So here we are in the final two months of a U.S. general election, and energy has become a “wedge issue,” separating the two candidates. Mitt Romney’s position is that he will remove the subsidies on clean energy and help the oil and gas industry make the U.S. energy independent by 2020. The president’s position is that “all of the above” energy sources are needed, including continuing support for clean energy. Much renewable energy coverage focuses on the issue of cost – how much more it costs than conventional energy. On Sept.10, the Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed with Read more →
Investing in Cherokee CountyShinbone Wind will contribute significant amounts of tax revenue to Cherokee County, which means more money for the community to invest in schools, roads and services. These tax revenues also could be used in part to reduce existing taxes. Construction of the project will spur substantial economic activity and bring needed local jobs.
Energy IndependenceShinbone Wind will increase our energy independence and help move the country away from unstable foreign energy supplies. It will also reduce Alabama’s reliance on highly-polluting energy sources such as coal. Instead, Alabama will be able to count on an inexhaustible, clean, and renewable source of energy found right in its own backyard.
Water May Top Up the Case For Renewables
3 Oct 2012
Medical experts favor wind energy over dangerous, toxic fossil fuels
10 Aug 2012
Wind study money better spent on moving away from dirty energy It’s curious Health Canada has taken an interest in studying the health impacts of something as benign as wind energy when for years health and environment experts have been cautioning about the negative impacts of fossil fuels on human health. Medical authorities in Canada and around the globe have given wind energy a clean bill of health, making Health Canada’s proposed study superfluous — a waste of time and a waste of public funds. The medical community is confident wind turbines are safe and they produce no toxic emissions Read more →
Wind turbines create windfall for counties, townships
9 May 2012
Apr 2 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Julie Buntjer The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn. The wind turbines scattered across southwest Minnesota have made a tremendous economic impact on the region, from construction crews settling in our communities to payments made to landowners for easements. Perhaps the greatest economic impact, however, is now being seen in counties where turbines harness the wind and convert it into kilowatt hours. Each year, as Minnesotans busily prepare their income tax returns, the wind energy companies who have erected towers here are reporting to state officials the total number of kilowatt hours the turbines have Read more →