NASA says NO to Ohio BigWind!!

NASA has some of the brightest engineering minds in the world. They state the reality of this industry below, “…elimination of the Production Tax Credit, extension of renewable energy generation projects for Ohio public utilities, the low price of REC’s, and relatively cheap fossil fuel (natural gas) have diminished the present economic climate for a wind farm.”  That is a very polite and politically correct way of stating what has been obvious to us for years. Wind energy is not cheap without the government propping it up with our tax dollars! Now, are our legislators smart enough to see this truth, too??? What will the energy mandate committee decide to do???….

The wind farm that NASA has talked about building for years at the space agency’s Plum Brook Station has been delayed and may never be built….

NASA Glenn spokeswoman Lori Rachul said agency officials have cited several reasons for their current lack of interest.

“Market analysis and feasibility studies had indicated a favorable climate for wind resource development, but elimination of the Production Tax Credit, extension of renewable energy generation targets for Ohio public utilities, the low price of Renewable Energy Credits, and relatively cheap fossil fuel (natural gas) have diminished the present economic climate for a wind farm. Until the economics improve, the wind farm project is on hold,” she said….

Source: NASA wind farm put out to pasture

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