For decades, despite lavish subsidies raining upon the fledgling industry, corporate investment largely stayed away from the wind energy business. It was only when the Green Energy Act was passed, lowering/eliminating environmental protections, did investors see a clear pathway to profit. The game was rigged. All developers had to do was step up, do some paper work and wait for the money to roll in. The decision to revoke Gilead’s Renewable Energy Approval (REA) sent shock waves through the entire wind industry.