"From the other corner of the Pig Pen"
Wind power strengthens
While leaving the UT's as Fair Game for the Pickin's
Commentary on the article:
If I, as a corporation, organization, individual receive incentives to purchase, purchase from, install or construct and later use my incentive savings toward that goal, are not my incentive funds indirectly going to Big Wind ?
The up to 2000 well paying jobs are at best temporary at any given location, and given the industries number of possible jobs over actual jobs provided to Mainers holds a wide gap since most of the jobs that have been provided on the Bingham Project were for contractors that were not from Maine or specialist employees that also were not from Maine. Not much in the way of forest products as most was removed before the project was even proposed, which by this articles standard of association is an unrelated job that was had years back. Yes there were those destructive jobs, of blasting, hauling gravel to create the roads, more permanent deforestation amongst all, which in practical terms would have been local, or the grading of the roads. Shiney new equipment was purchased for some of the outside corporations that worked on the project, and down the line somewhere someplace there was a job that was extended maybe. Not knowing where the equipment manufacturers are located, it is difficult to say those jobs were within or outside of the USA but surely not in Maine. All the components for the project were not Maine Jobs, though some assembly (maybe all) were from Reed & Reed which yes, began in Maine, but is not entirely staffed with Maine workers as most travel to these jobs from elsewhere.
Back to the funding, via incentives..... Anyone receiving an incentive to purchase a product that is either to expensive or that is undesirable is fraudulently promoting the product whether it is direct or indirect. Buying defective automobiles just because Cash for Clunkers made it easy, did nothing to make the product better or desirable, just easier to obtain.