March 7, 2017

Ibrudrola representative explaining sale of electricity and need for a partner to build this project.

Visit our follow the money... "how big wind works" page for graphics that illustrate this topic and see how you pay for funding.
 

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"Mike, we are a green energy company, but the green stands for money." 

- Jeffrey Skilling,

President, Enron

(to reassure one of Enron’s coal executives)

What you need to know about Industrial Wind Farms

Northern NY Wind

Hopkinton meeting - Iberdrola rep explaining one of the subsidies provided to the company: Federal Production Tax Credit

(starts at minute 4:45)

PAID FOR BY YOU - INDUSTRIAL WIND SUBSIDIES

INDUSTRIAL WIND QUOTES:

YOUR WAGES, PAID AS TAXES

Governor Cuomo wants to make New York a “National Leader” by having renewables provide 50% of the state’s electricity by 2030 – a Goal known as “50 by 30”. This will mean an increase in electricity prices because of mandated payments from you, to fund the projects. Avangrid has a history of partnering with NY State agencies to win funding for their projects.


In addition, to date, no commercial wind project in New York state has been built without a PILOT agreement that provides significant property tax relief to the developer.



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YOUR MONEY -  MANDATES AND SUBSIDIES

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featured recommended reading:


July 16, 2018

WIND COSTS WILL BLOW NORTH

by Ken Girardin
Upstate New York ratepayers will pick up more than half the multi-billion-dollar tab for a massive offshore wind turbine project that will provide very costly power for Long Island and New York City.
https://www.empirecenter.org/
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August 11, 2018

Wind and Solar Energy: Good for Nothing... understanding the subsidies provided to wind and solar.

https://www.americanthinker.com


August 5, 2018
Four of NYS Thruway's costly wind turbines stand idle. Why?
https://buffalonews.com


2018 Large-Scale Renewables RFP
NYSERDA has launched its second annual request for proposals to help accelerate progress towards the Clean Energy Standard mandate.
https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/


NEW! increase to fee on your electric bill, brought to you by NYSERDA and the Clean Energy Standard:
ESRM charges effective 4/1/2017


August 24, 2016

Costing out Cuomo’s green tax
https://www.empirecenter.org

September 27, 2016

Green Overload - New York State’s Ratepayer-Zapping Renewable Energy Mandate
https://www.empirecenter.org


April 30, 2017

Wind power companies get by with a little help from their friends - By Perry White
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news


April 2, 2017
Nuclear, renewable energy subsidy costs affect ratepayers starting Saturday, April 1st
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


March 27, 2017
Hiding the Increase
How Governor Cuomo is masking a huge energy-tax hike in the name of “consistency.”
https://www.city-journal.org/

Thursday, February 02, 2017
SunEdison Shareholder Uncovers Billions Of Dollars In Taxpayer Money Hidden In Bankruptcy
http://cohoctonwindwatch.blogspot.com/


March 9, 2017

Iberdrola Warns Of The Risk From Trump To US Renewables’ Growth Plan
http://thecorner.eu/

March 03, 2017
PSC covers up “clean energy” cost.
State regulators last week shot down efforts by utilities to show ratepayers the amount by which their electric bills are being driven up by New York’s new Clean Energy Standard.
http://www.empirecenter.org/


June 6, 2016
Wind-Energy Sector Gets $176 Billion Worth of Crony Capitalism… including Iberdrola. It takes enormous amounts of taxpayer cash to make wind energy seem affordable.
http://www.nationalreview.com/


Cash in the wind: New York’s wind-power giveaway
https://www.wind-watch.org


March 17, 2017
Subsidised Wind & Solar Set to Quadruple German Power Prices
https://stopthesethings.com/


Big Wind's Bogus Subsidies - Giving tax credits to the wind energy industry is a waste of time and money.  Despite being famous for touting the idea that the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes, investor Warren Buffet seems to be perfectly fine with receiving tax breaks for making investments in Big Wind. 

https://www.usnews.com/


01/16/2017 - In New York, Wind And Solar Get Double Their Value In Subsidies
http://dailycaller.com


February 10, 2017

The IRS expanded the two-year development window to four years [from two years to give] … developers countless ways in which to secure the full PTC and never experience the phased-down PTC in the years 2017, 2018, and 2019.

This essay is the second in a series aimed at exposing abuses by the Obama administration in its effort to force wind power on the public.

https://www.masterresource.org

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INDUSTRIAL WIND QUOTES:

Our series of graphics illustrating how your money is used to fund industrial wind projects.

"For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That's the only reason to build them. They don't make sense without the tax credit." 

- Warren Buffet