Videos filed under Impact on Economy

Wind Failure

Once the darling of the energy world, CBC News reporter Robert Jones reports that wind turbines in New Brunswick are expensive, unreliable and failing to meet production targets every year since coming online in the years 2008 to 2012. Duration: 1 minute 57 seconds
26 Jul 2013

Juwi Wind Energy struggles with property value impacts

The Board of Zoning Appeals of Tipton County considered Juwi Wind's application for the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm. The Board members were not fooled on the property value question. The permit was approved but with a condition that the project have no impact on surrounding property values. The hearing was called to order at 5:00pm March 20, 2013. This exchange took place at around 1:30am on March 21. The hearing room was filled with residents, most of whom opposed the project.  Duration:4 minutes 40 seconds
1 Apr 2013

Testing the Winds - Video

Four years ago nine East Bay communities formed a partnership to explore making money from wind turbines, with the help of nearly half a million dollar of public seed money. That, in turn, attracted interest from a private developer and a potential $55 million project of his own. Instead of embracing it, The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation - which provided the seed money - saw it as a threat. And Jim Hummel finds that heading into 2013 the fate of the public project is unclear. Duration: 9 minutes 43 seconds
21 Feb 2013

The Obama Administration's definition of Green Jobs

Duration: 3 minutes 6 seconds The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on June 6, 2012 to address concerns about the integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting. An important exchange between Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Mr. John Galvin, Acting Commissioner at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on the definition of a 'green job' is provided below.  
17 Jun 2012
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