Wind Power Generation Beating Natural Gas in U.S. in 2012

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    Wind Power Generation Beating Natural Gas in U.S. in 2012


    By Ehren Goossens & Christopher Martin - Dec 21, 2012 9:01 PM PT

    Wind Power Generation Beating Natural Gas in U.S. in 2012 - Bloomberg

    Wind-turbine installations are poised to exceed natural gas-fueled power plants in the U.S. for the first time this year as developers race to complete projects before a renewable energy tax credit expires.
    New wind capacity reached 6,519 megawatts by Nov. 30, beating the 6,335 megawatts of gas additions and more than double those of coal, according to data from Ventyx Inc., which is owned by the Swiss power transmission equipment maker ABB Ltd. (ABBN) The company plans to release final tallies in January.
    “Wind will very likely beat gas, but it may be close,” said Amy Grace, who leads North American wind industry analysis for Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York. “It’s very likely that we get over 8 gigawatts for 2012.” ...
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    Bet on wind

    LOLz
     
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    ok and your point? or if for not Gov.subsidies we would be where with wind?
     
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    What is your point? "or if not for Gov.subsidies we would be where with" oil, coal, gas or nuclear?
     
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    Once again what is your point? wind is better? wind is just more prevalent? we need to jack up gas production?
     
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    Please do us a favor and enumerate the various subsidies to the natural gas and crude oil industries.
     
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    A fossil fuel subsidy is any government action that lowers the cost of fossil fuel energy production, raises the price received by energy producers or lowers the price paid by energy consumers.

    Nope. Zip. And nada.

    That article, with its imbedded links, is a bunch of gobbledygook.

    Since you offered to take the question, would you list specifics? Those articles certainly don't.
     
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    We would be drilling and digging far more of those if it wasn't for all the obstacles the government places in their way.
     
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    You'll excuse us if we don't accept the definition of "subsidy" offered by your communist propaganda. Having troops in Afghanistan is not an oil subsidy.
     

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