has been so much focus on Facebook ads while far more serious meddling by Vladimir Putin goes mostly unremarked. In particular, Russia’s subsidizing of U.S. environmental groups, specifically those who oppose development of U.S. energy resources by blocking fracking and pipelines, has long been known but is too often forgotten.

That’s why this video by Clear Energy Alliance is so important. It is produced by Mark Mathis:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/putin-funds-americas-...

IS WIND ENERGY A GOOD IDEA?

You can produce electricity with a wind turbine, but is it good policy to do so? The reality is that wind energy exists solely because of government subsidies. (Don’t take my word for it, just ask Warren Buffett: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.”) Given that wind energy is intermittent–nationally, wind turbines produce electricity around 40% of the time, generally at off-peak hours–and electricity cannot be stored at an industrial scale, wind energy accomplishes little, other than driving up electricity rates.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/is-wind-energy-a-good...

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Comment by Long Islander on April 20, 2018 at 6:46pm
Comment by arthur qwenk on April 20, 2018 at 5:45pm

How to spend down  America's capital on foolishness and lower fossil fuel  competition to Europe from the  USA's vast fossil fuel wealth which is now being sold to Europe , competing with Russian oil/gas interests.

It behooves Putin to continue the "Green" scam  and waste our resources on low density stupidity like wind. 

Funding NRCM,Sierra Club et al makes full sense as a strategy from Moscow.

Comment by Robert Powers on April 20, 2018 at 11:06am

Investigate a little...and you will find that UPC/First Wind's Owner/President has Russian energy industry/government connections prior to buying UPC...where he made millions of $$$...has to do with pipeline/transmission thru other countries or export/sale....etc...

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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