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Wind energy is not cheap  

Credit:  www.statesmanjournal.com 21 February 2012 ~~

Wind power gets 88 times more federal electric subsidies per megawatt hour than either coal or gas, yet returns less than 1 percent of our net electric power generation. Coal returns 44.5 percent; gas returns 23.3 percent. In the real business world, wind would belly-up.

The wind industry is a false market (would not be profitable in the real-world market), is supported by feds (with little risk by wind developers using tax dollars), is protected (wind operators get paid even when there is plentiful power from hydro) and is expensive to consumers (energy bills may quadruple).

Economy is the freedom from extravagance or waste. None of us have the same luxury as the government to operate with a balance sheet in the red. Stop wind funding by contacting Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) to vote no on H.R. 3307. It is time to quit believing that wind is cheap.

— Judy E. Price, Baker City

Source:  www.statesmanjournal.com 21 February 2012

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