We all know how hard it is to get rid of fleas on a dog, head lice on children, not to mention a bloodsucker when swimming in a muddy lake!
These small creatures are called parasites! They feed on their hosts and there are many remedies available to get rid of them and keep them away.
Not so with the Wind Industry and their political counterparts who literally live off the avails of others (citizens)!
One can easily label these as parasites because without a willing or “legislated” host they would cease to exist……very quickly!
We have our own parasitic group right here in Ontario even though this post below is from the U.S…………..oh and just to emphasize how outrageous the costs of Green Energy really is, in the U.S. where they complain about a $54.00 Mgw-hour price, we here in Ontario are paying over $150.00 Mgw-hour !!!!!
Yesterday Rural Ontario were on the streets of Toronto trying to rid Ontario of a whole room full of parasites trying to suck more blood money through the Government’s Feed In Tariff fund!
When a wind investor calls for cut backs on the feeding tube (subsidy) of public money then you know this “Green Wind Agenda” has become not only absurd but actually way beyond reason!
Wind Energy prices have now reached an average of $54.00 a megawatt-hour! ($150.00 here in Ontario)!
WHAT?…………..if that isn’t a parasite who is gorging itself beyond reason then anyone who “thinks” this is O.K. or acceptable should be locked up for a mental evaluation!
I’m in the green-energy business. If Washington sent a little less ‘green’ our way, it would be good for the industry.
The sequester has led to dire warnings from many camps, including advocates of clean energy, who argue that Washington’s modest cuts could derail America’s green future. But from my vantage as a CEO in the wind-power business, the sequester offers Washington a rare opportunity to roll back misguided subsidies and maybe help reverse wind power’s stalling momentum.
Since 2009, as part of the president’s stimulus, wind-farm developers have been able to get a federal cash grant or tax credit covering up to 30% of their capital investment in a new project. This is especially attractive compared with another tax credit that rewards wind farms based on how much power they actually produce. Through May 2012, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Washington spent some $8.4 billion on these cash grants.
But under the sequester, Uncle Sam is cutting the cash-grant program by 8.7% between March 1 and Sept. 30. Advocates of clean energy should welcome this haircut and urge for even more fundamental policy change.
Government subsidies to new wind farms have only made the industry less focused on reducing costs. In turn, the industry produces a product that isn’t as efficient or cheap as it might be if we focused less on working the political system and more on research and development. After the 2009 subsidy became available, wind farms were increasingly built in less-windy locations, according to the Department of Energy’s “2011 Wind Technologies Market Report.” The average wind-power project built in 2011 was located in an area with wind conditions 16% worse than those of the average project in 1998-99.
The Department of Energy admits that this trend is due at least in part to the 2009 federal subsidy: Because the grants that companies receive aren’t based on how much power they produce, “it is possible that developers have seized this limited opportunity to build out the less-energetic sites.” Meanwhile, wind-power prices have increased to an average $54 per megawatt-hour, compared with $37 in 2005.