U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people!

U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people!

This may be more baloney from the wind shills at the PPH.  They also say there are more than 260,000 people involved in the Solar Industry. I am really hoping that the elimination of subsidies to these industries will stop this madness. I know there are not that many here in Maine, but ONE is too many.

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Comment by Long Islander on April 20, 2017 at 5:56am
Comment by Willem Post on April 20, 2017 at 3:16am

Those 100,000 people generate a trivial quantity of wind energy with a lot more subsidies compared the 100,000 people employed by the nuclear sector. 

Comment by Deborah Andrew on April 19, 2017 at 10:28pm

pleased to have you use them ... thanks so much for asking

Comment by Eskutassis on April 19, 2017 at 9:16pm

Really good points Deborah. Mind if I use them in a letter to the editor at the PPH? 

Comment by Deborah Andrew on April 19, 2017 at 9:13pm

An alernative perspective: (1) We are conditioned to evaluate an enterprise according to how jobs it creates, (2) we are not supposed to evaluate an enterprise with a moral compass (say, as an example: using the 10 commandments).  Thus, if the nuclear weapons industry provides jobs, it is ipso facto, good for the economy and good for us.  (3) If drone warfare provides jobs, it is ipso facto, good for the economy and good for us.  (4) If war provides jobs, it is ipso facto, good for the economy and good for us ... you get the picture.  I would argue that providing jobs is not a valid measure of the real value of any enterprise.  And, as Jim points out, it is the taxpayers who are footing the bill.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on April 19, 2017 at 6:44pm

Let's be honest here.............Taxpayers are employing all these parasites.

 

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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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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."

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