Sen. Grassley tells Trump he’ll fight for wind energy


Sen. Grassley tells Trump he’ll fight for wind energy

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Senator Grassley talked to Yahoo News about his involvement with the wind tax credits and Trump’s threats against wind energy.
 

“If he wants to do away with it, he’ll have to get a bill through Congress, and he’ll do it over my dead body,” Grassley said during his Yahoo News interview on Tuesday.
 

When speaking of the tax credits he authored back in 1992, Grassley commented, “We knew it had environmental benefits that were very important, but I would say making sure we were more energy independent was the most important reason for supporting all forms of alternative energy,”
 

“When I got it passed, I didn’t know it would be the big thing it is today, where 31 percent of the electricity in Iowa comes from wind.”
 

Grassley wants to be sure that the wind industry continues to thrive and lessens the dependence of the US on fossil fuels coming from the Middle East.
 

Grassley continued:
 

“We knew it had environmental benefits that were very important, but I would say making sure we were more energy independent was the most important reason for supporting all forms of alternative energy,”
 

“When I got it passed, I didn’t know it would be the big thing it is today, where 31 percent of the electricity in Iowa comes from wind.”
 

“Everything about alternative energy is good, good, good, good. You’ve got a whole batch of new Republicans in town, and they take the position that government shouldn’t pick winners and losers, but they weren’t around back in the ’80s and early ’90s when we thought we were going to run out of it.”
 

Unfortunately, Trump has never shied away from his opinions on wind energy. While at a rally last August, he said, “The wind kills all your birds. All your birds, killed. You know, the environmentalists never talk about that.”
 

The problem with Trump’s comments are that they’re just factually inaccurate and wrong. According to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, cats kill between 1.3-4.0 billion birds in a year, while wind turbines kill roughly 500k.
 

Thankfully the Obama Administration has been a proponent for wind energy and even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has praised his efforts to increase wind power installations across the United States.
 

It will be interesting to see what changes may occur now that a new President will be elected in 2016.
 

Posted By Sally on September 1, 2016 | 0 Comment

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