Videos filed under Taxes & Subsidies

Ten CEOs push for EU energy policy to change direction: Dramatically reduce green energy subsidies

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.
11 Oct 2013

Energy giants urge end to subsidies for 'green' power

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."
11 Oct 2013

No More Subsidies for Wind

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
28 Feb 2013

Alexander Calls on Congress to "Stop the 'Big Wind' Gravy Train"

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
7 Mar 2012

Junk on the horizon - Steelwinds wind energy facility

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
26 Oct 2011

Out of Control Part 2: How the EU is costing you the Earth

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  
28 Sep 2008

Out of Control Part 1: How the EU is costing you the Earth

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
28 Sep 2008

http://www.windaction.org/posts?p=2&topic=Taxes+%26+Subsidies&type=Video
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