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Wind Energy Policy
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Wind Energy Policy

America needs an energy policy that embraces the nation’s abundant natural resources. Yet the government’s continues to push wind energy, which has done little to create more affordable or reliable energy. After 20 years of government subsidies for the wind industry spearheaded by the Production Tax Credit (PTC), wind energy remains unreliable, economically disastrous, and harmful to the environment. 

08/14/2012
Wind subsidies go to countries overseas
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Wind subsidies go to countries overseas

The $800 billion plus stimulus package passed back in 2009 had huge implications for the wind industry. Under the section 1603 program, 75 wind farms across the country received over $4.4 billion worth of federal grants. 

08/10/2012
The Myth of European wind energy
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The Myth of European wind energy

Many proponents of wind energy, including our current president, point to Europe as an example of how successful the wind industry can be if only given a chance in America. But how well is the wind industry really doing in Europe? 

08/08/2012
Proposal to extend PTC
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Proposal to extend PTC

Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee passed the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012. Included in the Chairman’s mark are proposals to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC). Under current law, taxpayers can claim a 2.2 cent per kilowatt hour tax credit for wind electricity produced for a 10-year period. This proposal would extend the PTC for another year allowing renewable energy facilities that begin construction before the end of 2013 to claim the 10-year credit. 

08/03/2012
Wind Energy: Environmentally friendly?
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Wind Energy: Environmentally friendly?

A common misconception exists in the alternative energy circle that says wind power does not cause environmental damage. This is simply not true. The wind industry has negative impact on the environment as acknowledged by the Global Wind Energy Council and other proponents of wind energy.  

08/02/2012
Romney speaks out against the PTC
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Romney speaks out against the PTC

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) has provided the wind industry with literally billions and billions of dollars since its inception nearly two decades ago.

07/31/2012
Production Tax Credit (PTC): Unfair
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Production Tax Credit (PTC): Unfair

The federal government has been subsidizing the wind industry for almost two decades under the Production Tax Credit (PTC). Despite costing taxpayers over $1billion annually and providing for less than 3 percent of total electricity generation in the country, the president insists on extending the program indefinitely. 

07/26/2012
Wind Power: Surviving off Subsidies
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Wind Power: Surviving off Subsidies

Since 1992, the federal government has been providing corporations with billions and billions of tax-payer funded credits in the form of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). 

07/24/2012
Support the Barrasso Amendments to S. 1940. Stop Back Door Climate Change and Insurance Mandate Legislation
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Support the Barrasso Amendments to S. 1940. Stop Back Door Climate Change and Insurance Mandate Legislation

It’s a liberal cocktail of big government that no one wants to drink and it’s being served to you in the Flood Insurance bill, S. 1940. The bill is designed to return fiscal solvency back to the Federal Flood Insurance Program (FFIP) which was started back in the 1960’s. The program, like most other federal schemes deemed “self-sustaining” has been drowning, mind the pun, in debt.

06/27/2012
The Cold War Against Global Warming Skeptics Continues
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The Cold War Against Global Warming Skeptics Continues

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. ~ Benjamin Disraeli A disturbing trend is developing in our institutions of higher learning - a trend that evokes visions of George Orwell or the Soviet Politburo. There have been an alarming number of unexplained terminations of professors who have dared to challenge the orthodoxy of the left. The most recent examples occured at Oregon State University and UCLA within the past few weeks.

06/21/2012

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