Deere sells wind energy business for $900M

There are 1 comment on the Sep 1, 2010, The Reporter story titled Deere sells wind energy business for $900M. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Energy company Exelon Corp. said Tuesday it will pay $900 million for the wind energy assets of manufacturer Deere & Co., potentially signaling an active merger and acquisition period ahead for the power industry.

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Since: Jun 10

Vacaville, CA

#1 Sep 2, 2010
"With energy prices persistently low due to a grinding economic recovery ..."

Why would energy prices be low -- I haven't seem my PG&E bill decrease?

Deere invested $1B into wind generation and is now willing to sell for $900M. Not long ago Shell Oil got out of the wind generation business too, selling their North Sea project for a substantial loss. If this industry has the potenial "Dear Leader" says it has, then the private sector would be eager to expand not sell. I guess it is only profitable if financed by the federal government.

Do we trust the private sector to determine the viability of a business or a government that has never made a wise investment?

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