Whew! What a week! As the election nears, “conspiracy theories” don’t look so conspiratorial anymore. They look like the real thing. With this in mind, we thought we might share a few “conspiracy theories” that have been raised in connection with industrial wind.
Rigged! Let’s start with “media bias”. On Friday, Senator Bill Seitz decided to call out the media on their biased reporting. In one example sent to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Seitz charges(a similar article from Columbus is referenced, below):
“Today’s Plain Dealer contains two articles by you, one on the “nine major companies” who want green power rules restored and one on the Greenlink group report. To their credit, the Nature Conservancy and EDF shared the Greenlink report with me last week and I am in the process of reviewing it to provide a response.
What is frustrating to me is that you cover all such pro-mandate reports and press releases, but never seem to get around to covering the other side of the story. I sent you the Ohio Business Roundtable (OBR) report a few weeks ago, whose conclusion was to end mandates altogether. OBR surely represents a wider swath of “major companies” than do the nine whose press release you devoted several column inches to today. Where’s the balance?
I now enclose a report I received just last week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the ultimate representative of “major companies”. That report shows a multibillion dollar drag on Ohio’s economy if Ohio pursues European Union style green energy policies as advocated by Clinton, Sanders, and their allies. Specifically, Ohioans could stand to lose 187,000 jobs, and see an annual rate increase of $5,000 per household. This is on top of the nearly $14.8 billion in total GDP Ohio’s economy stands to lose. How about some coverage on that?
And I also shared with you the Canadian news story about the utter failure of Ontario’s rush to renewables. We needn’t go so far as Europe to see the fiscal consequences of these policies when Ontario is only one narrow lake away from Ohio. Why no coverage of that?
I am all for intense coverage of this vitally important issue on which there are reasonable arguments to be made on both sides, but you do your readers no favors by failing to covering one side so thoroughly and making it appear as though “major companies” support what the clear majority of them vigorously oppose.”
Rigged! Environmental Lobby & Public Opinion Polls Funded by Billionaires and Russian Oligarchs! Take a look at the well-oiled machine behind wind and solar as they pull the strings of gullible policy makers at both the state and local level. We recommend you read the article from Paul Dreissen of CFACT entitled “Billionaire crony corporatist schemes: Financing “green” companies and pressure groups, to get richer off taxpayers and consumers.” And we wish you a Happy Halloween, too. An excerpt from Dreissen’s column:
“As the investigators reveal, the billionaires’ green network transfers millions of dollars from individual, corporate and “charitable foundation” donors … through tax-exempt “educational” nonprofits that do not have to disclose donor names … to activist and pressure groups that work to influence elections, legislation, regulations, legal actions and public perceptions on energy and environmental issues. A lot of money originates with Russian and other foreign interests that want to protect their monopoly revenues.
Many wealthy donors and foundations that bankroll these operations also have venture capital firms that invest in “green” energy companies which benefit from the laws, policies, regulations and lawsuits – and from government contracts, grants, guaranteed loans, subsidies, feed-in tariffs, and mandates for energy systems, ethanol blends or wind and solar electricity. In turn, US money can end up in the coffers of radical Australian groups that block coal exports to India, thereby keeping its people mired in poverty.
Coal billionaire/climate activist Tom Steyer and other club members invest in for-profit prisons where inmates make ultra-low-cost solar panels. Warren Buffett funneled millions through his family foundation to the secretive Tides Foundation to pressure groups campaigning against the Keystone and Sandpiper Pipelines, thereby benefitting his railroad and tank car companies that haul oil. Others support North Dakota pipeline protesters who destroyed equipment, mutilated cattle and harassed local residents.
One of the most clandestine, devious arrangements involves firms owned or controlled by Nathaniel Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons. Tax records reveal that their Sea Change Foundation gives tens of millions a year to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Food and Water Watch, US Climate Action Network, League of Conservation Voters, Center for American Progress, White House counselor John Podesta’s Progressive Policy Institute – and Sierra Club, which received millions from Sea Change for its “Beyond Natural Gas” campaign, to battle drilling, fracking, pipelines and hydrocarbon use. “
Is Trick or Treat over?….
Some of the world’s largest corporations employing more than 25,000 in Ohio oppose plans by state GOP lawmakers to get rid of state standards requiring utilities to sell increasing percentages of power generated by wind, solar and other renewables.
Nine corporations, including manufacturers Whirlpool and Owens Corning and food giants Nestle and Campbell Soup, released statements Tuesday urging state lawmakers to bring back rules requiring power companies to provide annually increasing amounts of electricity generated by wind, solar and other renewable technologies.
The nine, many of which have also worked with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association to oppose changes in Ohio’s renewable energy standards, this time organized with Ceres, a non-profit group that works with global corporations and investors around the world to encourage corporate sustainability….