Skip to comments.It's Time to Start the Repeal of ‘Green’ Energy Subsidies
Posted on 11/23/2010 8:06:58 PM PST by seamus
In last months of his successful campaign, Gov.-elect John Kasich in a statement that almost all politicians would deem risky due to fear of inflaming the Big Green lobby told the Dayton Daily News that he would seriously consider a repeal of Ohios Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. These mandates for utilities to generate minimum percentages of their power generation from expensive renewable sources drive up electricity rates for everyone.
Paul Chesser has a piece in the Cincinnati Enquirer that encourages Kasich, now that hes won, to push for the AEPS repeal and its associated job destruction and Big Green subsidies. Hes already shown some bravery by refusing federal funds for other environmentalist sacred cows.
(Excerpt) Read more at somewhatreasonable.com ...
The GOP legislature can help by repealing the subsidies. Its also good politics. Voters will notice their lower electric bills, especially during the summer.
A few years ago Vermont had still not begun adding ethanol to its gasoline and I, being a New York state resident, was able to use both “10% ethanol added” and “no ethanol gasoline” from time to time. I recall getting about 10% less mileage with the New York ethanol added gasoline, though my ability to measure was admittedly crude. In any case, at no time did I get greater gas mileage with the ethanol added product. My impression is that adding water to gasoline would produce similar mileage results to ethanol-adulterated gasoline.
"Only about 3 percent of the countrys 80,000 dams generate electricity. "
Many republicans are for “everything” approach to energy. They are for drilling and nuclear energy but they are also for subsidizing ethanol and windmills. That’s like having an everything approach to airport security that gropes everyone instead of just the likely terrorists. We need to have a smart approach and stop wasting money on the windmill chasers.
Kasich better watch his back or he could have a “free market” promoting Enron-esque fiasco on his hands.
But what about the fish, bigheadfred? What about the fish! We should light candles (literally) for them. (/sarcasm)
Ethanol simply doesn’t have the BTU content of gasoline;I’ve read that German WW2 aircraft performance was limited by use of alcohol fuels.You simply need more volume of alcohol than gasoline.
It’s time to stop all corporate welfare.
The EPA stopped AMP from building a coal plant in Ohio (eastern part IIRC). As a sop, they sent a grant from the Energy Dept to install a natural gas pipeline instead. It is mildly bad economics to do so, but not nearly as bad as forcing them to use solar or windmills. Instead they (AMP) moved their proposed solar plant east where it will be built near me, a complete scam and it will be an expensive failure. But AMP gets their brownie points with the Feds and their free natural gas line. I just get higher electric rates (solar is 50% higher wholesale price with an automatic annual ratchet).
Gov. Scott in Florida is going to shake em up. The Libs will be in an uproar.
But that is the thing. With existing dams, the environmental impact has already been made.
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