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A View from the Altar / Montana PSC member disses wind power
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Montana PSC member disses wind power

Like the smell of a paper mill which wafts in from fifty miles away when the wind is wrong, the actual price of wind-generated electricity is beginning to stink.  Here’s an article from Montana’s John Vincent who is a member of that state’s Public Service Commission.  The actual money quote from the article comes from Minnesota Public Radio:

The cost of electricity is up sharply for many rural Minnesota customers, partly because utilities are losing money on electricity generated from wind.

Florida is fortunate to have insufficient wind resources to be attractive to people wishing to hop aboard the tax speculation bandwagon.  Places where it’s windy enough to persuade the feds to cut a check are going to hate it when the rest of the bill comes due.  The feds help with the revenue shortfall on these beasts, but the final (large) price differential between wind power and conventional power has to be paid by the consumer.  Minnesotans are beginning to learn that the hard way.  Let’s hope the rest of the country catches on before the costs become unbearable.

otherbrothersteve@gmail.com

2 Comments

  1. James

    ‘Minnesota’s John Vincent ‘ should be ‘Montana’s John Vincent’. However, he does mention rates in Minnesota 🙂

    Posted on 14-Dec-10 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  2. Ouch! You’re right. It’s fixed. Thanks for checking.

    Posted on 15-Dec-10 at 16:42 pm | Permalink

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