Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump can get rid of wind energy ‘over my dead body’

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the author of the original wind energy tax credit in 1992, said a hypothetical President Trump wouldn’t be able to get rid of wind power in the U.S. as long as he’s alive. The GOP nominee has railed for years that wind farms are “ugly,” “obsolete” and “terrible for the environment,” among many other criticisms.

“If he wants to do away with it, he’ll have to get a bill through Congress, and he’ll do it over my dead body,” Grassley said Tuesday in an interview with Yahoo News.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-chuck-grassley-trump-rid-000000600.html

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on August 31, 2016 at 12:05pm

I say let's start digging his grave and do not order a headstone.

Comment by Paula D Kelso on August 31, 2016 at 9:54am

And we say again, wind energy can be a good thing; the wind industry taking over Maine (and Vermont and New Hampshire)  is a bad thing.

Let each geographical area devise it's own clean energy strategy. Maine's strength is hydro and biomass. NOT WIND. Add in some voluntary solar. California, Texas, Iowa if they want wind have at it. Maine's economic strength is 'quality of place'; let it be. Take your industrial wind somewhere else. A smattering of turbines conscientiously sited for local needs here ok; industrializing Maine's mountains for some other state's electrical consumption, just say no.

Comment by Kathy Sherman on August 31, 2016 at 7:30am
First, why is Trump picture from about 20-30 years ago.
Second, I thought George Bush invented RPS for Texas. Iowa has the useless land and is windy -- Wind Vision by NREL of 140 meter rotors says Iowa can get pretty close to the max 55% capacity, so have at it Senator. Take down your inefficient turbines and put up the new. Please don't ask us to pay for it.
Third, on the coal war -- coal production from West Virginia has not changed much since the end of WW II; it is surface-mined coal from Wyoming that has risen exponentially. Trump and Clinton are both way off in what they say to western Pennsylvania - they should watch Flashdance. The Steelers went down a long time ago.
Forth, I try to keep it to myself, but if you think that the current prez and Hillary "watching" etc. are what is wrong with your life, for way longer than 8 years, I can only say I am deeply sorry for you.

We need to get the energy discussion back to reality. States are not equally endowed. Maine is New England's "best" for wind, at 25th in US, only because it is pretty large with mountains. They are forested, however, and that's not really good for wind energy -etc.

Grassley - it looks like you might be deceased soon, so I wouldn't make threats. The bi-partisan issue might be rural-agricultural versus urban- needy resource sucking that for some reason the great plan is that these heat islands, paved, little green or blue centers of ugly is more energy efficient than "sprawl".

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/

 

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

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(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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