Videos filed under Taxes & Subsidies
Alexander Floor Speech on Wind Production Tax Credit 11-14-2017
Oklahoma's Former Governor, Frank Keating, explains in this 60-second advertisement how he made a mistake in passing a law that helped fund the wind industry in his state and handed the bill to the state's taxpayers.
The debate between funding Oklahoma's public education system and funding wind power development.
Despite billions invested by the U.S. government in so-called “Cleantech” energy, Washington and Silicon Valley have little to show for it.
This press conference was held by the CEOs for ten of the European Union's largest utilities. The CEOs, who call themselves the Magritte Group, said EU energy and environment policy is failing in its objectives and had raised the risk of the lights going out. One of the wishes expressed during the press conference was the drastic reduction in subsidies for mature renewable technologies including wind and solar, and to concentrate the subsidies on research and development for technologies of the future. Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, is featured in this video.
The senior executives from ten utilities in Europe have recommended that the end subsidies for renewable energy if it wants to regain its competitiveness. The companies argue subsidies for solar and wind energy are driving up prices for consumers and market distorting. E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen said that " renewable " subsidies are reaching a level which is totally unbearable. This industry is the biggest kid on the block now, not a child any longer."
Germany's plans to pioneer green energy seem to be suffering a setback. The government's push to expand renewable power sources is being bankrolled by the taxpayer. RT's Peter Oliver reports, many are questioning whether that money is being wisely spent. Duration: 3 minutes 13 seconds
Tang Energy Group CEO Patrick Jenevein explains how federal subsidies are hurting the wind industry. Mr. Jenevein caught the attention of many people with his Wall Street Journal opinion piece that described the problem with federal wind subsidies. Duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds
Frontline Strategies’ Mark Standriff on how green energy job creation has fared in California. Duration: 3 minutes 57 seconds
Heritage energy expert Nick Loris discusses the merits of tax credits for wind energy production. Duration 46 seconds
On the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) calls on Congress to end the production tax credit for wind power, which has been in place since 1992 and is set to expire at the end of the year -- an issue on which Congress could vote as early as this week, by way of an amendment to the Highway bill. Alexander said, "The 'Big Wind' gravy train...should go the way of the $5 billion annual ethanol subsidy, which Congress allowed to expire last year." Duration: 19 minutes 13 seconds
These wind turbines are visible from almost 20 miles. Lake Erie Alternative Power (LEAP) wants to build 1,400 out in the lake, it will cost billions of our tax dollars for subsidies and ratepayers will be paying extremely high electric rates for the offshore power. LEAP is a holding company whose prime objective is to build offshore power facilities... wind farms. Duration 1 minute 53 seconds
Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, hammered by wind power skeptic Stuart Varney of Varney & Co. on FOX Business TV. Duration: 8 minutes 4 seconds
This video (Part 2 of 2) was produced by the Independence and Democracy Group. The video addresses the misguided EU energy policy which promotes renewables and the direct and hidden costs of this policy. For more information, visit www.OutofControl.eu.org , www.InDemGroup.org and www.UKIP.org . Out of control Part I: duration 8 minutes 57 seconds Out of control Part II: duration 8 minutes 00 seconds
This video (Part 1 of 2) was produced by the Independence and Democracy Group. The video addresses the misguided EU energy policy which promotes renewables and the direct and hidden costs of this policy. For more information, visit www.InDemGroup.org or www.UKIP.org . Out of control Part I: duration 8 minutes 57 seconds Out of control Part II: duration 8 minutes 00 seconds