the Editor, Dayton Daily
By Al Bliss
July 25, 2011
Dayton Daily News July 24, 2011
article on page E-1 with a header of ECONOMY was extremely successful
stimulating a rant to promptly and loudly address the presentation that
strongly wrote the biased position of the Federal and State Departments
Energy regarding the alternate energy values and wonderful successes.
continuing, the author should have verified the alleged job creation
forecast reduction of fossil fuels. These same rosy future results were
heralded as viable expectations in Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.
spend a minute or two checking what are the actual results in just
countries and then write your article about the probable results. The
in the article is of significance to many taxpayers but based on its’
the author (Steve Bennish) of the article, apparently considers the end
article an appropriate place that will probably be skipped by most
evaluate specifics in the article:
Save $7.4 billion on electric &
natural gas bills --- Based on statements made by President Obama and
Department of Energy Secretary Chu, an increase in the cost of energy
planned to be significant by 2013. The results of the effort to lead
the process of developing wind and solar energy sources in Spain are a
basis of avoiding alternate energy projects.
Create 14,000 jobs --- Spain again
has recorded/documented the impact of developing so-called green jobs. The results show that for
every green job,
two point six (2.2) jobs are lost.
170 Ohio Companies --- The source
and basis for this figure is suspect. Where and who manufactures the
used in the alternate energy devices? Yes, in the process of installing
devices, local firms are used to support the construction process but
installation, for example in Michigan, what companies remain involved
$320,000,000 new income --- This
means the local people who rent/lease their property for an alternate
site will receive income as long as the unit is operational. In Demark,
wind energy sites are being dismantled because of constant maintenance
$170,000,000 property tax revenue
--- If this amount is accurate, how many alternate energy sites are
how much per site. If each unit cost 1.3 million dollars and if each
taxed at the current rate of 2% for the first 200 thousand and 1% for
balance and a life expectancy of twenty years
per unit is the basis for the forecast, the a
wind farm of __???____
units would yield the property tax revenue.
Union of Concerned Scientist – UCS
– (peer reviewed report) --- Who participated in the “peer review
reason for the question is the findings of other “peer review reports”
especially by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
(IPCC), the UN’s climate control advisory group Review their mission
to better understand questioning this organization that was formed in
do one thing, show that mankind is the reason for global warming. The
sentence by the Union of Concerned Scientist regarding Global Warming
Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause” in spite of
accurate data that Mars temperatures have been varying in the same
and at the same time as the earth.
human beings there but a common factor for the two planets is THE SUN.
Wind – this alternate energy source
is an intermittent generator and as proven in Europe is excessively
and assuming the customers would like to have power available full
load units must remain operational 24/7/365. Add to this the fact that
generator must be subsidized. “Between January 2010 and January 2011,
Industry’s electricity costs have risen 110%”. The government’s
explanation of this increase is the huge bill for renewable’ subsidies.
Biomass --- Very little information
regarding biomass as an energy source other than t he Brazil use in
and use to make diesel fuel.
Cornstalks --- Very little
Switch grass --- Very little
Solar --- becoming more and more competitive
but still must be subsidized. A suggestion that truly merits individual
research and evaluation is the concept of an individual homeowner being
responsible for a dedicated solar installation for the homeowner’s
base load units by the power company would still be required but the
power used by the homeowner furnished by the power company would be
Steve Frankel Midwest UCS --- Not
sure why this individual is mentioned.
Keep more money in state by
substituting alternate energy for coal --- not sure what this really
considering that Ohio has significant coal reserves and that alternate
sources are heavily subsidized (the money for the subsidy usually comes
the taxpayers) the majority of the equipment used is manufactured
Ohio, I cannot figure this out.
Government subsidy for alternate
energy --- again, the subsidy comes from allocations from the
money furnished by the taxpayers. A subsidy can be defined as a bribe
to the unabridged dictionary next to me.
thought, apparently from the
Krugman editorial which said the “right wing fanatics etc. etc., the
inclination to address this article with much stronger words to fulfill
emotions called for in the rant have been suppressed to avoid using the
lame brained left wing jargon.