Lisa Linowes: Big Wind vs. Little Taxpayers: An Easy Budget Cut for Trump

By Lisa Linowes -- November 18, 2016


“After billions in public hand-outs spanning nearly four decades, big wind has never been able to stand on its own and there’s no reason to believe this will change. … If yanking the handouts causes the industry to flat line then so be it. The US has elected a businessman at the helm who understands what it means to cut your losses. It’s time we did exactly that!”

Elections matter!

Last week, untold thousands of Americans in deep-red counties took a stand. After eight years of “bureaucracy knows best” and the abuses that followed, voters shouted ‘NO’ to the wanton march of government-funded industrial wind turbines destroying the landscape and threatening their communities. The Trump victory will finally put an end to big wind’s vice grip on Washington.

And you can bet the wind sector is in full panic mode. But don’t expect to hear about it in the press. Instead, we’ve been barraged with stories about wind’s unstoppable success, its popularity with windy red-state republicans and how the busy new administration couldn’t be bothered with tax credit programs that are already set to phase down. Within days of the election, one unnamed “major Trump financial contributor” claiming to have the inside track on the transition reassured folks that “everything with renewables continues; the credits will remain in place.”

Sorry. We’re not buying it. And neither is Continental Resources Inc. chief Harold Hamm, Trump’s chief adviser on energy issues who argues that subsidies for renewable energy like solar and wind, and credits for electric cars, should be eliminated.

There are 2 very good reasons to think a Trump administration will act quickly to gut the subsidies.

Please continue reading here:

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on November 19, 2016 at 2:50pm

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Eric A. Tuttle   •   November 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Green energy subsidies have shed a light on how Greedy Corporation types empower Greedy Government politicians. This is True with All subsidies including over 80 years of Farm subsidies. Just because it is allowable, under the constitution, does not make it the job of government to support any sector of society or business. 95% of what government controls could and should be done by the private sector, at a much lower cost, with only oversight.

Our Governments primary duty is to Defend this nations borders and people with its Constitution that allows the government itself to exist, with a secondary duty to “oversee” not provide for the welfare of its citizens.

It is NOT to engage in business where the private sector can serve, nor pit one business or person against another. When and so long as the need exists in defense of this nation, may it (by common will of the people) assist the private sector.

Green Energy and other subsidized programs is/are NOT in the interest of national defense. Though it is a destructive force upon this nation, physically, socially, morally and via corruption and support, financially.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on November 19, 2016 at 1:40pm

@ Whetstone_Willy

I had seen that clip some time ago, though did not post. However I have been asked to secure that clip at another location (should it vanish) and it is now also located at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0qFMC8OT2eXQnJkZ0VGeXo5Tms/view?u... or access through http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/news-clip-flash-from-th... It seems there has been difficulty for some to get it from Fox Sites due to possible censoring glitch attempts.

Comment by Pineo Girl on November 19, 2016 at 11:32am

Personally I like the thinking that is coming out - Get rid of the subsidies - let energy be market driven - if the market supports wind it will stay- As we all know there are massive subsidies  - as much or more that real market price - I think we know what that means -Wind is blown away!

Comment by Whetstone_Willy on November 19, 2016 at 12:50am

President-Elect Trump Three and a Half Years Ago

"You look at these horrible wind mills that are destroying every environment; they're destroying areas, they're destroying neighborhoods; they're killing all the birds; the windmills are the worst of all. And we're backing all of this garbage that doesn't work and it's really destructive.

- Citizen Donald Trump

April 5, 2013

Must see short video (start at the 6 minute 30 second point for quick look)

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#http://video...

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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