Taxpayers beware! While you’ve been busy just trying to make ends meet, wondering why the cost of everything is going up, and how your children and grandchildren will ever pay the mounting $18 TRILLION dollar national debt – the wind industry lobbyists’ group, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), just sent Congress a letter seeking the extension of the federal, taxpayer-funded wind Production Tax Credit (PTC).
The list of signers to AWEA’s letter include rent-seeking industries and ‘green’ groups who’ve all benefitted by tapping into taxpayers’ wallets via the Wind PTC (aka: Pork-To-Cronies). It certainly isn’t hard to figure out why these corporations pay many $Millions of dollars to run national TV advertising campaigns geared at convincing crony-politicians to vote to continue these TAXES on American citizens.
AWEA’a letter is typical of wind industry propaganda – making specious claims about jobs and pollution reduction, without providing a shred of evidence to PROVE any of their claims. It appears AWEA is hoping that Congressional officials are “too stupid” to understand what energy-literate citizens nationwide know: Industrial wind can NEVER provide modern reliable, dispatchable, baseload power; has cost far more jobs than it creates; and is destroying the very environment they claim they wish to save.
The reality: After 22+ years of picking U.S. taxpayers’ and ratepayers’ pockets, industrial wind has NOT significantly reduced CO2 emissions, nor has it shuttered any conventional power plants – anywhere. The $Trillions spent on these “green” boondoggles to date however, have significantly added to the $18+ TRILLION dollar debt that our children and grandchildren will have to bear.
AWEA’s own statements of years and decades past can be used against them. Thirty-one years ago, a study coauthored by AWEA stated:
The private sector can be expected to develop improved solar and wind technologies which will begin to become competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D. 
Our government should NOT be in the business of picking and choosing the winners and losers in the energy marketplace – while assaulting the very citizens they are forcing to pay for this ‘green’ energy scam. It’s time for government to get out of the way and let the markets work! The best solutions will rise to the top of their own accord because they will provide modern power at the best prices – which will assure maintaining the reliable, affordable power that has made America great.
Citizens nation-wide have woken up to this massive ‘green’ energy scam, and many have sent letters to Congress. You can join the fight by contacting your representatives and urging them to do the right thing – Protect American consumers, taxpayers and ratepayers – END Wind Welfare (#EndWindWelfare)!
 American Wind Energy Association, et al. (1983) Quoted in Renewable Energy Industry, Joint Hearing before the Subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Commerce et al., House of Representatives, 98th Cong., 1st sess. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983), p. 52.