U.S. taxpayers are helping canadian *green energy* companies to fail!!!!

robert38-55robert38-55 Senior MemberPosts: 3,621 Senior Member
"It is what it is":usa:

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,192 Senior Member
    Not until America shovels the Progressive BS out of the government.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,784 Senior Member
    Robert, you make a lot of thoughtful posts, but this just isn't one of them. This isn't a "green energy" project it is a transmission project. It is designed to connect the grid in Montana to Alberta so power can be sold both ways across the boarder. I don't know if you've ever tried to build a transmission line or a pipeline or just about any infrastructure project that is going to cover a large area, but cost overruns happen, privately or publicly funded.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,784 Senior Member
    No taxpayer funding here, just poor economic timing by a private business, but looks like even dirty old coal plants aren't immune from cost overruns and non-competitive pricing:

    http://www.startribune.com/business/134647533.html?page=1&c=y
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,429 Senior Member
    This isn't a "green energy" project it is a transmission project.

    You're cherry-picking "facts" as usual - - - - - -it's a transmission line from a wind farm. Wind power is totally unreliable and irrelevant, as every wind generator has to have an alternative power source operating in "spinning reserve" status to take over instantly in case the wind quits suddenly. Basically, that means a hydro, or maybe a fossil-fuel generator has to be in operation, but not loaded, to back up the wind machine. The greenies conveniently forget to mention that little fact, or more often they just lie about it when they're pushing their "alternative" power schemes.
    Jerry
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  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    You're cherry-picking "facts" as usual - - - - - -it's a transmission line from a wind farm. Wind power is totally unreliable and irrelevant, as every wind generator has to have an alternative power source operating in "spinning reserve" status to take over instantly in case the wind quits suddenly. Basically, that means a hydro, or maybe a fossil-fuel generator has to be in operation, but not loaded, to back up the wind machine. The greenies conveniently forget to mention that little fact, or more often they just lie about it when they're pushing their "alternative" power schemes.
    Jerry

    Thanks Teach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not only that the article says its two years behind and in FINANCIAL TROUBLE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,784 Senior Member
    The agency that is providing the loan for this is in charge of marketing power for the nation's federal hydropower facilities. They benefit from wind being on the grid since they have the complementary hydro power to sell when the wind isn't blowing. They also benefit from expanding the grid into Canada because it increases their potential market for power sales.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
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