ABC6 News Investigates More Questiona...

ABC6 News Investigates More Questionable EDC Business Deals

There are 2 comments on the WLNE-TV Providence story from Nov 20, 2012, titled ABC6 News Investigates More Questionable EDC Business Deals. In it, WLNE-TV Providence reports that:

The state of Rhode Island loaned "38 studios" 75 million dollars, only to watch the company collapse.

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Bill Carson

Mattapoisett, MA

#1 Nov 23, 2012
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and Portsmouth Wind Turbine. The RIEDC paid for a feasibility of a wind built in Portsmouth. Today that turbine after three years is broken forever!

Towns like Portsmouth had wind turbine feasibility studies funded by the RIEDC.The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has spent hundreds of thousandsof dollars in a giant social give away program.
The feasability studies contained NO negative information about commercial wind turbines . The State of Rhode through the East Bay Energy Consortium was going into the commercial wind turbine business. If it hadnít been for the financial fiasco scheme and failure of the three million dollar turbine in Portsmouth this program would have continued with a loss of taxpayers hard earned money .
Harold Gagnon

Providence, RI

#2 Nov 29, 2012
The ABC 6 news should do a news story on these big megawatt turbines breaking down three years after they are built!

The gear boxes only last a couple of years and they were sold to towns like Portsmouth ,Rhode Island like they were going to last twenty years !

Fig. 8. A utility scale wind turbine on fire (Photo: flickr).

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