Costly Wind Power Menaces Man and Nature

Costly Wind Power Menaces Man and Nature

THE TRUE COSTS OF WIND ENERGY ARE TOO OFTEN (DELIBERATELY?) IGNORED OR UNDERESTIMATED by Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris, ©2019 (May 21, 2019) — Wind energy can never replace fossil fuels, despite claims of environmentalists and advocates of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND). It’s not environment-friendly either. Indeed, wind power is hampered by […]

Virginia Goes Don Quixote

Virginia Goes Don Quixote

STATES WILL DEFY TRUMP, DOUBLE DOWN ON RENEWABLES AND CO2 REDUCTIONS – AND HURT POOR FAMILIES by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Nov. 18, 2017) — Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG […]

America Blighted by Industrial Wind

America Blighted by Industrial Wind

GREEN GANGSTERS RIP US OFF WHILE ENRICHING THE 0.1% AND TRASHING THE ENVIRONMENT by Mary Kay Barton, ©2016         (Jul. 29, 2016) — “America is being auctioned off to the highest bidder.” – Donald J. Trump A recent Joe Mahoney article, NY looks to the wind to replace its fossil fuel diet, was full of half-truths […]

America’s Big ‘Green’ Wrecking Machines

America’s Big ‘Green’ Wrecking Machines

POLITICALLY CONNECTED INDUSTRIAL WIND ZEALOTS ARE DESTROYING RURAL AMERICA AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS by Mary Kay Barton, ©2015 (Aug. 19, 2015) — “If you have no conscience, no morals, no aesthetic sensibility, no understanding of free markets; if you hate wildlife, people and the natural landscape; if you loathe private property… then the … wind industry is […]

Our Real Manmade Climate Crisis

Our Real Manmade Climate Crisis

THE CRISIS IS DUE NOT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, BUT TO ACTIONS TAKEN IN THE NAME OF PREVENTING CHANGE by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Mar. 6, 2013) — In his first address as Secretary of State, John Kerry said we must safeguard “the most sacred trust” we owe to our children and grandchildren: “an environment not ravaged […]

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Back from the Brink of Extinction

WOODS BISON, MUSKEG SWAMPS AND CANADIAN OIL SANDS PROVE ENERGY AND WILDLIFE COEXIST by Dennis T. Avery, ©2012 (Dec. 19, 2012) — The last woods bison in the United States was apparently shot by a hunter in West Virginia around 1835. For many decades, the woods bison was presumed extinct – until an airplane spotted an […]

Stop Subsidizing the Slaughter!

Stop Subsidizing the Slaughter!

TERMINATE BIG WIND’S PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT TO SAVE EAGLES, BATS, WHOOPING CRANES – AND JOBS by Paul Driessen, ©2012 (Dec. 17, 2012) — Congress and the White House are struggling to find even one subsidy or entitlement program that they are willing to cut. But the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) insists that the 2.2-cents per […]

END the Wind PTC and Business/Government Cronyism!

END the Wind PTC and Business/Government Cronyism!

NEW YORK STATE AND US WIND POWER IS AN EXPENSIVE, ECOLOGICALLY HARMFUL SCAM by Mary Kay Barton, ©2012 (Dec. 11, 2012) — As the Batavia Daily News observed recently, Invenergy is eagerly waiting for this “Lame Duck” Congress to extend the decades-old federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for industrial wind facilities. Meanwhile, thousands of local tax- […]

Michigan’s Insane 25×25 Proposition: A Post-Mortem

Michigan’s Insane 25×25 Proposition: A Post-Mortem

WHY MICHIGAN VOTERS WISELY REJECTED THE CRAZY IDEA OF 25% ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES BY by 2025 by Kevon Martis, ©2012 (Nov. 13, 2012) — The Michigan Energy-Michigan Jobs (MEMJ) Proposal 3 – its 25 by 25 gambit – would have forced Michigan taxpayers and ratepayers to produce 25 percent of the Wolverine State’s electricity via […]

Energy and Environment Issues for 2012

Energy and Environment Issues for 2012

WHAT POLICIES WILL BEST STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S ENERGY AND ECONOMIC FUTURE? by Paul Driessen, ©2012 (Nov. 7, 2012) — America needs to pursue all its energy options. Oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, solar and biofuels should all be pursued – under free market conditions, without crony capitalist subsidies. We should open onshore and offshore […]

Green Energy? Buyer Beware!

MY SUPER GREEN ECO 10,000 EMERGENCY GENERATOR HAD NO “FUEL” WHEN I NEEDED IT MOST by Kevon Martis, ©2012 (Aug. 22, 2012) — After a winter storm left us without power for three days, I vowed to buy a backup generator, to guard against future events. My local hardware store carried a 10,000 Watt gasoline-powered generator […]

The BlackSmith Tax Credit (BS-TC): A victim of politics

AN IMPORTANT CENTURIES-OLD INDUSTRY IS AGAIN FORCED TO PLAY THE WAITING GAME by John Droz, ©2012 (Aug. 17, 2012) — The following article was inspired by a recent magazine story about the difficulties faced by the wind turbine industry, as it deals with further delays in gaining yet another extension of the 20-year-old Production Tax Credit […]

New York State’s Money-Road to Nowhere

IDAs ARE “SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF TAXATION ONTO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES” by Mary Kay Barton, ©2012 (Aug. 15, 2012) — Local, state, and federal political favors have created an artificial and unsustainable industry:  industrial wind power. Voters in every state need to understand what is going on in New York, so that the same […]

The Wheels are Coming Off the Wind Energy Gravy Train

AND SUBSIDY-DEPENDENT WIND ENERGY SUPPORTERS ARE RUNNING SCARED by Marita Noon, ©2012 (May 14, 2012) — The wind energy industry has been having a hard time. The taxpayer funding that has kept it alive for the last twenty years is coming to an end, and those promoting the industry are panicking. Perhaps this current wave started […]

Where Will Energy of the Future Come From?

IT’S TIME TO APPLY ENDANGERED SPECIES, WILDLIFE AND ECONOMIC LAWS FAIRLY AND EQUITABLY by Paul Driessen, ©2012 (Jan. 19, 2012) — “… gleaming white wind turbines generating carbon-free electricity carpet chaparral-covered ridges and march down into valleys of Joshua trees.” This is “the future” of American energy – not “the oil rigs planted helter-skelter in [nearby] […]