ABC(?) reported this news today:
Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.
Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.
Mostly China, naturally. Go here to watch the ABC news report.
And while we're on the subject of windmills, the reality is that although it's a useful source of power, it has some severe limitations, and simply isn't realistic in terms of a fossil fuel replacement. Oh, and they're incredibly noisy. And they have a tendency to make people go crazy.
Maybe we should think twice before setting wind power on a pedestal as the future of American energy. Just sayin'.
There's my two cents.