Monday, April 18, 2011

Hey, Obama is creating green jobs…

…er, overseas.
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.

So U.S. taxpayers cut a $276 million check to a Portuguese company in order to create jobs in Denmark and 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!

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!


JeffS said...

What a sweet deal. For the owners of Meadow Lake Wind Farm, I mean. Not for the taxpayers of the United States.

Dan Collins said...


Then my data points don't match up
To the hockey stick slide
I reach into my tricks
And take you for a ride . . .

Anonymous said...

More jobs Americans won't do? Is GE involved somehow?

Part of me would like to come up with some greenie thing to get a piece of the pie. But then I remember that the powers that be wouldn't send a contract my way once they found out I'm Conservative.

Deborah Leigh