Champaign County to get over 50 wind turbines
Ohio ranks fourth among all states in number of jobs linked to the wind turbine energy business with 5,000 to 6,000 people employed, a new survey from industry advocate American Wind Energy Association says.
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#1 Apr 22, 2012
Cox News has a section on its website that indicates when a "story" is a news release where the facts have not been checked by Cox, This article is a news release from the American Wind Energy Association and has not been fact checked by Cox. Wind is intermittent and can never meet 95.3% or the state's needs. Wind energy represents about 2% of US energy generation although AWEA wants you think it is 35% because, statisically, new generation built courtesy of taxpayer subsidy was 35%. In other words, no new coal or nuclear plants were built this year. The bill introduced in Congress has zero chance of passing. As for jobs, the AWEA number has not been verified. If a bolt maker sells a bolt to a wind developer, all the the bolt company's jobs are counted - most of these jobs are not dedicated to the wind industry.
There is no evidence Everpower is negotiating taxes with any public entity unless it is doing it in secret contrary to sunshine laws. The wind industry is about to fall off a cliff and is fighting for its life. You have been duped by AWEA and have done a disservice to taxpayers who can see the emperor has no clothes. Why can't you see it, too?
#2 Apr 23, 2012
Having followed this case closely, I am of the opinion that what Everpower means by "the abatement is needed," is that they think they can get the County Commissioners to fold on the issue. No business person wants to leave money on the table, and those who rely on our tax dollars (instead of on having built a better mousetrap) for their competitive advantage are no exception.
Wind energy is about 60% tax payer funded through renewables-industry-specific federal tax credits, grants, depreciation schemes, loan guarantees, state mandates and other unearned revenue mechanisms. dsireusa.org lists them. Our society does have worthy uses for our tax contributions - such as national defense, public education, and programs that help our nation's poor. The wind energy industry has its dirty paws in the same cookie jar, and doesn't have to prove its product measurably cleans or cools the planet.
It's a good thing they don't have to prove it, because they can't. But that doesn't stop environmental groups from swallowing whole the hook the wind reel slings out, and pressuring lawmakers to"snap to" on the issue of renewables.
I have never seen what I feel is a more pervasive scam foisted on our statesmen and countrymen in my life. Change for the better starts with you. Get the facts.
#3 Apr 23, 2012
Actually, we should only be spending money on what's outlined in the Constitution.
Since: Mar 11
#4 Apr 23, 2012
Ohio needs to blow THEIR taxpayer dollars the dumbass windmills and not go speculating with other states money.
Not that its gonna make a difference on how bad Ohio gets their lunch eaton by southern states but Georgia is currently building a new nuke plant and their currently legislation in the state house making kilowatts to industries TAX FREE. The projected cost of KWHs to industry in GA will be 4.5 cents PER.
Ensuring more outfits like caterpillar will be moving back to Dixie. Announced last month, CAT moving an assembly from Japan to near Athens GA. Just last week Baxter International announced a new production facility in Covington GA. Total of 3,000 more jobs, the Baxter jobs are said to average $60k per year..... Not bad for a RTW state huh ya bunch of union goons????
Just hurry up and vote on in another dumbass democrat Ohio.... So you can stay poor and keep suckin the hind tit!
GA and SC would love to have some more of your electoral votes.
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