Take the Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Indiana, which received the single largest 1603 grant, $276 million. Meadow Lake is owned and operated by Horizon Wind Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis, a Portuguese company. Choma reported that the turbines at Meadow Lake are manufactured by Vestas, and thus "likely made in Denmark, where Vestas is from." The turbines sit atop 350-foot towers imported from Vietnam.And all of the birds that get chopped up by the wind turbines can be processed into a protein paste that we can eat in lieu of beef from environmentally-unfriendly flatulent cows. It’s a win-win situation!
So U.S. taxpayers cut a $276 million check to a Portuguese company in order to create jobs in Denmark and Vietnam.
While we're on the subject of things green, I note that Al Gore seems to have signed up another foot soldier for his Warmengruppen - and this guy's no slouch when it comes to the whole cult thing:
Crazed cult leader Charles Manson has broken a 20-year silence in a prison interview coinciding with the 40th anniversary of his conviction for the gruesome Sharon Tate murders – to speak out about global warming.Melter Skelter!