[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Letter: Taxpayers funding wind farms  

Credit:  Quad-City Times | April 20, 2016 | qctimes.com ~~

How generous of us, the taxpayers, to provide MidAmerican Energy Co. with $3.6 billion for wind turbine farms.

The April 15 Quad-City Times story, “MidAmerican plans $3.6B wind turbine project,” begins with MidAmerican’s plans to build a 1,000-turbine farm. You have to read well into the article, to find out over a 10-year period, taxpayers are going to pay for it.

“The project can be completed without additional costs to customers, as the entire $3.6 billion will be recouped through federal tax incentives over 10 years,” it said.

It seems to me if consumers are going to pay for it through taxation, we should receive a credit for $3.6 billion over the next 10 years, less maintenance costs.

And please, do not use climate change as a justification. Go back to the 1950s and 1960s and see what “scientists” were saying about climate change. They were wrong then, and they are wrong today. They just change their climate models to meet their agenda.

Also, some economic education would be advisable. The government has no money except what it takes from taxpayers.

John Stevens


Source:  Quad-City Times | April 20, 2016 | qctimes.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.