Future Uncertain for Wind Industry Tax Credits

Report: ‘declining political appetite for wind PTC’
AP

Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.

Getting Greens Wrong

Review: “A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism” by Patrick Allitt
Environmentalists protesting / AP

Patrick Allitt has written a book no one will like. Neither environmentalists nor those he calls counterenvironmentalists. He’ll be tempted to flatter himself with the tattered response of those criticized from both sides: “I must be doing something right.” He’ll be wrong.

The purpose of the book, in Allitt’s words, is “to explain the history of American environmental controversies since World War II and to encourage an optimistic attitude toward the environmental future.” But it reads more like an environmental “he said, she said.” On issue after issue, Allitt presents one side, then the other, making for a seesaw of a read.

DOI: Die, Eagles, Die

New rule would give wind farms 30-year permits that authorize killing eagles
golden eagle wind energy

The Interior Department is close to finalizing a rule that would allow wind farms to kill eagles, National Journal reports.

The Greens Are Coming!

Review: “The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism” by James Delingpole
AP

At first sight, the A-Z dictionary format of James Delingpole’s latest effort, The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism, seems surprising. But there is a sound reason for its structure. In his prior book, Watermelons, Delingpole cited George Orwell: “Who controls the language controls the culture. Who controls the culture wins the political argument. … [Orwell] explained that one of the most effective ways of suppressing heretical thought was to eliminate undesirable words or strip them of their meaning.”

Eco-fascists have a talent for that sort of thing.