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What “Wuthering Heights”? Subsidy-seeking UK wind industry says England not windy enough

June 6, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Tax-subsidized bird-slaughter

 

From the U.K. Telegraph:

“England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted.”

Turns out that’s actually a “windy” way of saying: The wind industry in the UK can’t survive without government subsidies:

“Hugh McNeal, who joined RenewableUK two months ago from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, insisted the industry could make the case for more onshore turbines in some parts of the UK, despite the withdrawal of subsidies.

“But he said this would ‘almost certainly’ not be in England, as the wind speeds were not high enough to make the projects economically viable without subsidy.”

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Wind farms in the US currently cost taxpayers $12 billion in subsidies, Breitbart notes:

“Warren Buffett, a big investor in wind power, admitted the industry’s reliance on the federal subsidy. ‘[O]n 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.’”

Plus, the monster-turbines are ugly as sin and kill around 300,000 birds a year.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen
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