Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years

This article discusses the limited longevity of older turbines, statistics are showing that the newer larger turbines have an even shorter average lifespan between 7 and 15 years. Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years November 21, 2018 |  Isaac Orr in | American Experiment An industrial wind facility … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years

The Production Tax Credit: Corporate Subsidies & Renewable Energy

The Production Tax Credit: Corporate Subsidies & Renewable Energy November 1, 2018 | Angela C. Erickson| texaspolicy.com Wind energy is a $14 billion industry made up of wind facilities, turbine manufacturers, and financiers. While the industry grew over the past few decades, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its corporate members pushed for new … Continue reading The Production Tax Credit: Corporate Subsidies & Renewable Energy

Hidden costs of wind power a burden to the local economy

Wind energy is hailed as a boost to the local economy. It’s really a burden to the economy, and here’s how. The Hidden Costs of Wind-Power Subsidies The negative prices for wind power force local utilities out of wholesale power markets because utility-owned generation can’t compete with subsidized, mandated power, with demand growth very low … Continue reading Hidden costs of wind power a burden to the local economy

Wind industry admits massive project will fail without subsidies

AEP Cancels Plans for $4.5 billion U.S. Wind Farm Power company scraps Wind Catcher project after rejection by Texas regulators By  Erin Ailworth July 27, 2018 5:30 p.m. ET American Electric Power Co. said Friday that it is scrapping plans to develop one of the largest wind farms in the U.S., a day after the … Continue reading Wind industry admits massive project will fail without subsidies

The Mining Gazette: RES drafts tax promise in L’Anse

The Sales Pitch: A Promise with no Guarantees   RES drafts tax promise in L’Anse AUG 10, 2018| L’ANSE | JOSHUA VISSERS |The Mining Gazette More than 50 people filled the L'Anse Township Hall for Wednesday's township board meeting to deliberate the Summit Lake Wind Project proposal and the zoning that governs it. L’Anse Township tax assessor … Continue reading The Mining Gazette: RES drafts tax promise in L’Anse

Will L’Anse township risk losing tourism opportunities for the sake of unreliable short term tax benefits?

Will baraga county risk losing increasing tourism opportunities for the sake of unreliable temporary tax benefits? see letter to editor here: Tourism Revenue - Gone with the Wind Local officials agree that Michigan tourism is on the rise By Gloria Nzeka | May 9, 2018 | Great Lakes Echo | Capital News Service State and local officials’ efforts … Continue reading Will L’Anse township risk losing tourism opportunities for the sake of unreliable short term tax benefits?

Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund.

From the University of Michigan Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund. - Michigan schools receive a per-pupil foundation allowance. (For most of the schools we interviewed, the current allowance is $7,511). - The allowance is first comprised of funds from local property taxes and then supplemented with state funds. … Continue reading Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund.