Wind energy and renewables become the hot topic in US politics

Wind energy and renewables become the hot topic in US politics

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Wind energy took the spotlight a couple of times this week in US politics as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton make their appearances.
First, Donald Trump was embarrassed when it was revealed he holds thousands of shares in one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, Nextera Energy. He has famously fought against wind farm projects close to his golf courses in Scotland and Ireland calling wind turbines ‘usless and grotesque’, ‘ugly and a fraud’ and even going as far as referring to wind energy as a ‘scam’.
Trump’s spokesperson responded by saying:
“The report clearly states that Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management A/C 1 Brokerage Acct Holdings manages a portion of Mr. Trump’s money and independently makes investments on his behalf.
“These types of investments and the specific stocks chosen by Deutsche are done without Mr Trump’s knowledge or involvement.”
It is unsurprising that his investments include wind energy, as the industry is very lucrative, and provides a financially sound investment opportunity, contrary to what Trump believes or publicly states.
Hillary Clinton has also came forward to discuss renewables by pledging to install a half a billion solar panels nationwide upon taking office. At a recent rally in Iowa, she said:
“I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency, and I’ve got to tell you, people who argue against this are just not paying attention.”
She went on to say she would continue the wind production tax credit and take a look at other tax incentives that are “too heavily weighted … toward fossil fuels.”
I am hoping the next President will support the renewable energy industry, for the benefit of everyone, economically and health-wise.

Posted By Sally on July 30, 2015 | 0 Comment

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