The Biggest Loser in the State of the Union address was the wind industry.

ROBERT BRYCE | 01/28/2014

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But several key energy words were missing in action. There was not a single mention of biofuels. Not a word about wind energy. And nothing about electric vehicles. 

Recall that it was during his State of the Union address in 2011 that Obama claimed that “We can break our dependence on oil with biofuels.” In that same speech he said the US could, “become the first country to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.” But in last night’s speech, after years of support for the corn ethanol scam, biofuels got nothing. And electric cars got no love at all. None. 

And while biofuels and electric cars went missing, The Biggest Loser in last night’s address was the wind industry. 

That can be verified by looking back at the last three State of the Unions.

But last night, nothing about wind. What happened? 

In a word, prosecution. In November, after years of a pernicious double standard under which the wind industry had a de facto exemption from prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Eagle Protection Act, the Justice Department finally—finally—brought charges against the operators of a wind project that had been killing birds. A subsidiary of Duke Energy agreed to pay $1 million for killing golden eagles and other federally protected birds at two of the company’s wind projects in Wyoming. 

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Comment by Sherwin Start on January 31, 2014 at 4:09pm

NOW Listen-Just Because Nothing Was Mentioned DOES NOT mean that Nothing is going to Happen to Alternative Energy -Renewable Energy Program(s) that are being Sponsored by the Government! U are GOING OFF THe DEEP end-Slow Down-Grow Up! Mr. Obamas administration and the U.S. Congress  are BOTH Deeply Committed to do whatever has to be done to WIEN this Country Off of FOREIGN oil-MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!! It Could ALSO Mean that there is "SOMETHING AFOOT" that They DO NOt want US To know about-YET- LIKE Keystone and/or Tar Sands!! U ARE JUMING TO Conclusions-BASED on NOTHING! 

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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