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Wind Power's Political Payoff
RealClearEnergy/IBD ^ | September 27, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 09/27/2011 2:24:00 PM PDT by raptor22

Our ever-campaigning president heads off to a fundraiser held by a politically connected businessman whose company took a $100 million stimulus tax credit. Solyndra didn't stop pay-for-play the "Chicago Way."

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearenergy.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: alternativeenergy; energy; wind; windpower

1 posted on 09/27/2011 2:24:08 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Took a trip to Palm Springs, Calif this past week. On the way there, along the I-10, there were windmill farms as far as the eye can see. My wife and her sister both said the same thing almost simultaneosly that it was a horrendous sight. On a tour, we found out that each one cost 4 million dollars. Is there anyone who lives near there that knows how many there are? I can see why the Kennedy’s want them in your backyard and not their own.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 3:50:15 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kempster

How many of them were in operation? They have a tendency to need repair, and when they are a couple of hundred feet up on a tower, they are kind of hard to repair.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 10:54:24 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: upcountryhorseman

The day we left there was quite a bit of wind in the area so most were turning. They are replacing the ones that are positioned on a “oil rig” type pole to the straight pole. I was told that the birds would nest in the old ones and animal activists determined that many birds were being killed by the blades.


4 posted on 09/28/2011 5:18:06 AM PDT by kempster
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