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Wind Power Pollution

Cohoton Wind Watch (New York), August 25, 2008 They say let us clear the air together, do they mean let us befoul the North Country? The wind industry’s development of a giant industrial complex aka a “wind farm” produces large amounts of greenhouse gases as well as significant mercury pollution. …

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Shill Here, Shill Now

The offshore drilling movement seems silly, but could it spark a smarter movement? “I taught in the second Earth Day,” Newt Gingrich recalled in Real Change, published in January, the most recent of his annual, not-quite-consistent handbooks for conservatives. As gas prices hovered around $3 per gallon, Gingrich told good …

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There’s a price for subsidizing wind energy with taxpayer dollars

Much has been written about the merits or demerits of wind energy as a viable source of electricity generation for meeting the growing needs of electricity consumption in the United States. No matter which side of the debate one comes down on, one issue is crystal clear. Trillions of taxpayer …

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Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? Or in Government Energy Subsidies?

Over the last decade, wind energy capacity in the United States has been increasing at a rapid rate. This surge is partly influenced by the attractive “green” aspects of wind energy, namely that it is carbon-free and nearly limitless. Something else, however, is also driving the surge in capacity – …

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Nuclear Renaissance?

Schwarzenegger ‘open minded about nuclear power’ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that nuclear power has “a great future” and that it is time to “relook at that issue again rather than just looking the other way and living in denial.” The governor made these comments March 14 in Santa Barbara, at …

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Whose Economy?

Unable to extend tax breaks as part of the energy bill signed into law just two months ago, some are trying to attach them to the emergency economic stimulus package. As the package emerged this week from the Senate Finance Committee, among the items added was a string of energy …

Commentary

Wind Power Pollution

Cohoton Wind Watch (New York), August 25, 2008 They say let us clear the air together, do they mean let us befoul the North Country? The wind industry’s development of a giant industrial complex aka a “wind farm” produces large amounts of greenhouse gases as well as significant mercury pollution. …

Commentary

Shill Here, Shill Now

The offshore drilling movement seems silly, but could it spark a smarter movement? “I taught in the second Earth Day,” Newt Gingrich recalled in Real Change, published in January, the most recent of his annual, not-quite-consistent handbooks for conservatives. As gas prices hovered around $3 per gallon, Gingrich told good …

Commentary

There’s a price for subsidizing wind energy with taxpayer dollars

Much has been written about the merits or demerits of wind energy as a viable source of electricity generation for meeting the growing needs of electricity consumption in the United States. No matter which side of the debate one comes down on, one issue is crystal clear. Trillions of taxpayer …

Energy

Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? Or in Government Energy Subsidies?

Over the last decade, wind energy capacity in the United States has been increasing at a rapid rate. This surge is partly influenced by the attractive “green” aspects of wind energy, namely that it is carbon-free and nearly limitless. Something else, however, is also driving the surge in capacity – …

Commentary

Nuclear Renaissance?

Schwarzenegger ‘open minded about nuclear power’ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that nuclear power has “a great future” and that it is time to “relook at that issue again rather than just looking the other way and living in denial.” The governor made these comments March 14 in Santa Barbara, at …

Energy

Whose Economy?

Unable to extend tax breaks as part of the energy bill signed into law just two months ago, some are trying to attach them to the emergency economic stimulus package. As the package emerged this week from the Senate Finance Committee, among the items added was a string of energy …

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