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Green energy, high prices, and political manipulation
Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2011 | Ron Arnold

Posted on 10/22/2011 7:29:37 AM PDT by Twotone

Three years ago, a winner was chosen to make Rhode Island the nation's first state with an offshore wind farm.

Republican Gov. Donald Carcieri made the announcement: Deepwater Wind Inc., -- a well-capitalized New Jersey wind power development company with hotshot lobbyists -- won the contract.

Carcieri unveiled the $1.3 billion, 800-job venture in language fit for a legacy: "This is much more than an energy project. This is about creating a new industry in Rhode Island; an industry that puts Rhode Island at the epicenter of the emerging alternative energy market."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: cleanenergy; greenenergy; rhodeisland
We subsidize these green energy companies & then get hit with exorbitant costs for using the product. What a nightmare.
1 posted on 10/22/2011 7:29:42 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

We can have “wind” here...if you want an extra charge added to your bill every month....kinda like Bank of America charge ...but no one says boo....and I have yet to see it “known” in our newspapers.


2 posted on 10/22/2011 7:40:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Twotone

I’m beginning to fully understand what crony capitalism is. Seems every one of these huge, subsidized “green energy” projects is riddled with corruption.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 7:49:29 AM PDT by olereporter (Today's media should be held accountable for journalistic malfeasance and First Amendment abuse.)
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To: olereporter

“Green energy” states will be twisting in the wind when new technologies bring the cost of energy back down to 1950s levels.


4 posted on 10/22/2011 9:38:09 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: olereporter

While Ron Arnold does a great job peeling this onion. Unfortunately while he does id the the governors political affiliation, Republican, he does not do so with the judge or the AG or go into which party controls the state legislature.

Anybody know what they are? I assume they’re democrat are they ?


5 posted on 10/22/2011 9:55:32 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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