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Karl Rove supports Tax credits for Wind Energy

by Rodan ( 18 Comments › )
Filed under Economy, Headlines, Regulation, taxation at June 10th, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Just because the Left hates a person, doesn’t make them a Conservative. Karl Rove is despised by Progressives, but he himself is no Conservative. He believes in big government and  regulated economy. Rove comes put in support of tax credits for wind energy. Despite getting subsidized, wind energy has not taken off. Yet Rove believes in the mythical  green energy energy fairy.

Renewal of federal tax credits for wind energy can save U.S. jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil, according to Karl Rove, an adviser to former President George W. Bush.

“We’ve got a growing economy that’s increasing energy consumption and wind energy should be part of the solution,” Rove said today on a panel at a wind conference in Atlanta. Extending the so-called production tax credit “should be a priority.”

Karl Rove is no Conservative.

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18 Responses to “Karl Rove supports Tax credits for Wind Energy”
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  1. Bumr50
    1 | June 10, 2012 5:47 pm

    Lots of wind comes from Rove himself, so this is hardly a surprise!!

    //


  2. Guggi
    2 | June 10, 2012 5:54 pm

    Rove said today on a panel at a wind conference in Atlanta.

    He gets paid for it to say this -- on a panel at an oil conference he would say exact the opposite.


  3. John Difool
    3 | June 10, 2012 6:02 pm

    Anyone seen the designs for the new wind towers they’re going to build in Arizona? These monstrosities actually look like they will work and one can power up to 800,000 homes.

    However, it’s not a true wind powered turbine, it actually creates it’s own wind and once started up the turbines generate the power to supply the process of energy creation.

    I can get behind something like this.


  4. RIX
    4 | June 10, 2012 6:07 pm

    Last night Chicago held ‘Blues Fest” in Grant park.
    At 500 N State which is part of the touristy night club
    area there was a rash of muggings.
    The perps were ten yoots.
    Flash mobs, a sure sign of Summer in Chicago.


  5. huckfunn
    5 | June 10, 2012 6:16 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Flash mobs, a sure sign of Summer in Chicago.


  6. EBL
    6 | June 10, 2012 6:26 pm

    Why?


  7. Guggi
    7 | June 10, 2012 6:26 pm

    John Difool wrote:

    Anyone seen the designs for the new wind towers they’re going to build in Arizona? These monstrosities actually look like they will work and one can power up to 800,000 homes.
    However, it’s not a true wind powered turbine, it actually creates it’s own wind and once started up the turbines generate the power to supply the process of energy creation.
    I can get behind something like this.

    Downdraft Wind Tower Gets OK in Arizona

    We will see because:

    Cost/efficiency

    Zaslavsky, et al., estimate that depending on the site and financing costs, costs would be in the range of 1-4 cents per kwh, well below alternative energy sources other than hydro. Pumping the water requires about 50% of the turbine’s output. Zaslavsky claims that the Energy Tower would achieve up to 70-80% [3] of the Carnot limit. If the conversion efficiency turns out to be much lower it is expected to have an adverse impact on projections made for Cost of Energy.

    Projections made by Altmann[4] and by Czisch[5][6] about conversion efficiency and about Cost of Energy (cents/kWh) are based only on model calculations[7], no data on a working pilot plant have ever been collected.

    Actual measurements on the 50 kW Manzanares pilot solar updraft tower found a conversion efficiency of 0.53%, although SBP believe that this could be increased to 1.3% in a large and improved 100MW unit.[8] This amounts to about 10% of the theoretical limit for the Carnot cycle. It is not unreasonable to expect a similar low conversion efficiency for the Energy tower, in view of the fact that it is based on a similar principle as the solar updraft tower.


  8. EBL
    8 | June 10, 2012 6:27 pm

    Rove believes in the mythical green energy energy fairy putting green in his pocket.


  9. EBL
    9 | June 10, 2012 6:29 pm

    However, it’s not a true wind powered turbine, it actually creates it’s own wind and once started up the turbines generate the power to supply the process of energy creation.

    Fine. Invest in it. It sounds like a pipe dream. But if it works, it will be a hell of a thing. No need for the government to fund it. If your perpetual motion machine works, it will fund itself.


  10. RIX
    10 | June 10, 2012 6:31 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    I always thought that song was about Los Angeles.
    No pareicular reason, I just did.
    Have you noticed how crime thrives in nice weather?
    Now the Occupy nuts will crawl out of the woodwork.


  11. Bumr50
    11 | June 10, 2012 6:33 pm

    Yet proven technology gets raised eyebrows when they are given tax credits:

    HARRISBURG — Even before Republican Gov. Tom Corbett proposed a long-term, $1.7 billion tax credit to lure a petrochemical plant to Beaver County, television ads designed by a Democratic operative criticized him for giving tax breaks to corporations while cutting money for social services and higher education.

    By handing out business tax breaks, “he’s just making things harder for our middle class,” says the ad by American for Working Families political action committee, produced by Bud Jackson, a videographer who worked on campaigns for state House Democrats, including imprisoned former leaders Mike Veon and Bill DeWeese, whom Corbett prosecuted for corruption when attorney general.

    “It should not surprise anyone that Veon’s and DeWeese’s former Washington media consultant is running ads critical of Tom Corbett,” said Corbett’s spokesman Kevin Harley.

    Yet, the ad portrays the mood of many Pennsylvanians. The governor’s critics — including some conservatives — piled on last week after learning that Corbett proposed tax breaks of $66 million a year for Royal Dutch Shell and other ethane “cracker” plants to locate in Western Pennsylvania.


  12. coldwarrior
    12 | June 10, 2012 6:54 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    the complainers and evniro weenies have been removed from the debate over this plant. seems they arent real brave and really dislike going toe to toe with iron workers, teamsters, pipe-fitters and electricians at the public meetings.

    and veon is a punk ass little bitch. i am so glad he is in jail. whatta scumbag.


  13. huckfunn
    13 | June 10, 2012 7:03 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    I always thought that song was about Los Angeles.
    No pareicular reason, I just did.
    Have you noticed how crime thrives in nice weather?
    Now the Occupy nuts will crawl out of the woodwork.

    It probably is about LA, but it works just the same. I was nuts for that song in the 9th grade.


  14. 14 | June 10, 2012 7:04 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Damn! He had some mutton chops there!


  15. huckfunn
    15 | June 10, 2012 7:04 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    veon is a punk ass little bitch.

    Heh. My sister just married a guy with the same last name. If related, it is remotely.


  16. huckfunn
    16 | June 10, 2012 7:05 pm

    Macker wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Damn! He had some mutton chops there!

    Some fine lookin chops.


  17. brookly red
    17 | June 10, 2012 7:40 pm

    EBL wrote:

    However, it’s not a true wind powered turbine, it actually creates it’s own wind and once started up the turbines generate the power to supply the process of energy creation.

    Fine. Invest in it. It sounds like a pipe dream. But if it works, it will be a hell of a thing. No need for the government to fund it. If your perpetual motion machine works, it will fund itself.

    /it will probably cause tornadoes….


  18. 18 | June 10, 2012 9:30 pm

    The only wind energy credits I support are, If we listen to their wind, we should get a cut in our taxes just for not tar and feathering them.
    I support green energy, which means that if it costs more, or simply costs more then natural fuels, it is not green. Most of it is smoke and mirrors, bullshit and fake bread.


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