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All of the projects are moving ahead quickly because the sponsors want to take advantage of the extension of the federal Production Tax Credit, which subsidizes generation for 10 years. Under the law, projects must be launched this year, creating a scramble among wind power developers to please utilities and get projects underway


1 posted on 07/17/2013 7:29:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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The idiot State is driving them to it. There are actually democrats striving to make it a goal to be 100% renewable.

Insanity.


2 posted on 07/17/2013 7:38:23 PM PDT by DManA
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How many bald eagles and golden eagles will these things kill every year ? A proposed wind farm in Osage County, OK., admitted their windmills would kill three eagles every year
The Department of the Interior is issuing “take” permits to allow eagles to be killed by the spinning blades of these monstrosities. The permit will allow 3 eagles killed for 30 years without penalty.
3 posted on 07/17/2013 7:39:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: TurboZamboni

Its a government mandate


4 posted on 07/17/2013 7:39:40 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: TurboZamboni

The Birds, the Birds, all the poor dead birds.....LOL.....


5 posted on 07/17/2013 7:39:41 PM PDT by mm427 (Repeal the 19th amendment.)
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Wind farm noise causes “clear and significant” damage to people’s sleep and mental health, according to the first full peer-reviewed scientific study of the problem.- The Telegraph


6 posted on 07/17/2013 7:42:23 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped "...-Sarah Palin 5/17/13)
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To: TurboZamboni
I have a lot of wind power myself.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 7:54:43 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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10 posted on 07/17/2013 8:10:35 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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"new wind generation is priced so competitively right now that customers will save $180 million during the 20-year life of the projects compared with electricity generated from existing power plants."

I wonder how much they had to increase the cost of conventional power to make wind competitive.
13 posted on 07/17/2013 9:07:39 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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At ~100 acres/MW, that’s 180,000 acres covered with these eagle-chopping, landscape-blighting, noise machines that have piss-poor capacity factors. That’s a square 17 miles per side.

An 1,800 MW coal plant takes up nothing compared to that!


14 posted on 07/17/2013 9:17:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Nordex Wind Turbine Plant to Stop Production in Jonesboro Arkansas
http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/93271/nordex-wind-turbine-plant-to-stop-production-in-jonesboro?page=all


16 posted on 07/18/2013 1:32:47 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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