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Old 02-11-2010, 05:13 PM
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Billions of stimulus money goes other countries to build wind turbans

Money from the 2009 stimulus bill to help support the renewable energy industry continues to flow overseas, despite Congressional criticism and calls for change, according to a new analysis of the program by the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

The Workshop was the first to report last October that more than 80 percent of the first $1 billion in grants to wind energy companies went to foreign firms. Since then, the administration has stopped making announcements of new grants to wind, solar and geothermal companies, but has handed out another $1 billion, bringing the total given out to $2.1 billion and the total that went to companies based overseas to more than 79 percent.

In fact, the largest grant made under the program so far, a $178 million payment on Dec. 29, went to Babcock & Brown, a bankrupt Australian company that built a Texas wind farm using turbines made by a Japanese company.

The same day the Workshop’s first reported on this story a consortium of American and Chinese companies announced a deal to build a $1.5 billion wind farm in Texas, using imported Chinese turbines. Company officials said they planned to collect $450 million in stimulus grants for the project. The deal would create dozens of jobs in the U.S. and thousands in China. The news provoked outrage among lawmakers, particularly after the Energy Department seemed to take a neutral stance, declining to say whether it would reject such an application.

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Diane Sawyer reported on this, & Chuckie Schumer is now complaining about it. Well, Chuckie--maybe next time--if you get another chance---you'll actually read a bill & understand it thouroughly before signing off on it---dumbass. Geez--we pay the taxes on it, China benefits because we have borrowed so much for them, & they get the "green energy" jobs.

How's all that hopey & changey working for ya now?

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Old 02-11-2010, 05:16 PM
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I assume you mean TUR BINES right? A wind TURBAN would be an entirely different thing. LOL.
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I assume you mean TUR BINES right? A wind TURBAN would be an entirely different thing. LOL.
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I assume you mean TUR BINES right? A wind TURBAN would be an entirely different thing. LOL.
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I assume you mean TUR BINES right? A wind TURBAN would be an entirely different thing. LOL.

And have you got anything else to say about this--other than my spelling--da--duh--da-duh--da--duh?--
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I assume you mean TUR BINES right? A wind TURBAN would be an entirely different thing. LOL.

And have you got anything else to say about this--other than my spelling--da--duh--da-duh--da--duh?--
You have to admit it was a funny mistake.
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I assume you mean TUR BINES right? A wind TURBAN would be an entirely different thing. LOL.

And have you got anything else to say about this--other than my spelling--da--duh--da-duh--da--duh?--
You have to admit it was a funny mistake.

We all make spelling & grammar errors, I am not exempt from that--but I didn't just send billions of stimulus money over to other countries to provide "them" with green jobs.

The liberals on this board like Right Winger--would prefer to closely examine my spelling versus what this government is doing to this country.
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And have you got anything else to say about this--other than my spelling--da--duh--da-duh--da--duh?--
You have to admit it was a funny mistake.

We all make spelling & grammar errors, I am not exempt from that--but I didn't just send billions of stimulus money over to other countries to provide "them" with green jobs.

The liberals on this board like Right Winger--would prefer to closely examine my spelling versus what this government is doing to this country.
Its not like Oreo said "Corps-man"
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You have to admit it was a funny mistake.

We all make spelling & grammar errors, I am not exempt from that--but I didn't just send billions of stimulus money over to other countries to provide "them" with green jobs.

The liberals on this board like Right Winger--would prefer to closely examine my spelling versus what this government is doing to this country.
Its not like Oreo said "Corps-man"

I believe it was corpseman.

At any rate:

Thank You for stating that.

Now can we get back to the topic--which is our government giving billions in grants--out of the stimulus money--to other countries to build WIND TURBINES?--when we could be building right here.

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Quote: Originally Posted by oreo View Post
Money from the 2009 stimulus bill to help support the renewable energy industry continues to flow overseas, despite Congressional criticism and calls for change, according to a new analysis of the program by the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

The Workshop was the first to report last October that more than 80 percent of the first $1 billion in grants to wind energy companies went to foreign firms. Since then, the administration has stopped making announcements of new grants to wind, solar and geothermal companies, but has handed out another $1 billion, bringing the total given out to $2.1 billion and the total that went to companies based overseas to more than 79 percent.

In fact, the largest grant made under the program so far, a $178 million payment on Dec. 29, went to Babcock & Brown, a bankrupt Australian company that built a Texas wind farm using turbines made by a Japanese company.

The same day the Workshop’s first reported on this story a consortium of American and Chinese companies announced a deal to build a $1.5 billion wind farm in Texas, using imported Chinese turbines. Company officials said they planned to collect $450 million in stimulus grants for the project. The deal would create dozens of jobs in the U.S. and thousands in China. The news provoked outrage among lawmakers, particularly after the Energy Department seemed to take a neutral stance, declining to say whether it would reject such an application.

Investigations | Wind Energy Funds Going Overseas | Investigative Reporting Workshop


Diane Sawyer reported on this, & Chuckie Schumer is now complaining about it. Well, Chuckie--maybe next time--if you get another chance---you'll actually read a bill & understand it thouroughly before signing off on it---dumbass. Geez--we pay the taxes on it, China benefits because we have borrowed so much for them, & they get the "green energy" jobs.

How's all that hopey & changey working for ya now?
OK ...since we are done laughing at oreos spelling gaff, I will give an honest response.

The US should be investing heavily in alternate energy technologies. The fact that other nations are ahead of us and we must go overseas to get state of the art wind technology shows we need more than a "drill baby drill" energy policy.

The US can't compete with China and India on manufacturing jobs. That is why we need to take the lead in green technology.

Good post oreo
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Why doesn't the government just pick a country, any country, and send them all of our money at one time instead of just sending a little here and a little there to various countries until we are broke? Let's get rid of all of our cash so it's no longer a problem for us.
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hey oreo, where did Dickless Cheney invest his money after all those secret energy meetings, I'll give you a hint it wasn't here, try Duabi
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hey oreo, where did Dickless Cheney invest his money after all those secret energy meetings, I'll give you a hint it wasn't here, try Duabi
Ah an old progressive favorite ....

the "two wrongs make a right" defense, which if I not mistaken is #2 right after "the ends justify the means" defense in the progressive instruction manual for life.

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