Wind production tax credit should be left expired

Here’s a question for Kansas’s congressional delegation: Do you support raising gas and electricity bills in the Sunflower state by more than $750 in the next five years? That’s exactly what’s at stake with Congress’s upcoming vote to renew the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC).

This is what we here in Maine are facing also if the PTC is renewed.  We need to have this letter put into the PPH, BDN, LSJ and other papers around the State, and write and copy this letter to Susan Collins.  This has to be defeated.

http://cjonline.com/opinion/2015-11-29/letter-wind-production-tax-c...

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Comment by Penny Gray on December 1, 2015 at 6:43pm

The comments on this article are disturbing.  Trying to explain to people why wind power doesn't work is like trying to explain to them that God doesn't exist.

Comment by John Frary on December 1, 2015 at 7:04am

Transparency requires three measures:  1)  taxpayers and consumers should be told what their expected  costs will be for all legislative and regulatory measures;  2)  legislators and regulators should provide regular reports on the actual costs of every measure instituted with their supports; 3) a comparison of the two totals should be reported with standardized inflationary adjustments.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on December 1, 2015 at 6:21am
Definitely agree and have hoped for it every time it came up for vote- wind turbines are a scourge and a plague-
Comment by Barbara Durkin on November 30, 2015 at 10:25pm

Agreed!  The PTC should expire:

Tweet your message to a Congressman, or more, today, listed here-

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Alexander, 6 Senators Oppose "Wasting" Up To $9.4 Billion On Extension Of Wind Production Tax Credit

Thursday, November 19, 2015

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/11/19/312948/Alexander-6-Senators-...

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

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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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