Donald Trump’s War On Wind Power: Wind Industry Panics as Republicans Plan to Slash Subsidies

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A couple of weeks back we covered the story of how the Republicans are lining up to slash wind power subsidies to the bone: America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos

And from all reports, their President needs little encouragement, as Slim Jim Delingpole reports (as an aside, STT was chuffed to see that James linked to our post on the revolt against wind power unfolding in Michigan) – here’s James.

Delingpole: Donald Trump Is So Right to Wage War on Wind Farms…
Breitbart
James Delingpole
12 May 2017

Donald Trump is not a fan of wind turbines, as he has hinted occasionally on Twitter.

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Dumping Paris agreement right decision for U.S. and the world

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Guest essay by Larry Hamlin

President Trump should dump the politically contrived and scientifically corrupt 2015 Paris climate agreement as the right decision for the U.S. and the world.

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Those arguing that the U.S. should continue to support the Paris process but negotiate new and different provisions are naïve and fail to appreciate that the Paris process of political and scientific corruption disqualifies it serving as a credible vehicle for advancing legitimate future climate policy proposals.

The Paris agreement and its associated processes need to be completely abandoned and a new process created which is free of the stigma of corruption which cloaks the existing Paris agreement and proceedings.

The Paris agreement is a scheme built upon a foundation of completely inadequate science as clearly acknowledged by the UN IPCC. The Paris agreement process is driven solely by the politics of climate alarmism.

The 2001 UN IPCC AR3 report established…

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Michigan Mauling: Desperate Developers Throw $Millions at Pro-Wind Propaganda But Huron County Votes 2:1 Against Wind Power Plans

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Huron County’s ‘welcoming committee’ rolls up the red carpet…

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The wind industry is being belted on all fronts, the world over; whether it’s governments slashing subsidies or communities lashing back, wind power outfits are under siege, and the threat is mortal.

In the United States, the rolling fury in communities threatened by the rollout of giant industrial wind turbines is palpable and spreading. We’ll start with The Daily Caller’s Andrew Follett.

Small Towns Fight Back Against World’s Largest Green Energy Company
The Daily Caller
Andrew Follett
2 May 2017

Two rural Michigan towns are holding a referendum Tuesday on whether or not to block two of the world’s largest green energy companies from building wind turbines.

The vote could stop the companies DTE Energy and NextEra Energy from building 70 new wind turbines in Huron County. The county already has 550 wind turbines, but residents opposed to more wind…

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New Yorkers Count the Staggering Cost of Cuomo’s Wind Power Obsession

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STT has fought the battle against the great wind power fraud on a number of fronts over the years: the totally unnecessary harm caused to wind farm neighbours by incessant, turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound; the pointless slaughter of millions of birds and bats; the environmental harm caused by the growing mountains and lakes of toxic waste generated in the production of the magnets used in turbines; and the chaotic delivery of power from a wholly weather dependant source that causes load shedding and blackouts by wrecking the stability of once perfectly reliable grids.

But we have always believed that it is the staggering cost of subsidised wind power that ultimately destroys the wind industry around the World. Part of that phenomenal cost is, of course, the consequence of intermittency, which requires 100% of all wind power capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by…

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America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos

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Donald Trump is not the wind industry’s biggest fan. And now that the damage done to once reliable and affordable power supplies by the intermittent and chaotic delivery of wind power is plain for all to see (look no further than South Australia), the US is out to avoid the inevitable. Starting with an investigation on how to scrap the subsidies and keep the lights on in America

Energy chief orders power grid study
Bloomberg News
Jennifer Jacobs
15 April 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered 60-day study of the U.S. power grid, which will examine whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady, reliable power supplies.

Regulators increasingly wonder how to balance the grid’s reliability with state policies that prioritize less-stable renewable energy sources.

In a memo, Perry highlights concerns about the “erosion” of resources…

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Nuclear Power Subsidies Threaten Wind and Solar Power… Proof That Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

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Guest post by David Middleton

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The push to save U.S. nuclear plants for the sake of fighting climate change is threatening support for the bread and butter of clean power: wind and solar.

New York and Illinois have already approved as much as $10 billion in subsidies to keep struggling reactors open for the next decade as part of a plan to limit fossil fuel consumption. Lawmakers in Ohio, Connecticut and New Jersey are debatingwhether to do the same.

The reactors, which are being squeezed by low natural gas prices, offer a singular advantage in the fight against global warming because they produce round-the-clock electricity without emitting greenhouse gases. Yet renewable energy operators including NRG Energy Inc. and Invenergy LLC say keeping nuclear plants open will leave grids awash with excess power, leaving little demand for new wind and solar farms.

“It’s the wrong policy — and whether it proliferates or…

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O’REILLY THROWN UNDER THE BUS

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“In Germany, they first came for the gypsies, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a gypsy. Then they came for the Bolsheviks, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Bolshevik. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics. I didn’t speak up then because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.” – Martin Niemoller, A Lutheran Pastor arrested by the Gestapo in 1937

We can update that quote to today, First, they came for Glenn Beck and I said nothing because I wasn’t a Glenn Beck fan. Then they came for Bill O’Reilly and I said nothing because I wasn’t an O’Reilly fan…

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