Donald Trump’s War On Wind Power: Wind Industry Panics as Republicans Plan to Slash Subsidies

A couple of weeks back we covered the story of how the Republicans are lining up to slash wind power subsidies to the bone: America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos And from all reports, their President needs little encouragement, as Slim Jim Delingpole reports (as an aside, STT was chuffed […]

Vermont’s Wind Industry Doomed as REC Price Plummets & Trump Signals End to PTC

Renewable energy’s economic model collapsing as REC prices plummet Vermont Watchdog Michael Bielawski 9 December 2016 Green energy projects are often said to be cost-effective, but one of the financial aids that makes them viable has lost significant value, and appears to be on the verge of collapsing. Over the past year, renewable energy credits, […]

The Wind Industry: After 30 Years, It’s Time to Remove the Training Wheels

**** At an economic level, subsidising the production of a good or the provision of a service makes sense where there is complete market failure, such that the good or service will never be supplied (or only at a price which is practically un-affordable to the majority of consumers); and where the total benefit to […]

The Wind Industry’s Need for Massive Subsidies: The Never Ending Story

**** Wind Power Is Intermittent, But Subsidies Are Eternal Wall Street Journal Tim Phillips 1 December 2014 “Tax credits have been essential to the economic viability of wind farms so far, but will not be needed within a few years.” So said Christopher Flavin, now president emeritus of the Worldwatch Institute – in 1984. Thirty […]

Jim O’Donnell: the Great Wind Power Fraud is a Rich Man’s Game & the Poor End Up Paying

The following talk by Jim O’Donnell, Professor Emeritus of Business and Economics, Huntington University, was given to the Huntington County Planning Commission. The Economics of Wind Energy huntingtonccc.org James O’Donnell 12 November 2014 Local Business & Economics Professor Urges Huntington County Plan Commission to Not Allow Wind Farms I’m speaking tonight as an adopted son […]

Republican Mid-Term Victory Spells Doom for US Wind Industry

The US has just been through its mid-term elections, which saw sweeping gains by the Republican Party in the Senate, House, and in many gubernatorial elections, as well as state and local races. The Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, and increased their majority in the House. The Republicans […]

US Wind Industry Under Siege: Congress Set to Cut Subsidies as Communities Boil Over

Wind power opponents seek repeal of tax credit The Seattle Times Hal Bernton and Erin Heffernan 21 September 2014 FOREST, Wisconsin — When wind-power developers prospected the rolling hills around this small dairy town, they found plenty of gusty sites for turbines. In 2011, they proposed a $250 million project with up to 44 turbines […]