By Nancy K. Matthis | Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 10:46 am
The new “global warming” wind turbines in Minnesota are frozen:
…11 newcomers to Minnesota are having a hard time adjusting to our winters. They are wind turbines, erected last fall by 11 metro and outstate cities. The green-energy machines were expected to be spinning before Christmas, but so far their blades have been largely motionless, apparently paralyzed by frigid weather.
The turbines sit idly in Anoka, North St. Paul, Chaska, Shakopee, Buffalo and six other cities, all members of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA). The refurbished, 115-foot towers had operated on a California wind farm, where they didn’t have to worry about cold hydraulic fluid turning to gel and oil lubricants getting too sluggish. … the relatively small turbines, bought with federal renewable energy bonds, demonstrate the 11 cities’ support for green energy….
Quite often, the federal bureaucrats’ good intentions lead to unintended consequences. And in this venture, the intended consequences failed to materialize:
New Wind Farms in the U.S. Do Not Bring Jobs
Millions Have Been Invested in Wind Farms, but That Hasn’t Brought Jobs
Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.
Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.
Using the US job crisis as an excuse, the Obama administration is plunging our country into a downward spiral of insurmountable debt and using the borrowed money to enrich foreign interests. It is easy to conclude that Obama has a Marxist agenda to impoverish us as a prelude to leveling our playing field with European socialism.
Nancy Matthis is the publisher and executive editor of the weblog format news magazine and multimedia outlet American Daughter Media Center.
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