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Wind energy will be Obama focus today in Iowa
The Washington Post ^ | August. 14, 2012 | Amy Gardner

Posted on 08/14/2012 11:13:31 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — President Obama will continue his three-day swing across Iowa Tuesday with a new attack against Republican Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, over their opposition to extending tax credits for the wind energy industry.

Across a landscape where wind turbines are nearly as common as corn fields, Obama will push Congress to extend the production tax credit for wind companies. In Iowa alone, the industry employs more than 7,000, according to the Obama campaign; across the country the number is 75,000. Obama has said that 37,000 jobs nationally would be at risk if the wind tax credit is not extended.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2012; bhoenergy; greens; ia2012

1 posted on 08/14/2012 11:13:34 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, O’s speeches show him to be quite the windy guy from the Windy City.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is an expert on wind.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 11:16:27 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

pander, pander, pander


4 posted on 08/14/2012 11:17:13 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wind is about the only thing the Obozo is an authority on.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: GSWarrior

Obama’s mommy should have told him that his mouth shouldn’t be used for breaking wind.

He’s just a bunch of hot air that smells an awful lot like Reggie Love.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 11:18:31 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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Without “government” subsidizing all this green tech, it would never survive on its own in the free market.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 11:19:08 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw live video on Fox shortly before this campaign stop began. It didn’t look like there were that many people there. They didn’t pan around, but the number wouldn’t come close to 100 from what I saw.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 11:21:25 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He can go blow it..................oh wait he already has done blow.

37,000 jobs in the grand scheme of things is nothing.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 11:28:02 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

10 posted on 08/14/2012 11:29:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama has said that 37,000 jobs nationally would be at risk if the wind tax credit is not extended.

Just over 7,000 jobs per state.

Does anyone have a dollar amount on how much the wind tax credits are? It would be nice to see how much he is proposing spending to create each job.

11 posted on 08/14/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wonder if he'll mention that GE is completely shutting down their Wind Turbine Plants for half of November and all of December this year, and do not know their production schedule for the next beyond February 15th.
12 posted on 08/14/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

13 posted on 08/14/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Report sees a wallop to wind power if tax credit ends
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/08/14/report-sees-a-wallop-to-wind-power-if-tax-credit-ends/

Wind energy is powering new investments in domestic manufacturing, but the impending expiration of a federal tax incentive is threatening the trend, the U.S. Department of Energy says in a report out Tuesday.

Amid election year debate over the wind industry’s 20-year-old federal tax credit, the Energy Department touts the economic benefits of the incentive in a commissioned analysis authored by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Several companies across the wind power supply chain, however, have announced scale-backs in U.S. staff and production because of uncertainty surrounding the federal tax incentive.

The wind production
tax credit, which gives a 2.2-cent tax break for every kilowatt-hour of power produced, expires at the end of this year.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 11:34:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Brookhaven

The subsidy for wind energy is 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour. That may not seem like much, but for all of 2011 the wholesale price of electricity was about 5 cents per kilowatt-hour. So the subsidy amounts to 40 percent or more of the wholesale price.

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/28/wind-subsidies-vs-oil-subsidies/


15 posted on 08/14/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Obozo also say we need more teachers and other union workers?

Does he want Iowa to make more stuff and sell it over there.

This covers Bozos economic strategy.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 11:42:39 AM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Obozo also say we need more teachers and other union workers?

Does he want Iowa to make more stuff and sell it over there.

This covers Bozos economic strategy.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:00 AM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wind energy is a loser. The towers are butt-ugly visual pollution, it is inefficient, noisy, and kills birds. FUBO.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:20 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: thackney

Somebody should tally up all the money that been spent on these “green energy” projects, figure out how many KWH they’ve actually produced, and tell everyone what Obama’s “green energy” is really costing them compared to what it normally costs.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:34 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Red Badger

Oh yeah, and sometimes they self-destruct.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
WIND TURBINES KILL OVER 400,000 BIRDS PER YEAR IN THE U.S."

Lots of hawks and eagles in this carnage. Where's the environmentalists on this one?

21 posted on 08/14/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He does vent a lot of hot air.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 11:51:55 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve always regarded wind and solar energy as the perfect solutions for those -25 degree Minnesota nights when the sky is clear and the wind is dead calm.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More like his BS wind.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 11:53:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

“Wind energy will be Obama focus today in Iowa.”

From the NewsMax.com Staff
For the story behind the story...
Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 11:34 a.m. EST
Ted Kennedy Wants Windmills Killed

Self-proclaimed alternative energy proponent Sen. Ted Kennedy has strongly opposed an environmentally friendly “wind farm” off the coast of Massachusetts – and now it appears Kennedy will have his way.

A proposal before Congress would limit the construction of wind turbines and most likely doom plans for the Cape Wind Project, the nation’s first offshore wind farm. [Editor’s Note: Read the book that first exposed Sen. Kennedy’s hypocrisy )

“This is a dire moment for us,” declared Mark Rodgers, a Cape Wind Associates spokesman, who said the proposal “would be totally fatal” for the project.

The Cape Wind Project would erect 130 windmills in Nantucket Sound and could provide three-fourths of the power needed by Cape Cod and nearby islands, which is now largely supplied by coal-fired plants.

But Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has called for a ban on all wind turbines within 1.5 nautical miles of shipping and ferry lanes, The Washington Post reports.

Young cited research in Britain suggesting that the wind turbines’ huge blades could interfere with shipboard radar, and he singled out the Cape Wind site – close to sea routes between the Cape and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard – as especially unsafe.

Cape Wind officials call Young’s concerns a “pretext” for killing the project, according to the Post, and point out that in 2003 a contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers stated that the wind farm “is not expected to create negative impacts to navigational safety.”

But the project had a powerful enemy in Sen. Kennedy, who has voiced strong support for alternative energy projects – as long as they are not in his backyard.

In his book “Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy,” author Peter Schweizer first disclosed: “Senator Kennedy has introduced dozens of pieces of legislation over the years to encourage the development of solar, hydrogen, and wind as alternatives to oil and coal.”

Why, then, would Kennedy oppose the Cape Wind Project?

“The wind turbines would be built in Nantucket Sound, about six miles off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis,” Schweizer explains.

“The problem was not aesthetic; the Kennedys wouldn’t be able to actually see the turbines from their home. Instead Robert Kennedy Jr., who had been beating the drum for alternative sources of energy for more than a decade, complained that the project would be built in one of the family’s favorite sailing and yachting areas.”

Sen. Kennedy publicly called for further study of the project – but “privately, he tried to get the study canceled,” Schweizer writes.

The federal Minerals Management Service is expected to issue a final verdict on the project early next year.

Nathanael Greene, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told the Post: “This is sort of backdoor politics at its worst, for the worst possible reasons.”

If you haven’t read Peter Schweizer’s blockbuster book on Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore and other liberals who say one thing and do another – make sure you do. Ann Coulter calls it “the book of the century.” Check out our FREE offer Go Here Now.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah there is a winning argument for 0, talk up energy policy with gas running around $4 a gallon nation wide.


26 posted on 08/14/2012 12:46:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; beethovenfan
Lots of hawks and eagles in this carnage. Where's the environmentalists on this one?

Where is PETA on this issue? Hello PETA!! Anyone from PETA listening?? Hello PETA!! Hello PETA!!

27 posted on 08/14/2012 12:47:03 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The blowhard is in Iowa.

Is he building a tunnel there like he did in India?


28 posted on 08/14/2012 12:57:39 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, keep on that theme, Obummer...
Then look at OKlahoma and CA and how they like wind power...
Then ask T. Boone how his wind mills are doing...
Then go to Spain and ask them how the industry is going...
Yeah, keep on that one, Obummer....it’s a winner.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 1:45:52 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: MNJohnnie

Most of the increases are due to taxes. Most of the gas prices we pay are taxes.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 2:53:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It’s politics and wondering which politicians are buying and selling stocks for the wind power.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 4:42:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Just had the 3rd blackout this week here in TX in 100 degree weather. Public being scammed big time. Wonder who in Congress are going to make money in their private stock market on gains or losses on electricity or wind power.


32 posted on 08/14/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

This is getting ridiculous. 4th blackout, 3 today. no reason whatsoever for it. Especially in 100 degree weather.


33 posted on 08/14/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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