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U.S. senators want $400 million spent on wind energy [Snowe/Collins + Democrats]
Reuters ^ | 2009-03-13

Posted on 03/13/2009 5:45:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators from two Northeast states urged U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to commit $400 million from the economic stimulus package to support an advanced wind energy program, especially for offshore wind projects.

The lawmakers want money budgeted for the department's energy efficiency and renewable energy activities set aside for developing domestic wind energy technologies so the United States can be compete with foreign wind companies.

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The letter was sent by Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Delaware; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2009; bho44; bhoenergy; carper; climatechange; collins; energy; globalwarming; greenenergy; kaufman; olympiasnowe; rinos; snowe; susancollins; sustainable; windenergy

1 posted on 03/13/2009 5:45:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: steelyourfaith

ping


2 posted on 03/13/2009 5:46:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385; Delacon; CygnusXI; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; ...
Jason Lewis, substitute host for El Rushbo, August 11, 2008 on the E.I.B Network:

"The federal government has to subsidize windmill production through production tax credits of about 1.8¢ per kilowatt. Wind Farms also receive an accelerated depreciation. Wind farms are also land intensive. They produce a fraction of the energy of a traditional power plant but they require 100 times the acreage.

From the National Center for Policy Analysis: to produce a 1000 megawatt power plant a wind farm would require 192,000 acres or 300 square miles. A nuclear plant would need about 1700 acres (or 2.65 mi2), and about 3 mi2 for a coal fired power plant. The transmission lines for the wind turbines would be massive, 12,000 miles just for the array."

 

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 03/13/2009 5:47:33 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Yo, Washingtonians, the American people called. They DEMAND their country back.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Can't they just harness the energy from the wind in the U.S. Senate Chamber?

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
4 posted on 03/13/2009 5:47:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: rabscuttle385

These people are smoking crack


5 posted on 03/13/2009 5:49:09 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: rabscuttle385

$400 million for Congress, for themselves?


6 posted on 03/13/2009 5:51:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I doubt that will cover the cost of environmental and activist lawsuits.

NH is already going through similar problems with a wind company trying to place windmills in it’s northern sector.


7 posted on 03/13/2009 5:51:25 PM PDT by This_far
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To: rabscuttle385

Congress doesn’t need to spend any more of the country’s time or money on wind. Those windbags need to be deflated.


8 posted on 03/13/2009 5:52:21 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: rabscuttle385

As long as the Maine Bobbsey Twins and their Commie ‘RAT comrades build their wind farms on THEIR property and out of sight of us normal people, they can go for it.


9 posted on 03/13/2009 5:54:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Where in Sam Hill are they going to build them. In the water I suppose becuase when you think of wind energy the North Woods isn’t’ what comes to mind.


10 posted on 03/13/2009 5:57:24 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I can’t say what I think about these people.

Marching on Washington isn’t enough. We need to march in there and take back the Capital.


11 posted on 03/13/2009 6:00:47 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (It's time for Nullification: The Sequel.)
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To: armymarinemom
-- Where in Sam Hill are they going to build them. --

How 'bout the western mountains? I hear Mt. Washington (I know it's in NH) gets a stiff breeze.

12 posted on 03/13/2009 6:01:12 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: rabscuttle385

If they want them so bad they can come down here to Texas and take em all. I am sick of looking at the damn things.


13 posted on 03/13/2009 6:02:43 PM PDT by biff
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To: rabscuttle385

GE Energy has it’s windmill manufacturing plant in Bangor Maine. It is one of the largest employers in the region. Snowe and Collins are good foot servants for their masters.


14 posted on 03/13/2009 6:09:34 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: armymarinemom
Where in Sam Hill are they going to build them. In the water I suppose becuase when you think of wind energy the North Woods isn’t’ what comes to mind.

Actually the town of Hull Mass is thinking of building more of them out in the water 2 miles offshore. The town already has 2 windmills , one at the high school and the other at the town dump.

The Boston area is one of the windiest parts of the country and if wind power will work it certainly will work in this area. - tom

15 posted on 03/13/2009 6:17:54 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: rabscuttle385

Defeat Snowe and Collins.

Do not shop at LLbean.


16 posted on 03/13/2009 6:19:27 PM PDT by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Bangor? So we are going to build them in the middle of the Penobscot. It’s really woodsy and hilly even around GE.


17 posted on 03/13/2009 6:21:24 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: rabscuttle385

>> especially for offshore wind projects

...except not offshore of Martha’s Vineyard. Or in any other leftist elite back yard.

effing hypocrites


18 posted on 03/13/2009 6:21:31 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Capt. Tom

We will have to build in the water. Flat land just isn’t in big supply up here. Maybe that’s why folks from away are called flat landers.


19 posted on 03/13/2009 6:22:17 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: This_far

Every wind farm project will now return to regulatory review. Which means almost no new wind farms in the forseeable future before midterm elections.

http://www.ombwatch.org/node/9689

Obama Begins Regulatory Reform

President Barack Obama took two steps toward reforming the way federal agencies develop public protections. On Jan. 30, the president issued a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies asking for recommendations to help develop a new regulatory executive order. The same day, he issued an executive order overturning two Bush-era executive orders that changed the way regulations were developed.


20 posted on 03/13/2009 6:26:01 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: rabscuttle385
...so the United States can be compete with foreign wind companies.

Competing to be number one in the windmill business? Even if we win, we lose.

21 posted on 03/13/2009 6:59:20 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh, great, we can look forward to even more of those friggin’ ugly windmills.


22 posted on 03/13/2009 7:21:26 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: steelyourfaith
"The federal government has to subsidize windmill production through production tax credits of about 1.8¢ per kilowatt. Wind Farms also receive an accelerated depreciation. Wind farms are also land intensive. They produce a fraction of the energy of a traditional power plant but they require 100 times the acreage.

We're talking the religion of green energy and climate change. Good intentions, not facts are what matters.

23 posted on 03/13/2009 7:44:06 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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To: armymarinemom

“Where in Sam Hill are they going to build them. In the water I suppose becuase when you think of wind energy the North Woods isn’t’ what comes to mind.”

1. Martha’s Vineyard
2. Nantucket
3. The Hamptons
4. San Francisco Bay
5. Santa Monica


24 posted on 03/13/2009 7:44:23 PM PDT by ncphinsfan
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To: ncphinsfan

I was referring to Maine.


25 posted on 03/13/2009 7:51:24 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom
I am so mixed about this topic. Reagan spoke of a shiny city on the hill ... I assume a well lit city. Energy independence is a good thing, let's build the windmills. I can think of a 100 better reasons to give it to the Dem's and those rhinos we dare not speak of...
26 posted on 03/15/2009 5:30:58 AM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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