On the day he eclipsed the 1,237 delegates needed to win his party's nomination for the presidency, Donald Trump delivered a long awaited energy speech during which he condemened the U.S. wind industry's mass bird slaughter.
I have not yet seen the entire speech. That said, the reference to wind power's bird slaughter can be seen if one starts viewing at the 8:00 mark at the following link: (slide the scroll bar accordingly)
Donald Trump says wind power is ‘killing all the eagles’
The Republican nominee slammed wind power, solar power and he has endorsed the Keystone XL pipeline
Trump tapped Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., earlier this month to help in providing him with energy policy advice. Cramer wrote a white paper on energy policy relating to federal regulations, the importance of the fossil fuel industry and other topics, which hasn’t yet been released.
Donald Trump's energy adviser Kevin Cramer called for an end to the PTC:
Cramer signed a letter from 49 members of Congress to House leadershi
Excerpts from letter to House leadership:
"We offer our full support for allowing the most anti-competitive and economically harmful tax provisions, specifically the wind energy production tax credit (PTC), to expire. Extending the wind PTC is a key priority for the Obama Administration and its efforts to prop up wind and other favored "green energy" technologies. Under President Obama, federal subsidies for wind have grown from $476 million per year when he first took office to $4.98 billion per year today. A one-year extension of the wind PTC would cost American taxpayers over $13.35 billion. [which] has caused significant price distortions in wholesale electricity markets.