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Why Dems are so bent on
passing wind amid corona crisis

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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/28/2020 4:31:33 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Renewable energy is getting so cheap that it doesn’t need subsidies anymore. Yes, well. Renewables live or die by subsidies, in fact. That was proved yet again this week, when Democrats tried (unsuccessfully) to stuff a panoply of Green New Deal measures into the corona-crisis relief bill — including extensions of the tax credits that have been driving the growth of solar and wind energy. That Congressional Democrats would push so hard for solar and wind subsidies at such a critical time for the US economy is particularly galling for two reasons. First, the wind industry already stands to collect some $33.75 billion in subsidies

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/28/2020 5:38:29 AM (No. 360524)
Why? Because that's where the money is for demonrats to rip off.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 3/28/2020 6:07:57 AM (No. 360533)
Because Trump has devastated their slush funds and has stopped some of their most lucrative criminal enterprises.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mobyclik 3/28/2020 6:44:08 AM (No. 360551)
Put a windmill on the Rat side of the House and Senate and they would power the entire east coast. At least it would make those useless windbags worth SOMETHING.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mulhaven 3/28/2020 9:07:54 AM (No. 360646)
"Passing wind" is an interesting turn of phrase in reference to Democrats! This may be a bit off-topic. The act by the Democrats to put their political agenda in such clear and legalistic terms may come back to bite them. Now the Trump team can publish that agenda at election time without being maligned of misrepresentation. Finally, it would be an election in which the electorate has a clear idea of the perpetually hidden agenda of the loser party. The losers can still talk in inane platitudes but the truth will be there for all to perceive.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: VietVet68 3/28/2020 9:26:20 AM (No. 360683)
Without subsidies no one would know who the heck Elon Musk is and the landscape wouldn't be blighted by solar farms that only make money for the government subsidized manufacturers of the equipment. Let the marketplace decide whether green energy is viable and get the government out of the business of subsidizing failure.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: HotRod 3/28/2020 9:29:37 AM (No. 360688)
Pictures of windmill farms never show the fleet of maintenance vehicles and workers in attendance. I suppose they stage the photo, or airbrush them out in Photoshop. Windmill farms take a LOT of maintenance. Farms in a salt water environment are even worse.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/28/2020 10:06:29 AM (No. 360741)
I DESPISE windmills. They are a visual symbol of how much money the ecocrazies have stolen from us, and they continue to steal money every day that those infernal contraptions exist. Giant, white towers of evil.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Arby 3/28/2020 11:37:28 AM (No. 360848)
Why? Because they heard some airhead at their book club or in their English department say something like this and they want to appear to be hip. Show them a single majestic bird being shredded and they'd have a nervous breakdown.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ken M. 3/28/2020 12:55:27 PM (No. 360937)
Do a search on "wind turbine fires" -- the results will shock you (pun not intended).
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Reply 10 - Posted by: czechlist 3/28/2020 1:11:18 PM (No. 360954)
Wind farms are carbon intensive monuments to stupidity. Immense concrete foundations to support non degradeable fiberglass structures which may last 20 years and the energy production declines with every year. The generators require metals which are mined, refined and manufactured using energy intensive processes. And there is all of the energy needed to transport materials and product. Then the wind doesn't blow so they need batteries to store energy. Where do the materials for those batteries come from? China Bolovia, Congo...How long do they last - 10 years? And like the fiberglass how do you dispose of them? Just a few of the problems and solar panels have them as well. Nuclear would solve so many problems but people scare so eaxily.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NotaBene 3/28/2020 2:02:15 PM (No. 361030)
Let them build them in Germany.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: or gate 3/28/2020 2:26:22 PM (No. 361062)
The poor birds getting drawn and quartered.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter 3/28/2020 2:55:51 PM (No. 361095)
#4, that title is deliberate. Our hostess, who had worked at the New York Post, laughed about how staffers worked late at night kicking around potential headlines and figuring out how close to the censor red line they could get. I love that story.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 3/28/2020 4:03:21 PM (No. 361124)
#6 is correct. Drive through that giant wind farm in Benton County, Indiana and note how many are spinning versus how many units are down for maintenance. That cost would be added to the cost of the "free" power.
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