Senator likens BigWind to fighting a war with sailboats instead of nuclear ships

Alexander Statement on Senate Committee Vote to Extend Wasteful Wind Production Tax Credit - Press Releases - United States Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator Lamar, you are our hero, our David fighting against Goliath (BigWind). Thank you for speaking the truth!!!…

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee voted 23-3 to approve legislation to extend expired temporary tax provisions, which includes a two-year extension of the wind production tax credit through 2016:…

“Our country uses about 25 percent of the electricity in the world. Relying on windmills to produce that electricity when nuclear power is available is the energy equivalent of going to war in sailboats when nuclear ships are available. After 22 years of billions of dollars in subsidies, wind still produces only 4 percent of our electricity and the windmills work only about 35 percent of the time. Nuclear power produces 20 percent of our electricity and 60 percent of our clean electricity. For more jobs and cheap, reliable power, our country needs more nuclear reactors—not more windmills.”…

Alexander Statement on Senate Committee Vote to Extend Wasteful Wind Production Tax Credit – Press Releases – United States Senator Lamar Alexander.

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