Tax Credits and the Wind Industry
"Some in the wind industry want the Production Tax Credit (PTC) resurrected, but it is clear that an extension is not warranted by any measure." "Any extension will cost taxpayers and electric consumers billions simply to benefit a handful of vested interests." Click here to read more
Wind Divisive Within the Environmental Community
National Audubon magazine provides great insight into the routine practices of industrial wind. The AWA Goodhue/ Next Era project is included in this Hall of Shame story. Click here to read more
Veterans Affairs Wind Turbine Stands Dormant
A $2.3 million federal stimulus project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud is giving green energy initiatives a bad name. The 600-kilowatt wind stands frozen in time, essentially inoperable for the past 1 1/2 years. No one is working to fix it, though many attempts were made to repair the turbine, once billed as a model green energy project.” Click here to read more
Climate Change Believers Turn to Lenten Carbon Fast
"I feel as if they’re making a mockery of Christ’s sacrifice and the crucifix. This is not a part of Christianity ... we’re replacing Christ with wind turbines and solar panels.” Click here to read more
A Voice For Concerned Citizens
Efforts have been supported by individual citizens contributing their time, talent and money and by a few educated legislators acting in the public interest. In addition to raising technical and economic concerns, citizens around the world have shared their experiences of wind turbine impacts including: unique unregulated industrial noise, loss of property value, induced voltage, wildlife impact (protected eagles), and shadow flicker. In Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest, foreign-owned wind companies control ever-increasing prime agricultural production acreage on 50-year leases. The wind companies have your tax dollars, legal mandates written by their attorneys and lobbyists, government agencies, huge multi-national corporations and well-funded “non-profit wind promotion organizations” disguised as environmental organizations. Their goal is to get more of your tax and electrical rate money. Relentless participation by local citizens is bringing effective change. Help us change the future of industrial wind.
Coalition for Sensible Siting (CSS)
CSS recognizes the scientific, economic, and safety short falls of industrial wind. Turbines are, none-the-less, being installed and the Coalition for Sensible Siting advocates that citizens’ broad concerns, based upon science, economics and experience should hold sway over politicalagendas driven by financial gain when siting turbines. Citizens, who pay both the tax and electrical rate bill for renewable energy, should have a significant voice in the formation of national and state energy policy.
Your donations will help CSS work with elected officials, government appointees, and the individual farmers, landowners and parties affected by the reckless and uncontrolled siting of these projects.