Why are taxpayers providing federal wind subsidies to foreign investors?

The largest wind facility in the Northeast region of the U.S. is owned by a foreign-based wind company called Iberdrola. This company, based in Bilbao, Spain, is a multinational electric utility that claims to have “the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world.” Iberdrola has more than[…]

State Taxation Inequity Supports the Federal Wind Energy Program

Reference 1 reports an estimated cumulative magnitude of federal subsidies to the wind industry, over the past 10 years, is at least $18.6 billion. In 2005 federal subsidies for wind amounted to about $0.25 billion. Last year, during 2014, federal subsidies amounted to about $4.0 billion. Taxpayers in all 50[…]

Biofuels are Degrading the Environment

Government subsidies promote the use of corn for the production of the toxic biofuel ethanol. An estimated 30% of America’s corn crop is used to produce ethanol. It takes about 400 lbs of corn to produce 25 gallons of ethanol, ref. 1. This week a railroad accident caused railroad cars,[…]

28% of Germany’s Wind Turbines are Wearing Out

Germany started installing wind turbines, during the mid 1990’s, to produce electric energy on their grid. They have about 25,000 wind turbines in operation this year. Of the 25,000 turbines about 7,000 will have been in operation for more than 15 years. A decision is needed during 2016 as to[…]

Solar Energy Companies Cash in on Tax Credits

The Department Energy’s (DOE) Inspector General (IG) revealed last week that the legendary solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra-a poster baby of the Obama stimulus-lied to the feds to get a $535 million loan guarantee before going bust in 2011. The IG noted that DOE loan officers felt “tremendous pressure” from the White[…]

More Wind Turbine Farms – More Birds Die

A federal judge in California shot down a rule proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The FWS ruling would have allowed the wind industry to legally kill bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years, ref. 1. Isn’t the FWS, funded by U.S. taxpayers, supposed to[…]

Current Content of “News”

The titles and dates of the articles contained on this website are listed below. The most recent article is listed first. The subject of each article supports the Common Sense Energy Plan advocated in the book “Renewable Energy: A Common Sense Energy Plan” 2015. 1. DOE FY2016 Funding Request up[…]

DOE FY 2016 Funding Request Up 42.3% for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

The FY 2016 funding request for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy area is $2.72 billion. This is a 42.3% increase when compared to the FY 2014 and FY 2015 budget for the same area, ref. 1. The enacted DOE budget for FY’s 2014 and 2015 total $3.8 billion. The[…]

Obama executive order: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors produce Clean energy

With this executive order, the Obama administration is finally seeing the “light” in their flawed energy policy. They are now pushing policies in support of small modular nuclear reactors, called SMR’s. In support of Obama’s executive order, the Washington state senate recently passed a bill that would count SMR’s among[…]

A New Solar Farm Sets Wild Birds Ablaze – so what’s new?

A new solar-thermal plant is located near Tonopah, Nevada. The new plant is called: “The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.”, ref. 1. One third of the newly constructed plant was put into action on the morning of January 14, 2015. The plant is comprised, in part, of 17,500 heliostat mirrors,[…]