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DANISH WIND TURBINE COMPANY THAT RECEIVED OVER $50M IN STIMULUS LAYS OFF 800
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Quote:A Danish wind turbine company whose subsidiaries received over $50 million in U.S. stimulus dollars announced on Friday it has cut more than 800 jobs in the United States and Canada this year and may be forced to lay off another 800 employees in North America.

This is yet another green energy company that received wasteful stimulus funds and does not even have anything to show for it.

According to Reuters, Vestas, the wind turbine maker, saw its order intake go down by 24 percent during the first half of the year.

"The U.S. wind industry has slowed, largely due to the uncertainty surrounding the Federal Production Tax Credit extension," said Martha Wyrsch, head of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc.

Vestas said without more tax credits and stimulus funds, the company will have trouble competing.

Vestas executives, according to Reuters, told investors that "it would stop non-profitable projects," especially in Europe and America, where demand for its products have plummeted.

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Ya know, it might have been a good thing that they didn't get anything delivered here in the states.

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Wind power is "cute," but it's a silly assertion that it would ever become a core source of power. With today's wind turbines, it would take 1,200 of them running full-tilt to equal the output of the 13 turbines at the Robert Moses hydro plant at Niagara Falls. That would require a land area of at least square miles.
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RandomTask;42016 Wrote:Wind power is "cute," but it's a silly assertion that it would ever become a core source of power. With today's wind turbines, it would take 1,200 of them running full-tilt to equal the output of the 13 turbines at the Robert Moses hydro plant at Niagara Falls. That would require a land area of at least square miles.

That's the problem with all the 'clean' energy ideas. They work, but they don't scale well. But then for someone that wanted to get into it for the home, solar and wind is a good idea, but the price to get into is above the average home owner's price range.
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Gamesa (Spanish Co.) dumped 92 of 115 employees at the Fairless Hills plant according to news reports.

Gamesa benefits hugely from subsidies.


The next time I'm at the windfarm in Portage PA, I'll see if the placards are still up with the facts.
I simply cannot see how the cost of the unit could ever be paid for in it's lifetime. I can't remember the exact numbers, but it was in the millions per unit and if you look at the projected amount of electricity they make in their lifetime, it's a losing bet for sure.

Hell, 3/4 of the time the stupid things are not turning anyway, either due to no wind or too much wind and they have to put the brakes on to keep them from running too fast.
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There's a big wind farm on the road to South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii, it's been there since before the big green energy boom as we were there in 2002. I don't recall the number of turbines there, but it was a lot. More than half weren't turning, several of the ones that were turning were squealing like they had bad bearings. Several that weren't turning looked like they had lubrication leaks running down the side of the housings.

I thought it was interesting at the time because it was the first wind farm that I saw in "operation", and it's in a good spot, lots of wind down there, but if they're not going to be properly maintained, there isn't much point in having them.
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GOOGLE: Wind Power Failure In Hawaii. The facts and costs are
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Facts;


Current costs of energy sources;

Wind/Solar; 60-65 per MW/hr
Coal; 30-35 per MW/hr
Gas; 10-12 per MW/hr
Nuclear; 6-8 per MW/hr


Current wholesale electricity price; 28-32 per MW/hr



Anyone see the problem here?

And the government mandates that we (non "green" producers) either generate or buy a certain amount of "green" power..., then sell it at a loss.

And when that happens, YOUR bills go up, coal plants shut down, and coal mines are closed. All things happening as I type this.

The price increase isn't going to hurt me, but it is going to hurt those already struggling to make ends meet.

Green energy simply isn't economical, in any sense of the word.

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You have to look at the end game here to understand why green energy is being pushed the way it is. The goal is to increase the costs of all the other energy producers to come close to the cost of the green plans. That way, everything can be typed up in a nice little sound bite to the masses that don't pay attention. The government can go in front of the public and say "See, all those dirty systems are just as expensive to operate as our clean ones."
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JustinHEMI;42038 Wrote:...

Nuclear; 6-8 per MW/hr

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Green energy simply isn't economical, in any sense of the word.

Justin

Of course the radical 'environmentalists' all seem to be anti-nuclear (a bit of hyperbole, not much). I really don't get that though, it makes zero sense to me that they are against it.

Sure, let's clear-cut a bunch of land and kill thousands of birds with wind farms that we'll abandon a few years later. But a nuclear power plant ... "Run away! Run away! I don't understand it so it must be unsafe!!!!!" /end-absurdist-liberal-impression
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