State & Local - POLITICS Wind farms in Pacific Northwest paid to not produce By Dan S

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  1. WillowTree
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    The American Federal Income Tax Payers just can't seem to catch a break from the green team. can they?

    Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest -- built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced -- are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid says there's an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
    The problem arose during the late spring and early summer last year. Rapid snow melt filled the Columbia River Basin. The water rushed through the 31 dams run by the Portland, Ore.-based Bonneville Power Administration allowing for peak hydropower generation. At the very same time, the wind howled leading to maximum wind power production.


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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Uncle Ferd says string a bunch of `em together across the country an' mebbe we can regulate the weather...
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    Wind farms affect local weather
    29 April 2012 : Wind turbines can affect local weather, the study confirms - but not further afield
     
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    I can not produce electricity from the wind just as well as those chumps can (not).

    Where's my check?
     

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