(BOSTON HERALD) — It took an energy insider this past week to expose the dirty little truth about the future of wind energy — it’s too costly, too unreliable and only getting more so because of government subsidies.
Take that, you green zealots.
Patrick Jenevein, CEO of Tang Energy Group in Dallas, the nation’s largest producer of wind energy, actually deplores the government subsidies, which he wrote in an oped piece in the Wall Street Journal, are ruining the industry.
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“Government subsidies to new wind farms have only made the industry less focused on reducing costs,” he wrote. “In turn, the industry produces a product that isn’t as efficient or as cheap as it might be if we focused less on working the political system and more on research and development.”